Botox is a sought-after anti-aging injectable treatment for the face. This cosmetic dermatology procedure is suitable for individuals seeking to reduce moderate fine lines and wrinkles in a non-surgical manner.
According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Botox is the top cosmetic non-invasive procedure in the United States today.
During the initial consultation, the Botox provider will discuss the effectiveness and usage of the treatment with the patient. The first goal of a dedicated treatment provider will be to enable the patient to make a well-informed decision.
Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides Botox injections to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding locations in the illustrious Sunshine State.
Assessing the Patient’s Needs
During the Botox consultation, the treatment provider will assess the reasons for the patient considering Botox cosmetic treatment. They will try to identify the specific areas of the face where the aging signs are conspicuous, and can be treated with Botox.
If the patient is unhappy about moderate wrinkles and fine lines due to the underlying dynamic muscles in the face, the provider may suggest Botox as a suitable treatment option.
But in case the patient is seeking a long-term solution with more noticeable outcomes to address saggy facial skin or loss of facial volume, they may recommend dermal fillers or another more suitable treatment option instead of Botox. The treatment provider will discuss issues such as the label and non-label uses of Botox, estimated sustainability of the outcomes as well as potential risks to the patient.
Some treatment providers may use the initial consultation as a chance to ensure that the patient forms realistic expectations from the Botox medical spa procedure. They may show before-and-after Botox treatment pictures to the patient to enable them to understand the outcomes of this procedure better.
If the patient feels satisfied with the provider’s explanation and is ready to choose the procedure with a positive mindset and realistic expectations, they may be a good candidate for this treatment. The provider may also share testimonials from past patients to offer them insight on Botox from the point-of-view of another patient.
During the initial consultation, the provider will establish the suitability of the candidate for Botox. They will inquire about any recent skin allergy history and if the patient has received botulinum toxin based treatment in the previous six months.
They will assess the level of skin laxity, forehead muscle weakness, droopiness in the eyelids, and evaluate the facial skin for any signs of infection. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may be advised to avoid this treatment. If the patient requires more volume in specific facial areas, the provider may recommend dermal filler injections along with Botox.
In case the patient smokes, they will be asked to stop smoking for some days before the Botox procedure. Also, blood thinning meds may have to be stopped for a few days. The treatment provider will give post-treatment care guidelines to the patient during the consultation. During the Botox consultation, the patient should freely ask questions and express concerns before making a final decision.
Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and other cities and towns in this region of the southeast for Botox.
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.