One of the many services offered with Michael C. Armstrong DDS is Botox. This procedure is the only approved treatment for temporarily improving moderate to severe frown lines and crows feet. While many people get nervous about Botox treatments, it is a relatively simple procedure and has a short recovery time after. Our expert team is committed to making the procedure a comfortable and pleasant experience for you, and by following some simple tips the process doesn’t have to be stressful.


Before Botox Cosmetic

Before your treatment, clean your skin and take off makeup in the treatment area, so it is prepared for your specialist. Be upfront about any medications or supplements you are taking, and illnesses or allergies you have. Frown LinesThese can all determine if Botox is safe for you. There is not a lot of preparation for Botox Cosmetic, but if you are nervous take the time to breathe so you can go into your procedure relaxed. This will make the overall experience much more enjoyable for you.

Tips For The Best Experience:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • Be on the same page as your specialist with your expectations.
  • Stop taking medication that can thin the blood and avoid alcohol for a few days before.


During The Procedure

Botox Face InjectionsDuring the treatment, your Botox Cosmetic specialist will administer a series of shots into the muscles around the treatment area. If you are concerned about pain, your specialist can apply a topical numbing cream before administrating the treatment. The average session will use three to five injections per treatment area. These injections temporarily reduce the activity of the muscles they are injected into, reducing the appearance of lines. When done with a licensed and trained medical expert, Botox will not make you lose the ability to show expression.

Tips For The Best Experience:

  • Stay still but pay attention during the procedure, as your specialist may ask you to smile, frown, relax, and perform other facial expressions.
  • Tell your specialist about any side effects you are feeling.
  • Monitor your breathing and thoughts to avoid stress.


After Treatment

After the Botox treatment, you will begin noticing results within 24 to 48 hours. These results last up to four months. If the treatment area feels sore, you can apply ice to ease the numbing. Immediately following the procedure you can return to your normal routine, as there is minimal downtime and next to no recovery period. Avoid rubbing the treated areas, and keep your fingers and hands away from the treated areas. Watch for side effects such as pain, headaches, droopy eyelids, or flu-like symptoms and let your specialist know if they don’t go away within a few days.Face Wrinkles

Tips For The Best Experience:

  • Avoid getting other treatments to your face, such as facials, for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity and drinking alcohol in large amounts.
  • Don’t rub or touch your skin in the treated area for 24 hours to avoid spreading the Botox to other areas.
  • Continue avoiding medication that thins the blood.
  • Always follow instructions for aftercare given to you by your specialist. Call or seek medical attention if you experience any side effects or complications from the treatment.


Following these tips can result in a better procedure experience for you, and better Botox results. Here at Michael Armstrong DDS, we want to create a positive and comfortable environment for you and all of our clients. We provide ourselves on continuous training and education to always be up-to-date with our services. If you have any questions, concerns, or are experiencing side effects from a procedure don’t hesitate to contact us here. Make sure to check out our other blogs to learn more about our services and procedures.