You have done your Botox Cosmetic research and have made your first appointment. Not so fast, though; there are more questions to be answered. Just because an office looks nice from the outside, does not make them experts in the Botox field. Only begin after asking your provider these five questions:
1. What kind of experience and training does you have?
Some offices let a nurse or the physician assistant inject Botox, while other may even give the duty to an unlicensed person. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, all injectables are provided by a physician, with over 21 years of Houston Botox experience.
2. Can I look at a selection of Before/After photos?
By reviewing multiple Before/After photos, you are able to get a very good idea about a doctor’s skill and individual style. He should have lots of photos for you to look over; this essentiallally tells you that he has many satisfied patients.
3. How many units of Botox Cosmetic will you need?
It is in your best interest to know ahead of time approximately how many units of Botox you will need in any particular area. Also, find out how the doctor charges: by unit or by treatment? This can assure you get the most for your money, every time. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, we charge $12.00 per unit of Botox. While it varies, the average amount needed:
Chin: 2-6 units
Forehead: 10-30 units
Frownlines: 20-30 units
4. What are the side effects of Botox, and if they occur, what do I do?
Botox Cosmetic may result in redness or bruising, as well as pinpoint bleeding; although these will diminish quickly. Only rarely, things such as muscle weakness or drooping eyelids will occur. Dr. Vitenas is always available for patients; if any problems arise, call our office immediately.
5. What kind of results can I expect?
Botox Cosmetic only works on those wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement. Have your practioner explain which areas can benefit from a treatment, as well as potential results and how long they will last. Dr. Vitenas tells his patients that results can be fully appreciated after two to three weeks; lasting between three and five months.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is Houston’s top Botox Cosmetic provider. Call our office at (281) 407-9549, we’ll answer your questions over the phone, as well as set up your first appointment to see Dr. Vitenas.