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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Consultation

by Dr. Daniel Lin


Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Consultation | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | BreaPeople who want to eliminate or reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines without having to undergo facelift cosmetic surgery can usually benefit the most from Botox.

Although Botox is a well-known treatment even among new patients, but the injection provider should educate the patient about all aspects of Botox injections and their potential risks and benefits in comparison to other procedures.

The first goal of the provider should be to enable the patient to make a carefully considered decision about Botox. The patient should ask questions during the Botox consultation and clear their doubts and concerns. Sagacious, fabulous, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides Botox to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Understanding the Patient’s Needs

During the Botox consultation, a responsible provider will first try to comprehend the patient’s reasons for choosing Botox treatment in place of cosmetic surgery or other alternatives. They will try to determine what exactly about the patient’s facial look is troubling them. Once the provider is clear about the patient’s inherent aesthetic needs and goals about facial rejuvenation, they can create a custom Botox injection plan.


In some cases, the patient may be having significantly sagging facial skin, or require filling of deeper facial creases. In such cases, the provider may suggest a combination of Botox with cosmetic filler injections in order to provider a subtle lift to the face, while improving aging lines with Botox. These issues will be determined in close consultation with the patient.


Maintaining Realistic Expectations

The key benefits of Botox include quick results, minimal to no discomfort and downtime, and very low risk. But the limitation of Botox is that the results will only last for about three months. Furthermore, Botox is useful only in addressing aging lines created by overactive facial muscles. It is not meant to volumize depleted areas of the face or to improve static creases and folds in the facial skin.

During the initial consultation, a committed Botox provider will discuss these Botox limitations and help the patient form reasonable expectations. Some providers may also present Botox before and after photos during the consultation as well as testimonials of past patients.


Determining Candidacy

The provider should carefully determine candidacy during the initial consultation before recommending Botox injections. They will evaluate the amount of facial skin elasticity, droopiness around the upper and lower eyelids, and forehead muscle weakness, if any. If the patient has received Botox injections in the last six months, they may be required to wait for some time before receiving a repeat treatment.


Recovery Instructions

During the initial consultation, the Botox provider will instruct the patient about a few basic precautions to be taken in the first 24 hours after Botox injections. The patient should avoid massaging the injection site for a day, and avoid lying down for about four hours after the injections.

Percipient and astounding plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other suburbs and cities in this region of The Golden State for Botox.



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