These two questions we are commonly asked by new clients and there isn’t one simple answer. First of all we don’t ever say that anyone “needs” Botox. Water, food, and fun are needed, Botox is like dessert. So with that said, the amount you will need depends on the results you are looking for. If you just want to smooth away the “11’s” between your eyes then you will probably only require 1 site. If you are looking to combat crow’s feet and raise your brows a little then you may need up to 3 sites. It just depends on what areas you want to treat. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on providing you with a natural looking outcome. He will look at your wrinkles have you smile, feel your brows and decide exactly how much Botox he feels you will need to achieve the results you are looking for. No scary, stuck in headlights, brows up to your hair line people come walking out of Renu! Referrals are the backbone of our business.
Now on to the bruising issue. Bruising with Botox does not happen often, but it can occur. The two common reasons you may bruise are either you are an easy bruiser or you take a non-steroidal such as Motrin, Advil, or aspirin. If you know that you bruise easily then we have products you can use before you come in that will minimize the amount of bruising, or we can recommend a product easily purchased at your local pharmacy. If you take a non-steroidal for non-medically necessary reasons, we suggest you quit taking them for the week prior to your appointment. Even with these precautions bruising can happen but it is not often and usually very minimal.
Overall, Botox is safe, fast and easy. Your wrinkles will be smoothed away for about 3 months and you will wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!