Daily life hasn’t been since the start of the current COVID-19 pandemic. With constantly changing regulations and safety protocols, it’s hard to know what’s available. For those people with an urge for some self-care, getting medical and cosmetic appointments has been a particular challenge. Keep reading for everything you need to know about booking a Botox treatment during the pandemic.
Botox and COVID
With so little opportunity for Botox treatment for so long, the demand has risen dramatically in the last year for several possible reasons. Stress and anxiety increase with lockdown measures, leading to furrowed brows and more visible wrinkles in the face. Additionally, those who work from home spend a lot of time looking at themselves in Zoom meetings, identifying every little imperfection in their own face. Plus, it’s been a while since many regular Botox patients have had their last injection, so it’s likely time for a new appointment.
Is Botox Safe During the Pandemic?
Absolutely! Botox and other similar services have not been shown to increase the spread of the coronavirus. In fact, as long as both you and your provider follow recommended safety guidelines, the risk of contracting or spreading the virus is low.
What to Expect
Though it is safe to have Botox during the pandemic, you’ll need to keep in mind that the process will be a little different than you’re used to. Here are a few things you can expect to be slightly different than in pre-COVID times:
- Call ahead and ask about the clinic’s specific safety precautions. You should ask if staff members are regularly tested for COVID-19 and if they are following CDC guidelines. At Fresh Medical Aesthetics, we are socially distancing, wearing masks, and require those who feel ill or know/ think they were exposed, to stay home and get tested before coming back into work.
- You’ll need to do your paperwork before you arrive. When you call or arrange an appointment online, the clinic will probably email you all of the paperwork that needs to be completed before your appointment. This will limit the time you are in the clinic and reduce possible exposure.
- Get ready for a health screening. When you arrive at your appointment, you will be screened for possible COVID symptoms, especially fever. If you begin feeling symptoms before your appointment, you should call and cancel. Luckily, many medical facilities are waiving cancellation fees if the cancellation is due to possible COVID infection.
- Wear a mask when you arrive. Your provider may not allow you entry without one. Don’t worry, though; it won’t interfere with your Botox injection. When your treatment begins, you may remove your mask. Meanwhile, staff will keep the room disinfected and will wear masks themselves.
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