When stay-at-home regulations were enforced due to COVID-19 in March, most daily activities were completely put on hold. But now, as the world begins to get used to the new normal, selected medical procedures are underway at our practice, Laser and Skin Surgery Center New York.
Procedures such as Botox™ and Fillers might be the first thing you have wanted to do since quarantine was lifted. After all, the most visible areas while wearing the mask – the brow area, forehead and eyes, are typically treated with Botox™ injections.
How safe is it to get Botox™ during the pandemic?
Your safety is Dr. Shelton’s utmost concern. There are some precautions to be taken before getting your Botox injection. Our staff will begin by checking your temperature at the front desk. Patients will be given a form to fill as a basic screening to find out about exposure to the COVID-19 virus and ensure that everyone who visits our practice is free of any coronavirus symptoms. Social distancing is observed and patients are escorted from the reception room into treatment rooms as soon as their screening is done.
In many cases there is no need to remove one’s mask when treating frown lines and in some cases even the lines around the eyes.
Botox for first time aesthetic patients
There has been an influx in the number of new patients seeking Botox injections. All the hours spent on Zoom conferences seem to have increased the overall market for Botox, as patients would have noticed the wrinkles on their faces for the first time. And, it is during these stressful times that most people want to do something to feel good about themselves.
It might not seem like much at first, but reducing the lines and wrinkles on your face can have a significant emotional impact on you. After all, Botox plays an important role in making people feel better about themselves. For some, being able to come in for a quick Botox treatment is the emotional lift they need to treat themselves for their hard work staying at home for months with increased tasks, chores and responsibilities taking care of family members.