Get BOO-Tiful Skin This Halloween! 4 Great Tips for Making Your Botox Last Longer
Whether you’re new to the world of Botox® injections or have been a longtime fan of this cosmetic treatment, you likely already know about the profound anti-aging benefits it can provide for the wrinkles around your eyes and eyebrows. One thing you might also have heard is that the results of Botox® aren’t permanent. If you want to retain your refreshed appearance, you’ll need to return for touch-up treatments every three to four months.
The good news is that you can rely on some tried-and-true tips and tricks to extend the life of your Botox® and enjoy smoother skin for up to six months. Read on to learn more about ways to maximize your Botox® outcomes.
1. Choose a Qualified Injector
Because Botox is such a high-demand procedure, you may have seen your local day spa or salon offering this treatment. Some people have even hosted in-home “Botox parties” for their friends and family members. However, in most cases, the injector’s skill is the foremost factor in ensuring you get natural, subtle-looking results in a safe setting. Correctly injecting Botox involves determining the precise dosage and where to introduce it to create the ideal effects. Selecting a qualified injector can also personalize your treatment to help extend the longevity of your Botox results.
2. Move Your Muscles
After your Botox treatment, do a mini facial workout by moving the muscles around the injection sites. Making a range of different expressions, such as raising your eyebrows, can help distribute the product more evenly throughout your upper face, which can prolong the lifespan of your Botox results. Don’t worry; once the neuromodulator kicks in, these expressions won’t leave any lasting marks on your skin.
3. Avoid Touching or Rubbing the Treated Areas
The neuromodulator needs time to settle into the targeted muscles, so you’ll need to take care not to touch or rub your face; otherwise, Botox could migrate away from the treatment area. When you use your daily cleanser and moisturizer, be careful not to apply too much pressure, and don’t scrub at your skin.
By the same token, try to avoid sleeping on your injection sites. If you’re normally a stomach sleeper, try to sleep on your back. Arrange pillows around your body to prevent you from unconsciously rolling over onto your face overnight.
4. Protect Your Skin From the Sun
This word to the wise applies to anyone who wants to delay the signs of premature aging, whether you opt to get Botox or not. Sun damage is the top reason your skin develops discoloration, uneven texture, and fine lines. Botox doesn’t turn back the clock on wrinkles that form in response to UV rays, since those do not involve the underlying muscles.
It’s a best practice to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 on your face and any other exposed body parts every day, even if it’s overcast. It’s an even better idea to stay out of the sun altogether.
Prolong Your Anti-Aging Benefits at VCPS
Don’t let wrinkles like crow’s feet, frown lines, and eyebrow furrows haunt you this Halloween. Book your Botox® treatment with Dr. Desman today to enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin through the end of the year and beyond.