Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It has been shown to slow down signs of facial aging like wrinkles. Botox injections gained popularity back in 2002 after the FDA approved its use in the treatment of facial creases and wrinkles. In most instances, Botox injections are used on the lines around the eye, frown lines, and forehead lines.
After receiving the injection, Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles allowing the present lines and wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox post-treatment effectiveness can last for three to four months before obtaining another treatment. Nevertheless, if taken care of, it can last longer.
Many patients who undergo Botox injections are adults looking to reduce or “relax” wrinkles and signs of aging. Although Botox is not a permanent solution to wrinkles, most patients are delighted to have their Botox last longer than four months. Therefore, to experience more from your Botox injection, you’ll want to understand and use the following critical steps.
1. Eat a Healthy Diet
Many studies have shown that the type of food you consume daily directly affects your skin appearance and general health. Eating sugary foods can cause elastin fibers to weigh down in your skin and cause wrinkles. Besides that, consuming lots of caffeine and salt can contribute to premature aging. It is advisable to avoid taking processed food as they tend to cause inflammation in your body, which is translated into your skin. For you to get the maximum from Botox, focus on eating foods rich in antioxidants.
2. Avoid Sun/ Tanning Beds
Direct sun exposure can cause premature wrinkles and can make the fine lines more pronounced. In many cases, this tends to compromise the results of your Botox treatment. To avoid this, consider wearing sunglasses, apply sunscreen, and wearing a wide hat to protect your skin from the sun. Besides that, avoid any other source of high heat sources like the tanning beds, sun lamps, saunas, taking hot showers, and more so being outdoor during the peak UV hours.
3. Skin Care
Drinking water is the best way to take care of your skin as well as general health. As doctors recommend 8 glasses of water a day, taking enough water can plump your skin, thus reducing the wrinkle’s appearance and fine lines on your skin. On the other hand, avoid drinks like alcohol which causes dehydration and soft drinks. Instead, take drinks rich in antioxidants like green tea, which help maker skin look younger. Other measures to avoid on the first day of Botox injection include adding pressure, removing and applying makeup, getting your eyebrows done, and sleeping on your face. Additionally, ensure your skin remains moisturized by the use of recommended skincare products.
4. Zinc Supplements
Zinc can help with Botox. Many minerals are required to enable the Botox to act as a neurotoxin. Therefore, you should take a zinc supplement to increase the degree and the duration at which Botox treatment results last in your skin. On the other hand, neurotoxin reduces the time duration that Zinc takes to break down inside your body. Therefore, taking zinc supplements after the Botox injection can boost and prolong the effects of the procedure.
5. Exercise the Muscles
Smiling, raising your eyebrows and frowning without wrinkling your face are recommended to help get a better effect right after receiving Botox. While exercising is useful to your health, doctors do not recommend exercises after Botox injections. This is because exercise activities may cause movement of the Botox and also increase blood pressure flow. Adding pressure on the treated facial muscles may result from touching your face and can make the Botox to move from its injection site. On the other hand, increased blood flow may cause Botox’s diffusion from its initial injection place. Therefore, you should wait for up to 48 hours to start exercising and using beauty products on the treated areas.
6. Regular Treatment
After getting your first Botox treatment, plan appointments for maintenance of your injections (post-treatment) to prolong your results. It would be best if you got regularly scheduled procedures as recommended by your provider before your current results wear out. This trains the targeted muscles to respond to treatment for a more extended time. However, it can help if you avoid too many quick therapies as they can cause your muscles to resist Botox.
7. Avoid Stress
While your body is designed to experience and manage stress, many people problems with stress on their own, leaving your health at stake. Apart from being harmful to your mental health, stress accelerates and enhances early signs of aging like wrinkles. To extend the benefits of your Botox injections, it is good to avoid unnecessary stress and practice stress management exercises like yoga, taking deep breaths, and massage if you encounter any stress issues. However, if the stressing issue is too much to manage, its good you seek medical or counselor attention as quickly as possible.
With Botox being one of the most successful cosmetic treatments in the world, medical experts have shown the safety and effectiveness of it. There are potential side effects like bruising at the areas with more blood vessels; for instance, the crows’ feet around the eye can be experienced on the first day. While the effect of Botox injections prevents your muscles from contractions, it is also advisable to take necessary measures to ensure that you get longer and better results after your procedure. So, if you are desirous of a smoother and younger-looking skin within weeks, look to this getting this service today, and you won’t be disappointed!
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The price is determined by the area being treated, the number of units required, and other factors that we can only determine as the result of a one-on-one with a consultation.
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