Make Your Botox Last Longer
If you’re seeing the signs of aging, you know that nothing in life is permanent. And while Botox can address some of those signs, the results are also not permanent.
That’s no reason to throw in the towel on attaining a more youthful appearance though.
Getting Botox can go a considerable distance in smoothing out wrinkles and restoring your confidence. And there are certain things you can do to make your Botox last longer.
What Is Botox?
When you hear the word Botox, you may think of botulism and wonder why you’d ever inject something like that into your body.
The fact is, Botox is derived from a natural bacteria that’s found in lakes, forests, and soils. It’s also present in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish. The spores of this bacteria are basically harmless.
Problems only occur when the spores transform and the cell population increases. At this point, they start producing Botulinum toxin. This is the neurotoxin that leads to botulism.
When Botox is used in a therapeutic context, however, it is safe. The amounts of the Botulinum toxin are miniscule. There is only enough to temporarily paralyze the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Most people use Botox to treat wrinkles around the eyes, lines at the corners of the mouth, horizontal creases in the forehead, or “cobblestone” skin on the chin. The effects are temporary though.
How To Make Your Botox Last Longer
While there are ways to maximize your results, your first order of business is to find an experienced provider. If you settle for “discount” Botox, you can expect that your results will not only be lackluster, but they won’t last very long.
So once you’ve found a highly experienced provider and feel confident with your Botox treatment, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure your results last longer.
- Take Zinc
Studies show that zinc is effective in extending the effects of Botox by up to 30%. In fact, the results of a study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, showed that almost 92% of the patients who took zinc noticed their results quicker and reported they lasted several weeks longer.
If you make the decision to have Botox, you’ll need to start taking zinc twice per day for four days before your treatment.
- Stay Out of the Sun
As eager as you may be to get out there and shine some light on your results, you’ll want to avoid the sun. This is particularly important on the day of treatment.
Exposure to the sun boosts blood circulation and causes the blood vessels to dilate. As a result, it could cause the Botox to disperse faster than normal.
So lather up with a sunscreen that has a minimum 30 SPF to sustain those results.
- Free Your Face From Abrasion
Finally, for the first week after treatment, you’ll need to avoid putting any sort of product on your face that causes abrasion. These include scrubs, toners, masks, or any abrasive cleaners.
You’ll also want to consider getting regular Botox treatments to weaken the muscles that cause wrinkles. Doing so will also help the effects last longer.
Curious About Botox?
Now that you have the intel on how to make your botox last longer, are you ready to start smoothing out some of those lines and wrinkles?
If so, then contact us today.
During your free consultation with our highly experience staff, you’ll find out about how this simple procedure can make a big difference in your appearance.