How Can I Make My Botox Results Last Longer?
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, and for good reason. It is an easy way to get rid of unwanted wrinkles on the face, shaving years from your appearance during a quick and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of frown lines, forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet, you should go with botox.
However, one downside of Botox is that it is by no means a permanent procedure. Many patients have asked us the best way to make Botox results last longer, so with that in mind, we have compiled a list of our best insider tips.
A week prior to filler injections stop all:
- Co Q10
- fish oil
- green tea
- any herbs
- vitamin c and blood thinners.
- You also want to start taking Arnicare tablets or pellets to help minimize the bruising that may occur after treatment.
Keep Your Face Free of Other Substances One Week After Injections
Most of us have some kind of face routine to keep it clean, fresh and beautiful, however for at least a week after the Botox injection procedure keep your face clear of any and all products. Skincare products applied can hurt the effects of Botox on the face. This includes but is not limited to masks, cleansers, toners, and scrubs.
Stay out of the Sun on the Day of Your Botox Procedure
The sun has a number of good and bad effects of the body, and one of those effects is increasing the circulation of blood throughout the body. This increased circulation can cause dilation of the blood vessels, which can lead to Botox traveling through your body quicker than intended. Therefore, in order to maximize the effectiveness of Botox, try to avoid being in the sun on the day of your Botox treatment and make sure to wear a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30.
Get Botox Regularly to Make the Results Last Longer
Getting Botox on a regular schedule will weaken the muscles over time, meaning that the wonderful results will last longer. This is a cumulative effect, so over time if you are administered Botox on a regular basis the results will last longer and longer, However, you do not want to inject Botox too frequently. Space your procedures at least 12 weeks apart to avoid any potential problems. If you get Botox more frequently, you risk becoming resistant and building a tolerance to the procedure.
Make Funny Faces to Keep Wrinkles Away Longer
Some research studies have found that activating the muscles that were just injected may cause the results to last longer. With that in mind, make funny faces, twitch your face and do anything else to get those face muscles working overtime! However, make sure to run this by your doctor before doing so.
Choose the Experts at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
One of the most important things you can do to make your Botox last is to choose an experienced doctor. A novice will not know the correct way to best administer Botox, and this can lead to fading effects in as little as 3 months! The doctors at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic have the experience and expertise to make your botox last. Contact us today by giving us a call at (619) 583-7555.