Botox is one of the best investments you can make in any anti-aging routine because it will help you prevent many common aging issues down the road. However, there are additional steps you can take to make your investment go even further and extend the amount of time between your botox appointments.
1. AVOID STRENUOUS EXERCISE AND EXCESSIVE HEAT FOR 24 HOURS
In the first 24 hours after getting botox injections, it would be best to avoid anything other than gentle exercise, and stay out of saunas or hot yoga classes until that first day has passed. This will help you avoid any undesirable effects and will give you optimal results on the targeted areas. In fact, it may sound counterintuitive but the only muscles you should be working out at this time are your facial muscles. For up to 4 hours following your botox injections, you should be making exaggerated facial movements such as frowning and smiling every 15-20 minutes in order to work the botox into the intended muscles.
2. AVOID THE SUN AND TANNING BEDS
Dr. Tomar advises patients to use SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors and to stay away from tanning beds entirely. Approximately 90% of premature aging is the result of damaging UV rays, which can accelerate the appearance of prominent lines and wrinkles. While botox will stop movement in the targeted areas, making it impossible to form expression lines, your skin will still develop visible wrinkles and lines if you are regularly exposed to UVA and UVB rays.
3. USE SKINCARE PRODUCTS THAT WORK WITH BOTOX
Regularly moisturizing your skin and staying hydrated will go a long way to helping you preserve the results of your botox injections, keeping the treated areas plump and wrinkle-free. However, there are also products that are intended to be paired specifically with botox and fillers to extend and enhance the results. One such product is called Filler in a Bottle, and it was developed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 15% in just two weeks. It is the equivalent of one collagen injection after two weeks of use, and contains Golden Bamboo Extract and Pea Extract deliver an 85% increase in hyaluronic acid synthesis during an in vitro test, plus a decrease in skin laxity of 50% after four weeks. If you routinely get botox and fillers, you can pick up the product here to extend the life of your injectable treatments.
4. DEVELOP HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABITS
It sounds logical, but the healthier your body is, the more it will reflect through your skin. Eating right, drinking enough water, avoiding smoking, and reducing stress will go a long way to not only extend your life, but also your botox treatments. If you engage in regular strenuous exercise, try to be conscious not to scrunch up your face frequently and wear a hat if you exercise outdoors to protect your skin.
5. USE A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED DERMATOLOGIST
Precision and proper dosage is crucial to making your injectable experience both safe AND effective, so if you see advertisements for discount botox or deals that appear too good to be true, it might be a great idea to skip over them. When you visit an experienced doctor that specializes in botox injections, you're not just getting the botox product. You are also getting the expertise, education and medical advice from someone who can safely administer injections and help you easily mitigate any potential side effects.
Botox has earned its reputation as one of the most effective anti-aging procedures you can get without downtime, and the results speak for themselves. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Supriya Tomar today to try botox today by calling our office at 561-805-9399 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org