You may have started noticing frown lines, wrinkles or crow’s feet developing around your eyes and face. Botox® injections can help slow and reverse these signs of aging. Once you start receiving these injections, you may need to maintain results by repeating treatment every four to six months. There are things you can do to maintain your results even longer so you lengthen the time between treatments. Here are three tips to help you make your Botox injections last longer.
Protect Your Skin from Harmful Light Exposure
Exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun and tanning beds can damage your skin and cause blood vessels to dilate. This can shorten the lifespan of Botox injections. Protect your skin when going outdoors by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and applying sunscreen. You may also want to consider protecting your skin from blue light with your computer screen. Blue light can cause low level skin inflammation which can be prevented by using sunscreens containing a blue light filter.
Exercise in Moderation
Exercising immediately after receiving Botox injections can diminish your results. Take a day or two off from your workouts after treatment to allow enough time for the injections to settle. Physical activity that increases your body’s metabolic rate can break down Botox injections faster. This can cause you to need to return for treatment sooner. Exercise in moderation to lengthen your results while still maintaining your overall health.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated helps to improve your skin’s elasticity, boosting the results of the Botox injections. Dehydration can cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop faster. To help boost the health of your skin, you may also want to maintain a healthy diet. Limit the consumption of sugar as well as processed and packaged foods.
Request a Consultation for Botox Injections
Botox injections are one of the most effective ways to reverse the signs of aging for healthier and younger-looking skin. If you are interested in this treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kami Parsa. Dr. Parsa can examine your skin and recommend the best options for treatment to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation today.