Use a highly experienced certified medical aesthetic practitioner. Botox injections require the correct + appropriate dosage and precise injection sites for maximum effectiveness.
For the first 24 hours, avoid strenuous exercise. Avoid excessive heat. Saunas, Hot Yoga, or intense facial massages can potentially cause the Botox to migrate to areas of your face it shouldn’t go. It may help to sleep on your back in a slightly elevated position for the first night post-injection.
Avoid the Sun and Sunbeds. Sun damage causes premature wrinkles. Botox is ineffective against these skin damaged wrinkles because they do not involve the underlying muscles. Always wear SPF on your face, neck, and hands every day. Maintain your results for longer by using a high quality broad-spectrum sunscreen and avoid the outdoors during peak UV hours.
Skin Care – The benefits of Botox and Fillers will last longer if you take care of your skin. Patients who moisturize AM and PM and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water will enhance the water-absorption effect of hyaluronic-based fillers. This helps the treated areas to remain plump and wrinkle-free.
Eating Right – your diet affects both the appearance and health of your skin. Try to avoid eating processed and packaged foods and limit the amount of sugar in your diet. Maintain a steady healthy weight. Extreme weight loss especially on your face will reduce the effectiveness and longevity of your anti- aging injections.
Less Stress – Stress negatively affects your body in many ways, accelerates the aging process and rapidly enhances common signs of aging. To extend the benefits of your injections try to reduce unnecessary stress-inducers from your life while incorporating stress relief techniques like meditation or yoga into your day.
Zinc Supplements – Some studies have shown that the effects of Botox are linked to Zinc levels within the body. Many individuals tend to have a slight zinc deficiency. Regularly taking a zinc supplement after your Botox treatment might help to prolong the anti-aging effects.
Exercise Effects – Unfortunately, a few patients who are avid runners and work-out-aholics find that their Botox and Fillers results do not last as long. Do not stop being active as there is no “fix” for this. Running and exercise makes you happy and healthy. Simply try not to scrunch up your face when working out. Wear a baseball cap and sunglasses while outside to avoid squinting in the bright sun.
Maintenance Treatments– The best way to extend the life of your Botox results is to undergo a maintenance treatment program with your practitioner. Plan your appointments before your results wear off. Regular Botox treatments are especially useful as they will actually train targeted muscles to respond to the neurotoxin for longer periods of time. The Glabellar Frown Lines between your eyebrows are a great example. Be Patient and Trust your practitioner. Don’t overdo it. Too many treatments too quickly can make your muscles resist Botox or react in other negative ways.