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What To Know After Your Botox Treatment

What To Know After Your Botox Treatment

To reduce the signs of aging, when it comes to botulinum toxin injectables , there are multiple FDA-approved choices, such as Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. However, Botox is perhaps the most popular and recognized brand proven to treat and reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles plus it prevents new ones from forming. Botox, when injected under the skin, blocks signals that cause muscles to contract from nerves, temporarily relaxing the muscles caused by muscle movements such as laughing and frowning.

At Defy Nature Med Spa the entire procedure usually takes about 15 minutes to diminish crows feet and frown lines around the eyes and above the forehead. It has been recently revealed that Botox can be used on other areas of your face such as above the upper lip to remove “smoker’s lines” or having a “lip flip “for a sexy, pouting upper lip. The results of Botox take a few days to appear, while its effects can last anywhere between three to six months. Factors such as your age, sun damage, your skincare routine and the quality of the injector all play a part in the longevity of your newfound plump and smooth appearance. Botox is not a permanent fix, but with the right aftercare, you may get better mileage out of your procedure. Below, check out tips for keeping your post-Botox benefits last for as long as possible.

No alcohol or facials right

After a Botox session, you should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least four hours. That means no facials or massaging anywhere near the head area and avoid wearing tight headwear across the forehead. This is because the pressure applied to your face and heat exposure can increase your blood pressure, causing swelling in the treated areas. Additionally, avoid lying down for at least four hours and strenuous exercising for at least 24 hours. . Overall, there must be enough downtime to give the Botox treatment time to settle in and go to work.

Alcohol thins your blood and widens your vessels, increasing the risk of facial bruising and swelling at the injected sites. Avoid consuming any alcohol, aspirin, fish oils or blood-thinning medications before your treatment and wait at least two days after your procedure to drink alcohol or resume medications that might interfere with the results of Botox injections. Certain medications increase the risk of bruising, so keep your injector informed about your medical history and ask for professional guidance on pre and post-surgery care to avoid complications.

Wear sunscreen religiously

It's no exaggeration to say that the sun is the enemy of Botox, which is used to remedy the very problem that the sun facilitates: premature aging. Exposure to glaring UV rays can cause your collagen to break down, damage skin cells inside the dermal layers, and reduce your Botox's effectiveness. Therefore, wear sunscreen ritually even around your eyes. At the same time, wash your face with a gentle cleanser to minimize friction and keep your skin hydrated with a facial moisturizer containing collagen and hyaluronic acid.

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