Botox is one of the leading injectable treatments for signs of aging. While it can effectively smooth out wrinkles and even prevent facial lines from forming, it has one key downside: longevity.
Typically, Botox injections only last for 3 to 4 months. After this point, patients generally return to the office for follow-up treatments.
Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks that you can implement to extend the lifespan of your Botox injections. These include:
Shielding Your Skin From The Sun
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harsh UV rays can prolong the lifespan of Botox, prevent premature skin aging, and lower your risk of skin cancer. UV ray damage can trigger inflammation in your skin cells, which may, in turn, degenerate Botox, So, ultimately, un damage reduces the efficacy and lifespan of Botox.
Practicing Stress Management
When people feel stressed out or anxious, they tend to tense their muscles. You may crease your brow, frown, or make other facial expressions, which strains the areas treated with Botox. This may cause the results of Botox to disappear at a faster rate.
Avoiding Intense Exercise
While you shouldn’t stop exercising after receiving Botox injections, consider low-intensity activities. Intense exercise boosts your metabolic rate, which can speed up your body’s process of metabolizing Botox. As a result, you may need to return for Botox touch-ups more regularly than usual.
You likely already know that smoking is detrimental to your health – including the health of your skin. Cigarettes (and any products that contain nicotine) speed up the deterioration of collagen, cause skin cell damage, and diminish the effects of Botox. So, if you’re considering Botox injections, first work to kick your nicotine habit.
At Hermann Aesthetics and Wellness, we can help you make the most of your Botox injections for long-lasting results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!