Botox is the most sought cosmetic treatment because it deals and addresses the number one cosmetic problem: appearance of facial wrinkles. Botox works rather simple as it contains Botulinum Toxin Type A which is injected into the skin to prevent the muscles from contracting. It causes the wrinkles to be paralyzed but in a good way since the wrinkles are relaxed and softened. In Advanced Skin Fitness, we offer Botox which greatly benefits patients as it has a high potency and it treats many different problems such as Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, Smokers Line, Bruxism and many more. While Botox does indeed work very efficiently and effectively which often leaves many patients satisfied and many more seeking its treatment and procedures, there are aftercare life hacks that can help your Botox treatment achieve its peak! Here are 4 No’s for your Botox post treatment maintenance:
Touching your face is a big no-no after your Botox treatment. This includes massaging or even rubbing the treated area on your face because it can cause the injected liquid to spread to unintended regions and reduce the efficacy of the Botox. The best recommendation is to keep your hands away from your face at least one day; however, some doctors would recommend waiting three days.
No Sun Exposure
While getting sunlight is an actual relief and a good source of Vitamin D, it is recommended that you stay out of the sun after your Botox treatment for two to three days. Getting too much of it will reduce the peak of your treatment since it can magnify your fine lines and wrinkles which you wanted to get rid of in the first place. Additionally, too much heat may result in bruising since heat naturally increases blood pressure. If unavoidable however, be sure to take some accessories with you to cover the treatment area and of course, use sunscreen.
You might want to stay out of tanning beds, hot showers, saunas and hot tubs in the course of your post-Botox treatment as these can produce the same result as sun exposure.
No Skin Treatments
After your Botox treatment, the skin becomes sensitive and delicate. As mentioned, it is a big no-no for touching your face and the same goes for other people touching your skin for massages and skin treatments. Moreover, the Botox needs a little time to settle inside your muscles so it is best to leave your skin free from other treatments that may upset your muscle and the Botox itself. This guarantees that the effectiveness of the Botox remains and may help increase its effectiveness as well.
No Unhealthy Food
One of the most uncommon advice after your Botox treatment is keeping a healthy diet. This means that you should avoid unhealthy foods such as processed foods or foods with high sodium and sugar content. Naturally, switching to fresh fruits and vegetables will help your skin radiant and healthy. It may also increase the effectiveness of the Botox treatment as vitamins and minerals naturally go along with other healing and beneficial properties of Botox.
Getting your Botox treatment greatly helps you get the skin you desire however, there are some things that need to be avoided in order to maintain the effectiveness and efficacy of Botox. Avoiding these stuff altogether also helps with long-lasting results. While some may be unavoidable, be sure to maintain counter-measures and not abuse and risk your Botox treatment. Additionally, your doctor will provide instructions and recommendations to follow and you will have to abide by these carefully and religiously.