Botox is a safe and effective cosmetic injectable offered by cosmetic surgeons, medical spas, and dermatologists. Botox lasts around 3-4 months, but you can extend the effectiveness of your treatments by following these simple anti-aging tips.
Use High Quality Skin Care Products
Taking excellent care of your skin is the easiest way to maintain the results of Botox treatments and other cosmetic injectables, like dermal fillers. It can be hard to find drugstore skin care products that do what they claim, and they’re often a waste of your money. If you spend just a little more, you can purchase medical grade skin care products from your medical spa. You should wear sunscreen with a high spf every day, as well as a high quality moisturizer. You should also clean your face twice a day with a cleanser that balances your skin’s pH while it exfoliates and extracts impurities.
Use Botox Treatments Combined with Dermal Fillers
If you’re interested in anti-aging skin treatments, you should ask your doctor about combining dermal fillers with Botox treatments. Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse are collagen stimulants. They cause your body to increase its collagen production, making your skin look smoother, fuller, and minimizing lines and wrinkles. Botox injections temporarily paralyze facial muscles, preventing them from the excessive muscle movement that causes wrinkles. Botox can prolong the effectiveness of dermal fillers by preventing facial movements and allowing the skin to have more time to produce collagen.
Follow Your Doctor’s Post-Treatment Advice
Your doctor will give you very specific post-treatment advice, and you should follow it to the letter to ensure that your Botox results last as long as possible. He will advise you to avoid lying down, excessive facial movements, and extreme physical activity for at least 3 hours after your treatment.
If you’re interested in Botox in St. Louis, come see us at Aurora Medical Spa. We offer a number of anti-aging treatments, including dermal fillers and laser treatments. Visit our website or call us today at (314) 822-1060 for more information.