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Six Tips for Preserving BOTOX Results

Dynamic wrinkles like frown lines and crow’s feet are produced with repeated facial expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic (and similar products such as Dysport, Jeuveau, Daxxify, and Xeomin) are a neuromodulators made from botulinum toxin Type A that effectively reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.

However, BOTOX and other neuromodulators like it, are not a permanent solution to dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX and plastic surgery can rejuvenate your look and help you appear younger, but ultimately, nothing can stop the aging process.

You can take steps to preserve the results of Botox injections. These nine tips for preserving BOTOX results can help extend the time between visits to your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  Dr. DeLuca-Pytell, Your Girlfriend the Plastic Surgeon, does all the injections herself.  She will consult with you ahead of time so that you can ask your questions and make an informed choice.

Our Best Tips to Preserve BOTOX® Cosmetic Results

For most people, results from BOTOX® Cosmetic last an average of three to four months. By employing tips to preserve the results, you may extend the time between your treatment sessions.

Do Not Touch Your Face

This advice is good regardless of whether you have had BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Touching your face transfers pathogens and environmental toxins to your skin, which increases your risk of developing acne or an infection.

Most people inadvertently touch their faces throughout the day. It can be a form of nonverbal communication or an easy way to scratch an itch. However, touching hundreds of other objects throughout the day increases the risk of transferring microbes to tiny tears in the skin when you rub your eyes or scratch your cheeks.

When you have oily skin, touching your face can clog your pores. Rubbing your eyes and pulling on your skin also increases your risk of developing fine lines and wrinkles.

Avoid Harsh Abrasives

Your skin will be sensitive for the first 24 to 48 hours after a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Dr. DeLuca-Pytell suggests that you apply regular skin care products carefully and avoid harsh scrubs or abrasives. Cleansers and moisturizers should be applied gently.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Ultraviolet light from the sun causes photodamage to the skin and may cause more damage than other environmental factors. Sun damage can reduce the production of collagen and elastin, the two protein molecules responsible for skin structure and elasticity. We recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin.

Stay Hydrated

Keeping your skin hydrated can help maintain elasticity and support its overall health. Hydrating your skin can happen from the inside and the outside. Using a high-quality moisturizer that is easily absorbed into the skin helps to support the BOTOX® Cosmetic results. Drinking plenty of water can also keep your skin hydrated from the inside.

Eat Healthy

You truly are what you eat, and your skin reflects your diet. One way to preserve your BOTOX® Cosmetic results is to eat foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, such as berries, nuts, and leafy greens.

Consider Zinc

Vitamins and minerals are important factors in maintaining your skin’s health, but some studies have suggested that zinc supplements increase those benefits and enhance the effectiveness of BOTOX® Cosmetic. If you consider zinc supplements, you must be careful with how much you take since a little is good, but more can be too much.

Your body operates on a balance of vitamins and minerals. You cannot overdose by eating foods that are high in zinc, but you can get too much zinc in a supplement, which can offset your zinc-copper balance and have a negative effect on your immune system.

Speak with Dr DeLuca-Pytell for recommendations when you want to consider zinc supplements. Foods that are high in zinc include dairy, eggs, nuts, beef, pork, and shellfish.

Learn More Tips for Preserving Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Results at Your Appointment

Dr. DeLuca-Pytell works closely with her patients to ensure they receive the necessary information to make an informed decision about treatments and how to support their results. These six tips for preserving BOTOX® Cosmetic results can have an overall positive influence on your skin’s health.

Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how BOTOX and other neuromodulator treatments could help you reach your aesthetic goals.

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