How Can I Make my BOTOX® Results Last Longer?
BOTOX® is a temporary cosmetic therapy used to prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Typically, the injections last around four months before you’ll require a maintenance appointment. However, there are steps you can take to make your BOTOX injections last longer. Some patients can easily go six months between treatments.
If you are new to BOTOX injections or considering the cosmetic treatment for the first time, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team at Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics in Orlando, Florida. We will answer any questions or concerns you might have about BOTOX injections. If you opt to undergo the cosmetic treatment, then the team can usually perform the BOTOX injections during your consultation visit.
BOTOX is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerves so that the muscle does not contract. If the muscles do not contract, then they do not make creases in your face, which is what causes dynamic wrinkles to form. Your existing wrinkles and fine lines will start to fade and smooth away. Also, new wrinkles are prevented by reducing the facial movements that lead to the creasing of the skin.
Your body slowly breaks down the protein and eliminates it from your skin. Many things can speed up the process, such as your unique metabolic rate and exposure to environmental factors.
Some factors you cannot control to make BOTOX last longer such as your metabolic rate, but other things you can minimize.
Avoid the sun: The sun can naturally lead to premature aging by breaking down your existing collagen and causing cellular damage within the dermal layers. BOTOX does not treat wrinkles and lines caused by sun damage. Also, the sun triggers an inflammatory response within your skin, which rapidly breaks down the BOTOX.
Indulge in low intensity workouts: Yes, you need to exercise to be healthy, but high intensity workouts burn calories and build muscle by boosting your body’s metabolism. When your metabolic rate increases, your body eliminates the BOTOX faster. Instead, focus on low intensity workouts to help prolong your BOTOX treatments.
Eliminate stress: Stress causes you to frown and tense your muscles, which targets the BOTOX. Excessive facial movements can cause BOTOX to quickly wear off. Stress also releases cortisol, which causes widespread inflammation that leads to BOTOX breakdown.
Use facial moisturizer: Moisturizing your skin helps keep it smooth and wrinkle free. Many moisturizers contain collagen and hyaluronic acid, which plumps skin and reduces BOTOX breakdown.
Avoid nicotine use: Smoking and vaping nicotine products lead to collagen breakdown and can impair the effectiveness of BOTOX injections. You’ll notice fine lines around your mouth and eyes from nicotine use.
Consider a zinc supplement: Research carried out by the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology found that taking a 50-milligram zinc supplement helped prevent BOTOX breakdown.
Schedule a BOTOX consultation in Orlando, FL today
Are BOTOX injections right for you? We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team at Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics in Orlando, FL to discuss BOTOX injections. Our team will sit down with you to answer all of your questions and concerns. We will let you know if BOTOX is the right cosmetic treatment to fit your needs. Also, you can discuss how to make BOTOX injections last longer. Contact us today.