What is Botox? Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. It has become popular because its results are not permanent and it does not involve surgery. Botox involves injections which block nerve signals to certain muscles. The muscles become more relaxed and this reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the skin.
The injections are safe but you should always find a certified and experienced medical professional to ensure that the injection is done on the right place in the right dosage. Using the wrong person can lead to you experiencing frozen expressions, asymmetric results and/or muscle drooping.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox is not a permanent procedure. It effects last for 4 – 6 months. This means that you will need to get top-ups at least twice a year to maintain the youthful look.
Once you have had the Botox injection, the results are evident within a few hours, with the major effects showing in about a week’s time.
Can I Make Botox Last Longer?
The answer is yes! Below are tips to make Botox last longer.
1. Choose A Good Medical Professional
For the best results, Botox should be administered in the right dosage at the correct area. To ensure that this is done, you need to choose a professional is qualified and experienced in administering the procedure. A good professional is also able to advise you before and after the procedure on measures to put in place to make the results last longer.
2. Avoid the Sun
3. Eat Right
The skin ages faster when you don’t eat right. Have a balanced diet and take plenty of fruits. Plenty of vegetables also rejuvenate the skin and helps the skin heal faster. You should also drink enough water to stay hydrated. What you put in your body always shows on your skin. A healthy meal equates to healthy skin.
4. Be Gentle
Avoid rubbing the face, exercise and using many products on the skin within the first two days after Botox. Doing this before two days are over can make Botox move to areas it shouldn’t be on your face. This will potentially affect the results of the procedure leading to dropping of the eyes, frozen face and other undesirable results.
You should also avoid sleeping or lying down within 4 hours after the injection.
5. Skin Care
Take proper care of your skin. Botox effects last longer for people who have a proper skin care regime such as properly moisturizing the skin daily, removing makeup before sleeping, etc. This makes the skin healthier which ultimately makes the results last longer.
When done right, Botox can largely improve your appearance. Get the right medical professional for the procedure and enjoy its benefits. With these tips, making Botox last longer does not have to cost a lot. Practice these tips and you will enjoy the results.