Tricks to Make Your Botox Treatments Even Better
Erasing frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead furrows are just a few of the fantastic results you can expect from Botox injections. A safe and quick procedure, Botox is more popular than ever as an alternative to cosmetic surgeries, which can require a much longer downtime. Below, Albany cosmetic surgery specialist Dr. Bruce Barach highlights some tricks to enhance the results of your Botox treatments.
Prolonging the Results
Botox is a relatively low-maintenance way to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By employing the following tricks, you can extend the life of your treatments even longer:
- Go natural – Refrain from abrasive cleaners for the first few days after treatment. The action of rubbing scrubs and masks into your skin can actually send the Botox to unwanted parts of your face. Do not resume using your routine skin care products until cleared by your Botox provider.
- Stay out of the sun – Applying proper UVA protection to your skin is always a good idea, but it is especially important in the days immediate following a treatment of Botox injections.
- Proper skin care – Ask your doctor about medical-grade skin care products that can prolong the results of Botox and enhance its intended effects.
Check Your Doctor’s Credentials
As with any cosmetic procedure, make sure your doctor is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Even non-invasive treatments like Botox injections require the proper training and experience to be done well. Qualified surgeons not only provide the best, longest lasting results, they also are better able to ensure your safety and wellbeing during the procedure. Only place your health in the hands of a reputable healthcare professional.
You can always add more Botox, but you cannot take it away once it has been injected. Instead, you will have to wait until the results wear off, which typically takes three to four months. An experienced doctor will help you determine the appropriate dose based on your expectations and desired results. Starting with a little and adding more later will ensure that you don’t end up with an unnatural or frozen appearance. Once you get a feel for how the procedure works and how the injections interact with your facial muscles, you and your doctor can decide whether or not to increase the dose during your next treatment session.
Many patients find that Botox is a safe and easy way to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. To book a consultation with Dr. Bruce Barach to see if Botox is right for you, contact his Albany plastic surgery practice at (518) 346-3125.