Botox is the injectable anti-aging toxin that relaxes muscles and subsequently smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. It typically lasts four to six months, with many Botox fans often wondering how to make the stuff last longer. Luckily there’s numerous steps you can take to help ensure your Botox lasts. Review the following tips courtesy of your West Hollywood dermatologists at The Kopelson Clinic and enjoy your results for that much longer:
Avoid Abrasive Cleansers
Skip scrubs and other abrasive cleansers for at least a week following your Botox session. Using abrasive products too quickly is an easy way to disrupt the toxin as it’s settling and cause it to migrate.
Schedule Regular Injections
Schedule regular Botox injections so muscles weaken over time. Weakened muscles prevent fine lines and wrinkles from coming back or forming in the first place. Discuss staggered treatment options with your West Hollywood dermatologists to create a schedule that works for your anti-aging needs. The general recommendation is every 12 weeks for best results.
As important as regular injections are, it’s still important not to undergo treatment too frequently. Doing so increases risk of muscles becoming resistant to Botox, so use the above tips and go for treatment every 12 weeks or as directed by your dermatologist. If your muscles are very strong, higher doses of the toxin are recommended.
Stay Out Of The Sun
Stay out of the sun the day of your session, as UV exposure increases blood circulation and causes blood vessels to dilate. This can disperse Botox at a much faster rate, so stay indoors and ensure proper settling.
Work With The Right Dermatologist
Work with the right dermatologist and help your results last as long as they should. Dermatologists new to Botox and day spa employees are not who you want injecting toxins into your face, as they may fail to inject the stuff correctly and severely shorten how long it lasts. The West Hollywood dermatologists at The Kopelson Clinic have administered Botox with great success for over 10 years, which is one of the many reasons they remain the area’s top skin specialists.
For more on Botox in West Hollywood, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today.