BOTOX® Cosmetic is a minimally invasive in-office treatment that addresses visible signs of aging in the face, namely fine lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscles that crease and fold the skin when making facial expressions.
Based on a 2020 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 4 million individuals get BOTOX Cosmetic treatments each year — and that’s just in the United States. As BOTOX Cosmetic continues to increase in popularity, it is essential to be aware of the best aftercare recommendations to preserve your results. Here are some tips that you might not know.
Skin Care Tips for the Best BOTOX Cosmetic Results
Avoid Poor-Quality Products
After investing in a professional skin treatment like BOTOX Cosmetic, it’s important to re-evaluate how you care for your skin at home. This is a great time to get rid of any poor-quality skincare products as well as any formulas that might have caused irritation or other negative reactions in the past. Instead, consider medical-grade products with proven ingredients that can support the long-term health and quality of your skin. We invite you to explore our luxurious skincare products and ask Dr. DeJuliis for personalized recommendations during your appointment.
Additionally, it is recommended to avoid wearing make-up immediately following your BOTOX Cosmetic injections — ideally at least 24 to 48 hours after treatment or as recommended by your provider. This precaution will help keep your skin clean and reduce the risk of issues such as infection.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
When exposed to heat, the blood vessels in the face dilate, resulting in increased blood flow and circulation. This process can cause diffusion away from the injection site. Spending extended periods of time in the hot sun immediately after BOTOX Cosmetic injections is discouraged for this reason. In fact, participating in vigorous exercise and sitting in saunas or steam rooms are off the table because of this very same relationship between blood flow and diffusion. However, there are other reasons to practice sun-safe habits after getting BOTOX Cosmetic beyond the risk of the product spreading outside of the intended area.
Unprotected sun exposure won’t affect your BOTOX, but it can accelerate the visible signs of aging that led you to seek treatment in the first place. Avoid unprotected UV exposure as much as possible. When exposed to the sun, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher is crucial to maintaining the results of your treatment. Broad-spectrum sunscreens help to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
Additionally, take extra care in ensuring you have adequate protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat, when spending time outdoors.
Treat Your Skin Well
Finally, while BOTOX Cosmetic is meant to provide you with the rejuvenation you seek from fine lines and wrinkles, it’s helpful to be mindful of the behaviors that can cause them in the first place. Of course, nothing can stop the natural aging process, but simple lifestyle changes can help you put your best face forward.
In addition to following a regular skincare regimen using high-quality products, start building habits to take good care of your skin. Avoid smoking, wear sunscreen, incorporate relaxation techniques to manage stress, work out regularly, keep your skin hydrated by drinking water, and get plenty of rest.
Talk to Dr. Aurora DeJuliis About BOTOX Cosmetic in Montclair, NJ
Dr. Aurora DeJuliis is a pioneer in anti-aging treatments and aesthetic medicine, offering over 20 years of experience in non-surgical body and facial rejuvenation procedures. The Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medical Spa conveniently provides BOTOX Cosmetic treatments in Montclair, NJ, personalized to meet your specific needs.
Part of preserving the benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic means knowing when to seek treatment again. Talk to Dr. Aurora DeJuliis today about your next BOTOX Cosmetic treatment and a personalized skincare plan to maximize your results. Schedule an appointment by calling (973) 338-6300
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