Botox treatment is a cosmetic treatment marketed as an anti-aging procedure. It involves the injection of a purified solution of botulinum toxin type A, which causes temporary muscle paralysis to smooth wrinkles and lines in the skin.
As the body moves to absorb the injected toxin through the nerve endings, it stops signals sent from nerves to muscles. This temporarily paralyzes muscles and prevents them from contracting. Botox treatment works by relaxing muscles that create wrinkles in the skin by preventing them from contracting.
The facial effects of this process are most noticeable when Botox Injections into the frown lines between eyebrows and around the eyes. This creates a smooth, wrinkle-free look. In addition, it can be used with other cosmetic treatments such as fillers.
Or lasers to enhance results in some regions of the face where you may have deep wrinkles or lines, such as in the neck. Here are some things that you can consider for the long-lasting effect of your Botox treatment.
Do Not Use Abrasive Products
The skin in the face is thinner and more sensitive than that found on the rest of the body. Because of this, when you’re preparing for a Botox treatment or after it’s been administered. You need to avoid using products that can irritate, such as astringents and exfoliants.
The skin in your face tends to be dryer than on the rest of your body. This is because oil glands in your face don’t produce as much sebum as those found elsewhere in your body.
As a result, use moisturizer regularly throughout the day to keep your face from becoming too dry and flaky. If you’re prescribed an antibiotic for any reason, do not apply them directly onto your skin.
Avoid The Sunlight
The skin in your face is thinner and more sensitive than that found on the rest of your body. Because of this, you’ll need to protect it from the sun with a high SPF when you’re out in the sunlight. This is particularly important if your Botox treatment was carried out when you would usually be exposed to sunlight.
Because Botox injections take between 14-21 days to start working, it takes approximately this long for the muscle paralysis to improve. So bear in mind that any fine lines you see appearing on your face once the treatment has worn off could be due to sun damage after the paralysis has worn off.
As the skin in your face tends to dry up more quickly than that seen on the rest of your body, you must keep it hydrated. Water helps to keep your skin looking retained and healthy.
This is because water helps to lubricate the skin, which keeps it from becoming too dry and causes fine lines and wrinkles.
Stay Out Of Excessive Heat
Hot temperatures can cause or worsen several conditions that affect the skin on your face. First, heat makes you sweat, and this can block pores. A blocked pore cannot breathe, so bacteria build up inside the pore before turning into an infection.
This makes you more susceptible to infections and cracking and ‘frosting’ in the skin. Avoid the hot sun, wear hats, and take cool showers. You should also avoid being too close to a heater or other fire source or having it close to your face when you’re sleeping.