Botox treatments are an effective way to minimize and even reverse signs of aging over time. However, you need to avoid mistakes that could detract from the effectiveness of this type of cosmetic treatment. The following are six mistakes you should avoid that can cause Botox results to fade more quickly.
Getting too much sun
It's important to protect your skin from the sun to minimize the effects of aging over time. Staying out of the sun is especially important if you're undergoing Botox treatment. If you get a lot of sun right after a Botox treatment, this could cause the blood vessels in your skin to dilate. When this happens, Botox tends to disperse more quickly. Always protect your skin from sunlight, but be especially vigilant after a Botox treatment.
Scheduling Botox treatments too frequently
Over time, your facial muscles can become resistant to Botox treatments. This is why it's important to listen to advice from your plastic surgeon or dermatologist regarding how frequently you should undergo treatment. Make sure you're not overdoing it or this could detract from the effectiveness of your treatments.
Using abrasive substances on your face
Be careful about the products you're using on your face when you're undergoing Botox treatment. A lot of skincare products are abrasive and disruptive to Botox treatments. Carefully consider the facial cleansers, masks, and other skincare products you're using. It's best to discuss the products you're using with your dermatologist to make sure they're not abrasive enough to compromise Botox effectiveness.
Failing to moisturize
Keeping your skin adequately moisturized is one of the most important things you can do to prevent signs of aging. You should be moisturizing both in the morning and in the evening for the greatest effectiveness.
Allowing yourself to get stressed out frequently
Stress is known for being a contributing factor when it comes to the aging process. If you find yourself becoming stressed due to personal or professional obligations, set time aside to engage in stress-reducing activities. These could include exercise, meditation, and days off work when possible.
Engaging in strenuous exercise soon after treatment
Exercising regularly is important for keeping your skin healthy and for your overall health. However, it's important that you avoid strenuous exercise for a day or so after a Botox treatment.
Strenuous exercise that causes you to scrunch up your face could cause the effects of Botox to wear out more quickly. Schedule a Botox treatment for a time when you're taking a break from your exercise regime.