Once you have decided that you want to undergo treatment for signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, you may wonder how to make the most of your procedure. In order to keep your results looking good for as long as possible, it is useful to know what causes wrinkles, and what you can do to delay their appearance.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular injectable treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in the mid and upper face, and is derived from botulinum toxin A. Tiny muscles in the face that are responsible for facial expressions also lead to creases, and wrinkles in the skin. The active ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily immobilize these muscles, providing a smoother, more youthful appearance. The results of your treatment can last for up to three months. Read on to learn how to make your results last as long as possible.
1. Always Use Sun Protection
UV rays from the sun can cause serious damage to your skin by breaking down collagen, a protein that gives the skin its strength and structure. The use of a daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, as well as wearing sunglasses and hats protect your skin from damaging rays and help prevent the appearance of signs of aging.
2. Have A Comprehensive Skincare Routine
Keeping your skin healthy and hydrated is important if you want to improve and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Taking care of your skin after a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will help ensure that your results continue to look good until it’s time for a touch-up. Find a skincare routine that works for your personal skin needs.
3. Change Your Sleeping Position
If you sleep on your side or stomach, your face gets pressed into the pillow. This added stress can speed up the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Try sleeping on your back instead, which can help keep skin smooth.
4. Reduce Stress
We all know that worrying can cause wrinkles, but stress affects your entire body. When you are under stress, you may eat unhealthy foods, stay up too late, or turn to other unhelpful coping methods. Rescue your stress levels by taking a yoga class, learning to meditate, or finding another relaxing hobby. Lower stress levels lead to a healthier body overall, which in turn helps improve the health and appearance of your skin.
5. Consider Combination Treatments
While BOTOX® Cosmetic is popular and effective, you may wish to combine it with other treatments for comprehensive results. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be combined with several treatments, including dermal fillers, DiamondGlow™, and Forever Young BBL™.
To learn meow, or to schedule a consultation, contact Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery online or by calling (920) 497-9996 for our Green Bay office, or (920) 738-6666 for our Appleton office.