Botox is one of the most popular facial cosmetic services we provide. Treatments are a quick and relatively painless way to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments last for months in most cases but will require occasional maintenance as it begins to wear off. There are some things that you can do to extend the life of your Botox treatment.
Watch What You Eat
What you eat plays a major role in your physical appearance. Eliminating processed foods and limiting sugar in your diet can help your skin look healthier for a longer period of time. Processed and sweetened foods and drinks can lead to inflammation in your skin, which can make more frequent treatments necessary. Increasing your water intake, however, is a great way to extend the results. Drinking more water also improves your skin’s absorption of hyaluronic-based cosmetic fillers.
Move Your Body
Consistent exercise is a great way to keep your body in shape and healthy. It also helps keep your skin firm and increases collagen production. Unfortunately, avid gym-goers may see that they “burn through” Botox and filler treatments more quickly. If you’re concerned about how your workout regimen affects your Botox treatment, be sure to speak with our professional facial cosmetics doctor in 60619.
Limit Your Sun Exposure
Your everyday environment plays a significant role in how long a Botox treatment will last. Sun damage is one of the most preventable causes of wrinkles and early signs of aging. Make sure to limit your sun exposure and always use sunscreen when you’re outdoors.
Assess Your Stress Level
High stress levels can build up the cortisol hormone in the body which can negatively affect many other things including your weight, your skin, and your immune system. By assessing your stress and what is causing it you can try to take measures to eliminate it. On top of improving your overall health, this will extend the life of your Botox as well.
With the right lifestyle habits, you can get the maximum benefit from your Botox treatment and keep your skin looking relaxed and refreshed. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our facial cosmetics office in Chicago, IL today.