7 Ways to Protect Your Skin After Botox Treatment

7 Ways To Protect Your Skin After Botox Treatment 

7 Ways to Protect Your Skin After Botox Treatment

Whether you deny it or not, our face gets older. But you can delay its effects and stay young-looking for a long time. Botox is one of many beauty treatments that can help you reach your goal. Botox is a drug that relaxes the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles or lines that move over time. 

It works faster than treatments you put on your skin. It works as well as plastic surgery for the same problem. Today, Mivaglo Aesthetics will discuss this method more. See how Botox can benefit you in many ways! 

The Botox Treatment

Like other wrinkle treatments, it won’t stop your face from getting older for good. But there are some simple, scientifically proven ways to make Botox last longer.

Before understanding how these anti-aging hacks work, you need to know why Botox is not a permanent solution for wrinkles.

So, Why Doesn’t Botox Last For Good?

Botox comes from botulinum toxin, a nerve blocker made by Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can contaminate canned foods. You can use small doses for several medical purposes.

Botox builds up at the ends of nerves, where it binds to tiny sacs that hold a chemical called “acetylcholine.” This molecule does many things in the body, like making the facial muscles contract.

Botox stops the vesicles from releasing acetylcholine into the nerve-muscle junction. The paralysis that happens as a result reduces the number of dynamic wrinkles. These skin folds occur when you make facial expressions.

The body doesn’t know how to handle the neurotoxin. It only works as a blockage for as long as it takes the body to break it down and flush it out. Usually, it breaks down because of digestive proteins in the nerve endings. 

The process takes a few months, so most people’s treated facial muscles return to normal in 3–4 months. On the other hand, Botulinum toxin is a large molecule that can make the immune system more sensitive. 

Longer Botox Effectivity

From what’s been said, it seems likely that Botox’s effects last longer by keeping it attached to acetylcholine vesicles and keeping it from getting worse. But how do dermatologists handle this possible problem?

The best alternative is to treat facial aging as a whole, which Botox is supposed to help with from a cosmetic point of view. That means using Botox, treatments for static wrinkles, and changing your lifestyle that will keep you looking young from the inside out.

The steps to make Botox last longer are not complicated or expensive. We’ll talk about them below.

What You Shouldn’t Do After Botox

Do you wonder what not to do after getting Botox? Here are six things you shouldn’t do after Botox because they can make it less effective:

1.Never Rub the Treated Area

The spot where the needle was put may hurt after treatment; the site is still susceptible even if the pain goes away quickly. After getting Botox, one of the worst things you can do is rub the area where it was injected until it is completely healed.

It can irritate the skin, make the redness last longer, or even cause bruises. Even rubbing your face can spread Botox to nearby muscles, which could give you an unwanted effect that lasts for a few months.

2.Let Your Face Rest

You might want to nap after getting Botox, but keeping your face up for at least six hours is essential. During this time, you should also try not to lean forward or look down, as this could pressure the injection site and keep the Botox from staying in the right muscles and nerves.

3. No to Harsh Exercise

One of the most common questions about Botox is, “Does exercise affect Botox?” Yes, that’s the answer. After getting Botox, you should only do something strenuous for at least 24 hours. 

You might strain your facial muscles without knowing it if you do yoga, a hard workout, or something else that makes you work hard. When these muscles move too much, Botox can’t settle correctly. 

Having more blood flow can also spread Botox to the wrong muscles. Keep things light, like a walk at a slow pace.

4.Avoid Alcohol & Other Substances

Many people are unaware that alcohol can thin the blood. Because you may bleed or bruise after receiving a shot, you must wait at least 24 hours before consuming alcohol. 

On the day of your treatment, you should not wear a night hat. Aspirin, NSAID painkillers, and blood thinners increase the likelihood of bruising and bleeding.

5. Don’t Wash Your Face

Face washing and moisturizing are essential for healthy skin, but skipping a day will not harm your complexion. However, washing or applying lotion to the skin within six hours of receiving Botox injections may diminish their effectiveness. 

To wash or moisturize your face, you would have to rub it, which could result in bruising and redness. Additionally, it would be best to wait 12 to 24 hours before using makeup after your therapy.

6. Say Goodbye to Sun & Heat

Heat and sun can make your skin red and sore. This can cause redness and swelling to last longer. Be sure to wear a hat when you go outside. 

After your injection, you should stay away from heat lamps, tanning beds, and the sun for at least 24 hours. During this time, you should stay away from hot showers, saunas, facials, and cooking over a hot stove.

7. Keep in Touch with Your Doctor

It’s best to stay up to date with your provider to identify your needs. In the first hour after your treatment, you should gently smile, frown, and raise your eyebrows to work out your facial muscles. 

This can help the Botox get into the correct muscles and may speed up the time it takes to see results. After the first hour, try to avoid making too many faces. Botox doesn’t require downtime, but you should keep your head level for the first 6 hours. 

If you usually do a lot of hard work, you may need a day to rest after Botox, but most people can return to work immediately. This is something you should talk to your Botox technician about.

Mivaglo Aesthetics  loves to help people look younger and more beautiful. Contact us immediately to set up a Botox appointment in our office, or call us at 571-419-6279.

Get in touch with our top-notch beauty experts for all your Botox needs like us! We also offer services like IPL, Chemical Peels, and Body Contouring! 


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