Botox is every man and woman’s best friend—, especially in the 21st Century. By temporarily relaxing the muscles in your forehead and around your eyes, Botox works to soften fine lines and wrinkles which leaves you looking more youthful in the process. And although Botox is considered to be a wonder drug, there are a few extra things that you can do to get the most out of your Botox.
Use Good Skin Care
There’s something to be said for good skin care. Skincare that contains ingredients like retinol and hyaluronic acid work at the cellular level to add volume and collagen to your skin which can help enhance your Botox results in the process. Although all of your skin care products don’t need to have these ingredients in them, make sure that your day and night creams do— that way you can get the most out of them.
Invest In Sunscreen
One of the primary causes of premature fine lines and wrinkles is sun damaged skin. And although the temperatures have dropped significantly and you’re spending less time out in the sun, it’s still important for you to wear sunscreen every day. Sunscreen is your skin’s primary defense against skin cancer, sun spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to invest in one that contains ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Get It Done Regularly
Depending on your skin type, Botox lasts about 3-6 months on average. To see the best results from Botox, we encourage our patients to get their Botox done on a regular basis— that way you always see great results.
Botox can do wonders on its own, but when combined with good skin care and sunscreen, it will give you even better results. If you would like to learn more about Botox or to schedule a Botox consultation, contact Dr. George Philip Smith’s office today!