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5 Tricks to Make Your BOTOX® Treatments Even Better

BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment among women and men alike to help them achieve a smoother, younger-looking complexion. Even though this injectable procedure is relatively quick and easy, there are a few things you can do to help boost your results and love your look even more.

1. Pick an Experienced Provider

The most important BOTOX decision you’ll make is where to book your appointment. While there are tons of med spas that offer this treatment popping up everywhere, don’t just pick the first one you come across.

Make sure your provider is properly trained, certified and experienced in administering BOTOX and dermal fillers before moving forward with your wrinkle treatment, both to ensure your safety and to maximize your results.

2. Less Is More

Many people are surprised to find out that a little bit of BOTOX can go a long way. Because there’s no way to dissolve BOTOX once it’s been injected, the best approach is to start with a little and then add more later on if needed.

A skilled provider should be able to suggest the right amount to start with to help you achieve a soft, natural look without appearing “frozen” or “done.”

3. Don’t Go Cheap

You definitely don’t want to go for the cheapest option when selecting a BOTOX provider. Like most things in life, you’ll get the results you pay for. Not to mention the fact that using cheap, knockoff BOTOX can come along with some serious risks to your health and your skin’s appearance.

Play it safe and check for qualifications, professionalism and cleanliness first when choosing a BOTOX provider, then discuss price and financing options.

Only licensed physicians can purchase BOTOX, so steer clear of anyone selling this product direct to consumer online.

4. Avoid Rubbing the Treated Area

Although BOTOX doesn’t typically require any downtime, your provider will likely send you home with a list of a few guidelines to follow directly after your appointment. One of these tips is to avoid rubbing the area that was treated with BOTOX for the first 24 hours after your injections. This should help to keep the product from migrating to other areas of your face for smooth, natural-looking results.

You should also try to avoid strenuous exercise and activities for the first day or so after getting BOTOX. Otherwise, you can expect to be able to resume your normal daily activities right after your appointment, including going back to work.

5. Pair with the Right Skincare Routine

BOTOX can very nicely smooth away fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, near your brow and around your eyes. But these results will gradually diminish over the next several months following your initial appointment.

One great way to help minimize the appearance of new lines and wrinkles is to establish the right skincare routine for your unique skin type and needs, including using a daily sunscreen to prevent sun damage. Keep in mind that the sun’s UV rays account for about 80 percent of the visible signs of aging on the skin, so practicing good sun protection habits is a must for a healthy-looking complexion.

You can also talk to your BOTOX provider about suggestions for medical-grade skincare products that may be able to enhance the effects of your injectable wrinkle treatments and perhaps even prolong their results.

 

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