You know the value of a good facial. Just anticipating your appointment can brighten your day. These skin treatments help ward off the ravages of age while giving your face a healthy pink glow. Of course, as enjoyable as they are, facial rejuvenation cannot take care of all facial skin problems.
You may need to consider Botox treatments to tackle tougher wrinkles. These injections give your face a smoother, younger look, sometimes producing a dramatic improvement. You will be relieved to know that Botox treatment does not have to interfere with your facial routine. As long as you follow your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions, you can get facials before and after Botox. Combined, facials and Botox treatments provide a more comprehensive skin care approach.
Even an occasional facial can help keep your face hydrated and looking fresh. Facials are great for improving your circulation and vascular function. As a result, essential nutrients reach the surface of your skin, improving tissue health. Instead of having a pale, dull complexion, you will look younger and more vital. This increased blood flow may last up to 72 hours after the massage, giving you a more attractive look for several days.
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If you have skin issues, including acne, a facial with specialized exfoliants, creams and lotions can minimize the look of pimples and blackheads. Clean pores lead to healthier, more beautiful skin for days after the treatment. Facials also help reduce the size of your pores, contributing to a smooth, blemish-free face.
Some experts tout facials as a way to reduce stress. A 45-minute facial massage has been found to improve mood and reduce anxiety. The pampering will help renew your spirit along with your skin.
Some people schedule a facial once a month to keep their skin looking its best, and for the relaxation it provides. You should choose the time frame that works best for your skin.
Botox, the injection of purified botulinum toxin A, is exceptionally effective at reducing the look of wrinkles. Botox is not a filler but a substance that blocks nerves, in effect “freezing” muscles, thereby minimizing wrinkles. Many patients find it particularly useful for forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines. According to experts, Botox can also be a preventative treatment because wrinkles form due to muscle movement. Reducing muscle movement equals fewer wrinkles.
Botox is not permanent and requires additional doses every three to four months, at least at the beginning. After using Botox for a period, your muscles get used to their new position. As a result, you may be able to extend the periods between your Botox treatments, saving you money and time.
You need not worry about the long-term use of Botox. Studies have shown that it is safe for both short- and long-term use. In addition to its cosmetic effects, Botox is also an effective treatment for a variety of medical issues, including migraines and muscle spasticity. Some patients benefit medically while getting a younger-looking face. If for some reason you wish to end the treatments, your face will return to its normal state. It will not become more wrinkled as a result of stopping Botox.
You may worry that your beloved facials will not work with Botox treatments. You shouldn’t worry. Botox and facials do mix if you take some necessary precautions.
Now you may be wondering: How soon after Botox can I have a facial? When working out a schedule for these treatments, make sure you leave a gap of at least 24 hours after Botox injections before you have a facial. Facials before Botox are no problem at all. In fact, you may have a facial before your Botox treatment so that you leave the office feeling completely renewed.
Doctors warn that you must never massage your face or have someone else do so in those first hours after treatment. Doing so can cause the Botox to move, affecting the wrong areas in your face. For instance, the Botox in your forehead could move downward, causing drooping eyelids and other issues. This problem is rare as long as you are careful with your face for the initial 24 hours.
Other more aggressive facial treatments, such as laser hair removal or microdermabrasion, should be postponed for approximately a week after your Botox. You will get the best results if you treat your face gently in the first days after your injections.
Taking the best care of your face requires a multipronged approach. Combining facials and Botox is one way to get excellent results. Facials do improve your skin and can also elevate your mood. They help you look and feel younger and revitalized. Botox delivers exceptional results, eliminating or softening troublesome wrinkles that facials cannot help. You will see serious improvement in your crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead furrows. Using both treatments will give you a soft, glowing and smooth face.
Always follow your doctor’s guidelines before and after your Botox treatment to get the best results. In a short time, you will be presenting your fabulous face to the world.
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