Wrinkle relaxers have been one of the most popular injectables for the treatment of dynamic facial wrinkles. Botox®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin® have been approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on your skin including:
Frown lines – Vertical lines between your brows, aka ‘glabellar’ or ‘eleven’ lines
Crow’s feet – Lines that spread out from the outer corner of your eyes.
Forehead wrinkles – Horizontal wrinkles that appear on your forehead when you raise your eyebrows.
Ideally, the results can last anywhere between 3 to 4 months but a proper technique for delivering each injection and the right aftercare can help make the results last longer.
So, if you’ve just received a Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® treatment or are looking to try it and would like to maximize your results, here are some tips for you:
1. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure
An important tip to make your results last longer is to protect your skin from sun damage. Basically, UVA and UVB rays from the sun can penetrate deep into your skin, resulting in the formation of free radicals and skin damage.
Therefore, it is advised that you avoid direct sun exposure, or if this isn’t possible, apply a good sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 beforehand to prolong the results of your Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® treatment.
2. Avoid Strenuous Workouts
Intense physical activity such as marathons, sprinting, or doing hot yoga can increase your metabolic rate, causing your results to fade faster. Therefore, it’s advised that you avoid intense workouts or reduce the number of sessions for up to a week after your treatment to prolong the longevity of your results.
3. Make Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® A Part Of Your Skincare Routine
Getting Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® regularly can increase the longevity of your cosmetic treatment by:
Training the underlying muscles to contract less
Reducing already-formed facial wrinkles as well as preventing the formation of new ones
4. Add Antioxidants And Collagen-Stimulating Products To Your Skincare Regime
It is also advisable to add active skincare products such as antioxidants, retinol, and growth factors to your skincare routine after you receive Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin®.
Strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C can reduce the effect of free radicals on your skin. Besides causing your skin to age faster, free radicals can also diminish the longevity of your results.
Retinoids and peptides can do wonders when it comes to boosting your skin’s natural collagen production. They can also increase new skin cell turnover, making the skin look and feel appear wrinkle-free and smooth for a long time after you receive Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin®.
Here are some other things that you can do to make your results last longer:
- Start getting ‘Preventative Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin®’ as early as your late 20s to prevent or delay the formation of facial wrinkles or creases.
- Avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area because doing so can result in the spread of toxin effects in surrounding areas.
- Sit upright for at least an hour or two after you receive Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® to avoid the spread of toxin effects.
- Apply a cool compress or ice pack to soothe any discomfort.
Wrinkle relaxers are a safe and effective treatment that can soften the look of your dynamic wrinkles. In the right hands, it can help you keep your skin wrinkle-free and smooth for a long time.
Our expert injectors at Allure Aesthetics and Medical Spa, Fayetteville, NC, are well-trained and highly skilled in performing Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® treatments. They perform each treatment meticulously so that you can achieve your desired skin goals safely.
Book a consultation today.