Adhering to a regular BOTOX schedule is one of the best ways that you can continually look younger, wrinkle-free, and refreshed. These treatments yield natural-looking, healthy results after just one session, although many people enjoy more powerful effects over time. At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, we can help you look and feel great with an easy-to-follow treatment schedule that meets your needs perfectly.
How Many Times Can You Get BOTOX?
This minimally-invasive treatment is one of the most popular in the world for a great reason; it’s effective, safe, and painless, with excellent results. The treatment can address fine lines and wrinkles and is customizable for personalized care.
Many people also find it to be cumulative, meaning that the more often you get it, the better it will work. This compounding effect is thanks to the treatment’s ability to halt muscle movement, making the muscles weaker even after you stop the treatment.
Stick With Your Schedule
Since everyone is different, your personal schedule may vary. Generally, people need BOTOX refreshers once every three or four months, but the results can last for up to half a year. You can enhance your chances of the treatment lasting for longer by taking good care of your skin and staying out of the sun.
On Your Treatment Day
This treatment is simple, minimally invasive, and painless. Plus, most people are in and out of the offices in less than an hour. During your initial consultation, we’ll talk to you about your specific goals and put together a game plan that fits your needs. We’ll also answer any questions you might have so that you’re totally comfortable with the treatment on your session day.
We’ll start by targeting the areas you want to remove your wrinkles from and administer BOTOX. Each dose prevents your muscles from fully contracting, giving you smoother, line-free skin.
Additionally, the treatment helps to promote collagen. Collagen is what gives your skin its elasticity. When we’re younger, our bodies produce copious amounts of collagen, but supplies start to dip after a certain age, leading to less bouncy skin and uneven texture. This treatment can help both of those areas.
The great thing is that the collagen likely lasts for a while in your system, so you’ll get that refreshed, dewy look for weeks while enjoying your wrinkle-free skin. You can also use products with collagen in them for an extra boost, and certain types of foods, like bone broth and berries, also have collagen in them.
General Treatment Areas
While there are some common general treatment areas, you can bring up any additional needs during your consultation with us. Personalized care is our mandate, and it’s important that our clients feel totally comfortable and get the exact results that they’re looking for.
Forehead wrinkles tend to be deeper and start earlier in life than other types of wrinkles. Addressing them can help you look younger than your age and enhance your facial beauty. This area is extremely easy to treat and one of the most popular places where people request this treatment.
Crow’s feet refers to the very fine lines that pop up near our eyes. Fortunately, BOTOX is one of the best ways to quickly and painlessly smooth out these shallow lines and even brighten up the eye area in the process.
Between the Eyebrows
Also referred to as glabellar lines, these vertical wrinkles generally pop up between your eyebrows on either side of your nose. A quick few doses of this treatment can smooth them out or prevent them from getting any deeper.
These lines often appear on either side of the mouth and go all the way down to the chin. This treatment can get rid of those lines and also smooth out any additional fine lines or wrinkles you might have in your chin area.
Your nose might develop horizontal times, known sometimes as “bunny lines.” They usually appear in the space between your eyebrows and are most noticeable when you squint, but sometimes can appear even when you don’t.
This treatment can help to tame the small lines that fan out around your lips that are particularly noticeable when you pucker. These lines are usually passed on from generation to generation, and smokers can develop them.
Since this treatment is fully FDA-Approved and tested, it’s great for virtually anyone who wants to enjoy a smoother, healthier-looking complexion. Plus, we can use it to treat existing wrinkles or even prevent new ones from coming up. We’ll review all of your options with you in the initial consultation.
Most people start to see the treatment results within a few days to a week and enjoy them for at least three months. Some candidates will start to see the change sooner, and some might need to wait until the second week to enjoy the benefits. If you have any questions after your treatment, please let us know. We’ll be happy to give you our thoughts based on your personalized care.
Caring for Your Skin Post-Treatment
Arguably one of the most positive aspects of this treatment is that you don’t need to take any downtime afterward. You get genuinely remarkable results without any residual physical effects or resting required. On the other hand, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that your skin is as happy as possible after your treatment. Doing these things can help prolong the results as well.
Put Out the Smokes
Smoking can undoubtedly cause new wrinkles to form, especially around your mouth. Quitting cigarettes is a good health choice in general, and it can improve your looks overall. If you can, cut back or quit smoking entirely. Your body, skin, and health will certainly thank you, and you’ll most likely have fewer wrinkles over time.
Avoid Rubbing Your Skin
Touching or rubbing your face right after the treatment are definite no-nos because the treatment needs some time to work into your skin properly. You should also shy away from exfoliating your face, which might cause irritation right after your treatment. Instead, gently cleanse and moisturize and wait to use any harsh products for at least a week after your session. We can give you more personalized advice and direction as needed in your consultation.
Hydration helps your skin glow from the inside out. Hydrated skin is dewier, less lined, and overall seems much healthier than dehydrated skin. After your treatment, drink a lot of water to keep your skin in tip-top condition. Eight glasses of water per day is the recommended amount, but there’s no harm in drinking more than that if you can. Similarly, avoiding dehydrating beverages like alcohol can help save your skin and make it look its very best.
Wearing sunscreen is one of the best things that you can do for your skin in general, so putting on a high SPF before you step outside is a good practice, even if you haven’t had a treatment done.
It’s especially important to take this skin-saving step after you’ve had BOTOX, though, because your skin can be a little bit more sensitive than it typically is. If you’re in a hot climate, or going out on a very sunny and hot day, consider putting on a hat for even more shade and protection.
Get a Great Skincare Routine
While this treatment will certainly give you a lot of benefits in terms of smoothing out your skin and helping you look younger, a consistent, good skincare routine is the golden ticket to ageless skin. You’ll want to keep your skin adequately moisturized.
Some people like to have a different moisturizer for daytime and nighttime, but you should do what works best for your skin. If you have any questions, we can help you develop a great routine that will keep your skin protected, clean, and looking its best at all times.
Luminous and Line-Free Skin Can Be Yours Today
Regular BOTOX treatments are an excellent way to continually enjoy bright, wrinkle-free skin in the long run. If you’ve been putting off getting this treatment done, now is the time to finally learn what all of the fuss is about. Contact Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, at 604-936-9706 today for your comprehensive and pressure-free consultation.