Can you still have other facial treatments once you have had Botox?
They say Botox should start when the first wrinkle appears.
Well, that’s not true, is it?
What most people don’t realise is that Botox is a preventative treatment as well as an anti-wrinkle treatment. If someone could stop the wrinkles from forming, why wouldn’t they take that option?
In all honesty, Botox can begin in a person’s 20’s. The sooner treatment begins, the longer the results will last the older a person gets. Look at celebrities like Kylie Jenner and how incredible she looks.
Botox, also known as Botulinum Toxin, is a medically prescribed drug that is injected into someone’s face. It relaxes the facial muscles to smooth out any lines or wrinkles, such as crows’ feet or frown lines. However, that isn’t its only use.
As well as fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can help fix a gummy smile, hyperhidrosis (also known as excessive sweating), migraines and much more.
Botox treatment usually lasts between three and six months. If a person is new to the treatment and it is their first time, they need to be mindful that the results may not last as long. It can take multiple sessions before the muscles become conditioned and respond appropriately to the botulinum toxin.
Once the muscles have become accustomed to it and the skin has had more time to regenerate the collagen that is needed to fill in lines and wrinkles, results can last longer after several sessions.
There is no need to worry though, natural movement will still be visible on the face. Gone are the days of looking frozen.
Botox may wear off for other reasons and it is essential to be mindful of these before any treatment. It can depend on the size and depth of the wrinkles that are already on the face. However, it can also depend on a person’s physical activity level. While working out, sweating and facial movements make the muscles contract faster, making it not last as long.
Are other facial treatments possible once received Botox?
In short, yes. One treatment that works beautifully with Botox is Profhilo, also referred to as the injectable moisturiser. Profhilo is made up of hyaluronic acid and stimulates collagen and elastin production. In turn, the skin appears brighter and more hydrated. It helps to create the perfect canvas for an additional treatment, like Botox.
Before arriving for a treatment, research must be carried out before choosing a practitioner. They must be qualified, registered and insured. They must have carried out adequate training to provide the best results.
Administering Botox is a highly specialised skill and anyone receiving it wants to leave looking and feeling like the best version of themselves.
Just remember, Botox isn’t a fling; it is a long-term relationship. Once started, a person will need to remain committed to maintain the results.