Botox is the preferred treatment for many people looking to rejuvenate their facial appearance without undergoing surgery. Results of this injectable treatment typically last three to four months. While results are temporary, many of Dr. Rob Kessler’s Newport Beach patients want to know how they can make their younger-looking appearance last longer. Here, Dr. Kessler offers his best tips to make Botox results last for years to come.
Schedule Repeat Treatments
Because results are only temporary, multiple treatments are highly recommended in order to maintain your results. At the beginning, you may need to schedule treatment every four months. Over time, you will notice you will need less frequent Botox injections. This is because regular Botox weakens the muscles over time, relaxing them so they don’t contract as frequently and create wrinkles. During your consultation with Dr. Kessler, the plastic surgeon will make his recommendations on how often you should schedule treatments, depending on the severity of your wrinkles.
Protect Your Face from the Sun
Unprotected sun exposure can be detrimental to your skin, regardless of whether you have had Botox. Overexposure to the sun can lead to premature wrinkles and other signs of aging. Additionally, unprotected sun exposure increases blood circulation, which in turn can dilate the blood vessels, potentially causing the Botox to disperse more quickly than normal. Following your treatment, you will need to avoid unprotected sun exposure for approximately 24 hours. After this timeframe, make it a habit to apply sunscreen whenever you go outside.
Choose the Right Professional
In the proper hands, Botox can achieve beautiful, safe results. In the wrong hands, however, Botox can achieve less than desirable results. An injector who lacks the proper training and experience needed to use Botox may over- or under-treat the target area, altering the longevity of the results. Be sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Kessler, who has extensive experience using Botox. This will ensure that only a safe and appropriate amount of Botox is used to help you get the younger-looking results you seek.
Contact Dr. Kessler Today
Would you like to learn more about how Botox can help take years off your appearance? Dr. Kessler will gladly meet with you personally to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals and determine the best treatment plan for you. Please call his Newport Beach office at 949.644.6544.