Five Ways to Care for Your Facial Skin After BOTOX® Injections
You’ve always wanted a smoother, younger-looking appearance. With BOTOX® injections, you finally achieved your ideal look – and now you’re ready to show it off to the world. Gone are your Crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases. Now, how do you maintain your refreshed look? The first step is choosing a highly qualified and experienced cosmetic injector. At Johnson Family Medical in Frisco, TX, board-certified family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson is committed to getting results you’ll love. But when you go home, it’s up to you to care for your younger-looking skin. Here are some tips on how to care for your facial skin after BOTOX injections.
1. Avoid skin stressors
Your skin is sensitive with or without BOTOX injections. Now that you’ve finally smoothed out facial lines, do your best to avoid activities that will irritate your skin and impact your results.
After BOTOX injections:
Don’t touch, rub, or massage your face right after your injections
Sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated (using pillows) for 24 – 48 hours
Avoid strenuous activity for 1 — 2 days
Limit how much alcohol you drink
2. Stop smoking
Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your body, and this includes your results from BOTOX. When you smoke, you damage the cells in your skin, which can cause premature signs of aging, like wrinkles, creases, and other facial problems you’ve finally gotten rid of with BOTOX. While BOTOX will still smooth out your wrinkles, the best way to achieve ideal and long-lasting results is to put the cigarettes down once and for all.
3. Protect your skin from the sun
While it can feel great to soak up the sun, make sure you protect your new, younger-looking facial skin whenever you head outside. While the sun won’t harm your results, it can cause damage to your skin and cause new wrinkles to form. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix – wear sunscreen and/or a hat when you’re outside. Don’t forget to avoid tanning beds, too, which cause just as much damage as the sun, if not more.
4. Get back to your normal skincare routine
Following all BOTOX aftercare guidelines from our expert staff at Johnson Family Medical is key. Eventually, you’ll want to return to your normal skincare routine. Cleansing and moisturizing your skin keeps it healthy and fresh, which can help maintain your BOTOX results and keep wrinkles at bay.
5. Maintain a regular BOTOX routine
At Johnson Family Medical, Katherine Johnson is committed to providing patients with satisfying and long-lasting results. However, by maintaining a regular BOTOX routine at our office in Frisco, TX, you can keep your results lasting even longer. By keeping regular appointments with our expert team, we can help you maintain the look you have come to love.
Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines with BOTOX injections in Frisco, TX
Your face is often the first thing people notice about you, and it’s the first thing you see in the mirror. At Johnson Family Medical, our team of experts will customize a plan that helps you achieve and maintain the virtually wrinkle-free look you want and deserve. Make an appointment with Katherine Johnson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, to smooth out wrinkles with BOTOX injections and learn how to maintain your results at our office in Frisco, TX today.