Can Botox Become Part Of Your Regular Routine?
Should Botox become part of your beauty routine? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' (ASPS) statistics, in 2019 botulinum toxin type A injections were the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure. If you're curious about how this injectable can become part of your regular routine, take a look at what you need to know about this treatment.
You Don't Need to Use It Daily
Some parts of your beauty routine might be daily activities. You might wash your face, tone, moisturize, or apply makeup — perhaps more than once per day.
Unlike other parts of your regular routine, Botox injections aren't daily rituals. Instead of constant treatments or applications, you'll only need botulinum toxin type A injections once every three to four months. Over time, you may notice the effects last longer or your facial muscles remain relaxed for more than a few months. This can extend the time in between treatments.
You Won't Need Lengthy Treatments
Are you short on time? While a full facial can give you soft, supple skin, this type of treatment can take an hour or longer. Botulinum toxin type A injections are a less time-consuming process. This gives you back precious minutes (or more) to spend with your family, friends, at work, or almost anywhere else.
You May Use Less Wrinkle-Reducing Products
Botulinum toxin type A won't eliminate wrinkles and can't treat deep lines or furrows. But it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, such as crow's feet, frown lines, crease lines around the mouth, and horizontal forehead creases. This means you may not need to apply expensive wrinkle-reducing creams to keep fine lines away.
Even though you can replace your wrinkle-reducing efforts with botulinum toxin type A injections, you still need to cleanse and moisturize. A good quality moisturizer hydrates, adds softness, and can help to reduce the signs of aging in areas that won't get an injection. It can also extend the effects of Botox, giving you more time in between treatments.
You Can Get Back to Your Regular Routine Quickly
Invasive cosmetic procedures can interrupt your normal routine for days, weeks, or longer. But botulinum toxin type A injections won't. This type of injectable comes with little downtime. This means you can resume your normal schedule almost immediately. While you should wait at least 24 hours (or more if your medical provider recommends) to exercise or apply makeup, you shouldn't need to take the day off from work or cancel your social engagements.
Along with your daily activities, you can also resume your normal beauty routine in days to a week after an injection treatment. Wait at least 24 hours before you massage or rub your face, and don't exfoliate for a week or more. Discuss your regular routine and with a Botox provider before you return to or try facial treatments.