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4 Tips for Making Your Botox Results Last Longer

There’s no denying that Botox is an incredible anti-aging procedure—it diminishes wrinkles, gives a youthful look, and increases your confidence. But there’s one downside to Botox: its short lifespan. After a few months, the injection effects start to wear off. This means you’ll need to get more treatments to continue looking your best.

Naturally, people who get anti-aging injections wonder how to make Botox last longer. We’ve got good news—there are some steps you can take to prolong your Botox results.

How Can I Make My Botox Results Last Longer?

Botox is an investment, but it’s only as good as you make it. Here are four practices to take if you want to make the most out of your Botox injections:

1. Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

One of the best ways to ensure your Botox results last longer is to avoid staying under the sun too long. The sun is a major cause of premature aging—even more so than gravity and genetics for many. Spending hours under the sun without sunscreen will make your skin look older and more wrinkled.

Keep your Botox results looking their best by applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day—even if it’s cloudy outside. Sunscreen prevents wrinkles from getting worse over time.

2. Stay Away from Nicotine

Smoking is a bad habit not worth picking up. It causes wrinkles and can speed up the aging process. Kick this habit if you want your Botox results to last longer. Nicotine has harmful effects on the skin, making it more sensitive to the sun. This can cause discoloration and unsightly creases on your skin.

3. Take a Zinc Supplement

Zinc, an essential mineral that plays a significant role in cell growth and development, can help fight free radicals. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons that can cause damage to cells and DNA. In addition, they can significantly impact wrinkles because they break down collagen fibers that give your skin a youthful glow.

By acting as an antioxidant, zinc protects your body from this damage. Taking zinc supplements regularly will allow you to enjoy the anti-aging effects of Botox longer.

4. Use an Antioxidant Serum and Quality Moisturizer

As we age, our skin loses its ability to produce antioxidants. In addition, the environment contributes to this problem with pollution and UV rays that damage the skin. Using an antioxidant serum can help slow down this process by boosting collagen production, firming the skin, and preventing wrinkles from forming as quickly. Also, look for products with Vitamin C or E, which improve the appearance of fine lines when used regularly over time. Finally, remember to moisturize! Hydrated skin is healthy skin.

Reverse Aging with Botox in Strongsville, OH

Dōcerē Medical Spa and Laser Center is a trusted provider of Botox injections in Strongsville, OH. We help patients achieve desired results, no matter what their goals are. Call (440) 238-3331 to schedule a consultation and get all your Botox questions answered.

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Jeffrey Viscomi | M.D. of Docere Medspa.

Jeffrey Viscomi, MD

Dr. Viscomi received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. He then went on to graduate from Wright State University School of Medicine in the top 10% of his class. Following residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Viscomi began his Family Practice in Strongsville and quickly became a nationally recognized leader in primary care for his unique practice model. Dr. Viscomi is a member of the Aesthetics Practice Association and has completed extensive training in the use of laser in aesthetic procedures.

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