How to Enhance your Botox Results
Botox is America’s sweetheart these days—and with good reason. It’s a great alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures. It’s quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects. What’s not to love?
Botox is a gift from nature, pure and simple. It’s a neurotoxin that works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond to Botox treatments.
Botox Will Likely Work for You
Botox has been proven safe for most people, especially those who wish to eliminate dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by the contraction of underlying muscles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox works best on younger patients, and is recommended for people between the ages of 18 and 70. Older folks should consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure that their skin tone is elastic enough to respond to treatment.
Of course, Botox can’t work wonders on everyone. People who might not benefit from Botox treatments include those with weakened facial muscles, allergies to bovine products, and who are taking antibiotics or blood thinners. Botox also might not be as effective on people with non-dynamic wrinkles, such as those wrinkles caused by gravity, skin infections or sun damage.
Maximize Your Results Through a Sensible Diet & Exercise Plan
While Botox instantly banishes wrinkles, you can get the most out of your Botox treatments by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. Want to completely turn back the clock? Then start from the inside out. The following anti-aging diet tips can benefit anyone who wants to look younger; they’re a great compliment to any anti-aging treatment.
There are loads of healthy foods that give your body important nutrients and help protect it against damage from UV rays—the number one cause of lines and wrinkles. Nutrient-rich foods also help prevent harm from environmental factors, hydrate your complexion, and keep your skin cells functioning properly.
Foods Rich in Vitamin C
Research has found that women with higher intakes of vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and more hydrated skin than those with lower vitamin C intakes. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radicals from forming. An antioxidant, vitamin C prevents damage to cells and to cell DNA that can interfere with the production of collagen, the main supporting structure for your skin. You should aim for 75 mg a day of vitamin C. Vitamin C rich foods include citrus fruits, broccoli, red bell peppers, tomatoes, kale, and melons. For an extra skin boost, try eating blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and pomegranate.
Women with lower protein consumption have more wrinkles. Protein is a vital building block of collagen, so it’s essential that you get adequate protein intake. Try eating egg whites, skinless poultry, tofu, and fish. Make sure to eat tofu several times a week. One study showed that women who consumed soy products for 3 months showed improvement in fine lines and they had greater skin elasticity.
Omega 3 Rich Foods
Omega 3s help protect against sun damage, and they also reduce skin inflammation. Try to eat two servings of omega-3 rich foods a week, which include salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, sardines, and trout. If you’re a vegetarian, other sources include walnuts, flaxseeds, canola oil, pumpkin seeds, and tofu.
Replace refined carbohydrates and sugars with whole grains. Refined grains can actually damage skin while whole grains protect against UV damage. Healthy grains include brown rice, oatmeal, barley, and whole wheat. Make sure to get three to five servings of whole grains a day.
The yellow, orange, and red pigments found in fruits and vegetables are powerful antioxidants that destroy free radicals, helping to protect skin. These antioxidants also fight aging by increasing the production of collagen and GAGS, which help your skin retain water. Load up on tomatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, apricots, and orange squash. Antioxidants can also be found in dark green vegetables such spinach, kale, chard, and collard greens.
Want to Look Younger? Avoid These Foods
Which three foods should you avoid because they’ll make you look older?
- Sugar: It takes a toll on skin by interfering with the normal repair of collagen and elastin, a protein that allows skin to resume its shape after stretching or contracting.
- Saturated Fat: Eating a lot of saturated fat induces skin-aging inflammation.
- Alcohol: Drinking a lot of alcohol takes a toll on your skin, making it dry, taut and lined. It also creates more free radicals, which is your skin’s number one enemy.
Follow a sensible diet and your Botox treatments will be supercharged!
Be Your Botox Best with LaserAway
Only the best medical spas offer Botox. That’s why of all national skincare providers LaserAway offers the broadest service options, including Botox. At LaserAway you can be sure you’ll receive the best treatment available. To meet the needs of discriminating clients, LaserAway staffs its clinics with only the most experienced medical professionals certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures.
We at LaserAway believe in using only the most cutting-edge laser technology and techniques to make your medical spa experience enjoyable. So don’t hesitate to contact us. You’ve got nothing to lose but your wrinkles. If you would like to learn more about LaserAway’s medical spa services or schedule a free, no obligation consultation, please email us at LaserAway.net or call us at (888) 965-2737.