How to Make the Most of Your Botox®/Dysport® Treatment

How to Make the Most of Your Botox®/Dysport® Treatment

Wrinkle treatment with Botox® is a gentle measure that effectively reduces lines and wrinkles. Unlike surgical interventions, Botox and Dysport® injections don’t require extensive aftercare. Instead, keep in mind some small do's and don'ts to prolong your youthful and radiant new look.

Dermatologist Douglass Forsha, MD, and our expert team at Jordan Valley Dermatology Center in South Jordan, Utah, offer dermal injections to help you feel and look your best. We consider your unique needs to create a personalized treatment plan. If Botox isn’t the best option for you, we provide alternative treatments like Dysport. Dysport reduces facial creases the same way as Botox, but one might be more effective for you than the other.

How to make the most of your Botox or Dysport injections

How long the injection effects last depends on several factors that vary from patient to patient. The wrinkle-smoothing effect usually lasts for about three to five months. For long-lasting results, remember these tips.

Postpone exercise

Exercise increases blood flow, which can cause uneven distribution of the injected ingredients. You should wait at least four hours after an injection to play sports or exercise. But, 24 hours is the ideal, safer amount of time to wait before getting in your steps for the day. 

Some doctors recommend waiting a whole week before returning to your exercise routine to be extra careful. You can consult an expert from Jordan Valley Dermatology to determine what works best for you and your lifestyle. 

Don’t lie down

After your injection, stay on your feet. Although you can’t exercise right away, you also can’t lie down immediately following treatment. Keeping your head upright and elevated is the best way to ensure that Botox or Dysport ingredients don’t migrate into places they shouldn’t, altering or limiting their effectiveness. 

Lying down sooner than four hours post-treatment can put pressure on the injection sites, which is also something you should avoid. 

Avoid heat

Excessive heat increases your risk of bruising at the injection site. Avoid excessive or unnecessary heat for two to three days. This includes sunbathing, hot tubs, saunas, or hot showers. Avoid heat while cooking or baking by staying away from a hot stove or boiling water.

For best results, see a medical provider

Aesthetic treatments, such as Botox and Dysport, are prescription drugs. Only licensed medical professionals, such as physicians or physician assistants, can administer these injections. 

For best results, consult Dr. Forsha, a dermatological specialist. Dr. Forsha and our team have advanced training in aesthetic injection treatments like Dysport and Botox. These injections are safe for most patients as long as an expert like our providers at Jordan Valley Dermatology Center administers them. 

Everyone ages, but you can choose how it affects your face. With popular and effective cosmetic injections like Botox and Dysport, we can help you reverse signs of aging so you can look and feel your best. Call Jordan Valley Dermatology Center or book an appointment online today. Let’s discuss your general health and medical history to create the best treatment plan for you and your needs. 

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