BOTOX®

Botulinum toxin A is the neurotoxin made by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. There are other similar products on the market, but we find Allergan's product most effective and well tolerated. The mechanism of action for all are at the neuromuscular junction by preventing muscle contractions. Medical uses of botulinum toxin include treating spasms around the eyes, neck and limbs; migraine; urinary incontinence; and excessive underarm sweating. Used cosmetically, it allows the muscle to relax so that the skin softens over the muscle, alleviating the wrinkles that are visible with active muscle contractions.


Revance Therapeutics

A product that is not yet available tauts a longer duration of action, but increasing the dose of Botox makes it last longer too. Product candidate DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002) has been evaluated in a Phase 2 head-to-head, active comparator study (BELMONT), completed last year in Canada, for the treatment of Glabellar Lines. Positive interim 6-month results were presented by Dr. Jean Carruthers, as a late-breaker at the 2015 AAD meeting.

Tips to Prolong BOTOX®


EXTRA ZINC

Some studies have shown that Botox efficacy is linked to zinc levels within the body. Also, many individuals tend to have a slight zinc deficiency. Regularly taking a zinc supplement after your Botox treatment may prolong the anti-aging effects.

PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL

The sun’s UV rays can make plants and your wrinkles grow. The ionizing radiation can actually reverse the benefits of your injectable treatments (not just Botox)? We offer several good sunscreens to maintain your results longer. Also avoid the outdoors during peak UV hours and wear a wide-brimmed hat. Antioxidants, like Vit C, can prevent free radicals from pollution and smoke, like cigarettes and other sources, from damaging the skin.

SKIN CARE

The benefits of injectables (like many other cosmetic treatments) will last longer for individuals who properly take care of their skin. Patients who moisturize daily and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water will enhance the water-absorption effect of hyaluronic-based fillers, helping treated areas remain plump and wrinkle-free! Some of our skin care products help fine lines similar to Botox. They are most helpful around the eyes.  Examples include Bion Youthful Eyes and ZO Serum Growth Factor & Daily Power Defense . Other recent advances from Biopelle, offer very promising results stem cells derived from Tensage® , which in affiliation with Identity can be obtained for use.

EATING RIGHT

The food you eat may directly affect both the appearance and health of your skin. To help  results of your Botox and filler we encourage you to stay away from processed and packaged foods, as well as limiting the amount of sugar in your diet. Foods like green tea and berries are a good substitute to sugar, and other antioxidants in colored vegetables are beneficial.

STRESS LESS

Stress is a common factor of day-to-day life. Whether stemming from your career, relationship, or finances, stress can negatively affect the body in many ways. In terms of the skin, high stress levels release of cortisol and other hormones which accelerate the aging process and rapidly enhance common unwanted signs of aging. To extend the benefits of your injectable try to reduce unnecessary stress-inducers form your life while incorporating stress relief techniques like prayer, meditation or yoga into your day. Also, cortisol levels can be checked as well as other hormones to see if there may be hormone replacement options.

MAINTENANCE TREATMENTS

The best way to extend the life of your Botox or filler results is to regularly undergo “maintenance” treatments before your results wear off. Recurrent treatments are especially useful for Botox as they may actually train targeted muscles to respond to the neurotoxin for longer periods of time.

Results



Questions?

Call us at 903-589-8989 or shoot us an email at questions@localhost