Botox is a highly popular and effective way to reduce or eliminate unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. Botox injections work by preventing muscles from contracting – it does this by preventing nerves from transmitting the signals that cause muscles to contract. Botox injections are not a permanent solution – they remain effective for several months but will eventually need to be re-applied.
Botox can be applied year-round, but there are actually several advantages to having the procedure performed during the winter months.
Low Moisture Levels Can Accentuate Wrinkles
Low temperatures and more windy weather can result in your skin becoming more prone to drying out in the winter, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles becoming more visible. Although sun levels are higher in the summer, lower sun elevations in the winter can result in us squinting more than in summer, which also tends to exacerbate crow’s feet lines around the eyes.
Lower Temperatures Lead to Longer Periods Between Procedures
Botox injections last anywhere from three to six months before they have to be refreshed. Higher body temperature or high-intensity exercise may increase the rate at which Botox is metabolized, while colder winter temperatures can actually increase the time before your Botox starts to wear off – allowing you to delay repeating the procedure for several more months.
Lower Sun Levels Minimize Sweating and Swelling
It’s recommended to avoid excess sun exposure after Botox treatments – lower temperatures not only prolong the effects of a Botox treatment they also reduce the chance that you’ll develop swelling or bruising afterward. Most practitioners recommend avoiding elevated temperatures for at least a day or two after treatment – cold and dry winter conditions make this much easier to achieve.
Easier to Schedule Procedures
Many people have lighter schedules during the winter months, making it easier for them to find the time for cosmetic procedures and also allowing them more time to recover afterward. Most practitioners also see lower numbers of patients during the winter, making it even easier to schedule appointments at your convenience.
Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care practitioners are medically qualified and highly experienced in performing Botox. We can provide expert advice on the best techniques to address your particular concerns and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about our procedures. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.