Can The Sun Impact My BOTOX® Cosmetic Results?

Knoxville BOTOX Cosmetic BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are a great way to reduce the appearance of facial flaws such as fine lines and wrinkles. However, the Knoxville summer-sun can ultimately affect the outcome of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

When opting for this in-office procedure, it is important to know that it is an injection of a neuromuscular inhibitor that limits excessive movement of the muscles that are associated with the wrinkles in the targeted area. When you expose the targeted area to the sun’s rays, the blood vessels in the skin naturally dilate, increasing circulation. This can diffuse the BOTOX® Cosmetic, making the effects dissipate quicker than you had originally anticipated.

Sun exposure directly following your treatment can also potentially exacerbate the side effects associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, including:

·         Swelling

·         Redness

·         Bruising

·         Tenderness

·         Discoloration

·         Itching

However, sometimes avoiding the intense summer sun is not an option. Following useful tips can help prevent further aggravation of the target area, including:

·         Avoiding excessive exposure to sun or heat, especially the same day as your treatment.

·         Using sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

·         Wearing sunglasses and or hats to prevent further wrinkles.

·         Following your specific post care instructions from our board-certified plastic surgeon.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great nonsurgical cosmetic option that can give you a more youthful appearance. To determine if this treatment is right for you, Dr. Kleto will discuss your aesthetic goals during your consultation, and develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs.

If you would like to schedule your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation and are in the Knoxville area, give our experienced team a call at (865) 366-4755. We are committed to delivering patient results in the Sevierville, Knox County and surrounding Tennessee areas.


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