Is it possible to do peeling after Botox – this is of interest to women on the eve of a comprehensive course of anti-aging procedures. Indeed, in this case, deep cleansing of the skin with peeling agents can be combined with simultaneous express lifting. Beauticians consider this “neighborhood” acceptable and even desirable: from a certain point exfoliation prolongs and enhances the effect of beauty injections. What you need to know in order to avoid uneven distribution of botulinum toxin in the dermis, and after how long after injections it is recommended to renew the skin with peeling, we learn further.
Getting Rid of Botox Wrinkles
Botox and other similar preparations for express rejuvenation, for example, Dysport, are based on purified botulinum toxin type “A”. In nature, botulism neurotoxin refers to potent organic poisons that paralyze the body. For cosmetic injections, the protein botulinum toxin complex is purified and neutralized using the paralytic ability of the compound for instant and safe rejuvenation.
“Beauty injections” based on cosmetic botulinum toxin are used to temporarily get rid of facial wrinkles, the appearance of which is associated with a spasm of the facial muscles in a certain area. For example, in the corners of the eyes or lips, on the nose or forehead. Penetrating into the skin, a protein neurotoxin relaxes and paralyzes the muscles, the contraction of which causes the appearance of deep folds. Due to the temporary effect of the therapeutic muscle relaxant, the hatching of wrinkles is smoothed out, the microrelief of the skin is leveled.
Injections with purified botulism neurotoxin are a minimally invasive anti-aging technique that has been used in cosmetology for more than 10 years. Botox injections do not cause discomfort even in pain-sensitive women, because they are performed with special thin corners-cannulas. The Botox rejuvenation procedure can be done under local application anesthesia, it does not require a long recovery. The only thing you need to be prepared for is that in the first hours and days after the procedure there are several restrictions, the violation of which leads to side effects or the disappearance of the injection result.
- In the first 6 – 8 hours after the introduction of the neuroparalytic, it is not recommended to take a horizontal position. A botulinum toxin-based preparation should be evenly distributed under the skin of the treated areas. A lying position leads to its spreading, displacement and subsequent paralysis of neighboring muscles, which causes asymmetry of the face or tissue prolapse;
- On the first day after the procedure, it is not recommended to bend over (for example, to iron or mop the floors), drink alcohol, touch the face and massage the injection sites;
- In the first two weeks after Botox injections, it is forbidden to visit baths, steam rooms, saunas and a solarium, as well as to sunbathe in direct sunlight. It is necessary to exclude any factor of skin overheating in the area of formulation. Increased sweating helps to remove funds from the skin, which will negate the results of the procedure;
- In the first two weeks after muscle relaxant injections, it is not recommended to visit the gym and perform any physical activity;
A uniform formulation of botulinum toxin blockade takes about 5 days, the final effect of the injection becomes noticeable only two weeks after the introduction of neurotoxin under the skin. The effect of the drug is manifested in the fact that facial wrinkles become invisible or disappear completely, the facial muscles at the injection site are paralyzed, which eliminates the appearance of new folds.
The moderate formulation of Botox and its uniform distribution does not distort the natural facial expression and facial expressions. Cosmetic botulinum toxin is harmless to the body and its effect extends only to the treated area. The neuroparalytic effect ends in six months, after which the motor activity of the muscles of the face is restored.
Botulinum toxin and hardware peels
Performing hardware peelings after or before Botox is acceptable and even desirable. Combine hardware cleansing of the skin with peels and staging of neurotoxin injections is necessary according to the following scheme:
- muscle relaxant is introduced into the localization of facial wrinkles 2 weeks after the course of hardware peels;
- physical exfoliation is performed two to three weeks after the Botox formulation, when the drug has already migrated and strengthened in the muscles.
Both schemes of complex rejuvenation or skin cleansing complement and reinforce each other: the skin texture after peeling is smoothed and freed from the dense layer of dead skin epithelium, facial wrinkles and age wrinkles disappear, peels stimulate the natural production of collagen “springs” that support the skin frame, regenerate cells and eliminate inflammatory and pigmented formations on the face.
The research results prove that the purified botulism neurotoxin, introduced under the skin two to four weeks before the hardware peels, for example, laser, ultrasound or diamond, contributes to a greater accumulation of new collagen threads at the injection sites. Under the influence of Botox, facial muscles in certain areas are paralyzed, the resorption of the protein structures of collagen and elastin in these areas slows down, and wrinkles are filled with natural “fillers”. Therefore, cosmetologists note an improvement in the results of hardware peels precisely in combination with the introduction of Botox.
Botulinum toxin and laser peeling
Laser resurfacing of the skin can be done two weeks after injections of botulinum toxin or a month before injections. In the first case, a two-week interval between the procedures will be enough to ensure that the neuroparalytic is evenly distributed in the skin, consolidates its effect and does not “disappear” during the cell renewal period. In the second case, a month is enough for the skin to heal after laser peeling and the administration of botulinum toxin does not cause the development of infections.
Laser peeling and botulinum therapy are prohibited at the same time. Swelling of tissues during the regeneration period after laser peeling will provoke an undesirable “movement” of botulinum toxin. The consequences will be the omission of the eyebrows or lower eyelid, and in some cases, paralysis of the facial nerve.
Injection and microcrystalline dermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is an aggressive cosmetic procedure, and is among the mid-deep peels. During a peeling session, the keratinized layer of the epidermis is sanded using diamond-brushed cosmetic brushes or a special diamond tip. Skin rehabilitation after microcrystalline dermabrasion takes at least two weeks. At this time, it is better to refrain from performing any other procedures, including blockade with botulinum toxin. Botox after microdermabrasion can only be performed after 2 weeks.
If the patient was first given Botox, and then planned rejuvenation with diamond peeling, such a “neighborhood” is possible only with a two-week break between treatments. Until the muscle relaxant is finally fixed in the skin, any mechanical effect on the face can lead to its migration.
Microdermabrasion goes well with beauty injections. These techniques solve various aesthetic problems. Peeling renews and smoothes the skin, and Botox injections fix the anti-aging effect and eliminate facial wrinkles. Therefore, cosmetologists recommend combining these lifting procedures without fear.
Botox and ultrasonic peeling
Ultrasonic peeling involves delicate and superficial cleansing of the skin from obsolete epidermal cells. After exposure to acoustic waves, the skin does not need long-term rehabilitation: redness disappears within a day, peeling – within 3 – 4 days. Therefore, ultrasonic peeling can also be combined with Botox according to the usual scheme: neurotoxin injections are given either three days after ultrasonic peeling, or 2 weeks before it.
Botox and chemical exfoliation
Muscle relaxant injections complement and enhance the effect of chemical peels. The purpose of some types of acid and enzymatic exfoliation is also to eliminate facial and age wrinkles. Therefore, botulinum toxin is able to prolong the effect of anti-aging peels, affecting the muscular frame of the face.
If neurotoxin production is preceded by superficial or median chemical peels, at least 2 – 3 weeks should elapse between treatments. During this time, the drug will relax and completely immobilize the muscles in places where wrinkles accumulate. The skin is smoothed and peels based on acids or enzymes will act on it more evenly.
If skin cleansing with peeling is planned on the eve of botulinum therapy, at least two weeks should also elapse between rejuvenation sessions (depending on the type of peeling and the depth of penetration of the substance). This interval will be sufficient for complete rehabilitation of the skin after the action of acid solutions and partial alignment of the wrinkle network. Botox injections in this case will strengthen the effect of peeling and consolidate its result.
The combination of Botox and peelings is based on the “two-week rule.” In whatever sequence these procedures are performed, there should always be a two-week interval between them. This time is enough to restore the skin after peeling and fixing muscle relaxant in the muscles.