Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician–administered aesthetic treatment for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. The treatment involves small doses of Botox administered via tiny injections directly into the underlying muscles between the brows to temporarily reduce the muscle activity that causes frown lines by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, creating a smooth appearance. Botox injections help combat dynamic wrinkles and frown lines caused by repetitive movements of the face. By relaxing the underlying muscle, the Botox reduces the appearance of these lines and wrinkles while allowing you to express emotions naturally. The results of Botox can last up to four months before additional treatments will be necessary to maintain your improvement.

The question now is, how can you prolong the effects of Botox and maintain this smooth appearance for more than 4 months? Dermatologists at FineTouch Dermatology advise and emphasize individuals with Botox treatment to nourish their skin with a proper diet. Deficiencies in ones diet not only hinders your physical well-being, but also on the skin in many ways, such as causing increased inflammation, altered immune response, and cell destruction. This is especially true when the body is already undergoing stress due to illness. Scientific findings indicate that a number of chronic and damaging skin problems such as acne and rosacea are linked to diet, either directly or indirectly. Making adjustments in your diet, even small ones, can have a significant impact on the appearance of your skin. In other words, maintain you Botox procedure and feel of your skin by avoiding a deprivation diet because it could speed up the process of sagging skin and acne. In addition, <strong>make wise food choices</strong> and try to substitute processed foods with fresher alternatives.

Another tip is to boost your antioxidant intake because it will help you combat UV rays and “free radicals.” Damaged skin cells can lead to accelerated aging in the form of wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles under eyes, dull skin, and more. In addition, increasing your calcium intake will also keep your skin slower in aging, and it keeps your bones strong, which is needed in order to be able to pull the skin taut and keep it from sagging. Most importantly, keep your skin hydrated, and therefore your skin will appear more plump and uniform in texture. Other obvious healthy skin habits include exercising, getting enough rest, and again, moisturizing properly to quench your skin’s thirst.

For more tips on taking care of your skin or if you are interested in having a Botox procedure, call our clinic at (310)318-1500 to set up an appointment or to speak with our board certified dermatologist. Dr. Umar’s background as a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon has allowed him to have extensive experience with Botox. Please visit our website for more information about the doctor and the procedure: