Summer is officially here! With the arrival of a new summer season, it may be time to switch up your skincare routine to match the climate. As the sun shines across Canada, some treatments may be slightly less favorable while others shine.
At Vive, we believe BOTOX®, along with some safe summer services and products, is the perfect treatment for the summer season. But what exactly makes BOTOX® so great in the summer? In this blog, we’ll discuss our reasons why BOTOX® can be a fantastic choice for maintaining your summertime look!
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BOTOX® combines well with a number of services and products over the summer, including:
First, let’s explore some other popular skincare choices and their performance in the summer. Dermal fillers, for example, are a super popular option for achieving a plump, healthy look any time of the year, including summer. BOTOX® alone or together with fillers, facials, peels, Venus Legacy, and Laser Genesis is the perfect treatment regimen in the summer.
For long-lasting results with treatments during the summer, as well as all other seasons of the year, we recommend applying a daily sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher (reapply every two hours and after sweating or swimming); wear a full wide-brimmed sun hat to shade the sides and front of the face and back of the neck; wear big sunglasses with UVA/UVB protective lenses.
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Key products that work well with Botox® in the summer are:
Antioxidants/vitamin C serums help protect our collagen, which keeps skin strong, smooth, and firm. Apply daily in the morning after you cleanse and before your hydrator and sunscreen.
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At night use a Growth Factor product as well as a Retinol to help renew and boost collagen to enhance summer treatments and keep skin firm, smooth and radiant.
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Why is BOTOX® a Great Summer Treatment?
As you may already know or have read on our site, BOTOX® is produced from a neurotoxin called Botulinum. This toxin is produced by using the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which has been used for various applications over the years. It is well known as BOTOX® Cosmetic but can also be used for other conditions like hyperhidrosis.
BOTOX® is such a valuable and popular product because it blocks signals to nerves in facial muscles. It’s perfect for wrinkles and fine lines because it can soften and relax the muscles that are responsible, leading to a more smooth, refreshed, and youthful look.
What about downtime? BOTOX® treatments have minimal, if any, downtime. Most people will have little to minimal downtime associated with the tiny injection sites, allowing them to continue with their regular schedules without worry. You’ll notice the muscles start to soften within 4 – 7 days, and the full effect occurs within about 2 weeks.
BOTOX® has emerged as an amazing option for those seeking a youthful look both in the summer and year-round. BOTOX® can easily be combined with other products and treatments to get even better results, a topic that we explored in our previous blog.
Reach Your Perfect Summer Look With BOTOX® & Vive!
Are you ready to add BOTOX® to your summer skincare routine? Our team at Vive Med Spa would love to teach you more about BOTOX® and get you started with the process! For more information or to schedule a consultation, get in touch with us today!