Facials and Botox: Do they work well together?

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Facials and Botox are two popular cosmetic treatments that are often used to enhance the appearance of the face. Both treatments are non-invasive, meaning they do not involve surgery, and are designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone, as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, there are differences between the two treatments, and it is important to understand how they work and how they can be used together.

Facial Treatment Benefits

A facial is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin. Facials are typically performed by estheticians and can include a variety of techniques, such as steaming, exfoliation, extractions, and masks. The goal of a facial is to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin by removing impurities, stimulating cell renewal, and increasing hydration. Facials are generally safe for all skin types and can be customized to address specific skin concerns, such as acne, aging, or sun damage.

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Botox Treatment Benefits

Botox, on the other hand, is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is a type of neurotoxin that is injected into the skin, and works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is typically used on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, but can also be used to treat wrinkles on the neck and jawline. Botox is a safe and effective treatment that can be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and can also be used to prevent new wrinkles from forming.

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Combining Them for Better Anti-Aging Results and Skin Health

When it comes to combining facials and Botox, it is good to know that facials are designed to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, while Botox is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Therefore, facials and Botox can complement each other! 

Wondering about the timing of both treatments? Facials are typically recommended every 4-6 weeks, while Botox is typically recommended every 3-4 months. If you are considering combining facials and Botox, it is important to discuss your options with your esthetician or dermatologist, and to schedule your treatments accordingly.

Lastly, it is important to have a consultation with a NYC cosmetic dermatologist to make sure you are a good candidate for Botox. 

Our Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Arash Akhavan will provide a full consultation for you in our office. Both facials and Botox are non-invasive and can be a great way to improve the look and feel of your skin!