Some beauty treatments require scheduling the procedure during a certain time of the year. For instance, chemical peels aren’t very suited for hot weather. However, some treatments like Botox® are perfect for any time of year.
While Botox can be done during any season, many spas and other facilities that offer Botox see a summer influx of Botox patients due the many benefits of having the injections done at this time of year.
Because Everything’s on Display
Summertime means spending more time outdoors in the sunlight—sunlight that can illuminate every single line and crease in your face! Because patients want to be ready to face the sun, literally, Botox is a popular summer favorite.
Counteracting the Effects of Squinting
Sunny days make us squint, even with sunglass protection. Getting Botox in the summer can help prevent new wrinkles from forming due to all that squinting. Using Botox before these lines even appear is a great way to stop your muscles from creating new wrinkles.
You Don’t Have to Hide from the Sun After Botox
As mentioned above, some treatments require you to stay out of the sun for up to seven weeks after the procedure. But with Botox, you can have your treatment and get back into the sun within just a few days. That being said, always wear sunscreen every day of the year.
Prevent Excessive Sweating
There’s no time that makes us sweat more than the summer. Botox is used to treat hypochondriasis, otherwise known as excessive sweating. Botox injections in the armpits, palms, and the soles of the feet can be used to stop excessive perspiration.
Quick Results and No Downtime
Botox is also great for summer because it’s fast and requires very little downtime and aftercare, which makes it fit perfectly into your busy summer schedule. Botox treatments won’t slow you down. You can have your morning jog, get your Botox, go to lunch, meet a friend, and go to a dinner party afterward. Just remember to avoid exercise and alcohol for 24 hours. Otherwise, you’re all set!
The Days of Summer Youth
Summertime awakens a lot of nostalgic emotions of summers gone by. So, what better time to feel your best than summertime? Botox can give you a boost of confidence just in time for vacation, since Botox helps to relax and soften wrinkles.
All in all, it doesn’t really matter when you get Botox, but for many people, the best time to do it is when their wrinkles are the most annoying or apparent—and that very often happens to be the summertime.
If you’re considering Botox and have questions, please let us know. At Monterey Laser & Skin Care, we’re beauty experts who are happy to answer any question you may have.
Most of us start worrying more about how we look during the summer months. Vacations, beaches, swimsuits, bright sunlight bringing so much attention to our skin. We simply want to look our best, right?
However, it’s smart to consider how the treatment you undergo might respond to summertime sunlight and heat. Timing your treatment correctly can be incredibly helpful and save you a lot of discomfort, since the sunlight and heat (and avoiding it) may play a part in your recovery and results
Here are the best and worst cosmetic treatments for the summer:
YES: Dermal Fillers
During the summer, most people spend a lot of time outdoors in the bright sun. Because our faces are on full display, many people want their skin looking extra healthy and voluminous. This is why dermal fillers are a popular summertime treatment: not only will your skin look more youthful and healthy; the effects of dermal fillers aren’t bothered at all by sunlight.
NO: Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are harsh in general, and direct sunlight and heat will definitely cause your skin to be more vulnerable to UV rays during your recovery process. This makes it a not-so-great option during the summertime. As a rule of thumb, anyone getting a chemical peel should stay away from sunlight for at least one week. Sunscreen is a must regardless of the time of year.
CoolSculpting is another beauty procedure where its results aren’t affected by sunlight. It’s also great for the summertime, since it makes your body look incredible. CoolSculpting freezes hard-to-eliminate fat cells right out of the treated areas, creating a summer-ready body.
NO: Laser Treatments
How ironic is it that laser treatments are used to reverse sun damage, yet many people go right back out into the sun after getting the procedure? Laser treatments aren’t the best idea for the hot summertime months, since these treatments temporarily make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage and discoloration. For a few weeks after getting a laser treatment, patients should avoid direct sunlight.
Unlike the laser procedures or chemical peels mentioned above, Botox doesn’t make your skin more vulnerable to sun rays. It’s an injection, not a surface treatment, so all it does is make your skin look smooth.
If you’re thinking about getting a skin treatment or any other beauty procedure for summer and you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at Monterey Laser & Skin Care. Our team of specialists can answer anything for you!