In case you don’t know: Botox doesn’t last forever. How long the results will stay differ from patient to patient, but in a typical scenario, the results generally last for three to four months. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to get Botox for the first or eleventh time; it always feels great to have maximum results that last as long as possible.
The good news is that you can follow some simple rules to make your Botox or Dysport results last longer. Avoiding the sun, having a clean diet, and picking the right healthcare specialist are important, but new studies have shown that taking a zinc supplement can make your Botox treatment last longer. Yes, you heard it right: getting more zinc can prolong the effects of Botox.
Zinc for higher Botox efficiency
According to the latest research, zinc levels directly contribute to Botox efficiency and keep deep facial lines at bay for longer periods. A study conducted in 2012 shows that Botox duration increases by 30% in Botox patients who took 50mg of zinc daily. This might be due to the fact that the botulinum toxin is a member of a class of enzymes that requires zinc. So, taking zinc regularly after your Botox treatment can extend the anti-aging effects.
How can you achieve long-lasting effects from zinc supplements?
This chemical element has been found to be effective in prolonging Botox or Dysport’s results, which is why it is popularly known as “Botox Booster.” The findings of a clinical trial published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology also showed that the results of the Botox treatment were observed more rapidly and persisted several weeks longer in nearly 92% of the individuals who took zinc with an enzyme called phytase.
This enzyme is responsible for increasing the breakdown of dietary zinc in the body, and as a result, your body will absorb more zinc, and the effects of Botox or Dysport are boosted.
Taking zinc before Botox/Dysport
Two capsules of zinc should be taken daily, one in the morning and one in the evening, beginning four days before therapy. The amount of zinc and phytase in the body is regulated by the zinc you consume before and during your injections, which aids in maximizing the Botox effects. However, we recommend patients consult a doctor first.
Botox/Dysport at BB Aesthetic
Botox or Dysport may be the best choice for you and your personal goals. Along with your injections, taking zinc supplements will improve your result and give you the boost of confidence you need. Talk to our trusted professionals today and tell them what you want to achieve using Botox,Dysport or one of our many services we offer.
Brittney Burnworth, MSN, APRN-FNP, is the founder and owner of BB Aesthetic Medical Spa, Ohio. She knows the science and art of beauty, health, and wellness. Board Certified as an MSN, APRN-FNP, Brittney combines sound medical expertise with exciting aesthetic innovations.