With the thralls of summer upon us, many sun-seeking adventurers are wondering whether or not it is safe to combine their Botox treatments with sun exposure. Though Botox injections are not affected by the sun, it’s wise to avoid excessive heat exposure or skin trauma of any kind for 1 to 2 days. This includes hot showers, saunas, hot tubs, chemical peels and bleaching.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this non-surgical procedure, Botox injections have been known to suspend the effects of the aging process without invasive measures typically associated with cosmetic enhancements. The botulinum toxin injected is a neuromuscular inhibitor which prevents excessive muscle movement of the face. As a result, wrinkle formation is shut down during the 3-to-8 months it typically lasts.