Patients who choose Botox injections are typically looking to fight the natural aging process. As such, the idea of exposing yourself to large amounts of UV rays shortly after treatment seems to contradict the very function of Botox and its ability to preserve that youthful look.

As you may know, the sun’s rays are a leading cause of wrinkling and even more serious issues such as skin cancer, especially during the summer months. If your goal is to prevent wrinkles and preserve your youthful beauty, prolonged tanning is not one of the smarter long-term decisions you can make.

Nevertheless, exposure to the sun is expected in the summer. Proper protection is something to be mindful of when you do decide to spend time in the sun. Sunblock with at least SPF 30 and a protective sun hat are preferable for sun exposure lasting longer than 20 minutes.

To find out more tips about Botox injections, contact double-board-certified surgeon Dr. Lee Ann Klausner for a consultation. Her office is conveniently located in New York City, right in the heart of Manhattan.