Take Zinc tablets before your next Botox Cosmetic® treatment:
It is known that Zinc is a co-factor for botulinum toxin’s binding to its receptor. However, our cellular levels of Zinc can vary widely on a daily basis based on our diet. There are some recent studies showing that patients who take Zinc 50mg a day for 4 days before and on the day of their Botox Cosmetic® /Dysport ®/ Xeomin® injections experience speedier onset of action and up to a 20% increase in the longevity of the treatment (i.e. the results can last up to a month longer!) Take Zinc 50mg a day for 4 days before and on the day of your next injection appointment. Some foods that are high in zinc include turkey and oysters and can also be consumed on treatment day for those effects. Foods that absorb dietary zinc and should be avoided before your next Botox cosmetic® treatment are cereals, lentils & beans and peanut butter. Be careful though-taking excess Zinc daily can cause nausea and other unpleasant gastro-intestinal side effects, so we suggest this regimen only for the week of your injection session.
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