For those who frequent Dr. Evan Ransom’s practice for Botox treatments, the question worth asking is whether or not it’s safe to combine the most popular injectable with the most popular summer activity? Before answering the question, keep in mind that no doctor is likely to recommend any type of tanning, whether in the sun or in a booth.
Overexposure to UV rays is a leading cause of wrinkling and skin cancer. With that said, Botox treatments and sunbathing are not known to cause complications so long as you avoid prolonged sun exposure on the same day as the treatment. This helps to prevent the Botox solution from migrating.
Before you read any further, stop for a second. Close your eyes, take a deep breath. How did that feel? Was your mouth open or did you just breathe through your nose? In your nose, was there any resistance, on one side or both? Now what if you were jogging? Or sleeping? I’m sure that this isn’t something you think about all the time, but it’s hard to say that breathing is overrated. In fact, there is a type of mindfulness meditation based in part on what you just did – pranayama. In this practice attention is focused on the simple act of breathing as a way of calming the spirit, and medical studies have shown positive effects on stress-related diseases.