2020 has been challenging, and we have all faced unprecedented times. Along with the many other ramifications brought on by the pandemic, many are unable to schedule cosmetic treatments as they usually would.
Treatment interruptions can wreak havoc on patients who depend on injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers to look their best. If you are someone who gets regular injections, here’s how to maintain your results while spending most of your time at home.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
With so much time at home, this hint may seem ridiculous. But many people with time on their hands spend it outdoors. Minimizing your exposure to the sun will bode well for you in the long run because sun-damaged skin is the leading cause of facial lines and wrinkles.
Start a Good Home Skincare Regimen
If you can’t get out to our clinic, that doesn’t mean we cannot help with home-based skin treatments. We offer a wide range of optimal skincare products designed to help your skin look and feel great. We carry SkinMedica®, SkinCeuticals®, and Epionce® to deliver the best possible results you can get at home. If you need help deciding which product would work best for you, allow our skincare experts to help you by scheduling a virtual consultation today.
There are adverse effects that stress will have on your body. Today, many people are going through financial difficulties with loss of employment and the uncertainty surrounding their lives. Stress may be hard to avoid during a pandemic, but studies tell us that stress expedites the aging process. Try to exercise, limit caffeine, limit sugary and processed foods, and give yourself plenty of time-outs to recollect your thoughts.
Avoid Over-Examining Yourself
If you’re used to getting injectable treatments regularly, you may be worried about your appearance as the results wear off. It can be tempting to continually look in the mirror, frowning and squinting as you examine your face. Unfortunately, this can cause you to lose the benefits of Botox and fillers more quickly. Try to avoid over-examining yourself and be patient until you can schedule another appointment.
Keep in Touch with Your Dermatologist
During these times, we want our patients to know that we are here to help. Although we want you to practice social distancing and be safe during the pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch.
We have many precautions in place and are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our patients. We invite you to schedule a consultation at our office to keep you on track with your aesthetic goals.