Injectables and dermal fillers are designed to reverse the signs of aging. Although these neurotoxins and filler treatments give fantastic outcomes, they are temporary and will eventually wear off. These results can make a significant impact, restoring youthfulness to your face for four months up to two years. However, there are certain things you can do to support your injectibles and get the most out of their benefits for the longest period of time.
Use Sunscreen Faithfully
Are you aware that exposing yourself to the sun’s UV rays may reverse the results of injectable treatments? It is why we stress to our patients they should use sunscreen liberally to protect against sun-damage and premature aging. A high quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen will go a long way to protect you when you’re outdoors. Avoiding the sun when it’s at its strongest and wearing a wide-brimmed hat works well, too.
Proper Skin Care
Take good care of your skin. Your injectable results will thank you, and you will enjoy the benefits of your treatment for longer. Moisturize daily and hydrate by drinking sufficient amounts of water. This practice will increase water absorption of hyaluronic-based dermal fillers, helping treatment sites remain plump and smooth.
Watch What You Eat
Your food consumption will directly affect the health and appearance of your skin. If you eat well, it will maximize your injectable treatment results. A proper diet includes eating wholesome foods while staying away from unhealthy processed foods and sugar. Packaged and enriched food products increase inflammation, which can affect your overall skin health and appearance.
Add Zinc to Your Supplement Intake
Clinical trials and studies indicate that Botox results benefit from increased zinc levels in the body. As we age, zinc levels decline. Taking a zinc supplement regularly will help prolong your Botox results and support your skin in the fight against aging.
Unfortunately, stress is common for many of us. For some, it’s even part of our daily lives. It can come from many different aspects of your day, from your career, to raising children, to personal relationships. What you may not know is that it impacts your skin health. If you can find ways to manage your stress levels, you can prolong your anti-aging treatment benefits. Some good stress-management options include exercise, meditation, daily rituals, time with friends and family, and yoga.
Sometimes the best way to maintain your injectable results is to schedule follow-up treatments in a timely fashion. Don’t allow your skin to go back to the way it was. Recurring treatments will train target areas to respond for longer periods, especially neurotoxins like Botox.