Chicago Facial Aesthetics | Tips to Make your Botox & Dermal Fillers Last Longer

You’ve invested in your skin by getting Botox and/or dermal fillers. Now you want to make sure you get the maximum effects and optimize results. Here are some tips to help your results last:

Sun Protection

Overexposure to UV rays from the sun or tanning beds can actually reverse the benefits of your treatments. This is why Dr. McCullom encourages all patients to use sun protection, especially following these injectables. At Timeless Beauty, we recommend our patients use a high quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen. Do your best to avoid being outdoors during peak UV hours, and wear a wide-brimmed hat for added precaution.


While exercise is extremely beneficial to the body in a number of ways, avid gym-goers may experience somewhat shorter result timelines. What’s best is not to cancel the gym membership, but to be conscientious and make efforts to avoid squinting or scowling during exercise routines and throughout the day. An easy modification is to wear a hat and sunglasses when outside to reduce your urge to squint.

Eat Right

It’s no secret that the foods we eat can affect our skin (ask any teenager). Following dermal fillers, it’s best to avoid processed and packaged foods, and limit your sugar intake. These foods can cause inflammation which impacts your overall skin health.

Reduce Stress

Easier said than done, as stress is simply a part of daily life. But high levels of stress can release cortisol and other hormones that actually accelerate the aging process, and can quickly translate into unwanted signs of aging manifesting themselves in your skin.

Try to reduce unnecessary stressors, and incorporate stress relief techniques into your day.  Enjoy a candle-lit bubble bath, sit on your deck and read a book after dinner, or enjoy quiet meditation and yoga.

Increase Zinc

Some studies have shown that the effects of Botox are linked to zinc levels in the blood. And, many people tend to have a slight zinc deficiency anyway. Taking a zinc supplement following your Botox or dermal filler treatment may help extend the anti-aging results.


Hands-down, the best way to extend the results of your Botox or dermal filler results is to continue with regular ‘maintenance’ treatments before the results wear off. By undergoing regular treatments of Botox, the targeted muscles may actually become trained to better respond to the neurotoxin, offering extended results.

If you’re ready for your next Botox maintenance treatment, or are interested in one of our many facial esthetics services, please contact Timeless Beauty in Chicago.

Timeless Beauty
Phone: (773) 488-3738
820 East 87th Street Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60619