Investing in Botox and dermal fillers is a significant step towards enhancing your skin health and rejuvenating your appearance. To ensure you enjoy the maximum benefits of your treatment and maintain the results for as long as possible, we’ve compiled some key tips:
Prioritize Sun Protection:
- Prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays can counteract the advantages of your treatments. We strongly advise protecting your skin, particularly after receiving these injectables. It’s recommended to use a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen and try to minimize direct sun exposure during peak UV hours. For added protection, consider wearing a hat with a wide brim.
- Regular exercise has numerous health benefits, but it’s crucial to be aware that intensive physical activity could potentially shorten the longevity of your results. You don’t need to abandon your fitness routine, but make an effort to prevent facial expressions like squinting or frowning during workouts. Wearing a hat and sunglasses outdoors can help reduce the need to squint.
Maintain a Healthy Diet:
- The link between diet and skin health is well established. After your treatment with dermal fillers, it’s beneficial to reduce intake of processed, packaged foods and limit sugar consumption, as these can trigger inflammation affecting your skin’s vitality.
Manage Stress Levels:
- Though stress is often an unavoidable aspect of our lives, excessive stress levels can expedite the aging process by releasing hormones like cortisol. High-stress levels can quickly manifest as visible signs of aging on your skin. Implement stress management techniques in your daily routine like enjoying a relaxing bath, reading a book, or practicing meditation or yoga.
Incorporate Zinc in Your Diet:
- Research indicates a correlation between the efficacy of Botox and zinc levels in the blood. Since many people tend to be slightly deficient in zinc, taking a zinc supplement post your Botox or dermal filler treatment may enhance and prolong the anti-aging effects.
- The most reliable method to extend the results of your Botox or dermal fillers is regular ‘maintenance’ treatments before the initial effects fade away. Regular Botox treatments can potentially train the targeted muscles to respond more effectively to the neurotoxin, extending the longevity of results.
If you’re considering your next Botox maintenance treatment or wish to explore our range of facial aesthetics services, please get in touch with our team!