Botox and fillers are fantastic products that turn back the clock on facial aging. One of the only drawbacks of these injectables is that the results don’t last permanently. To maintain smooth, youthful looking skin with Botox or fillers, regular treatments are required.
However, there are steps you can take to prolong the results of treatment with injectables. Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso share their best tips below.
Protect Your Face from the Sun
Too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays can reverse the effects of Botox and filler treatment and cause you to look older than you really are. Our plastic surgeons advise you to be diligent about protecting your skin from the sun, especially right after treatment. Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 whenever you go outdoors, and reapply frequently. For added protection, wear a wide-brimmed hat, too. If possible, avoid the peak sun hours between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Follow a Healthy Diet
Eating a nutritious and balanced diet is crucial to the health and appearance of your skin. Make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and sources of lean protein. Stay away from processed or sugary foods, which can increase inflammation to the detriment of your skin.
Repeat Treatment Regularly
Some research indicates that getting on a regular schedule of Botox treatments may eventually extend the results. What happens is that over time, regularly scheduled injections “train” the facial muscles to contract less, resulting in fewer dynamic wrinkles. Eventually, patients can go longer in between appointments.
The key is to work with your injector to find the right frequency of treatments to train the muscles without causing them to become resistant to Botox.
Fine-Tune Your Skin Care Routine
Pharmaceutical-grade skin care products can protect the health of the skin and preserve the results of Botox and filler treatment. We encourage you to work with our highly experienced aestheticians, Sonja Cody and Carol McDonald, who can help you create or fine-tune your product regimen, making sure you use the proper moisturizer, sunscreen, serums and eye cream. The skin care products that we have available to you have been carefully chosen and selected to provide proven and long-lasting results.
For more information about extending the results of Botox or filler treatment, and finding the routine and products that works best for you, please schedule a consultation at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center. Call or email us today.