How to Make Botox & Facial Fillers Last Longer
Botox and Facial Fillers are an excellent investment in yourself! Injectables can make a man or woman look younger and feel more confident and attractive. And improved self-esteem can reap huge dividends in life, relationships, and even one’s careers!
In the current youth-oriented job market, Botox and Facial Filler anti-aging treatments can help you remain competitive with younger colleagues. Botox and fillers can also help men and women make a better impression on social media, in Zoom meetings, and on dating apps.
But, as with any investment, you want to and ensure that you get the most your money! In this article our skilled injectors share some tips that can help make your Botox or Filler injection results.
Making Botox Results Last Longer
Prolonging the life of Botox results is more difficult than making fillers last. Keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated can help extend the visible results of Botox last longer, because the appearance of returning fine lines can be made worse by dry skin. Hyaluronic acid serums, drinking enough water, and reducing coffee and alcohol intake can help keep the skin hydrated.
Wearing sunglasses to prevent squinting, can also help keep crow’s feet and “frown lines” in the forehead from reappearing. If you smoke, try to cut back or stop completely, because it accelerates skin aging, and causes expressions that scrunch the eyes and lips causing new lines.
Try not to rub your face, especially in the first several days after your Botox injections. Rubbing can spread or displace the Botox away from the treated area.
Making Facial Filler Results Last Longer
Different fillers have different life spans. The thicker the filler, the more slowly it will be absorbed and the longer it will last. So, choosing the longest lasting filler formulation is the first step to making sure your fillers last.
Some newer fillers, like Juvéderm Voluma, last two years. And with proper care many facial filler products can last even longer than the ‘official time’ given by the manufacturer.
As with Botox, maintaining hydration is important to maintaining long-lasting fillers. Applying hyaluronic products morning and night can prolong filler lifespan. Regular exfoliation can also keep skin from drying out prematurely. Lips can be gently exfoliated with a dry toothbrush, followed by applying lip balm throughout the day. But don’t over-exfoliate, as doing so can weaken the skin’s protective barrier and cause loss of moisture.
Quitting or reducing fillers can also extend filler life. Smoking can break down the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, worsening sagging skin and wrinkles.
Do not to rub your face in any area treated with fillers. Rubbing, touching, and sleeping on your side accelerates breakdown of the hyaluronic acid (natural sugar molecule) in the fillers and they will be absorbed more rapidly by the body.
More Ways to Make Botox & Facial Fillers Last longer
Getting enough sleep is beneficial to maintaining youthful skin, because that is when the body has a chance to repair itself. Good nutrition is also important to keeping skin smooth, plump and hydrated. Include dark greens and healthy fats (nuts, avocado, salmon, etc.) to your diet whenever possible.
And, above all, avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen every day (even cloudy or cold days). UV exposure promotes the breakdown of dermal collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid at a higher rate than normal aging.
Botox & Facial Fillers | Sterling Heights Area
Whether you are getting Botox or facial fillers for the first time, or you have had injectables many times, we want to help you achieve the most beautiful and the most long-lasting results.
At Advanced Laser & Skin Care in the Sterling Heights area, we offer the longest lasting facial filler formulations on the market, including Juvéderm VOLLURE® XC which can last 18 months or longer, and VOLUMA® XC which can last up to two years.
Botox & Facial Fillers | Sterling Heights Area: 586.286.4508