How to Make Botox & Fillers Last Longer
Botox is a quick treatment that provides quick results. It is commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine lines and provide you with a smooth, youthful glow. But even with the best results, botox injections are still temporary. So how long does it really last? It depends. Generally you can expect botox to last between 3 to 6 months. But, if you are looking for ways to make your botox and fillers last longer, there are a few things you can do.
Protect Your Skin
Too much sun exposure damages your skin and causes wrinkles. After receiving Botox, you should avoid sun exposure. The UV rays can cause inflammation and irritate your skin. Wear sunscreen to protect your skin and don’t forget sunglasses to prevent yourself from squinting! Hats are also a great added layer of protection.
Pamper Your Skin
No topical anti-wrinkle product will give you the same results as Botox, but there are skincare products out there that will strengthen your skin, promote healing, and make your botox last longer. Look for products with retinol or peptides to promote collagen growth. Moisturizers will also keep your skin looking its best!
Stay Hydrated & Eat Healthy
Studies show that increasing your water intake will improve the health of your skin, even increasing elasticity in some. Remember to drink up after and between your botox appointments! Dehydration can lead to quicker wrinkles returning.
Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is always a good rule to follow! Limit the number of processed foods and sugars to extend the life of your botox and to promote overall healthy skin.
Relax & Rest
Stress affects so many aspects of life, and the lifespan of your botox is no exception! Stress can cause a breakdown in your injectables, as well as cause you to frown, which also affects your treatment. Consider how you can better manage stress to prolong your injections. Try deep breathing mediations, exercise, or relaxing music.
Getting enough sleep daily is also very important and is the easiest way to let your body repair and heal. When you get to rest, so does your skin.
How to Help Make Fillers Last Longer
Dermal Fillers, another injectable treatment that we provide here at Vina, are similar to Botox in a way that they are a temporary fix for smoother skin. Fillers typically last anywhere from 9 to 24 months, depending on the filler you choose and your body. If you are someone who has a faster metabolic rate, you will have less time in between your treatments. Where you get your fillers also will determine how long they last. Areas that get more day-to-day use, like your mouth, tend to break down the filler more quickly.
Vina Laser Med Spa hopes that the tips given above will help you make the most out of your Botox and Dermal Fillers! Need to schedule a Botox or Filler appointment? Give us a call at (989) 791-2020.