Like with numerous other medical or cosmetic treatments or products, a combination of efforts is required to get the most out of a given dermal filler like Botox. This begins with a reputable practitioner to provide safe and high-quality injection products and services, but also extends to the patient and their future skin care as well.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we not only provide the highest quality services for Botox and other dermal fillers like Juvederm injections – we also ensure all our patients are well aware of additional themes they can prioritize to get the absolute most out of these injections moving forward. Here are a few very general tips on maximizing your injectable fillers through proper skin and body care at home.
Retinols and Skin Care
Within virtually any skin care routine, but particularly one utilized by someone who has recently undergone a dermal filler injection, retinols should be a primary consideration. Retinols are known to help cells rapidly turn over, using a derivation of vitamin A to increase the skin’s collagen production and reduce lines and wrinkles.
In particular, retinols are known to enhance various injectable filler results, including Botox. These are best used at night before bed – speak to Dr. Jepson about which kind of retinol product might be best for you, as this might vary depending on whether you have acne or other skin conditions you’re looking to fight along with wrinkles and aging signs.
Ultraviolet rays are known to be one of the top causes of early aging signs showing in skin, commonly causing the loss of elasticity and bringing on wrinkles and discoloration. Those who have recently undergone injections to help with similar areas should do their very best to avoid prolonged exposure to UV rays, and should take major precautions if such exposure does take place – beginning with sunscreen.
If you’ll be spending even moderate time in the sun, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays. We also highly recommend wearing a hat and sunglasses to provide further protection – you may be surprised how much squinting from the sun can lead to wrinkles down the line.
Finally, there are well-known connections established by research between healthy skin and overall body health, namely hydration and sleep quality. Look to drink lots of water following a dermal filler, as this will provide the moisture needed for the skin to remain healthy. In addition, get plenty of sleep – the body repairs itself and eliminates numerous toxins during nightly sleep periods, and allowing it to perform these tasks fully and in a healthy manner is extremely important.
For more on themes to maximize your injectable fillers, or to learn about any of our Botox services or laser treatments, speak to the med spa staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.