No matter how much we take care of our skin, everyone eventually develops facial wrinkles. Fortunately, many of the fine lines and wrinkles that accompany aging can be reduced or softened with aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.
How to Botox and Dermal Fillers Work?
The active ingredient in Botox causes certain facial muscles to relax, while dermal fillers plump your skin in areas with wrinkles to reduce their appearance. Botox results typically last between three and six months, while dermal fillers produce results that can last up to two years. Many patients combine Botox with dermal fillers to maintain a youthful appearance as long as possible.
While it is true that injectables are not permanent and will break down over time, there are many things you can do to extend the time between visits to La Bella Vita Medispa for your Botox and filler injections.
How to Make the Most of your Injectable Wrinkle Reducers
let’s talk about how to make them last as long as possible…
Protect Your Skin
You’re likely well aware that too much sun exposure can damage your skin, causing not only uneven skin tones and spots, but those wrinkles you’re looking to prevent in the first place. Facial skin, which is thinner and more delicate in certain places, burns more easily even with sunblock. If possible, limit your time in the sun, especially during peak hours. If you will be outdoors for an extended period of time, wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your beautiful face!
Drinking plenty of water on a daily basis will naturally plump your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Good nutrition is always essential for keeping your skin looking plump and healthy. Sugar binds with collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, weighing them down and causing wrinkles. Increase your leafy greens and foods high in good omega fats such as fish and nuts.
Ensure Your Skincare Routine is On Point
Having a good quality skincare routine is very important to help make Botox and fillers last longer. Dehydration is one of the leading causes for aging, meaning that skin which is quenched will likely experience less fine lines and wrinkles on the whole. As us about our medical-grade La Bella Vita skincare products that are the perfect accompaniment to Botox and dermal fillers.
Don’t Smoke and Limit Alcohol
Managing the amount you drink and cutting out smoking are two of the best things you can do to not only aid your healthy lifestyle, but to keep fillers and Botox looking fresher for longer. Nicotine impairs blood flow to your skin by narrowing blood vessels, which means less moisture gets to the skin. And, smoke makes you squint your eyes, which leads to more wrinkles over time. Alcohol is dehydrating and thins the blood which can contribute to bruising or even bleeding after treatments. Plus, it’s not good for your stress levels either!
Keep Stress Levels to a Minimum
It can be hard in the modern world we live in these days, but keeping your stress levels down is essential. Stress releases cortisol, a hormone that inhibits collagen and elastin production, which leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Find healthy ways to manage stress so you can avoid these spikes in cortisol that cause premature aging.
Follow Post-Care Instructions
Be sure to follow all of the post-care instructions we give you to lower your risk for problems that may compromise your results. The more you adhere to our recommendations, the more likely the procedure will have the best outcome!
It can take 7-10 days to see the full effects of Botox injections. During your consultation, we’ll go over your skincare goals and then provide realistic feedback regarding what you should expect.
At La Bella Vita Medispa, we enjoy helping our patients develop a plan for Botox and filler upkeep, which makes it a breeze to maintain your results! Schedule your Botox or filler (OR BOTH!) consultation today, 916-624-4959.