“If Botox and fillers are like exercise, then facial products are like a healthy diet, you can get a good result with one, but focusing on both will always be better” says Dana Goldberg, M.D.
It’s no secret that Botox and filler don’t last forever, but what you may not know is that there are different ways to enhance your results and keep your skin looking as if you’ve just walked out of the clinic.
1. The easiest way? Keep hydrated!
Have you ever noticed how much plumper your lips have looked after drinking a bottle of water? Patients who stay hydrated pre and post filler can enhance the water-absorption effect of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. This involves drinking more water, and moisturizing the skin daily.
This tip doesn’t just apply to filler! Ultra-hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerine will work with Botox-injected areas to enhance the skin-smoothing results.
2. Boost your Botox results with Retinoids
While anti-wrinkle fillers do take around 2 weeks to kick in – this is the best time to work against the clock. By using retinols, a key anti-aging ingredient, you are making your skin more
resistant to wrinkling while your Botox is working to paralyse the movement causing wrinkles.
3. Sun protection
One of the most crucial skincare steps to prolong your injectable results is sun protection! UV damage is the number one cause of aging skin, so while Botox and filler can target specific areas, using SPF can reduce wrinkle formation and help with maintaining elasticity.
Eating right and avoiding stress can also help with the appearance and health of your skin too. Sugary foods can cause increased inflammation in the skin, hence why we ask patients to avoid it before treatments. The inflammation from sugar produces enzymes that breaks down collagen, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles
5. Maintain results with nourishing skin treatments
Our custom-made facials aim at resorting collagen and providing deep nourishment to the skin, which helps to prolong and support the results from your injectables . Any of our individually tailored facials are customised to work for all skin types and concerns to reveal a healthy, hydrated glow.
For any injectable service booked before mid-march (2019), you will receive a complimentary mini-facial from one of our Amirova Skin Specialists.