How Your At-Home Routine Can Support Your Dermal Filler Results
There’s nothing like getting home after your dermal filler appointment, looking in the mirror and being delighted with the results. So how can you make sure these results are ever-lasting?
Get Serious About Sun Protection Factor
In the quest to look better, SPF is a non-negotiable. Fillers can target specific areas of the face, but the overall appearance of the skin is also important in how we look and ensures skin looks youthful. We all know UV rays can cause a host of issues such loss of elasticity, pigment changes, and wrinkle formation, therefore keep your skin protected with SPF 50!
Use good skincare products
We cannot emphasise enough the importance of keeping your skin healthy in order to ensure you get the most out of your injectable treatments. At VIVA Skin Clinics, we work with Obagi Medical Skincare. This range is backed by 30-years of science and has a higher percentage of active ingredients compared to high street and over-the-counter skin care. Therefore, if you’re treating an issue such as acne or hyperpigmentation, you will get better results thanks to the higher concentration of active ingredients.
Enjoy a healthy lifestyle
Sticking with a healthy diet and lifestyle which is full of whole foods such as vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins and avoidings processed foods can help to maximize your results. Eating a lot of junk or processed foods can increase inflammation in the body, which can speed up the rate at which your body metabolizes any injections.
Schedule Maintenance Treatments
Scheduling maintenance or repeat filler treatments is the most effective way to continue to enjoy smooth and youthful skin after an injection. It is important to note that no injectable treatment will last forever. The longevity of the product injected normally depends on the product used and what area was treated. Add to this the fact that everyone metabolises these products at a different rate, therefore it is important to keep an open mind to whether you will need a top up sooner than you thought.
Your VIVA injector will advise you on your maintenance plan which normally means, booking in again in 6 months for maximum results. Furthermore, when we see patients for full face dermal filler treatments, we often use 5+ mls in the first session. After this we usually maintain with 1-2mls every 6 months to keep the beautification ever-lasting!
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