How can I prolong my aesthetic injections?
Our recommendations are backed by science and will help you along until your next visit…… do not frown, squint or scowl and keep reading!
- Some argue that neuromodulators’ (Botox, Dysport, etc.) efficacy may be improved by zinc supplementation. As part of a multivitamin, taking a zinc supplement, may prolong the duration of neuromodulator injections. Caution: do not take excessive amounts, as anything good for you can cause harm when taken too great a supply.
- Avoid processed foods and high amounts of sugar, which increase inflammation and negatively impact your overall health, including your skin.
- High stress levels cause your body to release cortisol and other hormones that may accelerate the aging process. Try meditation, yoga or prayer for your mind, body and skin.
- Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can actually reverse the effects of injections. Bottom line: wear SPF daily, regardless of the sun or clouds or what you’re doing. Mineral-based sunscreens containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are effective blockers against both UVA and UVB rays. Many areas of literature recommend high SPF (over 50) which seems to have more benefit than previously thought.
- A hydrating skincare routine is key to injection maintenance. For a boost of hydration, look for products loaded with glycerin.
- Another super ingredient is hyaluronic acid. It plumps the skin by increasing its water retention, thereby improving skin texture and decreasing the appearance of fine lines.
- Don’t skip out on retinols and retinoids, which are most tolerable when exposure to cold, windy air is minimized and our moisturizing game is maximized. Vitamin A derivatives promote collagen production and help decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
- Less known but noteworthy: Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate. In order to use it, there is no need to be able to pronounce it. It is a neuropeptide that blocks sodium uptake and prevents the contraction of muscles.
Lastly, a piece of knowledge for peace of mind: If you have had injections recently, neuromodulators last 3 to 5 months and fillers last from 6 to 24 months.