You’ve invested in your skin by getting Botox and/or dermal fillers. Now you want to make sure you get the maximum effects and optimize results. Here are some tips to help your results last:
Overexposure to UV rays from the sun or tanning
beds can actually reverse the benefits of your treatments. This is why Dr. Amber Wiebe encourages all
patients to use sun protection, especially following these injectables. At Destin Botox, we recommend our patients
use a high quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Do your best to avoid being outdoors during peak UV hours, and wear a
wide-brimmed hat for added precaution.
While exercise is extremely beneficial to the
body in a number of ways, avid gym-goers may experience somewhat shorter result
timelines. What’s best is not to cancel
the gym membership, but to be conscientious and make efforts to avoid squinting
or scowling during exercise routines and throughout the day. An easy modification is to wear a hat and
sunglasses when outside to reduce your urge to squint.
It’s no secret that the foods we eat can
affect our skin (ask any teenager).
Following dermal fillers, it’s best to avoid processed and packaged
foods, and limit your sugar intake.
These foods can cause inflammation which impacts your overall skin
Easier said than done, as stress is simply a
part of daily life. But high levels of
stress can release cortisol and other hormones that actually accelerate the
aging process, and can quickly translate into unwanted signs of aging
manifesting themselves in your skin.
Try to reduce unnecessary stressors, and
incorporate stress relief techniques into your day. Enjoy a candle-lit bubble bath, sit on your
deck and read a book after dinner, or enjoy quiet meditation and yoga.
Some studies have shown that the effects of
Botox are linked to zinc levels in the blood.
And, many people tend to have a slight zinc deficiency anyway. Taking a zinc supplement following your Botox
or dermal filler treatment may help extend the anti-aging results.
Hands-down, the best way to extend the results
of your Botox or dermal filler results is to continue with regular
‘maintenance’ treatments before the
results wear off. By undergoing regular
treatments of Botox, the targeted muscles may actually become trained to better
respond to the neurotoxin, offering extended results.
If you’re ready for your next Botox maintenance treatment, or are interested in one of our many facial esthetics services, please contact our office. Dr. Amber Wiebe at Destin Botox is happily accepting new patients.
4942 Highway 98, Suite 19, Santa Rosa Beach,
4942 US 98 W., #19, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459