5 ways to increase the longevity of your results between treatments with skincare
Injectables such as botox, fillers and profhilo are all powerful aesthetic treatments, but sometimes it’s easy to forget that a quality skincare regimen is just as important, if not more so, when it comes to keeping your skin healthy. Injectable treatments are not a cure-all for every skin condition. A good skincare programme will encourage a healthy, radiant complexion, while injectables will showcase the skin and give it the support structure that it needs or may have lost with ageing.
Why is skincare important?
Having a good quality skincare programme in place will help to preserve the quality of your skin for a lot longer. Taking the time to build a daily skincare routine will help you to avoid skin issues that often happen as a result of neglect.
The use of daily sunscreen will help to prevent collagen breakdown in the skin and to preserve its elasticity, and the regular use of moisturiser will help promote water retention and aid Botox in preventing the formation of wrinkles. The key things to focus on in any daily skin routine are sun protection, collagen production, general texture refinement, and hydration.
The way you look after your skin is crucial to its health in years to come, and it will go a long way in promoting the results of your in-clinic treatments. While injections can help with creating symmetry, adding volume and quietening fine lines and wrinkles, they won’t help to minimise sun damage, texture issues, or breakouts. According to Dr Sophie Shotter, if a client only has the budget for one – either skincare or injectables, she would recommend skincare almost every time.
What can you do in-between injectable treatments to amplify your results?
Be strategic about moisturiser
Supercharge your skincare in the weeks and months after your treatments by incorporating a moisturiser packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Water loss is heightened during the evening and through ageing, resulting in dryness and loss of supple, firm skin. A high quality moisturiser will complement the hydrating effects of hyaluronic acid filler while enhancing the skin-smoothing results of Botox.
Enhance your complexion with a HydraFacial
Injectables and HydraFacials are the soulmates of the aesthetics industry. While injectable treatments such as dermal fillers build volume and structure in specific areas of the face, a HydraFacial will improve the skin’s surface and overall complexion. It works by detoxifying, cleansing, exfoliating, brightening and extracting impurities using patented vortex technology to rejuvenate the skin. Facials go hand in hand with injectable treatments – they promote a healthy, radiant complexion which amplifies the work of your injector.
Firm up with a facial device
Investing in an at-home device, such as the NEWA Radio Frequency, will do wonders for your skin. It’s designed to deliver controlled energy three layers deep into your skin to generate new collagen fibres, tighten the skin and complement the results of Botox by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, the FDA approved device has been clinically proven to produce tighter, lifted and more glowing skin in just 30 days or you get your money back!
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Boost collagen with Retinol
Nothing helps intensify the collagen-boosting benefits of fillers over time more than retinol. Retinol kick starts collagen production while reducing the rate of collagen breakdown in the skin, so your existing collagen lasts longer, and new collagen is produced even quicker. It also speeds up the rate at which ageing skin cells renew themselves, which has an exfoliating effect on the skin; it reduces oiliness and quietens down the production of excess pigment in the skin. Put together, these benefits make the skin look clearer, firmer and less wrinkled.
Get serious about sun protection
What really hastens ageing in the skin is daily exposure to ultraviolet light. In a quest to a healthy complexion, the use of a daily, broad-spectrum sunscreen is non-negotiable. UV damage is the number one cause of ageing skin. Botox and fillers smooth out lines and add volume to specific areas of the face, but the overall appearance of the skin plays a crucial role in the way we look. To combat a host of issues, including loss of elasticity, pigment changes, and wrinkle formation, apply sunscreen daily.
How injectables fit into a skincare programme
By now, it’s clear that a consistent skincare routine is the foundation of healthy skin. Think of injectable treatments, such as Botox and fillers, as the ultimate compliment to the solid base that you’ve built.
Wrinkle relaxing injections can help to improve fine lines and wrinkles and even prevent them from forming and can be started as early as your mid-20s. Fillers help to replace lost volume that occurs as we age or from genetics, and can also be used to balance the face or fill deep static lines. But while injectables can enhance and preserve a youthful look, if you’re thinking about tackling the signs of ageing or would just like to start taking better care of your skin, start with skincare, always.
Interested in finding out more about the health of your skin, and what you can start doing in between treatments to enhance your results? Click here to book a Skin Health Assessment with our skin expert, Emma.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.