Injectables like Botox or dermal fillers are a great way to slow or reverse the appearance of aging in the skin. 2020 has provided many challenges as we all face these unprecedented times. Social distancing, office closures, and new CDC guidelines can make scheduling cosmetic treatments more complicated than it usually would.
Treatment interruption can be devastating on patients who depend on injectable treatments like Botox and Dermal Fillers to look and feel their best. Here are a few ways to maintain your results between treatments.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
While spending so much time indoors, this tip might seem superfluous. However, many people with time on their hands choose to spend it outdoors, and as long as you maintain social distancing, there is no harm in going for walks, gardening, or other outdoor-related activities. Minimizing your exposure to the sun will do well to help prolong your treatments and prevent further damage, as sun exposure is the leading cause of facial lines, spots, and wrinkles.
Create A Good Skincare Routine
A good skincare routine with quality products will help to keep your skin hydrated, which in turn will help your skin to remain strong, supple, and smooth. Do some research on the best products with ingredients like hyaluronic acid (a compound used in dermal fillers), lactic acid, vitamin A, B, and C, and collagen. These products will all help strengthen the elasticity of your skin and keep lines and wrinkles at bay.
Try Not to Stress
Stress can be hard to avoid during a pandemic, but studies do show that stress is another leading cause of premature aging. Try to use the time you would spend worrying about things you cannot control exercising, crafting, talking to friends and family, or other activities that you enjoy.
Avoid Over Criticizing Yourself
It can be tempting to over-examine ourselves in the mirror, frowning and squinting. Excessive movements can actually cause you to lose the benefits of Botox or fillers more quickly. So try to stay away from the mirror and focus on taking care of your mind and body.
Schedule Your Appointments Ahead
A great way to stay ahead of the crowds is to schedule your next appointment at the end of your last so that you don’t have to battle with full schedules due to social regulations. This proactive approach will ensure that you never miss an appointment, and your results will remain consistent.
Injectables and Dermal Fillers with Dr. Shlomo Widder
With over 30 years of experience as a cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Widder is unmatched in experience and results from the most complex cosmetic procedures to the least invasive. As the owner of Widder Plastic Surgery in the beautiful Northern Virginia area, he is taking the necessary precautions to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Dr. Widder’s offices are open and welcoming guests but taking every precaution to protect patient’s health and safety.
For more information on injectables offered by Dr. Widder, contact Widder Plastic Surgery for a consultation.