he COVID-19 pandemic has certainly turned our daily lived upside down. While we take precautions to flatten the curve of people infected with the virus, many people are struggling with the stress of not having their everyday conveniences readily available. In addition to restaurants and stores closing, many people are unable to visit salons and private practices for routine care.
This is a major concern for people who choose Botox and filler for aesthetic purposes. The area’s leading dentist, Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics, wants to help you maintain your treatments as long as possible, which is why we’re here to share 5 ways to maintain your facial aesthetics results through the pandemic.
Tips for Maintaining Aesthetic Results from the Area’s Leading Dentist, Rosslyn Farms Dental
Make the Most Out of Your Botox & Filler Treatments
In a world where more communication occurs through a screen, we’re perhaps more cognizant than ever about our appearance — after all, face-to-face encounters don’t require you to look at a picture of yourself in the corner of your line of vision. The area’s leading dentist, Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics, understands that this is a point of stress for many people who undergo facial aesthetic treatments. However, it’s important to avoid elective treatments to maintain the safety of our community.
If you’re worried about maintaining your Botox and filler results through the quarantine, there are a few things you can do to promote the longest lifespan for your treatments:
Limit Sun Exposure
While we’re not spending that much time outside these days (nor does Pittsburgh deliver many consecutive sunny days throughout the year), it’s important to limit your exposure to the sun. Not only can the sun speed up the aging of your skin without facial aesthetic treatments, but it also speeds up the depletion of your Botox.
Sun exposure does this because it breaks down collagen — both natural collagen and collagen created with Botox. This means that it’s important to protect your skin from the skin. Do this with a daily 30 SPF moisturizer or sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, or wearing a hat that shades your face.
Keep Up with Your Skincare
Juvederm fillers last longest when the skin is hydrated. As you know if you receive treatment, you’ll need to moisturizer properly during both the daytime and nighttime to ensure great results.
This same logic stands if you’re trying to extend the lifespan of your treatment during the pandemic. Choose a light cream in the morning and a thicker night cream in the evening, always layering products from thinnest to thickest.
Products that contain Vitamin C, retinol, hydrochloric acid, and zinc are also known to help prolong the effects of anti-aging treatment while enhancing the natural beauty of your skin.
While it’s easier said than done, you can prolong the effects of facial aesthetic treatments by avoiding stress. Staying in your home and not being able to attend your weekly spin class makes this harder than usual, but keeping a stress-free life reduces the amount of cortisol in our bodies. Cortisol speeds up the aging process and can undo your facial aesthetic treatments faster.
Additionally, Botox users know that stress can undo the effects faster. This is because we have a tendency to frown and make more facial expressions when stressed out, leading to wrinkles and the flexing of related muscles.
If you’re worried about stress during the pandemic, consider at-home yoga, guided meditations, or scheduling an appointment with a therapist to develop stress management techniques.
One of the best ways to preserve the lifespan of your Botox and filler is to kiss your sweet tooth goodbye. The sugar we eat binds to collagen and elastin, which break down the benefits of the treatment faster.
Not only does a healthy diet help you look naturally younger, but having the proper nutrients and none of the yucky stuff can help ensure that your skin stays plump and wrinkle-free.
Not only can getting enough sleep help you look and feel more awake (and therefore look and feel younger) but maintaining good sleep habits can help maintain your results. Avoid sleeping on your side. This creases and wrinkles the delicate skin on your face and chest, which can shorten the lasting effects of your treatments. Additionally, consider switching to a silk pillowcase which has long-term benefits for your skin as a whole.
Making changes to ensure long-lasting aesthetic results is key to maintaining confidence during trying times. When the pandemic is over, be sure to schedule an appointment with the area’s leading dentist, Rosslyn Farms Dental Aesthetics to get your youthful glow back.