Botox and dermal fillers are becoming a more common treatment to maintain a youthful appearance without going under the knife. The goal of fillers is to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles and restore volume that tends to diminish with time. If you’ve recently undergone Botox or dermal filler injection treatment, you might be wondering if you need to change your skincare routine.
The short answer is “no,” except for the first 24-48 hours after treatment. During that time frame, it’s important to avoid putting too much pressure on the skin as this can displace the filler. Here are a few tips on skincare changes you might need to make before or after Botox or dermal fillers from Plaza Aesthetics.
Immediately After Treatment
To avoid inflaming or irritating your skin, don’t:
- Take any anti-inflammatory medication
- Rub or massage your face
- Take hot showers or baths
- Engage in rigorous physical exercise
- Drink alcohol
- Undergo any other facial treatments
To protect your skin from UV ray exposure, wear sunscreen and avoid using tanning beds or spray-on tans.
AHAs and Exfoliation
To prepare your skin for the injections, doctors recommend discontinuing AHAs or exfoliation products a few days prior to treatment. This will help decrease your skin’s sensitivity during the injections. After treatment, you may want to give your skin a little time to heal and avoid additional products and ingredients that might disturb the injections. Wait a week before undergoing any exfoliation, microdermabrasion, or chemical peel treatments.
Continue To Gently Cleanse And Moisturize
A gentle cleanser and moisturizer is safe enough to use after dermal fillers. Most serums can be applied to the skin as well.
If you notice any redness or sensitivity from the injections, you might want to use a product containing soothing ingredients, like aloe vera, a few days after treatment. After treating your skin with soothing products, resume your normal skincare routine for best results.
Maximize Your Anti-Aging Treatments
After committing to a regular regimen of cosmetic enhancement, you’ll want to maximize your anti-aging skincare treatments. Speak to a skin care specialist at Plaza Aesthetics for anti-aging product recommendations. Though Botox and dermal fillers will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, you’ll still need to focus on taking good care of your skin on a daily basis.
Now that your facial lines and wrinkles are less noticeable, your skin needs extra attention to maximize results. A moisturizer containing pure hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C will help maintain skin brightness and leave your skin glowing with radiant energy.
Why Choose Plaza Aesthetics
Whether you’ve undergone dermal fillers before, or you’re looking for a new injector, our team is here to guide you through the journey from start to finish. Our skin care specialists and injectors are trained to utilize advanced technology and the latest techniques to meet the unique needs of every client. We’re here to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you meet your cosmetic goals. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!