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Maintaining Results From Cosmetic Injectables

If you are looking for a non-surgical and cost-effective way to achieve the youthful appearance of your dreams, injectables are a great alternative to cosmetic surgery. These minimally-invasive procedures have a variety of benefits, such as requiring no downtime, leaving minimal scarring, and giving instant results. While cosmetic injectables are not permanent and require repeated treatments, there are ways to increase the longevity of your results between sessions.

Five ways you can maintain results from cosmetic injectables are:

1. Minimize Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

One of the most common causes of skin damage and wrinkles, especially on the face, is overexposure to the sun’s rays. To maintain your results after any skin care treatment, minimize your time in the sun for at least 72 hours after the procedure. If you are under direct sunlight following that time, practice good sun protection habits by applying a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen and wearing a wide-brim hat and a pair of sunglasses.

2. Develop a Consistent Skin Care Routine

Another way to maintain your injectable treatment results is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized with a consistent skin care routine, which includes drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydration of the skin and body enhances the water absorption effect of hyaluronic-based injectables, helping the treated areas remain plump and free of lines and wrinkles. In addition to hydration, choose skin care products that stimulate collagen production to promote a more solid skin structure. 

3. Eat a Balanced Diet

The foods you eat not only affect your overall health but also directly impact the health of your skin. Eating a healthy and balanced diet will maximize the outcome of your procedure by decreasing inflammation and increasing the speed at which your body metabolizes the injection. You can do so by avoiding processed foods, limiting your sugar intake, and increasing the amount of Omega 3 fats you consume. Eating more fruits and vegetables also provides your body with necessary nutrients, which help maintain more youthful-looking skin. 

4. Schedule Regular Touch-Ups

Another great way to extend your treatment results is to schedule regular touch-ups with your doctor. Undergoing maintenance treatments before your injections have worn off can enhance their results. Maintenance will also train your muscles to respond more effectively to the material during future procedures, meaning you will eventually require fewer touch-ups to preserve your desired outcome. 

5. ∂Visit a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

For the most effective results, it is crucial to visit a qualified professional. Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Hess & Sandeen have extensive experience administering the appropriate dosage at the correct injection site. We will customize your treatment plan to your needs, ultimately leading to better and longer-lasting results. 

Choose Hess & Sandeen For Your Cosmetic Needs

If you want to correct wrinkles and contour deficiencies in your facial skin, plump your lips, or decrease shadows under your eyelids, consider a non-surgical treatment like cosmetic injectables. At Hess & Sandeen, we offer dermal fillers as an alternative to a surgical procedure. Additionally, you can combine this treatment with a facelift or other plastic surgeries, such as an eyebrow or eyelid lift, for even more youthful results. 

Call us today to schedule your free consultation for cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers.