How To Make Your Anti-aging Injectable Treatment Last
Cosmetic injectable skin treatments used to fill in wrinkles, reduce fine lines, and tighten skin have soared in popularity over the past decade. In fact, almost 10 million of these non-invasive treatments were performed in 2019, according to the most recent statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
That popularity holds true in southwest Florida, where the surgeons at Naples Plastic Surgery perform hundreds of injectable treatments annually. Dr. Paul Gardner, Dr. Leo Baccaro, and Dr. Jason Crespo report high levels of patient satisfaction with the results. However, due to the temporary nature of these treatments, their effects will inevitably wear off with time. This necessitates further treatment to maintain the patient’s desired appearance.
Injectable Treatment Results Naturally Wear Off
The positive results provided by injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and neurotoxins are temporary because your body’s natural systems slowly break down the substances over time. In general, most injectable treatment results last for at least three months, but some can last for up to two years.
The longevity of the treatment results depends primarily on the type of injectable used, but the treatment location and skills of your healthcare provider can also play a role. Additionally, your metabolism, lifestyle and extraneous factors can reduce the longevity of results. For example, results tend to last shorter in those who hold to a strenuous exercise regimen, perhaps as a result of raising their metabolic rates. Stress has also been identified as a potential limiting factor, which makes sense as it negatively impacts one’s health in numerous ways.
There is no way that you can prevent your body from breaking down the substances used in your injectable treatment, but there are actions you can take to potentially enhance the longevity of the results.
Follow Your After-Treatment Guidelines
Patients are provided with after-treatment guidelines upon finishing the procedure. For the best and longest-lasting results, they should be strictly followed. These guidelines include actions such as avoiding sun exposure, limiting alcohol intake, and not rubbing the treated area for the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment. You might also be asked to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach to avoid putting pressure on the treated area.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
By keeping your body and skin healthy, you can help prolong the results of your injectable treatment. Thus, continued attention to limiting sun exposure by daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen makes for a good start. Other healthy living measures you can take include:
- Eat a healthy diet, which includes avoiding excess sugar and saturated fats.
- Maintain hydration by drinking plenty of water.
- Avoid prolonged stressful situations, or seek help with stress management.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Don’t smoke or otherwise use tobacco products.
Use the Right Skincare Products
Pamper your skin with moisturizers and use the best skincare products for your skin’s normal needs. Some skincare products have been developed specifically to enhance the results provided by injectable treatments. Your plastic surgeon will be able to advise you on which skincare products will work best for your skin and help sustain the results from the injectable treatment.
Naples Plastic Surgery Will Help You Achieve The Best, Most Enduring Results Possible
If you’d like to learn more about optimizing injectable treatment results, or about injectable skincare treatment in general, consult with Naples Plastic Surgery. We can assess your skin to determine which injectable treatment will provide you with the best results, and offer other resources to help your skin maintain a youthful appearance. Contact Naples Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.