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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.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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