Lockdown Update | Can You Prolong the Effects of Botox and Fillers During Quarantine?
If you’re due for a touch-up and haven’t been able to see your injector while in lockdown, you’re likely wondering: Can you prolong the effects of Botox and fillers during quarantine?
While there aren’t any proven strategies to make injectables last longer, you can take steps to reduce the rate at which the product is broken down.
In addition, showing your skin a little TLC, during this time, can help counteract the diminishing effects of Botox and fillers – until you are able to visit your injector again.
Continue reading for tips on prolonging the life of your injectables while under lockdown.
Can You Prolong the Effects of Botox and Fillers During Quarantine?
The good news is that there are several ways to keep your skin looking smooth, healthy, and refreshed ahead of your next injectable treatment.
How to Prolong the Effects of Botox
1. Stay Hydrated
The reappearance of fine lines may have more to do with dehydration that your Botox wearing off.
As such, be sure to apply a quality hyaluronic acid based serum to skin, drink plenty of water, and eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables.
2. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
In order to maintain hydration and keep fine lines at bay, it’s important to limit alcohol and caffeine while you shelter in place.
3. Stay Active with Lower Impact Activities
High-impact exercise has the potential to shorten Botox longevity.
Strength training, walking, yoga, and other low impact workouts are a great way to stay active, while maintaining Botox benefits.
How to Prolong the Effects of Dermal Fillers
1. Keep Tissue Plump
Drinking plenty of water hydrates tissue and keeps it plump. Plump tissue readily reflects light and avoids dark shadows that can make skin look drab and aged.
2. Exfoliate Your Lips
If you get lip injections, use a dry toothbrush each day to exfoliate lips and apply a moisturizing lip balm immediately after.
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