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5 Ways to Prolong Your Post-Injection Results

For decades, cosmetic injectables have been providing stunning results for patients around the world. Year after year, injectable neurotoxins and dermal fillers prove themselves to be among the most popular nonsurgical, anti-aging treatment options on the market, and for good reason–the smoothing, plumping, lifting, and firming effects they provide are nothing short of magical. But no matter how incredible your immediate results may be, without proper aftercare, you can be left with a less-than-desirable post-treatment appearance. Here are five tips and tricks that guarantee your injectable results last as long as possible. 


1. Stay super hydrated 


We know you’ve heard it a thousand times. Nevertheless, each and every time it rings true: Staying hydrated is one of the simplest ways in which you can make your skin happy. Hydration not only keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay, but it can also help maintain your injection results long-term. You can target hydration internally by drinking lots of water and avoiding dehydrating substances like caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. You can also focus on hydrating externally by using serums or moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid that slow down the process with which your body naturally breaks down injectables. 


2. Reduce UV exposure 


It’s no secret that sun damage can lead to premature aging, but a not-so-well-known fact is that prolonged UV exposure can also minimize the lifespan and overall effectiveness of your injectables. Being that skin is the largest organ of your body, it is crucial to practice sound sun protection every day, but especially post-treatment. By using a high-quality broad-spectrum sunscreen, avoiding spending too much time outdoors during peak UV hours, and wearing sun-safe gear like a wide-brimmed hat, you will be better able to maintain the best results. 


3. Avoid excessive exercise 


You might be a fan of this particular post-treatment instruction if you are not a huge fan of the gym. High-intensity workouts are highly discouraged after injectable treatments due to the negative impact they can have on your results. This level of exercise is designed to raise your metabolic rate and can actually cause your chosen injectables to metabolize, break down more quickly, and even move around to different muscle groups leading to an uneven appearance. Instead, opt for more low-intensity training options like walking or light stretching. 


4. Refrain from touching your face 


Sometimes the most basic rules are the hardest ones to follow. That being said, keeping your hands away from your face is an absolute must after receiving injectable services. Applying too much pressure to the treatment site can cause the product that lies beneath the skin to shift from its proper place and settle elsewhere. It is best to avoid rubbing, rough cleansing, exfoliating, and massaging for at least 24 hours after treatment. Sleeping on your back is also encouraged as this helps prevent any unforeseen movement while you get your beauty rest. 


5. Try to stay stress-free 


Stress is a common factor of day-to-day life. Regardless of the root cause, stress can negatively affect your body in a variety of ways. When it comes to skin, having high stress levels releases the “stress hormone” cortisol, causing an inflammatory response that greatly accelerates the aging process. To prolong the results of your injectables, you have to try to reduce unnecessary stress-inducers when you can. This can be done through meditation, yoga, or simply indulging in activities that bring you peace of mind. 


Reveal long-lasting results 


It’s time to say goodbye to watching your hard-earned injectables fade and hello to beautiful results that last. Book online or call (205) 553-1500 to schedule your next injectable service with Tuscaloosa MedSpa today. 


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