How are Dermal Fillers and Botox Treatments Affected by Sun Exposure?
The Florida sun is something we in Delray Beach are all lucky to enjoy and as the summer months come upon us, the sun is only getting stronger and many men and women across the area are excited to hit the beach and more to show off their looks! However, according to the team at Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness, it’s really important to understand how your skin will react to exposure and sometimes, overexposure to sunlight – especially following certain non-invasive aesthetic enhancement treatments, like Botox and Injectable dermal fillers. In this article, we will explore how sun exposure can affect Botox and dermal filler injectables and provide insights on maintaining the best results during the summer months.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers Versus Botox
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and Botox are both popular injectable treatments that address different aspects of facial aging. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers focus on replenishing lost volume, smoothing wrinkles, and enhancing facial features by attracting and retaining moisture in the skin – a main reason why they are used so prevalently in lip augmentation treatments. When it comes to Botox Delray Beach experts at Alluring Image primarily use them to temporarily relax the targeted facial muscles to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. And with any type of injectable treatment, whether its a PRP injection, dermal filler injectable, or Botox injection, exposure or overexposure to sunlight can cause a number of different effects and therefore it is important to be mindful of your aftercare.
Effects of Sun Exposure on Dermal Fillers & Botox Injectables
Filler Breakdown: Whether they are used for facial wrinkles, or as a lip injection, the Restylane or Juvederm lip filler or face filler is highly susceptible to UV light. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can accelerate the breakdown of hyaluronic acid fillers. UV radiation can degrade the structure of hyaluronic acid and reduce its longevity within the skin. This may shorten the duration of the filler’s effects. And while UV light doesn’t have the same effect on Botox injections, it does cause sun damage to the skin, at a time when the skin is extra sensitive which can impact your overall results and the health of your skin following a Botox treatment.
Risk of Inflammation: Sun exposure can trigger inflammation in the skin, which may impact the appearance and performance of hyaluronic acid fillers like the Juvederm filler. According to the lip filler specialist at Alluring Image, the inflamed skin may not hold the filler as effectively, potentially leading to diminished results. Inflammation can also cause issues with
Hyperpigmentation Concerns: Individuals who receive hyaluronic acid dermal fillers should be mindful of the potential for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure can make skin discoloration much worse – resulting in darker patches on the skin surrounding the treated area.
Protecting and Maintaining Results
To ensure optimal results for Botox and injectable dermal fillers, there are some important steps you should take.
Sun Protection: Shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is vital. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, even if you’re not spending extended periods outdoors. Also, you will want to wear protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses to minimize sun exposure.
Seek Shade: When the sun is at its peak, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., seek shade or indoor environments to reduce direct exposure. This precautionary measure helps safeguard the longevity of your fillers and maintains the integrity of your skin.
Hydration: Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and Botox injections rely on optimal hydration to provide the desired results and keep the circulation to the area constant. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from within, allowing the fillers to work their magic effectively.
Regular Skincare Routine: Maintain a consistent skincare regimen that includes gentle cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishing products suitable for your skin type. Consult with the experienced team at Alluring Image Medspa & Wellness to determine the best products for your facial rejuvenation needs. Consistent skincare is vital for keeping your skin safe and maximizing circulation to the treatment area, following an injectable session.
For more information on Botox and injectables be sure to contact Alluring Image today.