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7 Ways to Make Botox & Lip Fillers Last Longer

7 Ways to Make Botox & Lip Fillers Last Longer

7 Ways to Make Botox & Lip Fillers Last Longer

Non-surgical treatments, such as botox and lip fillers, can be used for medicinal and aesthetic purposes. These injectable products are great for reversing signs of ageing. Although they eventually wear off, they can have long-lasting effects when maintained well. Botox and lip fillers can help keep a great smile and complement your teeth. Depending on the injectable product you get, it could last you anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. Botox and lip fillers are made from natural substances that are eventually absorbed by our bodies. However, your beauty and healthy routine can speed up or slow the absorption process of the botox and lip filler.

What’s the Difference Between Botox & Fillers?

Botox is made from a bacteria that helps block the signals from the nerves to the muscle in the area that it is injected, causing the muscles to relax, which minimises the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by our facial expressions. This only works on wrinkles and lines caused by the movement of facial muscles though. Therefore, it is commonly used on forehead lines, lines near our eyes (crow’s feet), frown lines and smile lines around our mouth. Botox is a temporary treatment, lasting from 3–4 months and needs to be consistently repeated to have long-lasting effects.

Dermal filler is a natural, gel-like substance that adds volume and fullness to an area of the face that is thinning due to bone structure or ageing. Filler is most commonly used on the lips, cheeks and jaw, as well as under the eyes.

How Safe Are Botox & Fillers?

Botox and dermal fillers are considered safe as long as you go to a certified doctor or surgeon to get the injections. This is because an inexperienced consultant may not inject the product correctly or may not choose the best product for your needs. As a result, you may experience harmful side effects or allergic reactions.

How Do I Make My Botox & Lip Fillers Last Longer?

Facial Movement Immediately after getting injectables, make sure to do some gentle facial movements. This will allow the product to distribute evenly, making the results last longer and help it work quicker.

Refrain From Touching Your Face

For the first 24 hours after your treatment, make sure to avoid touching or rubbing your face. Do not use exfoliants and do not sleep on your face, so the product doesn’t move away from the treatment area.

Drink Water

Make sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. This is crucial for maintaining good skin and helps reduce inflammation.

Maintain Good Skin Care

It’s important to not just hydrate yourself from the inside but also on the outside too. Botox and fillers tend to last longer when a good skincare routine is in place. Having a good cleanser and moisturiser helps produce collagen, prolonging the effects of botox and fillers.

Use Sunscreen Protection

The sun does way more damage to our skin in the long run when we don’t protect it correctly. Make sure to wear sunscreen indoors if you are near windows and outdoors when it is very sunny, touching up every couple of hours. When the sun causes damage to our skin, and our skin tries to heal itself, it breaks down any filler and botox injected in that area.

Maintain Balanced Diet

Eating well, staying hydrated and having a good skincare routine are key to having healthy skin. But did you know that the things we put into our bodies directly reflect on our skin? Processed food can cause inflammation in our body, so it is essential to maintain a healthy diet to get better results from your botox and fillers.

De-Stress

Stress is a common factor that causes early signs of ageing, it shows on our skin when high cortisol levels are released. These hormones hasten the ageing process, often leading to breakouts and wrinkles that can undo the effects of your botox and fillers.

Fight Ageing Today

Did you know Langmore Dental offers safe, professional and effective Botox and lip fillers? Talk to our consultants today to find out more.