Whether you are new to aesthetics or an experienced client, the aesthetic landscape is changing rapidly. Now is the perfect time for a refresher or introduction! Botox, fillers, and lasers are all great tools for an anti-aging plan. We are here to guide you in what can seem to be overwhelming options. Finding a provider you trust with a well-planned treatment can be a life-changing confidence boost! The next step — maintaining your results — requires a bit of finesse and knowledge.
We have the perfect option to maintain your results following your filler and Botox: Collagen Boost! Here is how we do it:
First thing’s first: What is a Collagen Boost treatment? Collagen is a fibrous protein found naturally in the skin that is responsible for skin strength and elasticity. As we age, collagen naturally dissipates, meaning that keeping new collagen coming in is vital for glowing, ageless skin — aka we could all use a boost!
A Collagen Boost filler like Radiesse, will stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, creating a gradual improvement of skin quality. This unique use of Radiesse, is a gift that keeps on giving.
Simply stated, this means you will see an immediate partial result following the treatment. As time goes by, your body will continue to generate collagen production at a higher rate that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles naturally. This Collagen Boost effect may continue for 4-6 months beyond your completion of treatments.
Collagen Boost treatments are best for anyone that is looking for a little help. It is also a great option for experienced clients who process the Hyaluronic Acid fillers quickly. (Don’t worry about this now, we’ll discuss our recommendations with you during your consultation.)
Tip 1: To keep your results looking great for months to come, stay hydrated! Collagen building needs plenty of hydration for high quality production. In addition to maintaining good intake, we also need to have a functional hydrator on board — like the ZO SkinHealth Daily Power Defense.
Tip 2: Another way to ensure long lasting results is to focus on improving your nutrition. The focus on nutrition is not only better for your overall health, but also may decrease inflammation and oxidative stress. Inflammation can speed up the rate at which your body metabolizes collagen and may interfere with your ability to stimulate new growth. Select unprocessed whole foods of fruits and vegetables, lean and plant-based proteins. Oral collagen supplements may also offer some benefit to improve skin hydration and elasticity.
Tip 3: Finally, it is important to have a medical-grade skincare routine in place. Our ZO SkinHealth best sellers include the Anti-Aging kit and Firming Serum. Used together, they are excellent compliments to any filler treatment and compatible for all skin types.
How To Get The Most From Your Botox
Easily the most well known aesthetic treatment is, BOTOX® Cosmetic. You’ve likely heard about how it works, but as a quick refresher Botox works by blocking nerve signals. With the treated muscle unable to contract, the wrinkles relax and soften Results last for 3-6 months. It is most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, laugh lines, and other signs of aging. Make sure your Botox lasts with some of our favorite tips.
Tip 1: Protect your skin from the sun. Overexposure to harmful rays causes 90% of aging, but additionally, the sun can cause inflammation on a cellular level leading to more skin damage that preexisting Botox won’t prevent against.
Tip 2: Practice mindfulness to reduce stress! Stress leads to scowling, frowning and other facial movements that put pressure on the very muscles Botox is trying to relax. Make time to meditate and take care of your mental health — it’ll show on your face.
Tip 3: Exercise In moderation. Just 20 minutes, 5 days a week has been shown to have numerous health benefits. However, intense workouts, without adequate rest, can increase the metabolism, leading to Botox that breaks down quickly.