Do you get cosmetic injectables? If so, you’re not alone. The numbers reveal that around 7.3 million Botox injections were administered worldwide in 2021 – a number that continues to rise. This drug – which appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 2017 – also has many uses, from preventing (or, at least, delaying) the formation of wrinkles to treating jaw-clenching and switching off sweat glands.
Fillers are the other popular injectable, coming in just after Botox in popularity. While Botox temporarily paralyses certain muscles, filler, which is generally made using hyaluronic acid, adds volume to specific areas. Many people get both of these to address their different concerns and to keep their faces looking youthful.
Whether you only get a minimal amount of “baby ‘tox” to cover the basics…
Or like to get a full face of injections for a more dramatic effect…
There might be an element of downtime. While it won’t keep you from work, it might be obvious that you’ve had a little something done. Here are some changes to make to your skincare routine that can help speed up the healing process for a flawless complexion.
Listen to your provider
The person administering your injections will give you some instructions afterwards. And it’s important that you follow them! You may be required to skip gym and avoid strenuous activity for the following 24 hours. You should also skip the spa, as getting a facial treatment can cause the molecules to spread.
Avoid consuming alcohol
If you’re in a celebratory mood after getting your face filled, you might want to get something non-alcoholic or wait a couple of days. This is because alcohol thins your blood and widens the vessels, which can cause more obvious bruising around the injection site. Avoid having any drinks before your appointment too, as this will help to reduce the chances of bruising altogether.
Use gentle products
After a session, your skin might feel more tender than usual. As such, it’s a good idea to avoid harsh chemical products for a few days and to reach for some gentler ones instead. Look for soothing and calming ingredients and ones that will keep your skin hydrated. By using mild products, you reduce the chances of irritating your skin more.
Protect your skin
There’s no point getting injections to delay signs of ageing if you don’t use sunscreen. This is because it leaves your skin susceptible to free-radical damage and, as a side-effect, photoageing, which includes everything from fine lines to sun spots. It’s not enough to apply it once a day, either. It should be reapplied every few hours for all-day protection.
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