With inhabitants of various states being ordered to stay at home and speciality doctors serving on the front lines of COVID-19 or transitioning to telemedicine, it's tough to estimate when you'll be able to obtain Botox in Mumbai. Aesthetic procedures are deemed elective, which means that many doctors are not currently arranging appointments for lip fillers, face fillers, or Botox – despite popular belief.
There is no ideal substitute for certain injections' instant plumping and smoothing effects. While we are restricted to our homes, there are several lifestyle and product choices that can help you maximise your last filler and Botox visit until you can see another trained injector.
Although I feel it is impossible to explicitly impact the length of these injectables, whatever you do to maintain good skin and minimise skin ageing will help to prolong their effects. The following are various products, at-home treatments, and activities that we can undertake to prolong the life of cosmetic treatments.
Hyaluronic acid fillers normally last six to twenty-four months, depending on the particular location of the filler. If the same filler is injected under the eyes instead of in the smile lines, it may last nearly twice as long. While there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for extending the life of your face filler, the following are some ideas.
Make a few little lifestyle adjustments.
Given the frequency with which cosmetic fillers are used to smooth fine lines, it is critical to prevent wrinkles from deepening in the first place. Squinting and frowning are everyday movements that place additional strain on your facial muscles. To avoid squinting, wear sunglasses outside and prescription lenses while reading.
Reduce stress, which always presents itself on the face as scowling and can cause the facial muscles to contract involuntarily.
Continue your skin-care regimen.
Disruption and inflammation of the skin barrier, whether induced by excessive washing, dryness, or even free radical damage, may shorten the lifespan of fillers. To combat this disruption, maintain a straightforward skin care regimen that includes a gentle cleanser, antioxidant serum, moisturiser, and sunscreen.
Utilize plumping products.
When curating your skin-care routine, look for items that stimulate collagen production and plump the skin. While no topical product will deliver the same instant results as a hyaluronic acid injection, they can be useful in a pinch when injectors are unavailable.
Masks for the eyes are especially good for the delicate skin around the eyes and crow's feet. Recent years have seen an increase in popularity of eye masks containing hyaluronic acid to plump and caffeine to depuff.
Lip fillers have a normal duration of 9 to 12 months. Your particular length will vary depending on the type of filler utilised by your injector. Regardless of these considerations, anyone can take a few simple steps to help maintain lips full for longer.
Consume copious amounts of water.
The majority of lip fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that attracts and holds water. This feature varies according on the filler, but in general, staying hydrated helps maximise the filler's effect. If there is more water available to attach to the hyaluronic acid, the outcome is plumper lips.
Avoid products that are drying and look for emollients.
I usually tell you to carefully check your ingredient list, but now is the moment to break out the magnifying glass and read the small print. Use lip balms that contain occlusive emollients such as petrolatum, beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, or shea butter. Together, these substances provide a physical barrier that resists moisture loss. Additionally, humectant substances like as hyaluronic acid and glycerin should be included in the ingredient list. Humectants attract moisture. While occlusives prevent moisture evaporation, humectants attract it.
On the other hand, lip balms containing menthol, camphor, or phenol should be avoided. While they are initially cooling and relaxing, they evaporate fast and require reapplication if not combined with an emollient.
Invest in a topical lip plumper.
When filler begins to diminish in volume, a topical lip plumper can assist in restoring volume. Plumpers are divided into two categories. Some contain hydrating components that improve hydration and hence plump the lips, while others contain purposeful irritants like cinnamon or peppermint oil that create transient swelling for a larger appearance.
While the topical lip plumping effect may not last as long as the injectable filler, it will provide temporary relief until you can return to the dermatologist's chair.
Is it possible to extend the duration of Botox treatment in Mumbai beyond the four- to six-month mark? No, absolutely not. Again, the plain fact is that no other product gives the immediate gratification that neurotoxic injections do. However, if you are confined to your home, there are a few possibilities.
Try to relax the facial muscles.
Similar to the recommendation for face fillers, relaxation and meditation should be prioritised. To assist in the reduction of undesirable dynamic lines, practise making facial expressions in front of the mirror. If you've found yourself with more free time than usual as a result of your seclusion, now is a good time to pull out the magnifying mirror and perform some facial workouts.
Include hyaluronic acid topical treatments in your skin care regimen. These can help improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
Published by Dr Niketa Sonavane