Consistent check-ins with a healthcare professional are essential when dealing with one’s health and wellness; the same can be said about aesthetics. Whether it’s for Botulinum toxin (eg Botox) injections, dermal fillers, or skin rejuvenation treatments such as skin boosters or micro-needling (done with Morpheus8), these treatments can do wonders for enhancing our appearance and boosting our confidence. Although dermal fillers can have a longer-lasting effect, we need to do maintenance sessions to focus on improving the skin quality and monitor the results and support with follow-ups as needed.
Our faces change constantly based on many factors: continuous ageing, external factors such as sun, stress, and weight changes etc. Therefore, visiting an aesthetic doctor should not only be for ‘contour’ treatments but as part of the routine care for ageing more gracefully.
One of the most common examples of this is Botulinum toxin (common brand used Botox) injections. These injections act as a muscle relaxant, effectively smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines and improving the positioning of the eyebrows. While the effects of Botox are temporary, it can help prevent future wrinkles from deepening. Typically, Botox lasts between three to six months before the muscles gradually regain their contractility and wrinkles re-emerge. Initially, after treatment, wrinkles may briefly reappear in their original form, without further worsening. With regular Botox usage over time, the wrinkles will become less deep, and skin quality will improve. Maintaining the desired results requires scheduling regular follow-up appointments for treatment.
A prevalent concern about getting aesthetic treatments done is maintaining the results and preventing issues further down the line. There are many ways to maintain your aesthetic treatment after any procedure; by following aftercare instructions, scheduling check-ins every few months with the physician, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and using quality skincare products, you can maximise the benefits of your treatment and enjoy long-lasting results.
It is important to note that discontinuing aesthetic procedures will not cause any harm as long as the original treatments were performed correctly. Ceasing these treatments will not accelerate the ageing process, as the products utilised in these procedures also provide hydration to the skin and may prevent the development of future wrinkles or volume loss through the use of dermal fillers and Botox. Even after discontinuing, you may still have a better quality of skin compared to someone who has never undergone any aesthetic procedures within your age group.
Remember, beauty is a journey!