Understanding Fillers and Hyaluronic AcidWhen injecting your skin with hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, you are injecting it with a naturally produced substance. Hyaluronic acid (HA) naturally occurs in our bodies to help store moisture and prevent dehydrated skin. Injectable HA internally increases your body’s natural presence of HA and aids in the restoration of collagen production, ultimately resulting in a plump and firm look. The longevity of HA fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the person and the procedure. According to board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, using a topical HA cream or serum is an effective way to supplement the result of your injections.
“Hyaluronic acid serums are the perfect complementary treatment for fillers. This provides a balanced presentation of hyaluronic acid both on the skin and beneath the skin and allows for optimization of the skin and its structure post-fillers!” -Dr. Joel SchlessingerIf you are considering the inclusion of a hyaluronic-based serum in your daily routine, the BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum is a great place to start.
About the BeautyPrep Hyaluronic SerumCarefully formulated with powerful antioxidants, this hyaluronic acid-based serum locks in moisture as it brightens the skin and creates a soft, supple texture. Daily use helps form a protective barrier that diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When used in conjunction with dermal fillers, this hydrating serum can potentially increase the longevity of your results and can undoubtedly restore balance in post-procedure skin.
The Next Step: Daily SunscreenWhile most individuals seek fillers to restore a youthful appearance, another tool they should use is sunscreen. Sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging, and it is important to include sunscreen in your daily routine no matter what but especially before and after a cosmetic procedure is performed. According to Dr. Joel Schlessinger,
“Not wearing sunscreen often results in sunburns and premature aging, causing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Sunscreen has earned its place as the most effective anti-aging product because it’s always easier to prevent signs of aging than to treat them. In order to prevent premature aging, a minimum of SPF 30 is recommended for daily use.”LovelySkin offers a wide variety of dermatologist-approved sunscreen based on your lifestyle and skin type. To touch up your protection throughout the day, use a jane iredale foundation or primer formulated with SPF or try Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen.