Guide to Getting Fillers & BOTOX® Cosmetic for Summer

Summer is a time for fun and adventure and an opportunity to look fabulous under the glowing sun. While you can still accessorize to look radiant, there’s nothing better than an injectable treatment to make you feel youthful and energetic.

When it comes to these types of treatments, we all know that the most popular options are BOTOX® Cosmetic and hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, with millions of women and men getting these injections every year. No matter if you go for one or both, this treatment can help reduce wrinkles while diminishing facial laxity issues. In this article, you will learn more about these treatments and why summer is best for them. 

Understanding Different Types of Injectables

As their name suggests, injectables are solutions injected into various areas of your face to offer a cosmetic advantage. Once injected, they take a few days to settle, after which you can enjoy long-term results. The most popular options include the following: 

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic 

Very often, the facial expressions that show you are happy or sad are also the ones that eventually make you look aged and sometimes angry. The more you smile, squint at the sun, laugh, and enjoy life, the more your facial muscles contract. This leads to dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet or forehead lines. 

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are made from purified botulinum toxin type A, which temporarily paralyzes the targeted muscles. They should relax over the next few days, and the dynamic wrinkles should become less noticeable. The effects last about three to four months, at which point you can get maintenance treatments to keep up your youthful, wrinkle-free aesthetic. 

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

While BOTOX® Cosmetic injections aim to reduce wrinkles without adding volume, hyaluronic acid fillers can restore lost plumpness. The most popular options are JUVÉDERM®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and Restylane®. Their effects last about five months (depending on the thickness of the formula), and you can use them to reduce wrinkles, enhance your lips, or add contour to your cheeks.

Why Get Them During Summer?

When used right, injectables can make your skin look radiant during summer. One thing to remember is that UV rays can disrupt hyaluronic acid and collagen bonds, so make sure to always wear sunblock. Broad spectrum SPF50 is often recommended during summertime, as it can offer the ultimate protection against UVA and UVB rays. Other than that, here are the reasons why you should consider injectables: 

  • Minimal Downtime Potential 

With summer activities just around the corner, no one wants to spend time recovering from a cosmetic treatment. While it‘s recommended to stay out of direct sunlight at first, these procedures will not take you away from fun events for too long. You should be up and about within two to three days, provided you use sun protection. 

  • Season-Lasting Results

Whether you use BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers, the results last three months or more, making these treatments perfect for the summer season. If you get the treatment as the weather gets warmer, you should still see the effects as fall comes around. This way, you can prepare yourself for a season of activities without worrying that your skin will look anything but its best.

  • High Convenience

A great part of getting injectable treatments is that it should not take you any longer than 15 to 30 minutes to get it done. Many people squeeze them in during lunchtime, returning to their daily routine right after that. If you have a busier summer schedule, this procedure is easier to fit in.  

  • Natural Look

When performed correctly and taken care of adequately, fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic can make you look youthful. This is an excellent option for those who want rejuvenation without appearing overdone. Once injected, the formula will settle where needed and enhance your natural beauty.

Look Your Best This Summer!

BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers can prepare your skin for summer activities without taking too much of your time. You can have the treatment done during lunchtime, and you’re good to go. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Travis Shaw and get ready for the new season!

For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers, please contact Dr. Travis Shaw at 804-775-4559. We can offer you all the information you need to prepare you for your summer days. As an alternative, we invite you to fill out our online contact form so we can contact you later.