Let’s face it! We’re all driving each other nuts in close quarters. No surprise, new frown lines are burrowing through with emotional muscles in full swing. Worse still, cosmetic clinics are closed!
Cease your quan-tripping as we bring you some solace from certified experts!
Myth #1: Missed Sessions Mean Instantaneous Aging
Discontinued injections conjure horrific images of Cruella de Vil’s droopy face. But we bring enlightening news from Dr. Laurel Geraghty. The Oregon dermatologist reassures that wearing effects are not as dramatic as we imagine. This is because neurotoxins actually degrade at snail pace. At worst? You’ll only regress towards your baseline. Thankfully, this is not your actual skin age, but rather what it was before your treatment.
Myth #2: Fillers Last Only 6 to 12 Months
Just like milk cartons expiry dates, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) comes with an advisory tenure. Most fillers advertise a six to twelve-month effect. Despite so, we’ve discovered a little secret from Dr. Sebrina Fabi from San Diego. Rather than this given timeframe, she says that it’s really the patient’s metabolism, filler type, and treatment location that matters. Even when fillers have degraded, active collagen production will still continue!
- Cheek HA can last up to two years.
- Under-Eyes HA stick around longer, though sometimes migrating to cause puffiness and discoloration.
- Doctors have detected HA gels five to seven years after injection.
- Accumulation of gels can happen with frequent injections.
Myth #3: Muscles Will Go “Poof” When Botox Sessions Halt
Contrary to the common belief, neurotoxins actually help maintain muscles. Dr. Geragthy said that Botox relaxes muscles and train them to contract less over time. Much like a chaperone really! But ultimately, wrinkles usually remain reduced when neurotoxins wear.
Myth #3: Continuous Injections Are A Must
“What would I look like without injections?” Once you’ve witnessed their alchemy, it’s undoubtedly hard to stop. But New York’s dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf the lockdown as an opportunity for self-evaluation. Patients tend to move further from their baseline because of perception drifts. Plus, frequent sessions can build a desentizing immunity that requires an increase in dose. The solution? A pause in treatment and a clean slate. Fresh start, fresh perspectives! We’re locked in any way, so why not take the time to rebuild the new you?
Come to think of it, quarantines aren’t all that cataclysmic! Cosmetic Clinics are closed for a non-essential reason. So pop a chill pill for now and find your Zen!