There’s a fundamental aspect of aesthetics that often gets overlooked these days: The journey to aesthetic perfection doesn’t simply end at the clinic’s exit after you’ve undergone a treatment; it’s a daily commitment to self-care that extends the benefits of professional treatments.
For the purpose of writing this guide, we asked Flavio Refregeri, clinic director and founder of the renowned Fiore Aesthetics in London, to provide us with 10 essential beauty tips that can serve as your personal toolkit for maintaining and enhancing the results of aesthetic procedures. These tips were chosen to seamlessly integrate into your routine, ensuring that your investment in beauty flourishes well beyond the expert’s touch. Here’s what he had to share to help you maintain and enhance the results of aesthetic procedures:
The 10 Beauty Tips to Boost Your Aesthetic Treatments:
Once you’ve decided on where to go and have gotten the procedure done, it’s time to dedicate yourself to diligent aftercare routines. While this might seem daunting at first, it’s so often a straightforward and rewarding process. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best beauty tips for post-procedure aftercare of the most popular aesthetic treatments, as promoted by expert aestheticians, to amplify the results of these treatments, ensuring your journey to radiance is as effective at home as it is in the clinic.
1. Maximise Moisture: Profhilo Meets Vitamin Serums
After a Profhilo treatment, which is known for providing one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid, ensuring deep hydration and skin bio-remodeling, it’s vital to maintain that newfound suppleness. Integrating vitamin C and E serums into your daily routine can keep the hydration locked in. Vitamin C is praised for its role in collagen production and UV protection, resulting in brighter, well-hydrated skin. Meanwhile, vitamin E shields the skin from oxidative stress and complements vitamin C’s effects, offering a robust defence against free radical damage.
“Profhilo is the drink of water your skin craves; pairing it with vitamin serums is like giving that hydration a lasting vessel,” suggests Flavio.
2. Poreless Poise: Micro-Botox and Retinol Regimen
Micro-Botox has become a go-to for refined skin texture and minimised pores. To extend the effects of such treatments, nightly applications of retinol can be a game-changer. Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is lauded for its skin renewal properties, significantly reversing UV damage and reducing the appearance of fine lines. However, due to its potency, it should be introduced gradually to minimise skin reactions.
3. Sculpt with Shadow: Cheek Fillers and Makeup Mastery
Cheek fillers do wonders for contouring the face, but mastering makeup techniques can elevate the effect tenfold. Strategic use of highlights and shadows can define and enhance your facial structure, creating a more dramatic and lasting impact. For example, using matte bronzers just beneath the cheekbones can mimic a natural shadow, while a touch of highlighter on top can make the cheeks pop, complementing the filler’s volume.
4. Guard the Glow: Post-Laser Protection
Post-laser skin is particularly susceptible to damage; hence, a robust sunscreen regime is non-negotiable. A broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 is recommended to safeguard the delicate, newly laser-treated skin from UV rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation endorses daily use of such sunscreens regardless of treatments, to not only protect the skin from future photodamage but also maintain the skin’s youthful appearance.
5. Peel and Protect: Balancing Peels with Antioxidants
Chemical peels expedite the skin’s natural exfoliation process, revealing a fresher, more radiant layer. To protect this new skin, antioxidant-rich creams are indispensable to you. They ward off photodamage, support collagen and elastin production, and help to maintain even skin pigmentation. Ingredients like niacinamide can also reduce inflammation and support the skin’s barrier, aiding in post-peel recovery.
“A chemical peel is a true reset button for your skin; antioxidants ensure the new beginning is bright and enduring,” Flavio notes on the importance of post-peel care.
6. Eyes Wide Bright: Tear Trough Care
Following the transformative effects of tear trough fillers, maintaining the delicate under-eye area is paramount. Eye creams containing caffeine can reduce swelling, and those fortified with vitamins C and E may help brighten the skin. Protect this area daily with sunscreen, even in winter, to prevent further pigmentation and support the longevity of the filler’s effects.
7. Lips in Luxury: Post-Filler Pampering
After lip fillers, which can commonly result in bruising and swelling, gentle aftercare is crucial. Hydrating your lips with products like Aquaphor can minimise dryness and ensure soft, supple lips post-treatment. Avoiding makeup, strenuous exercise, and pressure on the lips for the first 24 to 48 hours will also aid in the healing process.
“Treat your enhanced lips as a sanctuary of softness, nourishing them to preserve the plushness fillers provide,” Flavio encourages for lip care.
8. Contour with Confidence: Kybella and Defined Discipline
Kybella treatments, which have shown an 82.4% satisfaction rate among patients for improving appearance, sculpt the jawline by dissolving fat. To further define your jaw, incorporate neck exercises into your daily routine to tone the muscles and enhance the contoured look achieved by Kybella.
9. Gleam and Glow: Post-PRP Microneedling
After PRP therapy, microneedling is a complementary procedure that can be done at home to sustain the benefits. It stimulates the skin’s healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production, essential for maintaining firm, smooth skin. Microneedling reaches deeper than microdermabrasion, making it effective for more profound skin concerns like acne scars.
“PRP is the foundation; microneedling is the upkeep that ensures your skin’s vitality shines through,” Flavio explains about the complementing procedures.
10. Silken Sheen: Post-Laser Hair Elegance
Post a laser hair removal treatment, exfoliation is key to preventing ingrown hairs and maintaining the smoothness of the treated area. However, it’s essential to wait until the skin has healed fully before beginning any exfoliation to avoid irritation. When starting, use gentle, non-abrasive methods to care for the skin while it’s still sensitive post-treatment.
For more tips and tricks, you can dive deeper into many of these recommendations, and many more, through a fantastic series of beauty tips videos, where expert aesthetician Flavio demonstrates how to maximise the longevity and effectiveness of your aesthetic treatments.
Incorporating these ten beauty tips into your routine is the key to sustaining and amplifying the results of your aesthetic treatments. They represent the practical steps to take home, transforming your regimen into an art form that nurtures and protects your beauty achievements. Let these insights guide you to a beauty that lasts, proving that the true value of aesthetic enhancements is their endurance in your everyday elegance.