Quick-fix or Long-Term Win? How to Extend the Life of Injectables
If your quest for plump, lifted, crease-free skin has led you to the tweakment aisle of professional skincare offerings, you know that keeping up your results can get costly. With prices ranging from $300 to $1200 for Botox and north of $2000 for fillers, these quick-fix procedures are a big investment.
You’ll be glad to learn that there is plenty you can be doing at home to extend the life of your injectables and keep your budget in check. Here’s your at-home plan to amplify your in-office tweakments and get more bang for your injectable buck.
How to extend the life of fillers
Fillers are used to combat lines, depressions, wrinkles, or loss of volume associated with aging skin. They are also popular for augmenting and contouring. The is to give skin a fuller, plumper, lifted appearance.
Boost with Vitamin A
The number one collagen-boosting topical is vitamin A. To amplify and extend the effects of fillers, it’s a must. Vivant’s patented vitamin A propionate, the closest non-prescription molecule to Retin-A®, spurs collagen production and accelerates cell turnover to enhance a firm structure and lifted tone.
If you’re new to vitamin A therapy, start with our level one Derm-A-Gel. This targeted transformer boosts cellular metabolism, reduces fine lines, and promotes a more even skin tone. Move up the percentage ladder as your skin acclimates.
Plump with Peptides
Peptides are another powerful amplifier of fillers. These cell-signaling agents are small chain amino acids that stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and thinning skin. Their structure-enhancing properties are like a turbo charge for fillers.
Rejuv Rx is a filler’s best friend. This biomimetic peptide concentrate activates collagen and hyaluronic acid to rebuild skin structure, reduce laxity, and increase lift and volume.
Derm-A Renew, which combines vitamin A propionate with peptides in a lifting, firming, and plumping powerhouse, is the best of both worlds.
Lips on your list? Maxi Lip lip plumper is low effort, low-cost way to keep your fillers filling. This peptide balm provides instant volume and long-lasting cumulative collagen-boosting effects. And it fits in the pocket of your favorite jeans.
Make Moisture a Priority
Fillers are all about volume, and volume loves moisture. Keep lipid and hyaluronic levels peaking with nourishing and hydrating formulas to stop water loss and support a healthy skin barrier.
Marine Skin Nourishment Cream is an intensely hydrating, deeply nourishing blend of antioxidants and bioactive marine minerals, amino acids, and sea proteins to replenish and restore suppleness and elasticity.
How to extend the life of Botox® and other neurotoxins
Neurotoxins like Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® block nerve signals to “freeze” muscle movement, temporarily relaxing wrinkles, especially dynamic wrinkles associated with repetitive movements.
Relax Wrinkles with Peptides
Peptides are the best support for this type of treatment because, in addition to boosting collagen and hyaluronic acid, they inhibit the receptors that contract facial muscles. Crow’s feet are especially receptive because the skin in that area is thin, and the muscle is close to the surface.
Rejuv Rx Peptide Concentrate is probably as close as you can get to the fabled “Botox in a bottle.” This intensive formula delivers a potent dose of peptides with ceramide-boosting niacinamide and hydrating lactic acid to reinforce and rebuild the skin’s structural integrity and elasticity.
For the eye area, Vivant’s Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream, with its blend of vitamin A Propionate, peptides, and caffeine, is a high-performance formula for lifting, firming, and brightening.
Hydration and Exfoliation Matters
The buildup of dead skin cells makes lines appear deeper and skin look dull. Keep the skin free of cellular debris to reduce the appearance of fine lines, brighten tone, and keep texture looking smooth and even. Exfoliation also ensures that dead cells won’t block moisture from entering the skin, allowing the skin to retain an elastic, healthy appearance.
To keep skin polished and bright, use our hydrating Buffing Grains Exfoliating Cleanser. It’s a universal formula that works for all skin types and tones. It can be used on its own or added to your favorite wash to turn it into a scrub.
Skin Nourishing Toner is a gentle antioxidant and AHA powerhouse that clarifies and refines without stripping. Hydrates, nourishes, defends against environmental stressors.
Extend the lease on your injectables with a hydrator with benefits. The extract of the healing comfrey plant gives our Allantoin Sedating & Hydrating Lotion reparative and mildly keratolytic properties to support healthy cell turnover. Whole leaf aloe gives it a lightly firming effect. Grape seed oil and oat protein round out the healing and hydrating formula.