As we approach the colder months, many of us may be looking into getting filler treatments to look our best for the upcoming holiday season ahead. However, filler treatments can be affected by extreme temperatures, but does this involve winter weather?
Can the cold weather affect filler treatments?
Cold weather has no negative impact on the results of dermal filler treatments. Our body is a great insulator and works hard to regulate the temperature within our body and keep us warm when temperatures drop.
But there are some normal side effects from filler that could be exacerbated due to the winter months. These will not ruin the results of your filler or damage them, but may feel uncomfortable.
The side effects are:
In the winter, your face will usually turn red whether you have had filler treatments or not. This happens because more blood flows to your cheeks as an attempt by your body to warm the skin. Although, if you have had filler, you may experience more redness than normal.
This is a normal side effect for many after receiving filler treatments but due to an increased blood flow in the skin, you may also experience more notable bruising than normal.
It is also normal to feel some tenderness in the skin after a filler treatment and this can last for a few days. The cold weather can exacerbate this feeling.
What extra precautions should I take?
Even though the cold weather has no real risk to the results of fillers, the cold weather affects the skin in general, causing it to become sensitive and prone to becoming irritated. It’s important that you incorporate a few extra steps to not only protect your skin after filler treatments but also in general when the temperature drops.
Here are some tips on how you can your skin protected:
The air in winter becomes a lot drier, resulting in drier, duller and itchy skin. If you are itching your skin on a regular basis after receiving fillers, it could inflame or irritate the injection site and negatively impact the results of your filler. You should be moisturising at least once or twice day. Moisturising also aids in building a strong, healthy skin barrier.
Limit time outdoors & apply SPF
The first 2 or 3 days are the most vulnerable time for your skin after receiving fillers. To reduce worsening any side effects of filler, reduce your time outside until any issues like bruising or tenderness has gone down. If you do spend time outdoors however, it is vital that you use SPF even if it isn’t warm or sunny outside. Sun exposure without SPF could undo any issues you were trying to fix with dermal fillers like signs of ageing. If your skin becomes damaged from a skin problem such as a ski sunburn, then you also increase the risk of infection at the injection site. You should use a SPF of at least factor 30 or above.
It’s just as important to stay hydrated in the winter and after receiving filler treatments than it is to moisturise frequently. Moisturising works to add hydration on the outer, top layer of the skin whereas drinking plenty of fluids works from the inside to hydrate all layers of the skin. You should be drinking around 8 glasses of fluids a day.
What products can help my skin in the winter?
Here at Refine Clinical Wholesale, we have a few products to help protect and hydrate the skin to keep your skin looking smooth and healthy this winter and after receiving filler treatments.
Profhilo Haenkenium Cream
Profhilo Haenkenium Cream contains the key ingredient salvia haenkei extract that is used after aesthetic treatments due to its smoothing, hydrating and refreshing qualities. The topical formula provides restoration of the skin barrier as well as long term skin rejuvenation results. It is ideal to use after treatments such as dermal fillers, peels, skin boosters and micro-needling.
Clinisept + Skin Cleansing Antimicrobial Skin Care
Clinisept + provides a revolutionary approach to cleansing the skin, making it a staple in aesthetic clinics and favourable amongst clients after treatments. It contains advanced hypochlorus technology, a natural element found in the body’s immune system that is produced by white blood cells. This helps to keep the skin clean, free from bacteria and speeds up skin recovery.
Neofound Serum is designed to tighten, brighten and smooth the skin. It has antioxidant effects, that fights any oxidative stress and results in radiant, even skin. Additionally, it promotes collagen production which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains the key ingredient hyaluronic acid, that plays a massive role in providing immediate hydration and extra moisture to the skin.