We have been able to enjoy the sun to the fullest lately! Whenever possible, we are outside. We are massively supplied with an extra portion of Vitamin D. But we also have to make sure that we protect ourselves well against radiation from the sun because sun damage is irreversible. In addition, it accelerates the aging of the skin and prevention is better than cure. We get a lot of questions from people who would like a treatment with injectables in the summer. Is this possible? Is it safe? Sometimes people postpone the treatment until the autumn and that is not necessary at all. Provided you follow certain guidelines.
Can you expose your skin to the sun after a filler treatment?
As usual, it is important to properly protect the skin before going out into the sun, especially after visiting a clinic. The first week after you have been treated with fillers, you are not allowed to use a tanning bed or in the sun. After that, you should apply sun protection products well. If you do not do this, there is a chance that the fillers will be broken down more quickly by the body.
What about Botox and the sun?
In the case of Botox, we recommend not exposing the skin to sunlight for 24 hours. In case of redness and swelling, we advise you to wait a little longer. You should avoid the sunbed for at least a week.
Swimming or going to the sauna
It is unwise to go swimming or to visit a sauna just after a treatment. You often have to deal with unsanitary places and of course you have small wounds that heal differently in everyone. The heat can cause the product to move and you want to prevent this! Wait at least a week before doing these activities again.
To play sports
It is advisable not to exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment with injectables.
So do not plan your treatment just before you go on holiday. After a week you can leave with peace of mind. Do you want to go out immediately after your treatment? Then take into account the measures you need to take to protect your skin. Apply a high factor, wear a cap and seek out the shade.