A multi-tiered aesthetic practice in Pasadena, California, Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center is led by triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Sasaki. Our practice offers an outstanding selection of surgical and nonsurgical solutions for aging skin, including Botox® and dermal fillers that reduce wrinkles and restore youthful contours to your face.
We’re happy to provide a few tips for getting the most out of your injectables.
1. Start with a board-certified, experienced injector
Correct dosing and precise placement offer longer-lasting injection results and a more natural appearance. At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetics, our injectors are registered nurses under Dr. Sasaki’s supervision and participate in continuing education workshops and courses provided through the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sasaki also provides injections at our Pasadena office.
2. Choose the correct filler for your needs
Expect your provider to discuss a selection of dermal fillers whose longevity varies depending on the brand, injection site, and your metabolism. Dermal fillers can last from six months to two years. Botox usually lasts from three to four months.
Fillers available at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetics include:
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
- Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®
- Volbella XC FDA (approved for lip lines)
- Belotero Balance
Notably, each filler is FDA-approved and meets Dr. Sasaki’s rigorous standards for safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction.
3. Follow post-injection instructions carefully
Your nurse injection specialist provides detailed instructions before you leave the office following your injection. These generally include avoiding rubbing or applying pressure to the treatment site for 24-48 hours. In addition, if you’ve received dermal fillers, avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for one to two days.
Other aftercare instructions include holding vigorous exercise for one to two days to reduce the risk of bruising and limiting heat or sun exposure.
4. Follow a healthy skin care regimen
Your Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic skincare professional can recommend cleansers, moisturizers, anti-aging treatments, and other products suited for your skin type. Some products enhance the results of Botox or dermal fillers and may also be a good choice for your skin’s needs.
5. Avoid excessive sun exposure
Excessive sun exposure causes inflammation that can make Botox and fillers break down faster. For longer-lasting results, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and avoid outdoor activities during peak hours (10 am to 4 pm) when possible.
6. Develop healthy habits
Habits that benefit your overall well-being also improve your skin’s health and prolong injectable results. These skin-friendly habits include:
- Eating a nutritionally sound diet
- Avoiding stress
- Getting between seven to eight hours of restful sleep each night
- Drinking plenty of water daily
Also, a daily zinc supplement may prolong the anti-aging effects of Botox treatments.
Schedule an evaluation at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center today for more information about injectables or other services we offer.