Do Sun Rays Damage Botox and Fillers?


By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Gokce Haspolat, MD

Do Sun Rays Damage Botox and Fillers?

Recently, a patient asked; “I will go on vacation, will fillers and botox be affected by the sun? Can I swim in the sea?”

Our question was answered by the expert of the subject, Medical Physician Gokce Haspolat MD answers:
Gokce Haspolat
“The answer is “yes,” but this question raises other questions. For example: “Is it possible to make botox fillers in summer?

Does Botox also work in the summer heat? If medical fillers are injected under the skin exposed to the sun and heat, will they melt faster? as…

Look at the Research For Botox Right Away

notoxThe data show that Botox or injectable fillers do not need to be avoided in the summer, and their effectiveness and duration of action remain the same as in the winter.

One article even noted that it is beneficial to have Botox done in the summer, as strong sunlight will cause your eyes to squint, thus increasing muscle strength and movements around the eyes.

As a result, more Botox is needed to relax the eye muscles, especially the eyebrows and forehead muscles.

Now Let's Look at the Fillers

fillersFillers are not absorbed any faster by sun exposure or other heat.

However, I think that prolonged sun exposure dries the skin, causing loss of moisture, loss of elasticity, and progressive loss of volume and fullness in the underlying tissue.

Fillers can be used to refresh the sun-damaged skin, and the volume can be increased.

So What Can You Do To Help Your Skin This Summer?

skin and summerIt is beneficial to change your skincare routine according to the changing seasons. Spring months are extremely suitable for preparation for the summer season.

  • Take skincare to remove accumulated sweat, oil, and skin residues

  • Keep applying your UV protection

  • Vitamin C treatment will improve your sun protection and keep your reactive pigment production, namely tanning, low.

  • Retinol as it will increase cell repair and skin cell regeneration in sun-damaged skin, but be careful not to dry out your skin.

In summary, fillers and botox are useful treatments in the summer months. Don't worry, I wish you a good time on the beach.

Written on 12/04/2022


Last Update: 13/10/2022

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