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Sun, Sea, and Dermal Fillers: Maintaining Your Look Through the Summer

Summer is a season filled with sun-soaked days, beach holidays, and outdoor adventures. While everyone loves basking in the warmth and enjoying the longer days, the summer months can also present unique challenges for maintaining aesthetic treatments, particularly dermal fillers. Dr Anita Dhunna, a seasoned aesthetic doctor with clinics in Bishop’s Stortford, South Woodford, and Hatfield, shares valuable tips on how to keep your look fresh and fabulous throughout the summer.

Understanding Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical treatment designed to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Made primarily from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin, fillers provide a plump and youthful appearance. The results are immediate and can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. Dr Dhunna uses FDA-approved dermal fillers, such as the Juvederm Vycross range, for longer-lasting results.

Summer Challenges for Dermal Fillers

While dermal fillers are a fantastic way to maintain a youthful look, summer poses a few specific challenges:

Increased Sun Exposure

Prolonged sun exposure can accelerate the breakdown of hyaluronic acid, the main component of most dermal fillers. UV rays can also damage the skin, leading to premature ageing and affecting the longevity of your fillers.

Heat and Dehydration

High temperatures and increased sweating can lead to dehydration, which negatively impacts the skin’s health and can diminish the effects of dermal fillers. Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining the plumpness and elasticity of your skin.

Active Lifestyle

Summer often means a more active lifestyle, with swimming, hiking, and other outdoor activities. While great for overall health, increased physical activity can also contribute to the faster metabolism of fillers.

Tips for Maintaining Your Dermal Fillers in Summer

Here are some expert tips from Dr Anita Dhunna to help you maintain your dermal fillers and keep your skin looking radiant throughout the summer:

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before heading outdoors. Reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and seeking shade during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) can also protect your skin and prolong the effects of your fillers.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Hydrated skin helps maintain the volume and elasticity provided by dermal fillers. Consider using a hydrating serum or moisturiser with hyaluronic acid to enhance hydration.

Avoid Excessive Heat Exposure

While it’s tempting to relax in hot tubs or saunas, excessive heat can accelerate the breakdown of dermal fillers. Opt for cooler alternatives or limit your time in hot environments.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants to support skin health. Regular exercise is beneficial, but try to avoid intense workouts immediately after getting fillers to allow them to settle properly.

Follow Dr Anita Dhunna’s Advice

After receiving dermal fillers, follow all aftercare instructions provided by Dr Anita Dhunna. This will ensure optimal results and longevity of the treatment.

Embrace Summer with Confidence

Dermal fillers can help you achieve a refreshed and youthful appearance, perfect for enjoying all the summer festivities with confidence. By taking a few extra precautions, you can maintain your radiant look throughout the season.

At her clinics in Bishop’s Stortford, South Woodford, and Hatfield, Dr Anita Dhunna offers personalised consultations to help you achieve and maintain your aesthetic goals. Whether you’re new to dermal fillers or a seasoned client, she provides expert guidance and care tailored to your unique needs.

Book Your Summer Consultation
Ready to look your best this summer? Book a consultation with Dr Anita Dhunna today to discuss how dermal fillers can enhance your natural beauty and keep you looking fresh all season long. Enjoy the sun, sea, and all that summer has to offer, knowing that your youthful, radiant look is in good hands.