“Is it possible to be under the sun after a filler injection?”

“Three days after the injection of the nasolabial filler, I went for a walk with my child on a sunny day. At the same time, I did not sunbathe on purpose, but I was under the sun for about two hours. Can this affect the effect of the injection or negate it?”

Oksana, 31

The beauty editor’s response marieclaire.ru:

Filler is a special filler for the soft tissues of the face, which allows you to smooth (or rather, push out) wrinkles in problem areas with the help of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite.

General recommendations for skin care after the introduction of fillers include a point concerning UV rays: experts recommend spending the first few days at home to avoid exposure to ultraviolet light, especially in summer. Also, any exposure to high temperatures is contraindicated: for example, a sauna, a steam bath, a solarium.

However, there are also special recommendations in accordance with a particular area of application of the filler. Regarding nasolabial folds, cosmetologists advise to go outside only with a richly applied SPF 30+ cream, even after a week after the injection. It is highly undesirable to appear under the scorching summer rays a few days after the introduction of the filler. Hyaluronic acid, one of the main filler components, has the property of disintegrating under massive exposure to UV rays. As a result, the effect of “smoothed” skin may come to naught sooner than after the promised “6 months or longer”.

If this does happen, do not forget to immediately treat the puncture sites with Miramistin or Chlohexidine, and also make a cold compress for 15-20 minutes. After that, it is advisable to contact a cosmetologist.

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