I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume I’m not getting injectables any time soon. The taut skin that graces my forehead after a Botox injection is beginning to feel like a distant memory. I find myself singing “The Way We Were” wistfully while examining my face. “Can it be that it was all so simple then,” I wonder, “or has time rewritten every line?”
The answer is yes–and if it hasn’t yet, time will eventually rewrite every line. Naturally, I’m wondering how to make Botox and filler last longer when I’m at home singing Streisand and unable to hit up my derm’s office. It’s a question of immense privilege to have at a time like this, but for those of us blessed with unrelenting vanity, a question nonetheless. So I queried the top dermatologists in New York City, expecting them to balk at my naivete. Everyone with toner in their cabinet knows that a magical at-home treatment that yields injectable-comparable results doesn’t exist.
Needless to say, I didn’t expect to receive a near-tome of advice from eight whipsmart skin docs. Turns out, there are real, legitimate, science-backed hacks to prolonging your Botox and filler at home. From here, I’ll pass the mic to the medical professionals.