Protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays can delay the need for BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to keep your face looking young. Just 15 minutes of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can start damaging your skin.


Be proactive with your skincare and protection:

  • Apply sunscreen before you go outside and reapply every two hours
  • Use facial moisturizers that include SPF protection of at least 15
  • Wear sunglasses every day
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun for extended periods
  • Avoid sun exposure during the sun’s peak hours from 1:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon


Sun damage leads to premature aging in your face, like wrinkles, sunspots, and decreased elasticity. The more time you spend exposed to the sun, the more time you’ll spend with your cosmetic surgeon later receiving BOTOX and dermal filler treatments, like Restylane or Juvederm, to reverse the signs of aging.


Your delicate facial areas should never be exposed to the sun without protection. Leaving out the sunglasses and hat can lead to deeper wrinkles in your forehead and around your eyes. Repetitive motions like squinting can break down the collagen in your skin and cause crows feet and frown lines. A little precaution now will go a long way later toward keeping your skin looking young and beautiful.


If you are interested in exploring your facial rejuvenation options, please contact Dr. John J. W. Lee to schedule your initial consultation about BOTOX and dermal fillers with a Philadelphia plastic surgeon.