Summer Heatwaves, BOTOX and Fillers

sun exposure skinSun Exposure and Cosmetic Injections

With temperatures in the 30’s this week, what are the implications for those having cosmetic injections?

BOTOX® Injections

The sun itself will not affect the results of BOTOX®. However, sun or heat exposure can increase the risk of localised bruising. There is also a risk of ‘sweating out’ some of the injectable product, so that there is less of an effect.

Sun exposure and intense heat are best avoided for 24 hours after treatment in order to allow the Botulinum Toxin to take effect at normal temperature and the skin to recover from the tiny injections.

Dermal Fillers

Again, it is generally best to avoid sun or heat exposure for 24 hours after dermal filler injections. Although with dermal fillers the final result is visible practically straightaway, it is sensible to allow the skin to settle and ‘treat it kindly’ to allow any swelling to subside and avoid risk of bruising.

Sun Exposure

Remember that sun exposure causes sun damage, which can involve a range of issues such as wrinkles and pigmentation, leaving skin looking tired and lacklustre.

Those aspiring to mahogany tans often find in later years that they look older than those who’d avoided the sun. In the months following treatment, patients should try to adopt a healthy attitude to the sun – wearing a high SPF product daily, covering up and avoiding the sun altogether at peak times. In Hollywood, pale faces are becoming more the vogue as stars look to protect their skin and age well (who’s to know whether that’s with or without the help of treatments!).


Quinn Clinics, based in Bristol (Clifton) and London (Greenwich/Blackheath) offer the latest cosmetic injections, carried out by trained medical professionals.


Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments at its two clinics based in Clifton (Bristol) and Blackheath/Greenwich (London).

As well as anti-ageing injections performed by qualified professionals, the clinics offer advanced dermal fillers as well as skin improvement technology including IPL, laser and CO2 fractional laser and radio-frequency treatment.

Please call 0117 924 4592 or email for further information or to book an appointment.


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Established in 2006 by Dr John Quinn, Quinn Clinics (also known as Q Clinics) is Bristol’s only independent Doctor-led skin clinic registered with the CQC.

Skin treatments include the full range of anti-ageing, cosmetic and medical skin procedures, to tackle everything from sun damage and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation, thread veins or excessive sweating.

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