Beauty & Regeneration Blog

We are currently living during a stressful and uncertain time. This stress can take a toll on your body and your skin. While we are spending increased amounts of time at home, your body is adjusting to a new routine. Your skin, the largest organ in your body, can be sensitive to these new routines and stresses in life. How can you maintain healthy skin, as well as, the results of your recent botox or filler treatment, while under quarantine?

There are many things you can do at home to help keep your skin healthy and if you routinely schedule appointments for botox and fillers, these practices can help you get through between appointments.

5 Tips Before Your Next Appointment

Limit Sun Exposure

Sun damage to the skin is the leading cause of wrinkles. While outside it is important to limit your exposure to sunlight and UV rays. Sun exposure can reverse all the benefits of good skin care, botox and other injectable treatments.

Even if you are just going out for a walk be sure to apply sunscreen with a high SPF to your face, neck and hands. Even on a cloudy, overcast day you should be sure to apply sunscreen.

Maintain a Good Skincare Regimen

If you don’t already have a skincare regimen, now is a great time to start! Good skin care will ensure your skin stays younger looking for a longer period of time. Keep your skin clean with cleansers and toners and be sure to apply moisturizer daily. Staying well hydrated is vital to the health of your skin. So be sure to drink plenty of water every day!

Avoid Stress

More than ever it is important to try to maintain your levels of stress and stay calm. Stress causes an increased level of cortisol in our bodies. Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the body. Increased levels of this stress hormone can accelerate the aging process and undo the positive effects of botox and other types of fillers. Cortisol can also cause acne and other skin problems.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is vital to maintaining a healthy life. If you don’t get enough sleep your body will produce higher amounts of the stress hormone, cortisol.

Try to initiate good sleep habits. These include going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Doing this will help you wake up feeling fresh and alert. Also, try to minimize the amount of screen time, before going to sleep.

Be aware that sleeping on your side can increase wrinkles in your chest and face. Try sleeping on your back. But if you are a side sleeper, switch to a silk pillowcase. Silk pillowcases are much gentler on your skin.

Eat Healthy

Eating a well balanced diet directly affects the appearance of your skin. Dairy, gluten, sugar and processed foods can have adverse effects on the appearance of your skin. Maintaining a healthy weight and limiting these foods will help keep your skin looking youthful and fresh. Limiting the amount of sugar you intake also helps preserve botox and filler treatments. Adding a collagen supplement will also help maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to prevent future wrinkles.

Beauty does not have to be expensive! At MARC, we strive to offer the highest quality of beauty products and services to our clients, without breaking your wallet.

While most high-end beauty products do offer great results, that does not mean the less expensive beauty products are less effective. Beauty has become a very saturated market and can be quite confusing to the consumer. So, we decided to focus on simple beauty basics.

Our providers at MARC have curated a collection of medical-grade skincare products to meet a variety of skincare needs. We are committed to offer customized services to each individual in order to help achieve healthier skin and age-defying beauty. From acne treatments and face treatments to skin rejuevenation and the best anti aging treatments for the face, our goal is to provide you with a foundation for long-lasting results.

Below are just a few of the aesthetic products we offer in our store:

  • Cleansers
    • Brightening Facial Wash by Revision Skincare
    • Neo Cleans Exfoliating Skin Cleanser by Neocutis
    • Papaya Enzyme Cleanser by Revision Skincare
  • Anti Aging Treatments & Wrinkle Treatments
    • Persephone by MARC Wellness - a mini chemical peel in a bottle
    • BioSerum Firm by Neocutis
    • DEJ Face Cream by Revision Skincare
    • YouthFull Lip Replenisher by Revision Skincare
  • Sunscreen & Sun Protection
    • Azalea by MARC Wellness
    • Intellishade by Revision Skincare
  • Eye Creams
    • Lumier by Neocutis - a 2019 InStyle Best Beauty Buy
    • Maia by MARC Wellness

Shop our online store and take advantage of our full range of unique and specialized beauty and aesthetic products. Whether it is acne trouble, sunscreen or anti-aging serums you are looking for, shop online and get your advanced skincare products even though we aren't seeing patients at our Gastonia medical aesthetics clinic due to COVID-19.

Visit the MARC Wellness Store

Dr. Hunter and his staff are committed to providing care to their patients, while taking necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will continue to take measures recommended by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) to maintain a safe environment for our patients.

Please immediately reschedule your appointment at our office, if you have:

  • Recently traveled out of the country

  • Have been in close contact with someone experiencing a fever, cough, chills, or shortness of breath

  • You have recently experienced a fever, cough, chills, or shortness of breath

Should the need arise, please contact our office and we will work with you to reschedule your upcoming appointment.

Seek Medical Advice if you:

  • Develop Symptoms

  • Have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus

  • If you live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of coronavirus


  • For More information: CDC.GOV/COVID19-SYMPTOMS
  • NC Coronavirus hotline – 866-462-3821
  • SC Centers of Disease Control – 800-232-4636

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