Care While You Recover

Care While You Recover

From skin rejuvenating treatments like microneedling to more invasive facial injections like fillers that stimulate or replace collagen, all skin transforming treatments that use needles can cause unwanted, temporary side effects. But how you care for your skin during this time determines the speed and quality of your recovery. 

From simple Botox® injections to deeper dermal fillers, recovery time can vary, but most patients in our medspas report downtime anywhere from 1 day to two weeks. We all love a good excuse to stay home and veg for a night, but who has time for 2 weeks of downtime? In fact, the inconvenience of downtime is the #1 reason people put off getting injections, and it’s the very reason we developed Viktor Michael in the first place. 

Chart of common side effects and downtime without Viktor Michael

As medspa owners, we know that proper preparation and consistent post-injection care using calming, soothing and skin-restoring ingredients is the key to rapid recovery. Our conscious, clinical-grade skincare is formulated with our Injection Care Complex®, a proprietary blend of enzymes, acids and phytoactives that are proven to reduce the appearance of injection site irritation and imperfections while cutting downtime in half.  

Our blend features: 

  • Arnica Montana, in active concentrations up to 15%, Arnica has been shown to help reduce the appearance of bruising and swelling.
  • Bromelain is a potent enzyme from pineapple known to reduce irritation.
  • Dragon’s Blood, a deep red resin from the sap of the Croton Lechleri tree, promotes healthy, radiant skin.
  • Babassu Oil, high in lauric and myristic acids, nourishes while moisturizing the skin.
  • A Proprietary Soothing Blend of essential oils is infused into each product to promote relaxation and calm.

But we don’t stop there. Soothing butters, calming clays and replenishing natural actives support cellular renewal, promote natural collagen and elastin synthesis, and restore the skin barrier for a rapid renewal of radiance.    

Here are our Top 10 featured ingredients that support our Injection Care Complex: 

Shea Butter is loaded with vitamins A, E and F to hydrate, boost collagen production, and plump skin’s appearance. 

Coconut Alkanes features healthy fatty acids that hydrate, soften skin and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

Argan Oil is high in vitamin C and E and promotes elasticity while softening lines and wrinkles.

Sodium Hyaluronate is a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid that penetrates into deeper layers of the skin more readily to attract and bind water, plumping it’s appearance. 

Kaolin Clay is a mineral-rich natural cleanser, exfoliator and skin soother that helps even skin tone. 

Lentil Extract is loaded with vitamin B5 to promote renewal of the skin barrier. 

Watermelon Extract features lycopene, an anti-inflammatory, and citrulline, amino acid that promote circulation and cellular renewal for more even tone. 

Apple Extract protects collagen and elastin, brightens complexion and gently exfoliates. 

Ginger Root Extract aids in skin cell regeneration while brightening and balancing the complexion. 

Sodium PCA and Sodium-L-Lactate are natural humectants found in human skin as natural moisturizing factors.

Viktor Michael represents a new standard in Recovery Care, proven to immediately reduce  redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness, while supporting skin health.   

"I love this serum so much I am using it to replace my old one! The Bromelain and Dragons blood ingredients are essential as they work together to heal your skin. I love it!" ~Hillary T.