5 Ways to Make Your Dermal Filler Results Last for Longer
If you’re concerned about facial asymmetry or ageing and wish to fight the effects of gravity, you may be considering dermal filler treatments. Fillers don’t ‘freeze’ the muscles – instead, they enhance facial contours. They’re used to correct lines, restore volume, create structure and definition, and lift the face – all with appealing precision and subtlety. In the right hands, fillers can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance in a remarkable yet subtle way. However, it’s essential to maximise the longevity of these results in order to get the most out of your investment. Read on to explore tips and strategies that can help you make your dermal filler results last longer.
How long do dermal fillers last?
How long your filler lasts will depend on where you get the injection, the effectiveness of the cross-linking technology in the filler, and how dense the product used is. For example, a small amount of a thin, pliable filler in the lips, which are mobile and constantly in use, will be broken down much quicker than a denser filler used in the chin and jawline. Timeframes can range from 3 months all the way up to 4 years depending on the type and brand of product used. Unfortunately, you can’t cheat and go for high density filler everywhere in the hope they last longer – high density fillers are only suitable for certain areas of the face.
Is it possible to extend the results of your dermal fillers?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to make filler last forever, but there are things you can do alongside dermal fillers to improve the health of your skin and maximise your filler results. Here are five steps to maintain filler results for as long as possible…
Have a good, clinically led skincare regime
While fillers can help you look fresher and more youthful, they work best when paired with the proper skincare routine for your specific skin type and concerns. Following a basic skincare routine with the right cleanser, moisturiser, anti-ageing treatment products and sunscreen can accompany dermal fillers perfectly and give your skin the support it needs to maintain the best results.
Choose a skilled injector
Your choice of injector can make all the difference to your filler results. A skilled practitioner will understand the right product for your specific needs, proper injection techniques, and ensure that the filler is placed precisely where it’s needed. Their expertise can help ensure that your results look natural and remain effective for an extended period.
Follow aftercare instructions
Your injector will provide you with post-treatment care instructions. Following these guidelines is essential for maintaining the longevity of your results. Some common aftercare tips include avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days, refraining from touching or massaging the treated area, and staying hydrated. By adhering to these instructions, you can help prevent any complications and promote optimal results.
Quality products matter
Not all dermal fillers are created equal. There are various brands and types of fillers available, each designed for specific purposes and areas of the face. It’s crucial to consult with your injector to determine the most suitable filler for your needs. The cross-linking technology used by a brand will be the biggest determinant of longevity, and it is important to use a brand which has excellent technology combined with clinical studies and safety data.
Keep your skin protected from UV damage
We all know too much sun isn’t good for our skin, but did you know that overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can actually break down your fillers faster? To help extend the life of your facial filler results, wear broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF and protective clothing when outdoors. This will also help to prevent premature ageing and protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Stay consistent with your follow up appointments
Dermal fillers are not permanent solutions, and their effects will naturally diminish over time. To ensure your results last as long as possible, it’s essential to schedule periodic touch-up appointments. Your injector will assess your progress and recommend additional treatments when necessary to maintain your desired appearance.
Consider complementary treatments
Combining dermal fillers with other non-invasive cosmetic procedures can enhance and prolong the results. Treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, and skin boosters can address different aspects of skin ageing and help your filler results last longer.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.