Dermal fillers are effective in restoring volume loss as well as slowing down aging. It is a non-surgical treatment used to enhance facial features without undergoing surgery. However, dermal filler treatments are not permanent and last up to about 12 months, depending on the type of dermal filler used. Your body’s metabolism plays a vital factor in the longevity of dermal fillers. In this article, we will be sharing tips to help lengthen and maintain dermal filler results.
Dermal Fillers Lifespan
Most injectable treatments, dermal fillers, and anti-wrinkle injections are only temporary. Most dermal fillers are made up of enzymes, hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body. When injected under the skin, it stabilizes the skin’s structure by attracting and binding to water. This improves the skin’s elasticity and volume minimizing the facial lines and rejuvenating the skin.
The amount of Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers absorbed by the body over time depends on a few factors:
- The type of dermal filler
- Your body’s metabolism
- The areas of the face
Tips to make your dermal filler treatment last longer
How you take care of your skin plays a big role in minimizing aging in general and also contributes to the effects of dermal filler treatments for longer-lasting results. It is important to cleanse and moisturize your skin for hydration with few skincare products which may be recommended after the treatment.
Our daily exposure to the sun accelerates aging due to the effects of UV rays. It leads to rapid damage such as uneven complexion, sun spots, pigmentation, and fine lines. To maintain the results, reduce sun exposure during peak hours, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and more importantly, apply a quality SPF sunscreen.
What you eat directly impacts the health and appearance of your skin. For optimum results of the dermal filler treatment, a diet rich in whole foods, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is important. You should increase your intake of zinc, vitamin C, collagen, omega 3’s, and B vitamins. Stay away from processed, fried, high-sugar, and packaged foods as they can lead to damaged cells and quickly process aging.
Stress can strike at any time anywhere and has a big impact on your overall health. Chemical reactions occur when you are stressed and the body releases cortisol to help you act against any threat. The quality of our skin is also compromised when we are unable to manage stress, especially chronic stress. It causes inflammation and worsens lines and wrinkles. Meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or any relaxing activities can help reduce stress levels and are essential to the longevity of your injectable treatment.
To keep your skin voluminous and dewy, it is important to keep hydrated at all times. Maintaining optimal skin health is achieved by drinking 8 glasses of water a day to help maintain the results of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers longer.
Attending maintenance treatments (or top-ups) will make your skin more youthful. Touch-ups optimize the results from the dermal filler procedure by teaching the muscles in the treatment areas to respond more effectively. In the long run, a patient may require fewer fillers to be injected.