Dermal fillers are a great choice for those who wish to turn back the time on ageing skin. They are definitely a great choice when it comes to long-lasting treatment for fine lines, saggy skin, wrinkles and uneven skin, as well as for restoring lost volume and firmness. But dermal fillers are so much more than a cosmetic treatment. They are also a way to feel good. The results achieved with this treatment can really spike up confidence levels, as we have repeatedly witnessed in most of our clients. And it isn’t surprising. After all, when we look good, we feel good.
Dermal fillers are relatively quick, painless and safe and this has made them incredibly popular, and they are often termed as a lunchtime facelift for this very reason. However, due to the fact that they are made of naturally occurring substances, they are broken down and eliminated by the body over due course of time. So, the results can last from a few months to as long as a year, but it is inevitable that their effect will eventually wear off.
But with the right post treatment care, you can maintain, and even moderately extend the results of dermal fillers!
But before we get to how you can do that, let us look at what else can affect the longevity of dermal fillers. The type and amount of filler used, as well as the location being filled, all bear an impact on how long they actually last. Some areas of the face, like the tear troughs, are less prone to movement as compared to the mouth, for instance. This explains why tear trough fillers last much longer than laugh line fillers. But the most critical factor that affects this is the body’s metabolic rate. This is the reason why two people who have received this treatment with the same type and amount of injectable fillers show such dramatically different results.
What can you do to extend the life of your dermal fillers?
1. The right skincare
We recommend a detailed pre and post skincare regimen to our clients for most treatments. This regime often includes high-quality skincare products to boost the effect of fillers, by keeping the skin well moisturized and plump. Drinking adequate water also goes a long way in keeping the skin well hydrated and enhancing the effect of dermal fillers.
2. Follow up treatments
It is always better to extend the length of your existing fillers, rather than starting afresh once the dermal filler has been broken down by your system. This is where follow-up sessions can be crucial to maintain the effect of dermal fillers. Sometimes, we might also recommend other treatments to enhance the overall impact of your treatment.
3. Sun Protection
Sun exposure is almost inevitable in Melbourne. But sun protection is a choice. Using broad range sunscreen as prescribed will help you protect your skin from the strong UVA and UVB radiation which wears off the effect of dermal fillers. Moreover, using sun protection will also help protect and combat against other signs of ageing, like sun spots, wrinkles and the like.
4. The right diet
This one is not surprising. The foods we consume have a huge influence on our overall health and wellbeing, including our skin. Consciously choosing to consume foods which are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals will help in skin repair and building healthy new skin cells. And while you stock up on healthy foods, you need to ensure that you stay away from packaged and junk foods!
5. Staying stress free
If you want your dermal fillers to last longer, you must come up with hacks to stay stress free. Any kind of stress releases causes a release of cortisol in the body, which accelerates the ageing process. This in turn breaks down the fillers, and also causes fine lines and dull skin. Stress works like a double-edged sword, and is best kept away.
So, you see, it is possible to extend the magical spell of dermal fillers with just a few choices and habits. For no-obligation consultations and inquiries with our experts, call us to schedule an appointment at the clinic closest to you.