We all love the wrinkle-fighting power of dermal fillers, but many of us wish the results could last a little longer. Make the most of your next filler treatment with these simple tips to extend the longevity of your results.
Keep Up with Your Skincare
Dermal fillers are ideal for smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume, but they can only work with what they’ve been given. The quality of your skin will directly impact the results of your filler treatment. To ensure your results look their best and last as long as possible, we recommend a comprehensive at-home skincare routine. Let our experts guide you to effective products designed for your skin type and concerns.
Use Sunscreen Year-Round
The sun is enemy number one for your skin and your fillers. UV rays speed up the aging process. Wrinkles are a natural result of this sun and age-related damage. Daily sunscreen use can reduce the effect of UV rays on the skin. We recommend using SPF 30+ every single day, rain or shine.
Yes, dermal fillers can fill your wrinkles as they occur, but you’ll enjoy longer-lasting results and fewer treatments if you keep your skin as youthful as possible through diligent sun protection.
Stress wreaks havoc on the skin. Breakouts and wrinkles are just a few of the skin concerns linked to excessive stress. Stress speeds up the aging process and may cause your body to breakdown fillers faster.
We know it isn’t going to be easy to stress less, but the results are worth the effort. Find ways to unwind and destress, both for your skin and your overall health. Yoga, meditation, and regular exercise are some of our favorite ways to reduce stress.
Choose Longer Lasting Formulations
How long do dermal fillers last? It largely depends on the filler. Some fillers last longer than others. If you want to minimize trips to the office for treatment, we can help you choose a longer-lasting filler option.
Some of our longest-lasting fillers include:
- Sculptra – Results last up to two years after an initial treatment series.
- Voluma – Results last approximately two years with a single treatment to the cheeks and midface.
- Lyft – Results last one to two years when used on and around the cheek area.
- Radiesse – Results typically last about a year, but some patients experience results that last much longer.
Come in for Maintenance Injections
It’s easier to maintain results than to create them. If you love your new look after fillers and want it to last, come in regularly for touch-up injections. Proper maintenance will help extend the life of your dermal filler treatments and will ensure that your results always look their best.
Our skilled injectors can help you set-up a treatment schedule. Typically, patients come in every four to six months for reinjection of their dermal fillers. Some of our longer-lasting fillers’ touch-up treatments are scheduled only once a year.