Dermal filler treatments are some of the most popular services we offer. The reason is easy to understand. Injectable treatments are convenient, cost-effective, and carry no downtime. This conservative form of facial rejuvenation is immediately rewarding, too! That said, many patients do ask about how they can get the most out of their dermal fillers. We’ll do our best to answer it here.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There is a wide variety of dermal fillers used today. The most common ones are made with hyaluronic acid. While each product has unique properties, the hyaluronic acid ingredient works by attaching to water molecules that are naturally in the skin. In addition to smoothing lines and creases of varying depths, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® are also excellent options for boosting youthful, beautiful contours. These injectable treatments are commonly used for cheek and lip augmentation as well as jawline sculpting and more. Because hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body, the dermal fillers that we utilize hold no risk of allergic reaction or rejection.
Why Fillers are Temporary
Some of the original dermal fillers that were developed years ago were made to endure for several years. Due to the ingredients in these products, it was necessary to perform thorough screenings to check for potential allergies. The average hyaluronic acid dermal filler lasts about one year. Some can last up to two years. The hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers gets metabolized over time because the body simply uses this substance up, gradually wearing down its structure.
Can Fillers be Encouraged to Last Longer?
It is understandable that you want your dermal filler effects to last as long as possible. They’re so rewarding! While there is no way to slow down the way in which your body metabolizes this ingredient, there are ways to slow down the breakdown of your skin overall.
Some suggestions include:
- Learn how to manage stress. Studies indicate that stress can accelerate the process of aging, resulting in frustrating lines and wrinkles.
- Stay hydrated. This can be especially important for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers since they work by binding to water molecules. With water an important substance for nearly every physiological process, adequate hydration ensures that there is plenty to go around, including to your skin.
- Take great care of your skin. The primary tactic that everyone needs to implement is to wear sunscreen every day. Sun exposure quickly degrades collagen and elastin, resulting in thinner, weaker skin overall. Then, it is highly beneficial to use quality cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and lotions that are suitable for your skin’s unique needs.
Dermal fillers may be temporary but their results can last quite a long time as you maintain regular touch-ups with your favorite provider. Bella Cosmetic Surgery serves areas including Washington D.C, Alexandria, VA, and Maryland. Call 301-567-6767 to schedule an appointment.