How Can I Make My Fillers Last Longer?

Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra are among the most popular anti-aging treatments today. They smooth creases and restore volume for a fresh, rested appearance. By plumping the skin with hydrating or collagen-boosting molecules, fillers can correct smile lines, deep nasolabial folds, under-eye troughs, or provide a natural– yet sultry– looking pout. While the results of cosmetic injectables are virtually immediate, they don’t last forever.

Many factors affect the longevity of your dermal filler treatment. Some products are designed to last longer than others, and your metabolism will also have an impact. Even the location of the filler will make a difference– areas with more muscle movement will break down the product faster.

For example, Voluma® XC is designed to lift the cheeks for up to two full years, while lip filler with Restylane will last around six months. Contact us at Dallas Dermatology Partners if you have any questions or concerns.

Filler Maintenance Tips

As a trusted provider of dermal fillers in Dallas, we offer the following tips on maximizing the longevity of your results.

#1 Schedule Touch-Up Appointments in Advance

The best way to increase the lifespan of your filler results is by booking maintenance appointments in advance before the filler wears off completely. Your dermatologist will recommend an appropriate timeline based on the location, amount, and type of filler used and suggest touch-ups accordingly. It’s much more cost-effective than starting from scratch, and regularly scheduled injections will ensure the rejuvenating effect you love– isn’t lost entirely.

#2 Avoid Prolonged Sun Exposure

It’s no secret that UV radiation is detrimental to skin elasticity and appearance, causing wrinkles, age spots, and rough texture. The sun’s rays can also speed up the breakdown of facial filler molecules. So, if you’re going to be outside, slather the skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and wear a wide-brimmed hat.

#3 Adopt a Good Skincare Regime

Glowing, hydrated skin radiates good health and youthfulness. After your filler injections, ask your dermatologist for medical-grade skincare products that are suitable for your age, skin type, and concerns. Products containing retinoids, glycolic acid, and other potent actives work in tandem with fillers for a rejuvenating effect.

#4 Find Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is often unavoidable but try and find ways to avoid usual triggers that tell your body to produce cortisol– a stress hormone that accelerates signs of aging. Whether it’s HIIT, yoga, or a weekly massage, stress-relieving techniques will relax your mind, soften your expressions, and may extend the life of fillers.

#5 Drink More Water

If you have a hyaluronic acid-based filler like those in the Juvederm or Restylane family, then drink up. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules, so it stands to reason that hydrated skin can enhance the effect of HA fillers. You can also ramp up water intake by incorporating more fruits and vegetables like watermelon and leafy greens into your diet.

Prolong Your Dermal Filler Results at Dallas Dermatology Partners

As experts in cosmetic injectables, our Dallas dermatologists offer advice on extending the longevity of your filler. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.