Dermal fillers are not permanent and will gradually break down over time. However, there are several things you can do to extend the time between visits to your facial plastic surgeon for filler injections. Several factors determine the half-life of dermal fillers, including product, formula, location of injection, and amount. Still, the real issue that regulates how long your filler will last is your metabolism.
Some Things you Can’t Control
People with higher metabolisms will break down the filler compound faster, resulting in shorter filler results. The same goes for other treatments such as BOTOX® and Dysport®. A higher metabolism is beneficial as it causes the body to burn fat and calories quicker instead of storing it in areas such as the thighs, buttocks, and stomach.
There are some things people can do to make sure their fillers last as long as possible. Even though having a fast metabolism can make it harder to keep body fat, things can still be done to help.
3 Ways to Extend Your Fillers’ Effectiveness
Here are three ways you can try:
1. Choose the Right Injection Location and Consider Movement
This means that if you have an area on your body that moves a lot, the filler will not last as long as it would in an area that does not move as much. This means that patients can have fillers injected into areas of the face that don’t move much to get the best results. The lips are a popular filler location because they are one of the most active parts of our faces. Fillers in the lips break down much faster than in other parts of the face because the lips are constantly moving.
2. Be Delicate with Your Fillers
One way to make your fillers last longer is to avoid putting them under stress or pressure. Sleeping on your back removes pressure from your face, which can help prevent your fillers from breaking down. Be gentle with your skin and don’t scrub or poke at your face during your skincare routine. The more delicate you are with your fillers, the longer they will last.
3. Keep It Up
The main advantage of dermal fillers is that the procedure is quick, taking only ten to 15 minutes. This means that people who want to achieve the best results from their fillers can schedule regular appointments with their facial plastic surgeon. The surgeon can help maintain the desired look for many years by adding small amounts of filler in specific areas.
If you want your fillers to last longer, you can do a few things. First, avoid using them in areas with a lot of movement, like your lips. Second, make sure you’re getting high-quality filler from a reputable source. And finally, don’t overdo it—using too much filler can shorten its lifespan.
You can enjoy your fillers for months or even years with a little care. So go ahead and give yourself a little extra boost – you deserve it!
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