Blog: How Can I Prolong the Longevity of Injectable Fillers?
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Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and RADIESSE® are becoming increasingly popular as viable options for reversing common signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume. While these non-surgical treatments provide nearly immediate and visible results, the results will not last forever.
The naturally occurring enzymes in dermal fillers are metabolized by the body over time, diminishing the longevity of your results (this usually occurs six to 18 months after injection). Fortunately, certain things can help extend your injectable filler’s longevity.
Work With a Qualified Clinician
The first step in maximizing your results and increasing longevity is working with a qualified provider who understands proper injection techniques and facial aesthetics.
While you may come across providers offering the service at seemingly unbeatable prices, it may not be worth it. Always consider a provider’s training, experience, and reputation in the field before scheduling a filler appointment. This will help to ensure safety, optimal outcomes, and longevity of your filler injections.
Follow After-Care Guidelines
After receiving injectables, try not to touch your face. Putting too much pressure on the area where you received treatment — either by rubbing or leaning on it — can compromise the work that has been done by speeding up the breakdown of the filler’s active ingredients.
That includes vigorous exercise in the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.
Utilize a Proper Skincare Routine
Following your treatment, you want to follow a proper skincare routine that incorporates exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing with quality anti-aging products to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant.
Talk with your skincare professional to suggest appropriate skincare products that not only improve your skin’s tone and texture but also complement the effects of your filler type.
Stay Out of the Sun
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can speed up the breakdown of your injectables. For this reason, you want to minimize sun exposure and always wear SPF when spending time outdoors. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection also help to shield you from the damaging effects of the sun.
Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Making necessary lifestyle adjustments to improve your overall quality of life and health can extend the life of your fillers and injections. From eating whole, unprocessed foods to engaging in de-stressing activities, such as yoga or meditation, and adequate hydration, you can further prolong the effect of injectable fillers.
Consider a Maintenance Plan
Maintenance is critical for your dermal fillers and cosmetic injections to last. Patients are advised to schedule a maintenance session before the results wear off to preserve the results rather than start from scratch once all hyaluronic acid — or primary injectable ingredient — is broken down.
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Working with the experienced professionals at Enhance® Medical Center provides you with the unique opportunity to design custom treatment plans that provide you with beautiful results.