For countless patients, dermal fillers are a miracle treatment. In just one visit, these non-invasive injectables can erase signs of aging while improving overall appearance. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy these incredible benefits forever? Consider these tips from our Clear Lake specialists for making your dermal fillers last longer.
Protect Your Investment With Good Habits
Like any other cosmetic treatment, dermal fillers are an investment in yourself and your appearance. Self-care, in the form of a well-rounded skincare routine, can help keep your fillers lasting longer while also enhancing your overall appearance. For the best results, we recommend using high-quality products that contain hyaluronic acid to your daily routine. As the essential active ingredient in today’s most popular injectables, hyaluronic acid helps skin cells retain more water. When supplemented with skincare products that contain this vital substance, patients can enjoy healthy, smooth, resilient skin longer.
Another excellent way to protect your skin is through effective sun protection. Harmful UV rays can accelerate the aging process by limiting the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. When it comes to fillers, overexposure to UV light can reverse the benefits of your treatment. With that in mind, we recommend always applying a high-quality sunscreen (think SPF 45 or higher) whenever you’re heading outside and covering up with a wide-brimmed hat. If you’ll be outside in the sun for hours, be sure to reapply your sunscreen regularly.
Stay Hydrated and Well-Fed
A healthy diet and hydration can also help make your fillers last. Just as applying hyaluronic acid creams and moisturizers helps hydrate skin from the outside, drinking plenty of water throughout the day every day keeps your skin and fillers hydrated from the inside. Likewise, diet can also play a role in how long your fillers last. For the best results, we recommend adding plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to your diet. While processed foods can be a tasty, convenient treat, they can also be high in sugar and salt – ingredients that may increase inflammation and dry out skin.
While this is often easier said than done, relieving stress and anxiety is critical to making your fillers last. When we stress, our bodies release cortisol and suppress collagen production. This combination can exacerbate signs of aging like fine lines while dulling skin and increasing oil production – negating the benefits of your filler treatment. To help keep your cool, consider adopting stress management techniques such as yoga or mediation or find other outlets for keeping your stress levels low.
Unfortunately, fillers don’t last forever – most only last between six to 12 months. Maintenance touch-ups are an excellent way to help fillers last longer. Typically scheduled at regular intervals toward the end of the fillers’ lifetime, these minor touch-up visits help maintain your looks without requiring the same amount of filler initially injected. For patients using fillers as an anti-aging solution, this maintenance approach is a strategic way to discreetly and gradually enhance different parts of your appearance instead of jumping to a drastic change.
Get Started at M Spa Face and Body
Whether you’re new to dermal fillers or have been enhancing your features for years, our team of aesthetic experts is here to help. Our experienced staff specializes in age-defying cosmetic treatments, helping each person achieve their appearance goals by creating highly customized treatment plans. To learn more about our cosmetic facial services, call 281-886-7006 today and schedule your consultation.