Millions of people all around the world get non-invasive treatments done every year. One of the most common treatments for these people is the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are a common cosmetic procedure, but few understand what they are and how long they should stay.
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable hyaluronic acid or similar compounds, are used in a minimally invasive cosmetic technique to restore volume to skin depressions. As we get older, our faces naturally lose volume, which can make us look older than we actually are. Dermal fillers can help restore a person’s volume and, with it, their young appearance.
To what extent do the effects last?
The effects of dermal fillers often don’t stay forever. Some treatments may have long-lasting effects, up to 5 years, while others may only last a few months. Results with dermal fillers are temporary and might change from patient to patient and from filler to filler. Hyaluronic acid functions like an enzyme, therefore it will be metabolised by the body after some time. The effects of dermal fillers will wear off rapidly if the metabolism is fast.
How long dermal fillers last depends on a number of factors, including:
Skin Filler Classification
The dermal fillers’ longevity depends on the specific fillers used. Dermal fillers come in a wide variety, and several companies produce them. It should come as no surprise that dermal filler brands have widely varying longevity.
Targeted Face Areas
The dermal fillers’ durability is also influenced by the area of the face that was injected. In general, dermal fillers wear off rapidly in dynamic face regions. Since the lips are a less active part of the face than, say, the area behind your ears, dermal fillers utilised in the lips will wear off sooner.
Patient Age and Lifestyle Factors
The longevity of dermal fillers can also be affected by factors such as the patient’s age and way of life. The effects of dermal filler applied to the skin of an elderly person’s face won’t stay as long as they would on the skin of a middle-aged person.
Lifestyle factors like smoking and sun exposure can also reduce the durability of dermal fillers.
How can you make dermal fillers last longer?
The following will aid you in making the effects of your dermal filler treatment last as long as possible:
- Always keep your skin well hydrated and moisturised.
- Limit your skin’s exposure to the sun. When you absolutely must be out in the sun, protect your skin by lathering on the sunscreen and staying in the shade or donning a hat with a broad brim.
- Lessen how stressed you are.
- Get dermal fillers on a regular basis.