It’s no secret that dermal fillers have taken the lead in popular cosmetic treatments. Known for being incredibly versatile, non-invasive, effective, and their gorgeous results, that popularity only continues to grow. Yet, the most common question we receive at The Spa at NAPS is: how long do fillers last? The short answer is the effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from three months to two years, depending on some key factors. So, let’s break it down and try to provide you with a clear picture of the results you can expect.
Why Consider Facial Fillers?
Clients pursue facial fillers for a number of reasons.
For older clients, the most popular receive to pursue facial fillers is to:
- Help smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Add volume to the face in areas of aging-related volume loss
For the younger demographic, the main reasons are to:
- Add fullness to thin lips
- Enhance the areas around the eyes
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
What Types of Dermal Fillers Are There?
At The Spa at Naps, Dr. Amy Alderman offers Restylane® Lyft, Juvéderm® Voluma, and Sculptra® to her patients looking to enhance their facial features. Restylane® Lyft and Juvéderm® Voluma are hyaluronic acid fillers approved for the cheeks and mid-face area. They provide instant volume, and their results typically last for up to a year.
Sculptra® is composed of a slow-acting acid called poly-lactic acid, which stimulates your body’s collagen growth. It typically takes about three months to see the full results of Sculptra® treatments, but once the desired volume is achieved, repeated treatments will not be necessary for up to two or three years.
Increase the Longevity of Your Fillers
Like other cosmetic treatments, longevity depends on many factors, including lifestyle and overall health. However, here are three ways to increase the longevity of your facial fillers:
Adapt a Skin Care Routine: Make sure you are taking good care of your skin after a filler treatment by using high end, medical-grade skin care products that keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Make sure that you use these products twice a day, morning and evening, or as directed by your esthetician.
Protect Your Skin: You can protect your gorgeous results by protecting your skin. Wear an SPF of 30 or higher every single day, rain or shine. The sun breaks down the collagen and hyaluronic acid in our skin at a much faster rate. If your skin is exposed to too much sun, the results of your dermal fillers won’t last as long as they’re able to.
Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle: If you’re a smoker, it’s best to quit a few weeks before your dermal filler treatment and never return to the habit. You should also try to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine that promotes good blood circulation in the skin. Also, drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from within.
Schedule Your Filler Consultation Today!
If you’ve been looking in the mirror and contemplating areas of your face that you wish had a little extra volume, whether in the cheeks, underneath the eyes, or the lips, dermal fillers are excellent options for augmenting those delicate facial areas.