How to Increase the Longevity of Your Dermal Filler Treatment
After treatment at Skin Care at 5th Ave, many patients ask us how to make dermal fillers last longer. There are several techniques that can increase the longevity of your treatment, including minimizing your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and practicing a diligent skin care routine. At our practice in Peachtree City, GA, Dr. Joseph Galitzin can evaluate your unique needs and aesthetic goals and design a long-term plan based on the type of dermal filler you receive.
Types of Dermal Fillers
A dermal filler treatment is typically used to reverse common signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. These treatments can also add fullness to your skin for a more dewy, youthful appearance. At Skin Care at 5th Ave, our team offers a variety of filler treatments for your face and hands, including:
- BELOTERO Balance® reduces deep lines, folds, and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth with results that can last up to six months.
- RADIESSE® restores volume and fullness to the backs of the hands for up to a year.
- JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Results can last up to one year.
- JUVÉDERM Voluma® XC lifts and contours cheeks for up to two years.
- JUVÉDERM Volbella® XC adds volume to the lips and minimizes the appearance of vertical lip lines for over a year.
- JUVÉDERM Vollure® XC softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles for up to 18 months.
Your filler type, along with the speed of your metabolism, largely affects the outcome of your treatment. Dr. Galitzin can create a customized treatment plan that takes these factors into account to extend the effects of your dermal filler.
Why Are Filler Results Temporary?
Dermal fillers are created using naturally occurring enzymes, such as hyaluronic acid. For this reason, they are metabolized by your body over time. The speed of your metabolism will greatly affect how long your treatment results last. In addition, cosmetic fillers tend to last longer in areas with less movement. Frequent movement can cause the material to break down faster and diminish the longevity of your results.
How to Make Cosmetic Fillers Last
To maintain your treatment results, we recommend taking care of your skin and your overall health. There are several techniques for increasing the lifespan of dermal fillers.
Minimize UV Exposure
One of the most common causes of skin damage is overexposure to UV light. Consistent protection against the rays of the sun can maintain your results after any skin care treatment. During sun exposure, wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 45 or higher to protect your skin from direct UV radiation.
Consistent Skin Care
Keeping your skin healthy and moisturized can help maintain your treatment results as well. Drinking plenty of water can keep your skin hydrated and enhance the effect of hyaluronic acid fillers. After your treatment, we can recommend skin care products that complement the effects of your filler type.
As an Allergan Platinum provider of dermal fillers, Dr. Galitzin has extensive experience with cosmetic filler treatments.
Stress can accelerate the aging process and worsen telltale signs of aging. While stress is a factor of daily life and difficult to avoid, minimizing your stress levels can have undeniable positive effects on your body. One method for extending the results of your injectable treatment is to reduce unnecessary stress-inducers. Incorporating stress relief techniques, such as meditation or yoga, can be beneficial as well.
Regular Treatment Maintenance
The best way to extend your treatment results is through regular touch-ups from Dr. Galitzin. Undergoing maintenance treatments before your results wear off can enhance the effects of injectable procedures and, in some cases, train your muscles to respond more effectively to the material.
Enhance Your Results
As an Allergan Platinum provider of dermal fillers, Dr. Galitzin has extensive experience with cosmetic filler treatments as well as BOTOX® Cosmetic. His advanced training allows him to design custom long-term plans that can make your treatments last as long as possible. Call our office at (770) 487-2645 or contact us online to learn more about dermal fillers and the other skin care treatments we offer at Skin Care at 5th Ave.