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How to Make Your Dermal Fillers Last

Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular anti-aging treatments these days. These injections contain a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA), which fills wrinkles, frowns, and expression lines. When injected into the skin, HA smoothens its texture and refreshes your facial appearance. Lately, dermal fillers have also been used for other cosmetic purposes like volumizing lips and enhancing cheeks and facial contours, making them one of the most common and versatile cosmetic procedures available.

The only downside to dermal fillers is that they don’t last forever. Depending on the type of filler chosen, the average lifespan is between 4 to 18 months. After that time, the HA is absorbed by your body, so you will need new injections to maintain results.

Fortunately, there are still some tips you can try to make results as long-lasting as possible:

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

It is crucial to protect yourself from UV exposure after treatment. Although responsible sunbathing is fine, overexposure to sunlight can dilate your blood vessel and speed up the reabsorption of the HA – especially during the first weeks after treatment. To maintain results, we recommend avoiding exposure at midday, using high-quality sunscreen, and always wearing a hat if possible.

Take Good Care of Your Skin

A good skincare routine can improve and extend the results of dermal fillers and any other facial treatment. Different skins have different needs, so we will make personalized recommendations on skincare products and facials after treatment. However, as a general rule, we always advise applying a high-quality moisturizing lotion day and night, as hydration is a crucial component in treatment success,

Drink Plenty of Water

Hydration can help extend the life of your hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injections. HA has a strong affinity with water, so the more water you drink and the more moisturizing lotion you use, the better results you will obtain. We recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water daily and applying moisturizer lotion day and night.

Watch Your Diet

We are what we eat. Eating certain types of foods, like fast food, meals with high levels of sodium or fat, or ultra-processed foods, can trigger inflammation in the body, which can speed up your metabolism. This can accelerate the rate at which your body absorbs the HA in the injections, affecting final results.

Worry Less

Stress is the number one risk factor for most conditions and diseases, so it undoubtedly affects your skin. Although we understand this may be a complicated request, stressing less have plenty of benefits for your skin and overall health. If you’re constantly feeling at the edge, consider making minor lifestyle adjustments, such as yoga or meditation, to help you feel more relaxed.

Dermal Fillers in Salt Lake City & Riverton, UT Are you thinking of getting dermal fillers? Dr. Derrick Gale is one of your best choices for facial and reconstructive treatments in the Salt Lake City & Riverton area. Call us at (801) 506-6344 or fill out the online form to schedule your consultation today!