Dermal fillers are a great way to reverse the common signs of ageing. They can last around six months to two years. How long they last depends on the thickness and type of filler used. Metabolism and other individual factors can also play a role in how quickly they wear. Most fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally found in abundance in the body.
A filler treatment might not be forever, but there are ways you can extend its longevity and make the most of it. Here’s what you need to know to maximise the results.
Protect yourself from UV rays
Spending some time in the sun with dermal fillers is fine. However, it is advisable not to overexpose yourself to the sun on the same day as your treatment. Avoid intense heat such as sun-beds, saunas, jacuzzis and steam rooms for the first week following treatment. The natural dilation of blood vessels in the skin may diffuse your dermal filler quicker than you would want it to. To maintain positive results, use a high quality sunscreen, avoid the outdoors during peak UV hours and wear a hat if possible. That’s just good sense for good skin health.
Have a healthy diet
They say, “You are what you eat.” It means that if you want to be healthy, you need to eat good food. To maximise the results of your filler, you should avoid eating processed foods and sweets. Try to include omega-3 fats in your diet instead to help normalise lipids and to prevent dehydration in the cells. You can get this from fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to maximise your intake of anti-oxidants which mop up free radicals generated by harmful UVA and UVB rays, as well as sugars and processed foods. Free radicals break down our own Hyaluronic Acid, and therefore potential our filler too.
Take care of your skin
By taking good care of your skin, you will continue to reap the benefits of BOTOX (R) and fillers. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This will help improve the water-absorption effect of hyaluronic-based fillers, helping treated areas to remain plump and wrinkle-free.
Careers, relationships and finances often cause stress, which affects the body in many different ways. High stress levels prompt the release of cortisol and other hormones that accelerate the ageing process. To prevent this from happening, try to reduce your stress level by incorporating meditation or yoga into your day.
Dr Nestor Medical and Cosmetic Centre has a wealth of experience in Cosmetic Medicine, specifically in Non- Surgical Facial Rejuvenation and Skin Health procedures. Our team offers open and honest consultation with no obligation. Based on your concerns and expectations, we will create a treatment plan tailored to you, whether it be non-surgical or surgical, revolving around your goals and financial budget. Book a consultation with us today.