Are you bothered by the appearance of deep facial lines? Have you begun to notice a loss of volume in your cheeks and underneath your eyes?
If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers.
These FDA-approved anti-aging injections use hyaluronic acid (HA) to add volume and thickness to areas where facial fat has begun to break down. By adding temporary volume, dermal fillers help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, particularly those located on the cheeks, around the mouth and nose, and even underneath the eyes. Interested in learning more? Let’s take a closer look at how long dermal filler results can last, including what you can do to make those results potentially last longer.
How long will my dermal filler last?
Dermal filler results can vary, with some lasting six months, and others lasting for nearly two years.
So why such the disparity in the duration of results?
The answer is that not all dermal fillers contain an HA gel formula with the same viscosity. Some dermal fillers are designed to address volume loss in areas where the skin is thin and prone to lots of movement (lips, around the mouth). If the HA gel is too thick, this may result in an overly stiff appearance that prohibits natural movement.
That’s why dermal fillers designed for lip augmentation or to address nasolabial folds typically last six to nine months, while dermal fillers with thicker HA gel (typically reserved for treating the cheeks) can last for up to two years.
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How can I make my dermal filler last longer?
If you love your dermal filler results and want to make them last longer, these steps can help:
- Pick a board certified expert who understands how dermal fillers may interact with your facial features.
- Avoid rubbing your face for the first few days after your dermal filler injections.
- Skip the gym the day after your dermal filler treatment, as increased heat could cause the formula to spread.
“Dr. Anthony Farole is the best. I came in very scared and afraid. Dr. Farole and his wonderful staff were very patient with me and helped calm me down. They reassured me that i would be fine and took very good care of me. I felt no pain and the procedure went very smooth. Thank you so much for a job well done!”*