Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does a dermal filler do?
Dermal fillers treatment are an increasingly popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance of skin. They are made from natural ingredients, most commonly hyaluronic acid, and are injected directly into facial areas where wrinkles or lines have formed. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to improve facial volume, as well as plump lips and reduce wrinkles around the mouth and nose. The dermal filler then works to 'fill in' the line or wrinkle, reducing its appearance and making skin look naturally fuller and healthier. Dermal fillers can be a great option for those seeking more immediate results with minimal downtime or discomfort.
How long does dermal fillers last?
The dermal fillers most commonly consist of hyaluronic acid. But how long do dermal fillers last? In general, dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months up to two years. Of course, this can vary based on factors like where they are injected and the type of dermal filler used, but with proper care dermal fillers can provide a natural look that lasts for quite some time.
What to avoid after dermal fillers?
After dermal fillers treatment, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your doctor. Generally, it is best to AVOID:
- Touching the area or applying any make up for at least 3 hours
- Hot drinks or enviroments such as baths, steam or sauna for at least a day
- Drinking alcohol or strenuous exercise for the first day
- direct sun exposure for the following week
- Additionally, it is advised not to massage or apply pressure to the injection site in order to give the filler enough time to settle and achieve desired effects.
How can you make the reults last?
Dermal fillers are a great way to look energetic and refreshed, but many people want to make their dermal fillers last as long as possible. One of the best things you can do to extend the life of dermal fillers is to take preventative measures, such as:
- staying hydrated
- wearing sunscreen
- avoiding cigarettes and excessive alcohol.
You should also visit your doctor for regular follow-up appointments. This will help them monitor the dermal filler’s progress and provide assistance if there are any issues. Additionally, it is important to set realistic expectations about results and timelines as it does take time for dermal fillers to fully set in. Taking all these steps will enable dermal fillers to last longer than originally anticipated.