Dermal fillers and cosmetic injections, including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Kybella are some of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the United States. These injections are quick, convenient, and they really work! Achieving noticeable results almost immediately delights all patients, but your results, unfortunately, won’t last for forever.
Your fillers and injections will be temporary as, over time, the body will eventually metabolize and break down the primary substance that fills in wrinkles and fine lines. However, there are ways to extend their longevity and to make them last longer.
Know Your Options
When it comes to choosing the right injectable, there are many great options in today’s medical spa market. Determining the correct treatment for your desired results depends on what type of issues you are trying to correct, and what your overall goals are. Injectables vary by ingredients and the areas of the face that they are able to treat effectively.
Botox and Dysport
Overall, Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A that is used to relax the muscles that lead to overactive muscles in the face. These muscles cause frown lines, forehead lines, and crows feet. Both can be used on other parts of the face and body, and both Botox and Dysport should be injected every 3-6 months to maintain results.
Dermal filler options are expansive and can cater to every skin type and patient goal. With Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Belotero as your options, Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa will undoubtedly be able to find the perfect solution for you. Dermal fillers supply the skin with hydrating substances that boost volume and lift your facial features. These fillers allow for the correction of deep wrinkles such as smile lines, fine lines around the mouth, and natural-looking lip enhancement.
If no amount of dieting and exercise will eliminate your double chin, Kybella may be the ideal option for you. This revolutionary injectable is able to treat submental fullness specifically. The medication is injected directly into below-chin fat, where it then destroys fat cells for a slimmer chin.
Maximize The Longevity of Your Results
The best way to maximize your results and increase the longevity of your fillers or cosmetic injections is to have the next treatment before the effects of the last treatment wear off. Timing your treatments prevents the muscles from fully recovering, and your smoother, more relaxed appearance will be maintained. It is also wise to follow these great habits and practices to prolong your efforts.
Hydration can help extend the life of your fillers and injections, especially hyaluronic acid-based injections. Hyaluronic acid loves water, so the more hydrated you stay and the more moisturizer you use, the better. Aim for eight glasses of water a day and remember to apply a moisturizing lotion day and night.
Stress wreaks havoc on your body in many ways, and the lifespan of your injections is no exception to this. While stressing less might seem like a tall order, it’s a worthwhile goal. If you’re constantly feeling stressed out, take a look at your lifestyle and make necessary adjustments to de-stress such as yoga or meditation to help you feel calmer.
Stay Out of the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can speed up the breakdown of your injectables and promote your skin to age. Minimize sun exposure after any treatment by avoiding spending time outdoors without proper protection. Make sure to wear SPF and to reapply it every few hours. A hat with a wide brim and a pair of sunglasses with UV protection will also help to shield your skin from the sun.
Schedule Repeat Treatments
When you want to know how to make dermal fillers last, maintenance is critical. It’s better to maintain your dermal fillers and cosmetic injections than let them go and start from scratch. We recommend follow-up sessions every 6-12 months, depending on the type of dermal filler or injectable used, to keep your desired results.
It’s never too late to invest in your skin. Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa invites you to rejuvenate your skin and regain the youthful contours of your face with several different types and brands of dermal fillers and cosmetic injections. Call today to schedule a consultation!