Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for reducing wrinkles and restoring volume to the face. Dermal fillers are versatile, convenient, effective, and are associated with little to no downtime, meaning you can have treatment and return back to your normal, daily routine as soon as you leave the clinic. Those who seek dermal filler treatments can often achieve plumper lips, more enhanced cheekbones, and a softer overall appearance.
Though dermal fillers are effective at smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, treatment is not meant to be permanent. Dermal filler results usually last between several months and two years, since the ingredients in dermal fillers will eventually break down over time and filter out of your body through normal metabolic processes. However, there are ways you can prolong the effects of dermal fillers to get the most out of your treatment.
Meet with your cosmetic surgeon
Schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon so you can discuss your goals, and what you hope to achieve through dermal filler treatment. Your cosmetic surgeon will suggest the best dermal filler treatment for you based on your skin type and goals.
Juvéderm can help you overcome moderate to severe signs of aging on your face associated with deep wrinkles and skin creases. Juvéderm injections can temporarily add volume to your skin, and are most effective at treating areas around your mouth and nose. In most cases, Juvéderm lasts between 9 and 12 months, depending on the location of the injection.
Radiesse, on the other hand, is effective at reducing the appearance of skin folds and wrinkles. Radiesse involves the use of non-allergenic, non-toxic, biocompatible ingredients that allow you to enjoy the benefits of wrinkle reduction with minimal recovery time.
Keep your cosmetic surgeon informed
Some prescription medications, vitamins, and supplements can affect the way your body responds to dermal filler treatments. At the time of your initial consultation, inform your cosmetic surgeon about all medications, vitamins, and supplements you’re currently taking. Your surgeon may recommend that you stop taking some or all medications prior to undergoing treatment for the best results. Also, if at any time you are prescribed new medications after you’ve received dermal filler treatment, keep in mind that your new medications could interfere with and reduce the effects of dermal fillers.
Practice healthy nutrition habits
Refrain from consuming alcohol following dermal filler treatment, or take steps to significantly lower alcohol consumption. Alcohol can dehydrate your skin, and pronounce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines -- ultimately reversing the effects of dermal filler treatment. Additionally, it’s important that you consume healthy, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and sources of lean protein -- all of which contain nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help keep your skin in optimal condition.
GLOW Surgical Arts offers a variety of cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures to help you look and feel more attractive.Request a consultation online, or call GLOW Surgical Arts at (650) 241-2209.