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Longevity factors for dermal fillers

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From lip fillers and cheek fillers, to under eye fillers and jaw fillers, there are a variety of different dermal filler options to suit every face type. Dermal fillers help to add volume and to restructure the facial shape, but what are the important longevity factors for dermal fillers? And how long should your dermal fillers last?

What are HA dermal fillers?

One of the most popular types of dermal filler is the Hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found throughout the human body, primarily in the skin, joints, and connective tissues, where it has a crucial role to play. This is essential for skin hydration and skin volume, which means that injections of HA filler can replenish natural stores, and replace lost volume and hydration. This helps to reduce the signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, and helps to create healthy, voluminous skin. But what kind of longevity can you expect from HA dermal fillers?

What are the important longevity factors for dermal fillers?

When it comes to dermal fillers, there are a number of different options that can have a big impact on longevity. These include:

The treatment area- The duration of the filler can be considerably influenced by the location of the injection site on the face. Lips and other high-movement areas tend to metabolise fillers more quickly than low-movement parts like the cheeks. This means that lips usually need touch-up procedures more frequently than places like the nasolabial folds.

Product amount and concentration- The quantity and concentration of filler utilised during a treatment session can have a significant impact on how long the effects last. Longer-lasting effects may be achieved by adding more filler or increasing the concentration. However, this needs to be balanced with the facial shape and structure, and the visual results you wish to achieve. For example, too much filler will look unnatural and may not complement your facial shape, even though the results will last longer.

Metabolism and lifestyle- Lifestyle decisions and individual metabolic rates can also have a big impact on the longevity of your dermal fillers. This is because the filler may break down more quickly in people with faster metabolisms. In addition, other lifestyle factors can play a role in longevity, with shorter-lasting outcomes caused by smoking, excessive alcohol use, or a poor diet.

Injection technique- The injector’s expertise and experience are another key factor when considering how long the results will last. Knowledgeable and experienced practitioners, like us here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, know how to apply the filler correctly, guaranteeing uniform distribution and the best visual outcomes. Uneven filler absorption, caused by poor injection technique, is one of the biggest problems when relying on an unregistered or inexperienced injector, and this can be a contributing factor for a shorter period of effectiveness.

How long do dermal fillers last in general?

Dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid often produce benefits that last between six months and two years, while some high-density treatments can even last longer. It’s crucial to keep in mind, though, that every person will have a different experience. The effects of fillers may last longer for some people than for others, who may need more regular touch-ups.

Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, dermal fillers are one of our most popular aesthetic treatment options and our team of qualified, registered nurses have the experience and expertise to ensure the perfect results for you. Why not get in touch today to find out more?

The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England. Our key treatments and services include Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Injectable Polynucleotides, and much more.