Signs that it’s time to refresh your dermal fillers

dermal fillers and lip fillers in Preston

Dermal fillers are a very popular aesthetic treatment option that can add volume to the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, in line with your natural facial structure. However, like all cosmetic treatments, dermal fillers are not permanent and require periodic maintenance. So what are the signs that it’s time to refresh your dermal fillers? And what should you be aware of?

What are the most common signs that it’s time to refresh your dermal fillers?

There are a number of different signs to look out for that indicate that your dermal fillers may need a top up treatment. These signs include:

A visible loss in volume- One of the biggest signs that your dermal fillers need a top up is a noticeable loss in volume. Whatever type of filler you have, whether it’s lip fillers, chin fillers, or nose fillers, as the hyaluronic acid within the filler is used up by the body, the volume of the skin will be reduced. As a result, if you begin to see a return to the hollow or flattened appearance that prompted you to get fillers in the first place, it’s time to refresh your dermal fillers.

An increase in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles- Dermal fillers are very effective for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as these add volume to the skin, allowing these fine lines and wrinkles to be smoothed out from within. As such, if you notice your fine lines and wrinkle making a return appearance, it is a clear sign that your dermal fillers need a top up. This is particularly noticeable around the mouth and eyes.

Changes in facial symmetry- Part of the magic of dermal fillers is that these can be applied subtly and carefully, by a qualified and professional team like us here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. With this careful administration, dermal fillers can balance the facial structure, in line with your natural appearance, to bring symmetry. Whether you have an uneven lip, nose, chin or jawline, dermal fillers can be used to address this asymmetry. As a result, if you notice that the existing asymmetry is becoming more noticeable again, it is time to refresh your dermal fillers. 

Reduction in firmness and elasticity- Because fillers play a pivotal role in firming and plumping the skin, a noticeable reduction in this skin firmness can be a clear sign that your dermal fillers need to be refreshed. This is often more noticeable in the mid and lower region of the face, which benefits more significantly from the structural support provided by fillers.

Changes in skin texture and appearance- One of the less known signs that your dermal fillers may need a top up is a change to the skin’s texture and appearance. You might notice lumpiness, unevenness, or a less smooth appearance in areas where the fillers were initially injected. This can be a sign that the fillers are breaking down unevenly or that they have migrated slightly. This can be rectified with a filler refresh.

Time since last treatment- The longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on the type used, the area treated, and individual metabolic factors. Generally, hyaluronic acid fillers last between six months to a year, so if it’s close to or beyond the expected duration since your last treatment, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional. Even if you don’t see visible signs yet, planning ahead can help maintain your results seamlessly.

Choose a professional team for your dermal fillers

Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic professionals. We can assess your facial anatomy, the condition of your skin, and the longevity of your previous treatments, to deliver the best possible results for your individual circumstances. Why not get in touch today for more information about how we can help?

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.