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Understanding How to Make Dermal Fillers Last Longer


While dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to eliminate lines and enhance the appearance of your skin, the results are temporary, typically lasting six to 12 months. Patients who receive injectable treatments often wonder how to make dermal fillers last longer. The longevity of a dermal filler treatment depends on several factors, including the metabolism of each individual client, the type of filler used, and the treatment site. Dr. David Passaretti in Darien, CT, can review your questions and recommend steps you can take to extend the results of your treatment. 

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It is better to preserve your dermal filler results initially than start from scratch once the hyaluronic acid is completely metabolized.*

What Affects the Longevity of Dermal Fillers?

Your metabolism is one of the main factors that affect the longevity of dermal filler treatments. Since dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, they are metabolized by your body. For some patients, this process will occur more quickly than others. The location of your injection can also affect how long your results last because dermal fillers remain longer in areas with less facial movement. In addition, treatments such as microneedling that stimulate your natural healing process can disperse dermal fillers and cause the material to be absorbed more quickly by the body. 

Pairing Injectables with BOTOX® Cosmetic

A new trend in skin rejuvenation is a process in which dermal fillers are combined with BOTOX® injections. Since the breakdown of dermal fillers is largely influenced by muscle movement, BOTOX Cosmetic helps prolong the lifespan of the treatment by reducing muscle contractions.* 

A study reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that test subjects who were given BOTOX injections alongside the filler had 42 percent less degradation, and 50 percent more filler remaining. By combining these two treatments, you are likely to enjoy the effects of your dermal filler procedure longer.

You can combine dermal fillers with other non-surgical treatments to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation that will help fading effects less obvious.

Additional Treatments and Maintenance

In most cases, maintenance is the key to making your dermal filler treatment last. Depending on the filler used, a follow-up session every six to 12 months can maintain the appearance you desire. It is better to preserve your results initially than start from scratch once the hyaluronic acid is completely metabolized. During follow-up appointments after your initial treatment, our team can examine how well your results are lasting to determine how soon you can undergo retreatment. In addition, you can combine dermal fillers with other non-invasive treatments to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation that will help fading effects less obvious. Dr. Passaretti offers this worthwhile treatment alongside a variety of other non-surgical treatments, including BOTOX Cosmeticlaser skin treatments, and microdermabrasion. He will work tirelessly to find the best treatment for your skin.* 

Achieve the Look You Desire

Dermal fillers are a safe way to achieve a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. We encourage you to find out more about the skin treatments we offer at our office by calling (203) 642-1891 or contacting us online to schedule a consultation.

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