Is There Anything You Can Do to Make Fillers Last Longer?

Dermal fillers are one of the newest and most painless ways to rejuvenate aging skin. With just a few quick injections, we can fill in wrinkles and add volume to aging cheeks. Fillers are a breeze to receive and maintain, but that doesn’t mean you want to come in for treatment more than needed.

Learn how to extend the results of your dermal filler treatment at STC Plastic Surgery in the Inland Empire.

Pair Your Fillers With BOTOX®

BOTOX®® and fillers make a perfect pair. BOTOX® relaxes facial muscles that cause wrinkling, and fillers can enhance the areas with volume loss. By pairing these treatments, your fillers can last longer because your muscles aren’t contracting and breaking the filler down.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Sun and sun damage go hand in hand. Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best ways to slow the hands of time and keep your skin looking youthful.

Why treat wrinkles if you’re going to soak up the sun and create more? We recommend sunscreen for preventing wrinkles and fillers to treat the wrinkles you already have.

Stick to Your Treatment Schedule

Fillers offer stunning results, but they don’t last forever. When you come in for your first treatment, we’ll help you create a treatment schedule. You’ll return to see us every few months for a touch-up injection. These touch-ups help maintain the fillers in the body, ensuring long-lasting results. Sticking to the schedule is crucial for maintaining and extending your results.

Work on the Surface, Too

Fillers work under the skin by filling in areas of the skin that need more volume. To help them provide you with the best results, it’s vital to take care of the outer layer of your skin.

Two of our favorite treatments for improving the skin’s appearance are the fractional laser and microneedling (collagen induction therapy). The fractional laser removes skin imperfections and improves the texture and appearance of the skin. Microneedling boosts your body’s natural collagen production.

You wouldn’t wrap a diamond in crinkled wrapping paper. As you work to fight wrinkles from under the skin, don’t forget about your outer layer. Better skin equals longer-lasting dermal filler results.

Choose a Longer-Lasting Formulation

Most dermal fillers offer short-term results, but if you want to enjoy your rejuvenated skin longer, we have an exciting option for you: Bellafill. A single treatment with this collagen-based filler can last for up to five years, which is several years longer than any of our other filler products.

Bellafill works differently than many other fillers. It combines collagen gel with polymethyl methacrylate microspheres. The collagen provides an instant lift, while the microspheres create the framework for new collagen to grow. An overwhelming majority of our patients report still being delighted with their results years after their initial treatment.

Though dermal fillers aren’t a permanent solution, it’s possible to prolong your results and enjoy a refreshed appearance. Contact us or give us a call at 1-800-303-9541 to schedule your dermal filler treatments in the Inland Empire.