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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

August 19, 2020

Do you want luscious lips like Kim K? It’s easy to have them with dermal filler treatment.

Dermal fillers are the usual choice if you want soft and youthful-looking skin. It helps if you have these naturally, but if not, your dermatologist can lend a helping hand at a very affordable price. consult now to get the young glowing skin.

The procedure has become so commonplace that millions of people avail of it every year. There is no danger from the treatment and minimal side effects, but it increases facial aesthetics to a considerable extent.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

It is an injection of gel made from Hyaluronic acid. The acid is found naturally in our skin. It has a fantastic property of being able to hold on to a thousand times its weight of moisture. Needless to say that it is indispensable for well-toned skin.

Many types of dermal cosmetic treatments have been used over the past thirty years. The first was botox, a weak derivative of botulinum toxin that partially paralyzes a small part of the skin and makes wrinkles become invisible.

It has plenty of side effects, including a bruising and crooked smile. Thankfully Hyaluronic acid is the invention that dermatologists have been looking forward to . it is safe and without any side effects and it brings back your smile with full love.

In scientific parlance, it is known as a humectant – fancy name for saying that it absorbs a lot of water. This mass of moisture keeps the skin young, and dermal fillers replenish the supply.

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Why Do You Need It?

Under the topmost skin membranes, cuticle and epidermis, there are two types of tissues – collagen and elastin.

They are made of protein and have a complex weave structure, not unlike the foam in your mattress. When a person is young, this weave is strong enough to support the skin. As aging sets in sometime after 25, the collagen and elastin structure begins to weaken.

Of course, this degradation takes time, and at least a decade passes before the skin becomes visibly sagging and wrinkly in places. It picks up pace after 50. The most common place to find disappearing collagen is the face. That is why the face sags at old age.

Moreover, the skin can retain moisture longer and become dry. The lack of water molecules makes it look even more wrinkled. Prolonged exposure to the sun, as can be seen in outdoor sports, adds to the damage.

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Why Are Dermal Fillers So Popular?

There are several reasons why this treatment has become mainstream. It is not because famous celebs like Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry have availed of it – though that did contribute to the word of mouth publicity.

  1. While botox is excellent for crow’s feet around the eyes, dermal fillers are far better for deeper wrinkles. An excellent example is a nasolabial fold that runs from nose to the mouth, between the eyebrows and, of course, making lips plump and pouty.
  2.  Usually, it requires only a single visit to the doctor. One injection and voila, your lips are plump, and the eyebrows don’t have furrows anymore. What can be more convenient and inexpensive? This is in sharp contrast to almost every other category of cosmetic treatment that takes an enormous amount of time and causes scarring. You can get a dermal filler treatment in about the same time it takes to visit a salon and get a facial.
  3. It is easy to make dermal fillers look natural. Have you not seen newbie influencers on Instagram with full lips? Surely they could not afford Tom Cruise’s secret plastic surgeon who keeps him looking like he is 30. But the effect is absolutely natural just as if a world-famous surgeon has done it. This is a miracle of modern science without a doubt.
  4. Fillers can be used as a deterrent to prevent lines from appearing at all. This is good news. If you start treatment in your late 20s, you are ever going to look old. It is like finding the fountain of youth. Keep your weight under control with diet and exercise and your face young with dermal fillers, and at 50, you could look 25.
  5. Hyaluronic acid can do a lot of stuff – depending on its particle size. The type of Hyaluronic acid used can perform a wide variety of cosmetic treatments from making cheeks appear fuller to disappearing wrinkles in the forehead.

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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

A dermal filling is, after all, a skincare procedure. The results will vary depending on the genetics and lifestyle of the individual.

Depending on the brand of dermal filler, they can last between 6 months and two years. Even longer is possible with a touch-up and maintenance in between.

Your body metabolizes all tissue. Skin is no exception.  The rate at which old skin is broken down and new skin is created varies widely from person to person.

That is why it entirely depends on the individual how long the effect lasts between two extremes of 6 months to two years.

Ultimately degradation is inevitable, and you would need another round of treatment.

Are There Any Risks?

It would be wrong to say there are no risks. Even flu shots can produce undesirable effects. But the discomfort is minimal and happens to a small percentage of those treated.

  • The most significant risk is having it done by a quack – usually, a medical student or med school dropout out to make a few bucks. The expertise of the dermatologist is essential. Technology can achieve most of the tasks, but not all of them. At the end of the day, it is the human hand sculpting the lips that matter.
  • Schedule a pre-procedure visit and ask about risk factors associated with the brand of filers your doctor would be using. Do not be afraid to ask a lot of questions. A botched up operation may mean you have to hide your face from your friends and colleagues for a month.
  • A week before the procedure, discontinue (with the advice of a doctor) any blood-thinning medications such as Clopidogrel and Aspirin. Also, avoid Vitamin E and St John’s Wort.
  • Dermal filler treatment should not be availed if you are pregnant or lactating or have a severe dermatological issue such as lupus. As in all such matters, your doctor gets the final say.

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