Patients in Southern California love the immediate anti-aging aesthetic benefits provided by dermal fillers administered by Dr. Sayed.
However, one issue facing dermal filler patients is that they are not permanent anti-aging solutions. Unlike a rhinoplasty or brow lift, which are permanent surgeries, dermal fillers and designed to breakdown over time. This brings the added benefit of being hugely customizable, but patients often wish to prolong the effects dermal fillers provide them.
Here, Dr. Tim Sayed offers five easy-to-implement tips on prolonging the lifespan of your dermal fillers.
1) Practice Good Skin Protection
As we all know, overexposure to the sun’s rays is harmful to our skin, eyes, and overall health. Dermal fillers are not an exception. The sun’s UV rays will gradually breakdown dermal fillers faster than expected.
As such, protecting your skin with SPF 50+ sunscreen, wearing wide-brimmed hats, and avoiding direct sunlight for extended periods all contribute to longer-lasting dermal fillers.
2) Eat Healthy, Whole Foods
Sugar and processed foods cause inflammation in the body. With inflammation, the metabolism is increased as the immune system struggles to handle the chemicals it is processing. By eating whole, natural foods such as veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, and protein sources, you reduce the inflammation in your body, thus slowing the rate at which dermal filler injections are broken down.
3) Be Aware of Exercise
As we have mentioned, the faster your metabolism, the quicker your body breaks down substances in it. As such, over-exercising speeds up your metabolism. While this may be a good thing for certain people, those hoping to prolong the results from dermal fillers will want to monitor their exercise and keep it to the necessary amounts.
4) Avoid Stress
Stressful situations and a hectic mindset increase cortisol levels in the body. This contributes to faster aging and shorter-lived results from dermal fillers. Learn to identify the events in your life that trigger stress, and either avoid these or find better ways handling stress such as meditation or breathing exercises.
5) Have a Skincare Routine
Keeping your skin clean, fresh, and moisturized with exfoliation and hydration significantly increases the lifespan of dermal fillers as it keeps them hydrated. Many fillers, such as Juvéderm®, are made from hyaluronic acid, a water-binding agent; thus, moisturizing areas with dermal fillers prevents their breakdown and prolongs their results.
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Dermal fillers provide outstanding and convenient anti-aging results. While the effect will wear off after several months, patients of Dr. Sayed in La Jolla and Newport Beach, CA, find that one or two touch-up appointments a year is more than enough to get the best out of their dermal fillers.