How Long Does Filler Last and Does it Look Normal?
Patients seeking filler treatment do so because they want visible facial rejuvenation, likely without the permanency and cost of cosmetic surgery. At David W. Allison, MD we are often asked “how long does filler last and does it look normal?” The great news is that filler tends to give patients the best of both worlds, lasting results of up to a year with the option of filler material that is easily metabolized by the body so that more or less can be injected to ensure your face looks normal. Fillers made with hyaluronic acid are both popular and recommended for natural results because hyaluronic acid is biocompatible with the body. You can look at before and after pictures here on our website WEBSITE.
There are several important factors in determining how long filler will last after injection. These include filler material, filler consistency, treatment area, and how quickly the body absorbs and processes the filler. As filler stimulates collagen production, results, especially with repeat treatments, could last even longer than anticipated. After the initial phase of filler treatment, the patient’s appearance will be monitored and touch up treatments for maintenance may only be necessary 1-2 times per year. Filler adds volume in 3 ways: by the volume created with the actual filler, the volume that is enhanced by drawing water from the surrounding tissues of the injection site, and the collagen synthesis produced by the filler. To get the most out of your filler experience, David W. Allison, MD offers customization and phase treatments to build and layer the appropriate, and, sometimes, combination of, fillers to achieve fresh-faced results.
With most FDA-approved fillers available today, patients can expect filler treatment to last an average of 9-12 months. To help increase the longevity of filler, patients should maintain skincare health by drinking plenty of water and keeping the skin moisturized. Reducing and managing stress can be difficult to do but it is one of the main factors in accelerating the aging process. Doing all you can to eliminate daily stress factors will promote healthier skin. Patients should also limit sun exposure with a daily, broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. Lastly, regular follow-up treatments with an evaluation by a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist will allow you to discuss your cosmetic concerns and collaborate on a treatment plan of fillers that enhance your natural beauty, so you still look normal while restoring volume to your features for a youthful, confident you. Book your consultation at David W. Allison, MD by calling 703-754-8228.