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Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Having lip filler treatments is about making us feel good about how we look. Treatments can be uncomfortable but we are happy to go through the process because its only needed once a year right? Well, not in all cases and not for everyone. Just occasionally lip filler doesn't seem to last as long as it does in one person as it does another. Below we take a look at what could be the cause and how to increase longevity.

Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, are a popular cosmetic treatment used to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. However, some individuals may find that their results do not last as long as expected, as their body metabolizes the filler at a faster rate.

There are several factors that can contribute to a faster metabolism of dermal fillers. Genetics can play a role, as some individuals may have a higher level of enzymes that break down hyaluronic acid. Additionally, lifestyle factors, such as smoking and excessive sun exposure, can also speed up the metabolism of fillers.

To slow down the metabolism of dermal fillers, there are several steps that can be taken. One way is to avoid smoking and excessive sun exposure, as these can cause damage to the skin and speed up the breakdown of fillers. Additionally, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can also help to preserve the results of dermal fillers.

Another way to preserve dermal filler is to use a product called skinbio, which is a topical skincare product formulated to support the skin's natural barrier function and to reduce the rate of filler breakdown. This product can be applied to the skin before and after the treatment, which can help to slow down the metabolism of the filler.

It is also important to select a skilled and experienced injector who can properly place the dermal filler in the appropriate areas and at the correct depths to maximize results and longevity.

Immediately after getting fillers, your practitioner will ask you to follow the aftercare advice:

  • Avoid any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers.

  • Avoid pressure on the area for the first 48 hours (no face down massages).

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours

  • Avoid active cosmeceutical products (AHAs, retinols, vitamin C) and oil-based makeup for 24 hours.

  • Avoid touching the face too to avoid infection.

  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, skin needling, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments for 2 weeks after treatment.

  • Do not massage the treatment area unless instructed to do so.

Following these guidelines will help to ensure optimal results.

Overall, while certain individuals may metabolize dermal fillers at a faster rate, there are steps that can be taken to slow down this process and preserve the results of the treatment. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, use skincare products specifically formulated to support the skin, and choose an experienced injector for the treatment.

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