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How Can You Make Your Skin Absorb Dermal Fillers Faster?

Dermal fillers are some of the most performed cosmetic procedures in the world, since they’re non-invasive, require no surgery, and generally have long-term results. They’re relatively inexpensive (though this depends on the type of dermal filler that you get) and don’t need a lot of effort on your part to work. They’re almost perfect – if only they can work a little faster.

So can you actually do anything to get dermal fillers absorbed into the skin faster? As it turns out, not much. While there are some things you can do before and after your dermal filler injection to make sure that the results stick around for a longer time, dermal fillers by themselves are already absorbed by the skin fairly quickly. If you want earlier results from your dermal fillers, then choosing a specific kind of dermal filler might help.

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Why Dermal Fillers Are So Efficient

The effects of dermal fillers are relatively simple to understand: using a filler material that’s injected underneath your body, these dermal fillers can add more volume to your face and “fill in” uneven areas. They’re particularly effective for fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, though some fillers work better than others with a particular area of your face or body.

Dermal fillers can also have other effects aside from plumping up your skin: they can make it more resilient against the daily wear and tear that you go through, make sure that it stays hydrated throughout the day, and even boost the effects of other skin rejuvenation products that you’re using. Versatile in their application and easy to apply, they’re one of the favorite skin treatments with patients and providers alike.

But how exactly can dermal fillers settle so fast in the skin? There are three reasons why:

  • Biocompatibility: dermal fillers are made from ingredients that are already found, are close to, or compatible with the compounds in the body
  • Ease of application: dermal fillers are injectable treatments, and don’t require any incisions or other things that you’d normally find in surgery
  • Long-term results: depending on the type of dermal filler that you choose, your results can last from 6 to 12 months, with some even lasting permanently

These three factors make dermal fillers a powerhouse when it comes to giving you younger, smoother, and more radiant skin. Almost anyone can enjoy their effects! As skin treatments, they have both long and short-term benefits that you’d be hard-pressed to find in other cosmetic procedures.

As a result, any time you get a facial filler injected, you don’t have to wait for very long before you start seeing the effects. On average, these dermal fillers take only a few sessions – or at least two weeks – before they start showing visible results. The exact length of time will depend on the severity of your wrinkles, but you can generally expect them to work immediately or within a few days after your treatment.

Why Choose Dermal Fillers Over Other Cosmetic Treatments?

But dermal fillers aren't the only skin treatments out there that can help you get better skin – it’s not even the only injectable treatment that you can use. But if you’re looking for a way to get better skin without breaking your actual skin or your wallet, there’s a lot of reasons why you should go for dermal filler procedures instead.

1) They’re Non-Invasive

We’ve already said this earlier, but it bears repeating: dermal filler treatments are injections, not operations. That means you can go to the clinic, medspa, or wherever you’re getting it for an afternoon and be back out on the same day. Most of the time, there isn’t even any prep work required: all you need to do is to show up, and let your provider take care of the rest.

Non-invasive treatments also have another bonus: they don’t traumatize your skin or make it impossible for you to resume your normal activities soon after your procedure is done. You can literally take a few hours from your day, stroll into your provider’s office, and come out with no one outside being the wiser.

2) They’re Extremely Versatile

Another significant advantage of dermal fillers is that they’re extremely versatile in their application: unlike some treatments, you can have them done all over your face and body. While their most common use is facial filler, some dermal fillers can be used on other areas like the back of your hands and around your neck. Because they’re biocompatible with your body, they can be used almost everywhere as long as you find a skilled injector to do it for you.

While dermal fillers can be used for a variety of purposes, some fillers are tailor-made for a specific part of your face or a specific facial line or deep wrinkle. This is a great way to make sure that the results of your dermal filler treatment are even better than the usual and saves you a little bit of money that you’d otherwise spend on general dermal filler treatments.

3) They’re Accessible

The ease of using dermal fillers means that anyone sufficiently trained can apply them – though this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t just go to any place to get your dermal filler injection. Aside from being a skilled injector, your provider also needs to have an understanding of your facial anatomy to figure out how much filler you need to get your desired results. If you’re looking for an injector based on credentials, a board-certified dermatologist is always a good start.

However, you can find dermal filler treatments being offered at almost any medical spa or cosmetic practice near you, so you don’t have to look very far to get your facial filler! Many providers pack a variety of different dermal filler products and brands, so you’ll always have options when it comes to the type of dermal filler treatment you want.

4) They Have Little To No Side Effects

One of the advantages of using biocompatible compounds in the formula for dermal fillers is that the risk for suffering any adverse effects is low to non-existent. Aside from swelling, bruising, and tenderness (which is usually more the fault of the needle injection itself rather than the dermal filler), you don’t need to worry about any side effects at all. They’re usually mild and resolve within a few days – though if you feel like you need to get checked at any point in time, see a doctor.

Having little to no side effects also means that you avoid the usual post-procedure downtime that’s required from treatments like plastic surgery. Aside from some very mild aftercare, you don’t have to worry too much about your dermal filler injections getting in the way of your usual activities. After a few hours to a day of bed rest, you should be ready to go about your day!

5) They Have Long-Term Results

Finally, dermal fillers can last for a long time. It might not seem that way because reapplication between treatments can take months, but they last much longer compared to other facial injectable treatments. Even Botox (whose effects compound over time and is generally one of the most reliable facial injectables you can use) only lasts for about 2 to 3 months.

One thing you should keep in mind is that while the results from dermal fillers generally last a long time, it depends on the type of dermal filler you’ll use (more on that later) and the severity of the facial lines and wrinkles that you have. Your provider will give you a more concrete idea of how long you can expect your results to last, and the things you can do to make sure that their results stick around.

Learn More: How Long Does It Take to See the Results of Fillers?

Different Types Of Dermal Filler That You Can Choose From

So what are the different types of dermal filler you can choose from? They usually come in several types: hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen stimulators, and calcium hydroxylapatite. They’re also named differently, depending on the manufacturer of these fillers. To get the best results, consult with a trusted provider to know which of these fillers suit you best and give you the results you want.

Hyaluronic acid filler

Brands: Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero

Hyaluronic acid fillers are some of the most popular wrinkle fillers on the market, owing to their quick and easy way of getting rid of facial wrinkles. They keep the skin hydrated, boost the health of your connective tissue, and help keep the skin keep a smooth, natural appearance.

Collagen stimulators

Brand: Sculptra

Collagen stimulators work a little bit differently compared to other injectable fillers. They don't exactly have filler material to give your skin more volume, but they boost the natural collagen production of your skin. Additional collagen makes your skin more elastic and hydrated and fills in deep lines that other fillers can't address.

Calcium hydroxylapatite

Brands: Radiesse

Similar to the mineral compounds that make up your bones, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers use a gel-like material to give your skin more volume. It's one of the longest-lasting brands among FDA-approved dermal fillers, with results that can last up to 15 months.

While there are other brands of dermal filler that you can use, these are the three common types of filler that work best on almost any line and wrinkle you may have on your face and body. If one doesn’t work out for you, don’t worry – you can just as easily switch to another brand to get better results!

How To Maintain The Results Of Your Dermal Fillers

Woman sunbathing and applying suntan lotion after dermal fillers appointment at the beach

So if dermal fillers don’t really need any help getting absorbed into the skin faster, what can you do to improve the results from your dermal fillers? A good rule of thumb to follow is to simply take care of your skin better. A lot of people can take dermal fillers for granted with their effects, and all these can cause your fillers to not be as effective as they can be.

If you want your fillers to last longer, look better, and overall just be worth the time and money you spent to get them, here are the things you should do:

1) Wear Sunscreen

Sun damage is one of the leading causes of deteriorating skin – and a factor that not many people think about when it comes to skincare. The UV rays from the sun can even go through cloud cover, so you’re never really safe unless you cover up or spend all your time in the shade.

Sunscreen is the best way to mitigate any sun exposure on your skin, which can dissolve the fillers faster and can cause your skin to sag. Ideally, you’d want to use an SPF of at least 30 for daily use – though feel free to go higher if you’re under the sun for longer periods.

2) Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the primary culprits for sagging skin, as too much of it can cause your skin cells to dehydrate. This can drain your skin of the nutrients it needs to keep it looking smooth and radiant, so you’re more prone to developing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin overall.

Any alcohol is also dangerous before a dermal filler injection since it can cause any mild side effects like bruising, bleeding, or swelling to become much worse. As a substance that thins your blood, alcohol and injectable treatments don’t really mix – so if you want a celebratory drink before or after your procedure, best to ask advice from your doctor first.

3) Finish Your Treatments On Time

We can’t stress this enough: always finish your dermal filler treatments on schedule. While it’s tempting to ditch your next appointment session because you’re already happy with the results, you can get a lot more benefit out of going through your entire treatment regimen. Not only will this ensure that you get the most out of your dermal filler injections, but it’ll also allow your provider to keep track of your progress.

Most of the time, your dermal filler injections will be spaced fairly apart, so you don’t have to worry too much about the time commitment when getting them done. All that’s important is you show up to your appointments, and your provider will do the rest!

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Dermal Filler Treatment For Fine Lines And Wrinkles At Aesthetica MI

woman receiving an injection of dermal fillers in her face

Dermal filler injections are a great way to help you restore your skin to its youthful appearance – and what’s even better is that you don’t have to do a lot of work to let them do their job. All you need to do is to follow your provider’s instructions and some light self-care, and you’re all set with the glowing skin you’ve always wanted.

Aesthetica MI prides itself on offering our patients the best and latest non-surgical cosmetic procedures, with state-of-the-art facilities that can make your treatments quick as well as enjoyable. We offer personalized solutions tailored to all your needs and make sure each stay you have with us is a pleasant one. Say hello to smoother, wrinkle-free skin and book a consultation with us today.

Discover Your Beauty Potential with Aesthetica

Aesthetica can assist you with all your beauty needs, helping you achieve your maximum beauty and aesthetic potential. Call or contact us today to learn more about our cosmetic services.

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