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How to Make Your Dermal Fillers Last Longer

How to Make Your Dermal Fillers Last LongerSome of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can restore lost facial volume, plump and reshape the lips, and they also smooth away lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are temporary fixes, and will eventually fade away. Because of this, they require occasional maintenance. However, there are some things to make the effects last a little longer between maintenance visits.

Following after-care guidelines is very important after you have fillers. You will need to:

  • Avoid vigorous exercise for the first day or so
  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for the first 24-48 hours
  • Avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for the first few nights

You should also limit your exposure to sun and excessive heat for the first few days, and limit your alcohol intake after your appointment.

Using the proper skincare regimen is also very important. While fillers can give you a more youthful appearance, how you care for your skin is equally as important. Make sure you use the right cleanser, moisturizer, anti-aging treatment and sunscreen to ensure healthy skin.

The skincare specialists in Dr. McLain’s office will work with you to prescribe the best regimen for your skin.

Healthy lifestyle habits are imperative to ensuring that your skin looks its best. These include:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Drinking enough water
  • Avoiding excess sugar
  • Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Wearing sunscreen daily – even while indoors
  • Avoiding tobacco products

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years depending on the type. Dr. McLain will discuss all of this during your consultation. He will then help you decide what is best for you and the goals you want to achieve to have healthier, younger looking skin.

Contact McLain Surgical Arts in Huntsville, AL to Schedule a Consultation

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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