Protect yourself from UV rays
The natural dilation of blood vessels in the skin may diffuse your dermal filler quicker than you would want it to. To maintain positive results, use a high quality sunscreen, avoid the outdoors during peak UV hours and wear a hat if possible. That's just good sense for good skin health.
Will Results Improve Over Time? Absolutely! This injectable gives you improved results over time, unlike many other similar treatments. The active ingredient in Restylane works with the natural regenerative properties of your body, extending the results you'll see after treatment over the course of several weeks.
Over time, as facial movement increases in areas like the lips or cheeks, it causes the filler to break down and dissolve at a quicker rate. This makes the filler disappear faster in more active areas of the face.
Your metabolism determines how long your lip filler will last. The same bodily mechanism that regulates how quickly you metabolize calories determines how fast your filler will break down. In short: if you have a fast metabolism, your lip filler will likely break down more quickly.
People with higher metabolisms will experience shorter filler results because their bodies will break the filler compound down faster than those with slower metabolisms. The same goes for other treatments such as BOTOX® and Dysport®.
Answer: Restylane for Lip Augmentation
Typically 1 syringe is all that is needed to achieve a patient's desired look. If you are looking for a larger look than you may require 2 syringes. I do not like to inject more than 1 syringe at time as to not over inject.
Many plastic surgeons say that Juvederm and Restylane are the most durable and longest-lasting fillers available. Both contain hyaluronic acid and are good for smoothing wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid carries 1,000 times its weight in water and makes the skin look young, supple, and soft.
Restylane dermal fillers deliver results that can last up to 18 months, depending on the Restylane product, treatment area, and other factors.
Botox can be expected to last anywhere from 3-4 months and Restylane for about 9-12 months. However, once these products wear off, your face will simply return to its normal state. In fact, evidence shows that some injectable fillers can stimulate collagen building.
First, how long a filler last depends on the type of filler used. For example, a hyaluronic acid based filler like Restylane may last 9-12 months while Sculptra, a biostimulatory filler, may last up to 2 years. Radiesse and Bellafill are other examples of biostimulatory fillers.
Drink plenty of water. HA based fillers such as Juvederm work by using the water naturally stored in our tissues, by drinking plenty of water after having a dermal filler treatment it helps the filler hold its chaos and last for longer.
Dermal fillers dissolve in the lips over time. How fast it dissolves depends on how fast your body metabolizes it. If you have some filler left in your lips, once you go to your second lip filler session they will most likely last longer due to how the volume decreased minimally in the lip tissue.
Hydration is crucial to getting a good result – because dehydration can detrimentally impact any dermal filler treatment, including lip injection results. So DO drink plenty of water after having treatments. Remember, dermal filler relies on drawing water to the treated cells; so stay hydrated.
The differences for Restylane Lyft vs Voluma? Restylane Lyft is FDA approved for 15-18 months of lift while Voluma is FDA approved for 20-24 months of lift. Voluma is the softer agent and I like using this in individuals with thin skin or with individuals who need a mild lift (younger patients).
The filler can take several weeks to soften and settle into your skin. This means that patients won't see the ultimate results of their treatment immediately. Although individual results will vary, many people achieve the full effect within two weeks after receiving their injections.
JUVÉDERM results can last between 1 – 2 years. Restylane is used to treat the same areas of the face as JUVÉDERM. However, it tends to work well to fill in folds or lines around the nose and cheeks, and the eyes. Restylane fillers typically last 6 – 18 months, depending on the target area.
The results of Restylane treatments could last 6-12 months, depending on factors like where it is placed, your body's metabolism, and so on. You may want to plan for touch-ups every 3-6 months to ensure the best results.
You will see the final results of your treatment about four to six weeks after your treatment, which is about the time it takes for your body to kickstart collagen production to restore facial volume. This is also because it takes about two weeks for this dermal filler to settle into the hollows of your skin.
Depending on the injection site and amount of dermal filler, most HA fillers last from 6 – 12 months on average. Regardless of which dermal filler you use, two or three syringes are almost always recommended in order to achieve the most gorgeous outcomes.
I recommend waiting 2 weeks after a filler injection before repeating filler in that same region. The swelling that normally occurs after an injection will usually have subsided by that time to give a more accurate view of whether or not additional filler is needed.
Fortunately, dermal fillers work very quickly, and you won't have to wait twelve months to see the full benefits of your injections. That said, these injectable treatments take some time to integrate into your tissues, and it's normal for your dermal filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle into your face.
The long answer is you should avoid exercise after fillers for at least 24 to 48 hours. This will help reduce bruising and swelling as well as infection risk, and you will feel better about the overall look of your treatment. Some light walking is okay, but avoid anything more intense.