Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Fillers

Facial fillers are among the most popular cosmetic treatments to restore facial volume, soften wrinkles, and plump the lips. One of the benefits of fillers is that they’re not permanent, making them a wonderful option for patients who don’t want to commit to cosmetic surgery. 

However, many patients aim to keep their fillers for as long as possible. With fewer follow-up appointments, you’ll have more time back in your schedule (and money back in your pocket!). 

Read on for our top tips to extend the lifespan of your Tampa facial fillers. 

Limit Sun Exposure. 

The sun’s harsh UV rays can degrade the hyaluronic acid in facial fillers, making them fade faster. To avoid this, limit your sun exposure for the first few weeks after receiving fillers and consistently wear SPF 30 or higher. Even if you’re spending the day indoors, SPF blocks UV rays as they stream in through the windows. 

Sleep on Your Back. 

Especially in the first few weeks after getting fillers, it’s important to avoid placing pressure on your face. Sleeping on your side or stomach while the filler settles can cause it to shift, compromising your results. Sleeping on your back prevents shifting, helping to keep the filler in place for longer. 

Be Gentle With Your Skin.

Pressing into your skin or scrubbing too harshly can make facial fillers shift. To prevent this, be gentle with your skin during your skincare routine. Over time, handling your skin gently will make your fillers last longer.  

Be Wary of Strenuous Exercise. 

While we always recommend staying active for your overall health, intense exercise can shorten the lifespan of your facial fillers. So, whenever possible, opt for low-impact exercise to protect the results of your filler treatment. 

Book your facial filler consultation today at Florida Face and Body for long-lasting results!