Is it time for a touch-up? While results can last for up to a year, you might want to keep the youthful, fresh appearance going instead of waiting it out. But too much of anything can have an adverse effect on you.
As we age, the face will begin to lose its fullness. It’s completely normal for the skin to sink, causing the area between your eyes and jawline to look hollow. Before you re-up on cheek fillers, you should know how often touch-ups are needed. It all depends on the type of fillers you and your facial plastic surgeon agreed on.
We review a few popularly used fillers below to help gauge when you should book your next appointment for non-surgical facial fillers.
Restylane is one of the most popular fillers that patients trust. The hyaluronic acid works to fill out the cheeks, temple area and smooth out deep wrinkles. Restylane Silk is another option that fills in the hollows, brightens, and removes the dark circles underneath the eyes.
Though the results can last between 6 to 12 months, the best time to get a touch-up depends on the amount of product inserted during your procedure and where it was injected. If it was near the crevices of your nose or lips, it’s best to come back after that six-month mark.
This hyaluronic-based filler is best for patients with deep wrinkles and lines. Juvederm is known for plumping the facial tissue, providing direct and youthful results. Because it is so temporary, a plastic surgeon would encourage you to return between three to twelve months, depending on how well it has worked for you. Doing so will extend the longevity of the treatment.
If you’re using Juvederm Voluma, you’ll see the most volume changes in your cheeks. The filler gets injected into the skin’s deepest layers, making it ideal for candidates with ingrained or deep lines. Retouching should occur every 18 to 24 months, no sooner.
Why Get a Touch-Up?
Weeks, even months after treatment your body will naturally begin to shed old skin cells. As they get washed away, the layer underneath will surface to take its place. As that happens the filler will begin to diminish. It’s best to get touch-ups as recommended or when you feel it’s best based on the product guidelines.