Do Dermal Fillers Require Maintenance Treatments?

By: Annie Nguyen


More people are choosing dermal fillers as an easy and accessible way to address fine lines and other common signs of aging. While these treatments provide immediate improvements, patients may need to book maintenance appointments to keep their results looking fresh long-term. The good news? Dermal fillers at My Aesthetics Intelligence last anywhere from six months to two years.

Double board certified nurse practitioner Annie Nguyen can provide more information about cosmetic injections during a consultation in Dallas, TX. Call now and see why we're one of the top providers of dermal fillers in the area.

Dermal fillers: how do they work?

Age and environmental factors contribute to the loss of natural compounds in the skin. For example, collagen is a protein that keeps our skin plump and youthful, but it decreases as we age. Dermal fillers replace this loss by filling in fine lines and adding volume to areas that have lost fullness, such as the mid-face and lips.

Some fillers also stimulate collagen production, which can improve aging skin over time. This makes them a more long-term solution compared to other anti-aging treatments. Here is a list of the fillers we offer at My Aesthetics Intelligence:

  • Restylane®
  • RHA® Collection
  • Sculptra®
  • Revanesse® Versa™

How long do dermal fillers last?

The duration of dermal fillers varies depending on the type used and the area being treated. Hyaluronic acid fillers generally last six months to a year, while other types may last 1 – 2 years. During a consultation in Dallas, TX, Annie can recommend the best type of filler for your needs and desired results. She can also discuss how often you may need maintenance appointments to keep your new look long-term.

Why are maintenance treatments necessary?

Like all cosmetic injections, dermal fillers are not meant to last forever. As the filler naturally breaks down and is metabolized by the body, you may start to see signs of aging returning over time. Maintenance appointments (also known as touch-ups) replenish the filler and maintain the desired level of volume. This can also prevent the need for more extensive treatments in the future.

Prolonging your dermal filler results

There are steps you can take to prolong the effects of dermal fillers and minimize the need for maintenance. These include:

  • Protecting your skin: UV rays break down fillers more quickly, so it's important to wear sunscreen and avoid excessive sun exposure. Wear a hat or use an umbrella when outside for extended periods of time.
  • Avoiding smoking: Smoking can cause dermal fillers to break down faster. It can also lead to deep creases around the mouth, which may require more filler to correct. We recommend quitting smoking as soon as possible to preserve your appearance.
  • Follow a healthy skin care routine: Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers to keep your complexion nourished. Avoid harsh chemicals and exfoliants that can lead to irritation. Those with sensitive skin should consult with a professional to find the best possible products for their skin type.

Get instant, long-lasting outcomes with cosmetic injections

Cosmetic injections can erase fine lines and provide instant results with little downtime. However, maintenance treatments may be necessary in the future. By understanding how dermal fillers work and taking care of your skin, you can enjoy a youthful appearance for years to come. Contact double board certified nurse practitioner Annie Nguyen at My Aesthetics Intelligence in Dallas, TX Book a consultation and learn more about the benefits of fillers.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.