How to Make Your Filler Last Longer | Malena M. Amato MD


How To Make Your Filler Last Longer

After your dermal filler treatment with Dr. Malena Amato, many patients wonder how to make their beautiful results last longer. There are several techniques that can aid in the longevity of your treatment, including minimizing your exposure to sunlight, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and incorporating a diligent skincare routine into your everyday life. At our practice in Austin, TX, Dr. Amato will evaluate your unique needs and goals to help design a long-term plan based on the types of fillers recommended to you.

Types Of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are most commonly known for reversing common signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. These treatments can also add fullness to your skin for a smooth, youthful, dewy appearance. We offer a variety of filler treatments for your face, including Juvéderm® and Restylane®. Both of these types of fillers are composed of a viscous gel made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally inside of the body and is responsible for strengthening our skin and connective tissues. Due to HA being a natural substance found in the body, allergic and inflammatory responses are implausible. Not only does it help to plump the skin, but it also helps improve the condition of the skin as well.

Why Are Filler Results Temporary?

Due to dermal fillers being created with naturally occurring enzymes, such as hyaluronic acid, they are metabolized by your body over time. The speed of your metabolism dramatically affects how long your treatment results last. In addition, cosmetic fillers tend to take longer in areas with less movement. Frequent movement can cause the materials to break down faster and diminish the longevity of your results.

How To Make Fillers Last Longer

To maintain your results, we recommend that you take care of your skin and overall health. There are several techniques for increasing the lifespan of your dermal fillers.


  • Minimize sun exposure: One of the most common causes of skin damage is overexposure to sunlight. Consistent protection against UV rays can maintain your results after any skincare treatment.
  • Consistent skin care: Keep your skin healthy and moisturized to help maintain your treatment results. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin hydrated and enhance the effects of hyaluronic acid fillers.
  • Avoid stress: Stress can accelerate the aging process and worsen telltale signs of aging. While stress is just a part of daily life and difficult to avoid, minimizing your stress levels can have an undeniable positive effect on your body. Incorporate stress relief techniques, such as exercise, yoga, or meditation.
  • Regular Treatment Maintenance: The best way to extend your treatment results is through regular touch-ups with Dr. Amato. Undergoing maintenance treatments before your results wear off can enhance the effects of injectable procedures and, in some cases, even train your muscles to respond more effectively to treatment materials.

Rejuvenate Your Features with Dermal Fillers

To learn more about dermal fillers in Austin, TX, with Dr. Amato, don’t hesitate to call (512) 501-1010 or contact us through our website and schedule your consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon!