You deserve to look and feel great during the summer months, whether relaxing at home or heading to the beach! Perhaps you’ve already taken steps to look your “hottest” this summer by getting dermal fillers. A variety of safe, effective injectable fillers are available to help smooth wrinkles and restore volume to the face. But are you worried that soaking up the sun will prevent your dermal fillers from lasting all summer long?
Relax; we have helpful tips and extra precautions to help you protect your dermal fillers while you enjoy your summer vacation plans. Read on for answers to all your burning summer dermal filler questions and concerns!
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Usually Last?
While results vary depending on the type of filler used, results typically last at least 9 to 12 months, with JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA XC lasting up to 2 years.
Is It OK To Get Fillers in the Summer?
Yes! It is perfectly safe to head to the beach when you have fillers—but it is best to wait a week or so after your filler injections to allow sensitive skin to heal. That’s because UV exposure can break down the hyaluronic acid used in JUVÉDERM, Restylane® Lyft, RADIESSE, BELOTERO BALANCE®, and other popular injectable fillers. However, the simple precautions we share below can help protect your dermal fillers from sun damage and exposure.
How Can I Protect My Skin After Getting Dermal Fillers?
It’s always a good idea to use SPF daily, but you should be extra vigilant about applying sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher during the summer months. Look cool and protect your skin by wearing sunglasses, visors, and brimmed hats for extra sun protection. We also recommend stocking up on antioxidant-rich skincare products that preserve the skin to enhance your dermal filler results.
What Should I Avoid After Getting Dermal Fillers?
It’s OK to get your glow on by getting natural sun—but avoid harsh spray tans and self-tanners for a few days. They can put too much pressure on sensitive, healing skin. Also, it’s wise to give the skin at the injection site time to heal before applying tanning products.
How Far in Advance of My Summer Vacation Should I Schedule Fillers?
Dermal fillers usually produce immediate results, but it can take 10 to 14 days to achieve the full effects of your treatment. You can put your best face forward by scheduling your fillers at least a few weeks before your summer family reunion, vacation, or special event. This window will also give you time to recover from any post-filler side effects, such as mild swelling or bruising.
Let us help you look cool and refreshed during the hot summer months! To learn what dermal fillers might be best for your goals, take our quiz. You can contact our Idaho Falls practice today to request a dermal filler consultation or call our office at (208) 881-5351 to schedule an appointment.