Fillers and Sun Exposure By Dr. Lombardi on July 01, 2021

Dermal fillers are a great way to slow down the effects of natural aging and restore volume in your face. They are a great alternative to more invasive cosmetic treatments. One of the most important factors to consider when you get fillers is the impact of sun exposure. While sun exposure can damage your skin at all times, it can be more impactful if you have fillers. Below you will find some helpful information regarding fillers and sun exposure, and how to ensure your fillers last.

Fillers and Sun Exposure

Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid provides a plumping effect and your body naturally makes the substance. However, as you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid also decreases. This is why dermal fillers are so effective as they essentially replace and restore your body’s lost hyaluronic acid.

Sun exposure can degrade hyaluronic acid, which can in turn reduce the intended effects of your fillers. If you have recently gotten dermal fillers, sun exposure can even have an impact on the healing process and worsen your skin’s reaction to the treatment. Finding ways to avoid the sun post-treatment is best in order to ensure optimal results. Consider the following steps if you are considering dermal fillers.

Post-Filler Steps

After you have received fillers, it’s important to take care with your skin as it heals. Below are some helpful tips to consider after you get your fillers.

  • Sun Exposure: Stay out of the sun for at least one week after you get fillers. This helps your skin fully heal without issue due to sun exposure. You should also wear sunglasses, a large hat, and cover your face as much as possible if you have to go outside.
  • SPF: Even if you do not go outdoors, wear SPF all day. Use an SPF of at least 50 or higher.
  • No Spray Tans: Wait at least one day before you use any tanning products. The pores near your injection site need time to close back up before you put any sort of tanning products on it. You should also avoid tanning beds entirely, but especially after your dermal fillers.
  • Follow Instructions: Follow the instructions given to you by your dermatologist who did your dermal fillers. They provide these to ensure you get the best results, so it’s really important to follow them.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have become highly popular within the last few years due to their versatility. They are also a great alternative to more invasive procedures. Dermal fillers can address more than just the signs of aging as they can plump, add volume, and erase some of the effects of poor lifestyle habits on your skin.

The results can last between six and twelve months, but they are not permanent. This a major benefit as they are not permanent and you can opt to continue using them if you like your results. Dermal fillers in Tampa are often combined with Botox as they can address numerous issues in a non-invasive way. While fillers plump and add volume, Botox can reduce the deepening of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermatologist in Tampa

If you are concerned about the signs of aging on your face and are interested in treatment options, contact Dr. Milan Lombardi at Lombardi Institute of Dermatology. Dr. Lombardi has been working with patients for years, helping them with various skin and dermatological issues. Dr. Lombardi and his team focus on addressing your concerns and providing you with the most effective treatment options, including dermal fillers. Contact the top dermatologist in Tampa today for a consultation!

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