What affects the longevity of dermal filler?
The longevity of dermal fillers can be influenced by several factors. One such factor is the individual’s metabolic rate. People with higher metabolic rates, often associated with regular exercise or an active lifestyle, may metabolise the filler more quickly. However, it’s important to note that the rate of metabolism can vary from person to person, and some individuals who exercise regularly may still experience long-lasting results, while others who don’t exercise may metabolise the product more quickly.
While there are no definitive studies on the impact of smoking on filler longevity, some clinicians suggest that smoking could potentially affect the durability of the filler. Additionally, muscle contractions, such as pursing the lips, in areas where filler has been injected, like the lips or peri-oral region, may also have an influence on the longevity of the filler. It is worth mentioning that personal observations may vary, and while some patients who smoke may not experience long-lasting effects compared to non-smokers, this could be coincidental rather than a direct causative factor.
For a comprehensive understanding of how dermal fillers interact with your individual circumstances and goals, it is recommended to consult with a qualified clinician who can provide personalised advice and recommendations.