It's no secret that many people turn to fillers to help them maintain a youthful appearance. In fact, it's pretty commonplace these days. But what happens when you stop getting fillers? Does your face go back to the way it was before? Or are there other, even more undesirable, side effects? In this blog post, we will address these questions and more as we take a look at what happens to your face when you stop getting fillers.
Before we can answer the question of what happens when you stop getting fillers, it's important to first understand what fillers are. Fillers are a type of injectable that helps to plump up the skin and smooth out wrinkles. They can be made from a variety of different substances, but the most common ingredient is probably hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is already a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, and it works by binding to water and adding volume to the skin. This can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections. Fillers can also be used to add volume to the lips or cheeks.
Now that we have a better idea of what fillers are, let's answer the question of what happens when you stop getting them. In short, your face will return to its original state. This means that any wrinkles or fine lines that were being filled in by the injectables will reappear. The same goes for any volume that was added to the lips or cheeks. It will slowly dissipate over time, and you will eventually return to your pre-filler state.
The answer lies in the fact that fillers are not a permanent solution. The hyaluronic acid common to many fillers will eventually break down and be metabolized by the body. This process usually takes around six to twelve months, but it does depend on the individual.
This is why it's important to touch up your fillers every few months or so if you want to maintain your results. Otherwise, you will simply be back to where you started.
This is probably one of the number one concerns that people have about stopping their filler treatments. After all, they began treatments to help slow down the aging process, not accelerate it! Fortunately, they don't really need to worry, as the fillers themselves don't typically contain anything that would really deepen or multiply your wrinkles. However, that doesn't mean it won't seem like they're worse than ever.
This is because some patients become so accustomed to their filler-enhanced youthful appearance that even the slightest wrinkle may seem like a major issue. It's important to keep in mind that wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process and, while fillers can help to temporarily reduce their appearance, they will never completely eliminate them.
As you can see, you don't really need to worry too much about your face when you stop getting fillers, as long as you don't mind reverting back to your skin's natural appearance. However, if you're concerned about your wrinkles and fine lines popping up again, you may want to consider touch-ups every few months. Otherwise, you will simply return to your pre-filler state, wrinkles and all!
Think you want to start or continue with filler treatments? Contact Lyft Medical Aesthetics today to discuss your needs!