In the aesthetics industry, there are countless myths and much misinformation being spread around amongst patients. At Goals Plastic Surgery, one of the most common myths they often hear is one regarding injectable dermal fillers, or their overuse – known as “filler fatigue”. This idea, of filler fatigue states that with long term use of injectable dermal fillers, individuals will often develop issues with their skin laxity and the integrity of their skin – preventing it from holding up under the pressure of semi-regular use of these common products. According to the top plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. Voskin of Goals Plastic Surgery, hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Restylane, Juvéderm, Belotero and more have been some of the most effective injectable dermal fillers around and individuals have had amazing success in using these fillers for many years on end. Despite this, there is some minor truths that can be taken from the idea of filler fatigue. To learn more about truth and myths behind the term filler fatigue, read on below.
At Goals Plastic Surgery, more and more patients are asking about whether they might be suffering from “filler fatigue”. And while the vast majority of these individuals are suffering more from a case of paranoia than anything else, there are some things they should be looking out for when it comes to the use of certain injectable dermal fillers. Filler fatigue is often explained as such, if we were to constantly stretch out our skin, then let it deflate again, then fill it up again – over time, the skin will lose its tightness and its elasticity, and eventually just sag and droop far more than it would normally. The theory is that when Restylane is injected into the skin, it can weight down the skin and make it very loose over time. While this is not necessarily the case, there is some type of merit to this idea, however there are some pieces of misinformation that will need to be corrected.
While generally, filler fatigue is often noted for the constant, regular use of injectable dermal fillers, in reality, this statement should truly be in regard to the constant overuse. While the regular use of fillers isn’t the worst thing, the overuse can surely cause a number of different negative effects. Overuse essentially indicates that you would be re-administering your injectable dermal filler treatments, before you are supposed to have your next session done. Many women make this mistake and will have fillers reinjected more than once within a 3-month period. This can severely damage the skin and cause issues with skin laxity, and cause the skin to lose its tight, tautness. Again, at Goals Plastic Surgery, the top plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. Voskin, refers to this as overuse as opposed to regular use – which still falls into what is commonly recommended by your aesthetic physician or plastic surgeon. Regular use can be anywhere from 6 to 12 months, depending on the location of the filler and the type of filler that is being re-administered.
Another reason for why, filler fatigue is sometimes considered a bit of a myth is because of the rejuvenation effects that are preceded by the use of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. When a filler is injected, it not only fills the depressions beneath the skin and provides lost volume, but it also, helps to trigger the production of fresh collagen, while simultaneously triggering a process often known as cellular turnover. This process refers to the removal of the skin’s old, dead, dull skin cells, and their being replaced by the newer, freshly developed skin cells. This process can drastically improve the tightness of the skin and allows the skin to be far less loose, than it otherwise would be with constant, overuse of certain dermal filler treatments. Again, this is a big step to considering this term filler fatigue a myth. For more information on filler treatments and more, contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.