The Effects of Dermal Fillers on Weight Loss
Can patient lose dermal fillers due to weight loss?
When you lose weight, you are likely to see wrinkles appear on your skin. This is because when you gain weight, your skin gets stretched out and is not able to return back to its original form. With rapid weight loss, the fat cells present in your face decrease drastically, and the skin is not able to keep up.
Can weight loss cause wrinkles?
Excessive weight loss can create a number of issues, with skin sagging being a major concern. However, this issue may be treated by a variety of cosmetic procedures. Botox injections are recommended if there is minor wrinkling of the forehead or the neck. Botox and other botulinum toxin injections are not used for this concern. Patients with minor to moderate sagging can consider dermal fillers. Conversely, people with a lot of sagging skin may need plastic surgery.
Will weight loss affect my dermal fillers?
Losing weight after having dermal fillers may affect the look of your results. This is apparent in areas like the cheeks and the temples, which tend to become even more hollowed if additional weight is lost. Under these circumstances, a dermatologist or cosmologist might delay dermal filler treatment until the desired weight is achieved to ensure best results.
Whether or not weight loss impacts dermal filler results depends on the amount of weight being lost. It also depends on the area where the dermal filler is present. When losing weight, a person tends to shed unwanted fat from all parts of the body, including the face. This may affect the way the fillers look.
When weight is lost from the face, people generally believe it is the filler that’s being lost. However, this is a misconception: it is not the filler, but the subcutaneous fat, that has been degraded. Additional fillers may be required to fill in the spaces created due to fat loss.
How can I prevent sagging?
It is very common for results from dermal fillers to be lost after losing weight.
You can also follow these simple tips to avoid saggy skin during weight loss:
Lose weight slowly
Losing weight slowly and in a healthy manner is helpful in preventing your skin from sagging. If you start dieting to lose unwanted fat quickly, you’ll end up with sagging skin. You should lose 1 to 3 pounds weekly.
Keep a healthy diet
Include nutrient-rich foods in your diet to make your skin healthy and to assist with weight loss.
Keep your skin hydrated
Keeping your skin hydrated can minimize the risk of sagging skin—even after losing weight. The average person should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily, although this may change due to weather conditions and personal health.
Tightening your skin with facial exercises is also a very good way to keep skin from sagging. These can tone the face, and are incredibly simple and quick to perform. Targeting and strengthening certain facial muscles may assist in the maintenance of taut skin.
Certain serums or lotions can prevent your skin from sagging and improve its elasticity.
To prevent your skin from sagging during weight loss, avoid smoking. Smoking during weight loss can make your skin less resilient: the more you smoke, the more you lose collagen levels in your skin. Smoking is the main cause of thin skin, wrinkles and sagging.
If you have lost 100 pounds or more, facial sagging can be quite obvious. In this case, cosmetic surgery may be your best bet for removing excess skin. Consider treatments like Silhouette thread lifts for moderate sagging.
In sum, dermal fillers may be poorly affected by the loss of facial fat, so it is best to get them once your desired amount of weight has been lost. To avoid the sagging of skin in the first place, try the aforementioned tips and tricks.