How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Are you interested in a non-surgical facial rejuvenation solution?  Nowadays, more people are turning to dermal fillers because they are quick, minimally invasive, and require no downtime.  One question patients often ask before getting dermal fillers is – How long do dermal fillers last?

Why Choose Dermal Fillers?

Wrinkles and fine lines are usually the first signs of an aging face, but most people don’t realize that loss of facial volume is the main reason behind facial aging.  

When there is sufficient fat in the midface, the face looks plumper, fuller, and more youthful. However, as facial fat declines over time, the cheeks start to look deflated, the skin sags, and wrinkles and folds appear around the nose and mouth. 

Dermal fillers reduce signs of aging because they add volume to the skin, giving the face a more youthful appearance.  

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Fillers produce temporary results because they gradually degrade in the months after treatment.   

There are different brands of dermal fillers available, and some last longer than others.  The longevity depends on the filler material and consistency, and the treatment area. 

Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are among the fillers commonly used to perform facial rejuvenation.   

HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that keeps the skin plump and hydrated.  The HA molecules in these fillers attract water from the tissues and hydrate the skin, giving the face a youthful, refreshed appearance. 

Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular HA fillers on the market.

Juvederm

Juvederm Voluma XC is one of several products in the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers.  

Juvederm Voluma XC has a thick, smooth consistency, which makes it ideal for replenishing volume.  It is specifically formulated to add volume to the midface and correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks.

When Juvederm Voluma is injected into the cheek area, it replenishes volume and gently lifts the midface and cheeks.  Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years. 

Restylane

The Restylane collection of fillers includes Restylane, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.  These fillers all target nasolabial folds and marionette lines.  The results of Restylane fillers can last up to 18 months. 

Radiesse

Radiesse is another dermal filler used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the mouth.  The main component in Radiesse is synthetic calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA).  

When Radiesse is injected into the skin, it immediately restores lost volume.  It also stimulates the production of collagen.  The fresh, new collagen provides additional structure for the cells and tissues and delivers long-term facial rejuvenation benefits.  The results of Radiesse last about one year.

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is also FDA-approved for smoothing wrinkles around the nose and mouth.  It consists of Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA is a biodegradable compound traditionally used in medical devices.  

Sculptra is a collagen stimulator, so it activates the production of new collagen in the months after treatment. Sculptra is gradually absorbed by the body.  The results last up to 2 years.  

Fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic may produce results that last longer than anticipated, as they stimulate collagen in the treatment area.  As a result, volume is naturally restored to the skin.  

Which Dermal Filler Is Right For You?

With so many dermal fillers on the market, it’s not easy to decide which would be the right one for you.  It’s best to consult with a cosmetic specialist who has the required training and experience and regularly performs dermal filler injections.  

If you are looking to fight signs of aging without surgery, dermal fillers would be a great addition to your anti-aging regimen. 

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