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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Are you looking to refresh your face with dermal fillers? Although dermal fillers can provide beautiful, natural-looking facial rejuvenation results, the effects are all too temporary for some clients.  That’s why people considering treatment often ask the question – How long do dermal fillers last?

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that are used to add volume and fullness to the skin.  Fillers are placed in specific areas to soften lines and wrinkles, replenish volume, and enhance facial contours.  There are a variety of dermal fillers available, so the products selected for each patient will depend on the aesthetic concerns being addressed.  

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years, depending on the unique formulation of the filler.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are the most popular type of fillers on the market.  HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that increases moisture in the skin, and improves elasticity and flexibility.    FDA approved HA fillers include Juvederm and Restylane. 

HA fillers typically last 6 months to 2 years.  Other types of fillers such as those made with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) last longer because they stimulate the production of collagen in the body (click here to learn more).

Several variables can affect the longevity of dermal fillers, including the following:

  • Area treated.  Fillers placed at the corner of the mouth usually have a shorter duration, in comparison to fillers used in the cheek area.
  • Body metabolism.  Dermal fillers break down over time, and people with a high metabolic rate generally process fillers faster.
  • Type of filler.  Dermal fillers with a thicker consistency tend to last longer.

Would you like to learn more about the longevity of dermal fillers?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Portage and Battle Creek, MI areas, West Michigan Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.wmips.com, or by calling (269) 222-1611.

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