How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?

Are you concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of facial aging?  Dermal fillers can treat these cosmetic complaints and restore a youthful appearance without the need for invasive surgery.   When it comes to dermal fillers, one question patients frequently asked is – How long will dermal fillers last?

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore facial volume. 

What Can Dermal Fillers Do?

Fillers address the primary cause of facial aging, which is the loss of facial volume.  The face loses volume over time due to changes in the bone structure and distribution of facial fat.   The breakdown of collagen also undermines the structure of the skin, leading to skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers restore facial volume and fullness.  When dermal fillers are injected beneath the surface of the skin, they fill in fine lines, wrinkles and creases, and add volume to sunken areas such as the cheeks and under the eyes.  They can also be used to plump thin lips and reduce the appearance of scars. 

Benefits Of Dermal Fillers

Dermal filler treatment only takes a few minutes to complete and provides instant results.  There is no post-procedure downtime, so patients can resume normal activities at the end of their session.  

How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years for most patients.  Fillers are temporary for the most part because they are metabolized by the body over time.

There are different types of dermal fillers available, and how long each filler lasts depends on the filler material as well as the consistency. 

Hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers are the most popular type of fillers.  HA occurs naturally in the body and helps the skin remain plump and hydrated.  HA fillers create volume in the skin by attracting and holding water molecules. 

Juvederm is one of the most popular brands of HA fillers.    

Juvederm Collection Of Fillers

The Juvederm family of facial fillers contains different products that address a variety of facial concerns.   Juvederm can be used to add volume to the cheeks (Juvederm Voluma XC), fill in smile lines and nasolabial folds (Juvederm Vollure XC), augment the lips (Juvederm Volbella XC), and more. 

Juvederm products last an average of 12 months.  However, Juvederm Voluma, which has a thicker consistency, lasts for 24 months. 

Restylane Collection Of Fillers

Like Juvederm, Restylane is a collection of HA fillers that smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and correct volume loss.  Restylane can also enhance the lips.   The results of Restylane fillers last an average of 18 months. 

Factors That Affect The Longevity Of Dermal Fillers

  • Type of filler
  • Facial area treated
  • Speed at which the filler is metabolized by the body
  • Amount of filler used

Who Is  A Good Candidate For Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a good option for men and women interested in a non-surgical solution for cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, deep folds, and midface volume loss.    Candidates for dermal fillers should also be healthy and have realistic expectations about the results. 

It’s difficult to accurately predict how long a dermal filler is likely to last because several factors can affect longevity.  Consequently, it is best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. 

These medical professionals have the relevant training and expertise to discuss your various dermal filler options.  They can also answer any questions you may have about how dermal fillers work.

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