Dermal fillers are a popular choice for facial rejuvenation and contouring, as they can provide long-lasting results with minimal maintenance. Most HA-based fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, typically last between 6 to 18 months. However, some fillers, such as Sculptra, can last up to two years. The longevity of the filler depends on the type of filler used, the area of the face it is injected into, and the number of treatments received.
In areas of the face with more movement, such as the lips, the constant movement of the muscles breaks down and dissolves the filler at a faster rate. During the first few months after injection, fillers begin to gradually degrade. But the visible results remain the same because the fillers absorb water. Around the midpoint of the expected lifespan of the fillings, you'll start to notice a decrease in fill volume.
Lip augmentation with fillers can last up to 12 months or longer with multiple treatments. Usually, 3 treatments may be needed to get the desired result because the filler used in the first two treatments can be compressed. Restylane Kysse is an exciting new option that offers natural movement and expression, along with results that last up to 12 months. Some dermal fillers have been studied to last about two years.
The three fillers that tend to last the longest are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse and Sculptra. In addition to the type of filler used, there are other factors that can influence the longevity of the dermal filler. If you're not sure which filler is right for you, your doctor can help answer your questions and guide you in selecting the filling that best fits your desired results. One important thing to note is that you can enjoy visible facial rejuvenation or contouring results for longer than the duration of the specific filler injected.
And if a customer wants to get rid of it sooner, an enzyme can be injected into the area that will completely dissolve the filler in two hours. Semi-permanent fillers are made from products such as Sculptra, which stimulates collagen production in the injected area. With more people choosing to undergo dermal filler treatments, there is a misconception that “the more dermal fillers are injected, the better”. However, Dr. Gavin Chan reminds his patients of what they were like before their dermal injections and advises them that more dermal filler does not result in a more attractive face.