Sapna Palep of Spring Street Dermatology is an expert in dermal fillers, which are commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore a youthful look. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin. While these fillers can be effective, they have one drawback: their results eventually fade. Depending on the type of filler used, results can last anywhere from a few months to a year or longer.
It's important to consider the longevity of your dermal filler because it will determine the frequency of your treatments. For lines and wrinkles closer to the skin, the doctor may choose a thinner product to fill the contour and soften the skin. These products can be metabolized more quickly and will last 6 to 12 months. In areas of the face with more movement, such as the lips, for example, the constant movement of the muscles breaks down and dissolves the filler at a faster rate, and fillers tend to disappear faster in these more active areas. The most durable facial filler is Sculptra, as it stimulates collagen production in the body for longer lasting and effective results.
Other fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, rank second, depending on the patient's needs. Over time, advances have been made with dermal fillers so that the effects last up to a year. They're mostly long-lasting lip fillers, including Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane Silk. These fillers have been specially formulated to be resistant to the high level of movement that usually work quickly to reduce the effects of dermal fillers. Joseph Galitzin can assess your unique needs and aesthetic goals, and design a long-term plan based on the type of dermal filler you receive.
Based on my extensive experience with FDA-approved fillers in the current market, I believe that most patients should expect to receive a filler treatment every 9-12 months, except when their lips are being treated. With lips, most patients need maintenance treatment every 6-9 months. Sculptra lasts up to 2 years, but I usually recommend maintenance treatment once a year with 1 or 2 vials. The gel in which the PLLA is transported dissipates after just a couple of days, but the results can last more than 2 years. So which facial filler lasts the longest? Depending on the composition of the filler itself, most fillers can last 8 to 12 months.
Of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, larger particle fillers, such as Restylane Lyft, tend to last longer than smaller particle fillers such as Restylane Silk. With evidence from MRI scans showing that lip fillers can migrate upwards, Dr. Gavin Chan theorizes that this is because the mouth is very active, particularly the orbicularis muscle (orbicularis), which controls the movements of the mouth and lips. A variety of different fillers can be used to give a variety of results, from a very subtle restoration to a more pronounced Kyle Jenner look. Deep fillers can be used to contour the face, creating a more defined jaw, chin, or cheekbone line to provide more structure and improve the shape of the face. Dr.
Mobin Master notes that “The problem with dermal fillers is that patients forget what they look like before receiving them. Volume is often added to cheeks and cheekbones with filler to improve the appearance of lower wrinkles and restore the youthful appearance of the cheeks. It does this by injecting calcium hydroxyapatite into the body, which functions both as a filler and as a catalyst to accelerate collagen production. And once fillers have been on the face for about a year, it can be more difficult to dissolve them with hyaluronidase. For example, filler injected into the lower part of the eyes tends to last longer than filler injected into the lips. In addition, I only treat patients with dermal fillers approximately every 12 months, which provides natural results.
Dermal fillers involve injecting a product, usually hyaluronic acid, into the face to restore or improve facial features.