How long do dermal fillers last?
The longevity of dermal fillers differs from one patient to another, and is primarily dependent on the type of dermal filler used. In any case, patients should understand that dermal fillers provide mainly temporary outcomes.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides dermal fillers to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations in The Buckeye State.
Why are Dermal Fillers Temporary?
Soft tissue fillers typically contain hyaluronic acid, which is a compound that is naturally present in the skin. Hyaluronic acid provides the skin with hydration and volume. This makes hyaluronic acid fillers an excellent choice for filling in wrinkles, augmenting lips, and replacing lost volume.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that slowly breaks down within the body, and disappears eventually. Therefore, patients need to get additional treatments in future to maintain the outcomes after this breakdown occurs.
Various factors impact the longevity of dermal fillers, but most formulations do not sustain beyond one or two years. Patients seeking longer lasting or permanent results may consider cosmetic surgery procedures.
What Impacts the Sustainability of Facial Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers injections are becoming increasingly popular for anti-aging facial treatments. The popularity of these fillers also ensures that they are available in a wide range of options. Various dermal fillers specifically developed for cheek rejuvenation, lip enhancement, and others are available today. Each one of these dermal fillers offers a different sustainability period.
Besides the unique formulation of a filler injection, various other aspects affect the longevity of fillers. These factors include the treatment location and lifestyle of the patient. For instance, areas of the face with frequent movement such as the lips will need treatment more frequently than areas that have lower levels of movement.
Average Sustainability of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers
There are various types of dermal fillers. However, most treatments sustain for a minimum of six months. Most dermal fillers can last from six months to a year while there are some filler treatments with longevity of two years and more.
Up to 6 Months
Basic hyaluronic dermal fillers usually sustain for 6 months or even more in some cases. Some fillers in this category are Belotero Balance, Restylane, and Juvederm. These types of fillers are used to address wrinkles and enhance the facial skin.
Between 6 to 12 Months
Some more specialized dermal fillers are available today for improvement in specific areas. Some dermal fillers in this category are Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella. These fillers have been specially designed for areas with frequent movement such as the lips.
Between 12 Months and 2 Years
Advanced hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are offering patients with more longevity than ever before, for instance, Juvederm Voluma. Juvederm Voluma has been designed for the cheeks and mid-face volumizing. It mostly sustains for up to two years which is longer than any other hyaluronic dermal fillers.
Radiesse is also longer lasting filler. It is an anti-aging dermal filler that sustains for up to 18 months. Radiesse promotes skin rejuvenation through enhancing the body’s natural collagen production process. This provides longer lasting and more sustainable results. Sculptra Aesthetic also works similarly and offers results that can last for two years or more.
Hardworking and kind plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and suburbs in this area of the Midwest for dermal filler injections.