When it comes to facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers are a popular choice for many people. But how long do they last? It depends on the type of filler used, the area of the face being treated, and the patient's individual metabolism. In this article, we'll explore what determines how long filler lasts and how to make it last longer.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.
Hyaluronic acidis a biodegradable component that, over time, the body metabolizes.
Lower quality hyaluronic acid products can only last 3 to 6 months, while Juvederm and Restylane products can last up to 24 months with maintenance treatments. The specific longevity of each product depends on the formulation and treatment area.Maintenance is key to making dermal filler treatment last. Depending on the filler used, a follow-up session every six to 12 months can maintain the desired look. During follow-up visits after your initial treatment, our team can examine the duration of your results to determine how soon you can return to treatment.BOTOX Cosmetic helps extend treatment lifespan by reducing muscle contractions.
Dermal fillers can also be placed on fine and deep wrinkles in the lower part of the face and around the mouth and double chin. The results with a hyaluronic acid-based filler can last 12 months or even longer when treating the tear duct area under the eyes.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. Since dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, they are metabolized by the body. The filler usually lasts around 12 months and also causes the body to produce more of its own collagen.The longevity of the filling depends on many factors, such as type and quantity, but, above all, on the metabolic rate.
During the first few months after injection, fillers will slowly start to degrade. Most commonly used dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that helps the production of collagen and elastin.Juvederm and Restylane are currently the most durable and long-lasting dermal fillers on the market. If you have a hyaluronic acid filler and want to reverse the results, your doctor may use hyaluronidase to help dissolve it.Dermal fillers allow your doctor to directly address volume loss with a product that can increase structure of the face and restore desired volume. However, it is important to note that there is a rare complication where fillers can dissolve if accidentally injected into a blood vessel.In conclusion, dermal fillers are an effective way to achieve facial rejuvenation or contouring results for up to 12 months or longer with maintenance treatments.
Maintenance is key to making dermal filler treatment last and BOTOX Cosmetic helps extend treatment lifespan by reducing muscle contractions. Juvederm and Restylane are currently the most durable and long-lasting dermal fillers on the market.