We recommend patients get touch-up filler injections every 6-9 months to maintain full results, though some patients are happy with filler treatments every 9-12 months.
They fill lines and wrinkles and add volume to areas such as your lips or cheeks. Fillers are not permanent. How long they last depends on things like the type of filler and where it's injected. They usually last between 6 and 18 months.
Scheduling touch-up treatments every 4 to 12 months ensures that you maintain your results. Fillers such as RADIESSE® and Sculptra® treat more severe volume loss in areas such as the cheeks; they last 18 to 24 months, so maintenance treatments are needed less often.
You should plan for touch-ups every 18-24 months. Are signs of aging impacting your appearance and your confidence? Contact the experts at Beverly Fischer, MD and The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery today to learn more about dermal fillers and which is best for you.
Restylane and Juvederm products typically last a bit longer than Botox: about four to six months. Other fillers, such as Perlane, are thicker and can last six to nine months. Radiesse can last nine months to two years.
As well as stretching of the skin, excessive use of fillers can result in longer term damage including wrinkling of the lip and disturbance of the attachment of the facial fat pads and some degree of irregularity and ageing of the skin, he explains.
Why Are Filler Results Temporary? Dermal fillers are created using naturally occurring enzymes, such as hyaluronic acid. For this reason, they are metabolized by your body over time. The speed of your metabolism will greatly affect how long your treatment results last.
However, the use of too much filler results in overly puffy cheeks which look unnatural and inappropriate for their age. The pursuit of the “apple cheeks” have also contributed to this syndrome. Overfilling in the cheeks and under the eyes obliterates the natural lid-cheek junction.
“First-time use leads to the quickest breakdown, [while] repeat use of fillers does lead to longer-lasting effect of the filler,” says Dr.
Dosage of the Injection
It may seem like common sense, but small dose injections will dissipate more quickly than larger doses. Areas that require multiple injections placed closely together will also retain the injectables longer.
Although extremely rare, dermal fillers are able to migrate within the skin if consistent and adequate pressure is applied to them. For this reason, we advise patients not to get a facial, massage (on the treated skin), or microdermabrasion for the first two weeks following their filler injections.
If you love the look of your fillers, you'll have to keep going back for more. After about six months, the hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally broken down by the body. So, you have to get touchups once or twice a year to maintain the look.
Fortunately, dermal fillers work very quickly, and you won't have to wait twelve months to see the full benefits of your injections. That said, these injectable treatments take some time to integrate into your tissues, and it's normal for your dermal filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle into your face.
Some dermal fillers have been studied to last close to two years. The three fillers that tend to last the longest are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Restylane Defyne is built for balance and used in the nasal labial folds and marionette lines.
Many plastic surgeons say that Juvederm and Restylane are the most durable and longest-lasting fillers available. Both contain hyaluronic acid and are good for smoothing wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid carries 1,000 times its weight in water and makes the skin look young, supple, and soft.
Drink plenty of water. HA based fillers such as Juvederm work by using the water naturally stored in our tissues, by drinking plenty of water after having a dermal filler treatment it helps the filler hold its chaos and last for longer.
Why you ask? Unlike other dermal fillers, Bellafill has been FDA approved and clinically proven to last for up to 5 years. Half a decade. Yes, use Bellafill once to fill in smile lines and it'll last up to 5 years.
First, how long a filler last depends on the type of filler used. For example, a hyaluronic acid based filler like Restylane may last 9-12 months while Sculptra, a biostimulatory filler, may last up to 2 years. Radiesse and Bellafill are other examples of biostimulatory fillers.
In rare cases, facial fillers like Juvederm can migrate to another site of your face within a few days of your injections. This happens when the filler moves before it has fully bonded with your facial tissue.
People with higher metabolisms will experience shorter filler results because their bodies will break the filler compound down faster than those with slower metabolisms. The same goes for other treatments such as BOTOX® and Dysport®.
JUVÉDERM results can last between 1 – 2 years. Restylane is used to treat the same areas of the face as JUVÉDERM. However, it tends to work well to fill in folds or lines around the nose and cheeks, and the eyes. Restylane fillers typically last 6 – 18 months, depending on the target area.
Restylane is more granular, while Juvéderm is smoother. For this reason, Juvéderm is often used to address finer lines and wrinkles in tighter areas of the face such as the smile lines. Restylane – which stays in place better when injected – may be more adept at adding volume to sunken areas of the face.
Discontinuing the treatment will not make your wrinkles worse. When the effect wears off, the treated area will go back to its original appearance. With dermal fillers, most people think your skin will become wrinkly or saggy if you stop getting injections. This is not necessarily true.
With today's cosmetic technology, patients of all ages can have facial rejuvenation with injectables. The primary aim for patients over 60 is to soften lines while maintaining natural-looking results.