How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

Have you decided to try dermal fillers to fight back wrinkles and fine lines?  Dermal fillers have become a sought-after anti-aging solution because they deliver smooth, youthful-looking skin with minimal downtime. But you may be wondering – How long do dermal fillers last?

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected below the skin to add volume to soft tissue.  Fillers can be used in different regions of the face to address various facial concerns.  They can reduce wrinkles, soften creases, enhance contours, and augment the lips.  Dermal fillers therefore rejuvenate the face and give you a younger look.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Depending on the type of dermal filler used, the results can last anywhere from 6-24 months.  There are a variety of dermal fillers on the market but fillers containing hyaluronic acid (HA) are the most popular, particularly Juvederm and Restylane.    HA is a natural compound in the body that keeps the skin hydrated. 

Factors That Affect The Longevity Of Fillers

Several factors can influence the duration of a dermal filler including the area of the face injected, the active ingredients and consistency of the filler, and how quickly the body metabolizes the filler.

  • Injection Location: Dermal fillers used around the cheeks and in the chin can last up to 24 months, but fillers around the eyes and at the corner of the mouth typically last around 12 months.
  • Active Ingredients: HA fillers can last up to 18 months, and longer in some cases.Fillers made of  calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) generally last 12 months, while those made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) can last 2 years or more.
  • Metabolic Rate: HA fillers are metabolized by the body over time; therefore, the body’s metabolic rate affects the longevity of the filler.  

Would you like to learn more about dermal fillers?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Oakland and Macomb County, MI, FACE Medical Spa, Bingham Farms, MI is our featured practice.

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