Dermal fillers are a temporary solution for facial folds and wrinkles, fuller lips, and plump cheeks. But what exactly does “temporary” mean? How long do dermal fillers last, and how should that affect your decision to try a non-surgical liquid facelift, lip enhancement, or cheek augmentation?
Every Dermal Filler is Different
Filler longevity varies; this variation is dependent upon a wide-range of factors, including patient metabolism. While some patients may see their filler last up to 9 months, others may require touch-ups a little sooner. Filler longevity also depends upon the type of filler and the treatment area. Individual results will vary from person to person. However, through clinical trials, physicians and vendors of different facial fillers have determined the average lifespan of facial fillers.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
While patient results will vary, clinical research has determined an expected lifespan of different facial fillers. Remember that, in addition to the patient, individual treatment areas will also affect how long your fillers will last once injected. Be sure to ask your aesthetic injector about when you should return for a touch-up treatment to maintain your results.
The Juvederm Family of Fillers: How long do Juvederm fillers last?
The Juvederm Collection of dermal fillers, from the makers of Botox, provide various results for different applications. While some Juvederm fillers are very versatile with numerous applications, others were created with more specific procedures in mind. For example, Juvederm Ultra is used for lips and facial rejuvenation, while Juvederm Voluma is exclusively for cheek enhancement. Juvederm Ultra is also thinner than Voluma, and Voluma lasts significantly longer.
Juvederm Ultra XC & Ultra Plus XC
Uses: Mild-to-severe wrinkles and folds, facial rejuvenation. Ultra XC is also useful as a lip filler.
Duration: Up to 12 months
Uses: Cheek augmentation and lower facelift
Duration: Up to 2 years
Uses: Lip Filler and lip line smoother
Duration: Up to 12 months
Restylane Fillers: How long do dermal fillers last from Restylane?
Restylane fillers come from Galderma, a trusted provider of dermatology products and treatments. Restylane fillers are similar to Juvederm fillers with some important distinctions in longevity and consistency. While it may seem that Juvederm and Restylane are easily interchangeable, they are not. Some patients will see better results with Restylane vs Juvederm.
Uses: Lip augmentation, facial wrinkles and folds
Duration: Up to 9 months, depending on the treatment area
Uses: Cheek enhancement, moderate-to-severe folds and wrinkles around the mouth area
Duration: Typically lasts about 12 months
Uses: Lip Filler for smoother, natural-looking lip enhancement
Duration: Around 6 months
Restylane Refyne and Defyne
Uses: Smoothes marionette lines and nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose
Duration: Around 12 months
Sculptra Aesthetic: How long does Sculptra last and how is it different?
Sculptra is a unique dermal filler, also from Galderma, that provides results that improve over time. In this way, Sculptra’s measurement of longevity is a little different than other dermal fillers. Like Juvederm and Restylane fillers, Sculptra results vary from patient-to-patient.
Uses: Sculptra is a robust filler that helps your body rebuild its own collagen. It’s best used for cheek enhancement as well as the smoothing of deep wrinkles and folds. It can also help with sagging jowls.
Duration: Typically lasts 2 years
Belotero Balance: How long can Belotero last?
Like Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler with many uses. It’s unique formula provides smooth results and comes to us from the makers of Xeomin, a Botox alternative.
Uses: Smoothes marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Also suitable to correct the appearance of a receding chin.
Duration: About 6 months.
Longevity is Just One of Many Considerations
While you may be tempted to check the data above and urge your aesthetic injector to use the filler that lasts the longest, that’s not how we select which filler is right for you. A filler with a shorter lifespan that will give you the best possible results is far better than a longer lasting filler that makes you look overdone. The goal is to give you the best possible results so that you are the most youthful and beautiful version of yourself. So while it’s important to ask “how long do dermal fillers last?” during your consultation, the more important question is, “Which fillers are right for me?”
Ready to Look Younger?
How long do dermal fillers last? The answer to that question will always vary depending up on the type of dermal filler that is used, the treatment area where the filler is to be administered, and the patient. However, you can rest assured the professionals at Ultra Smooth Skin will provide you with the guidance and treatment to ensure that you get the best results. We want you to look great and feel great about how you look. Are you ready to look younger? Contact us today for a consultation in one of our three convenient locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ. We look forward to assisting you with your facial anti-aging needs.
*Individual results will vary from person to person. The above information does not replace an individual consultation with a provider to determine which fillers will work best for your needs.