Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment. At Dr.Derme, we use dermal filler to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing. But how long do they last? The answer depends on a variety of factors. The type of filler used, the area being treated, and the patient’s individual body determines how long dermal fillers last. Let’s take a look at how long different types of dermal fillers typically last.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid in our skin helps provide volume and hydration. Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero are some of the most popular Hyaluronic acid fillers used today. These treatments typically last anywhere from six months to two years. Areas with more movement—like around your lips or eyes—will likely need more frequent touch-ups. Dermal fillers last longer in areas where there is less movement. Thicker dermal fillers used to define bony structures like the nose, chin and jawline last longer.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers
At Dr.Derme we use dermal fillers made of Calcium hydroxylapatite to treat signs of ageing in hands. They tend to be thicker than other types of dermal fillers. Calcium-based fillers can last between nine months to two years before they need to be touched up or replaced. They are semi-permanent as they don’t break down over time like hyaluronic acid-based products do.
Why don’t Dermal Fillers Last forever?
Dermal fillers can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and signs of ageing. They can provide an immediate “lift” effect as it plumps up their skin right away. Dermal fillers can make you look younger almost instantly! However, this can fade over time. As the product breaks down in your body so you may need to have follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
Most dermal fillers last from six months to two years before needing a touch-up or further treatment. Are you thinking of dermal fillers to treat your signs of ageing? Our doctors at Dr.Derme Skin and Aesthetics Clinic can help you choose the best treatment option for your needs!