Dermal Fillers – How Long do they Last?

There are several factors that will be relative to how long a dermal filling treatment lasts. This is a popular beauty correction treatment so the question as to how long it lasts is a common one! It is quite complex because the answer takes multiple factors into concern. The primary factors that affect how long dermal fillers last is – Which type of dermal filler is used, which area is treated and the metabolism of the person who is treated.

Eyes

Dark circles and bags under the eyes can really add the years on (not to mention unattractive!). Most beauty correction experts agree that Restylane and Juvederm give the best results for filling undereye bags: Both are injected into the tear ducts. Restylane adds volume and improves elasticity making it a very effective filler for this area. Juvederm is natural which generally means less chance of allergic reactions. It is very good at smoothing out and adding vibrancy to the skin. These dermal treatments will last around six to nine months before needing a top up.

Mouth

First and foremost, Botox is not a filler. It is more a muscle relaxer! The three main dermal fillers used for the lips and mouth are Collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite. Collagen has the least longevity lasting three to four months. Hyaluronic acid lasts a little bit longer, from around four to six months. calcium hydroxylapatite has the best longevity, lasting up to 18 months.

Cheeks and Chin

Fillers applied to the chin and cheeks depends on two factors: How many syringes are used as well as which filler is used. The rule of thumb tends to be the more points the filler is injected the longer the effects tend to last – The average is from one to two years.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are most widely used. When this is injected it absorbs water from the body which adds to the volume. Over time dermal fillers are absorbed back into the body. If the longevity of a treatment is around six months for example, at around three months you will start to notice the effects decreasing. Generally, the more treatments you have the longer the effects will last because certain amounts of collagen tend to stay around.

Permanent Dermal Fillers

There are permanent dermal fillers available. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) requires injections to be given over several months. However, the effects can last up to two years which makes it worthwhile for some. Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA) is a permanent filler. It is not advised to jump straight into the deep end with permanent dermal fillers until you are very sure that you like the results.

There are limits to what dermal fillers can do and how long they will last. In addition, there are no guarantees with regards to results or longevity. The price depends on the product used to carry out the beauty correction and as most are not permanent, the cost of treatment is ongoing if you want to keep up the look. There are many very happy women out there having this treatment over and over to keep those bags, sags and wrinkles at bay. If you think it’s worth it go do it – Nothing as they say lasts forever!