If you are familiar with dermal fillers, you are probably aware that the injectables are not permanent. However, the longevity of your results will vary depending on several factors. Before you schedule an appointment for dermal fillers, you should know how long you can expect your results to last. Continue reading to learn more about your best options.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work to smooth wrinkles and lines by adding volume below the skin. This is especially beneficial as you age because of normal collagen and volume loss over time. A majority of fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that adds hydration and fullness to the skin. Others, like Radiesse, contain calcium hydroxyapatite to stimulate natural collagen production.
How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?
The longevity of dermal fillers varies depending on the specific product you have. On average, you can expect most Juvéderm fillers to last 12 months, Juvéderm Voluma to last up to 24 months, Restylane to last 5-12 months, and Radiesse to last about 12 months. These results will vary depending on the specific product you have injected, your metabolism, and other factors.
Can I Make My Dermal Fillers Last Longer?
Several factors affect the overall longevity of your dermal fillers. Injecting fillers into a more mobile area of the face may result in the product breaking down faster. At the same time, injecting more dermal filler will mean that your results will likely last longer. Finally, your personal metabolism will affect the results, with some patients finding that their body naturally breaks down filler faster than others. For a majority of patients, results will begin to noticeably decline at about the halfway point of the filler’s expected longevity. At this point, you can have a touch up injection to restore your original results. So, for example, if you have Juvéderm injections, you may choose to have touch-ups about six months after receiving your first treatment. During your consultation at Envee Aesthetics, you can discuss the best treatment plan for maintaining the results you want.
Which Dermal Filler Should I Choose?
The right dermal filler for you will vary depending on the specific area you want to treat and for what purpose. Each dermal filler is specifically formulated with a treatment area and purpose in mind. For example, fillers designed to treat the lips or perioral lines will be smoother and flexible to move seamlessly, while those designed for the cheeks or chin would be firmer and more resilient to restore youthful volume. During a consultation, your injector can make a recommendation and help you compare your options.
Can I Remove Fillers?
Part of the beauty of dermal fillers is that results are not permanent, so you don’t have to stress about committing to a long-term change in your appearance. If you decide that you don’t like your dermal filler results or want to try something new, many injectables can be reversed. Injecting hyaluronidase safely breaks down the hyaluronic acid in fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane. Unfortunately, there is not such an option for other types of fillers like Radiesse. For these injections, you can simply wait for results to subside, then choose not to have maintenance injections.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about your dermal filler options, schedule a consultation at Envee Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Call our office at (248) 270-5288 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.