In the dynamic field of aesthetics, dermal fillers remain consistently one of the most popular treatments. In 2021, providers performed more than 1.8 million filler procedures, according to The Aesthetic Society. The evolution of specialized fillers designed for specific areas of the face, though, means that the results of filler injections don’t all last the same amount of time.
What Affects the Durability of Fillers?
When you ask “How long do fillers last,” first it’s important to know that there are different types of fillers. The most common type are hyaluronic acid fillers, such as the JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® product lines. Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body and helps the skin retain water and appear refreshed.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is made with a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that’s injected deeper than HA fillers. It produces both immediate but very temporary results and gradual, long-term results by stimulating new collagen production as the body absorbs Sculptra’s microparticles. Patients should receive multiple syringes over time for ultimate results.
Another filler that stimulates new collagen and elastin production is RADIESSE®, which is a gel formulated with calcium hydroxylapatite, or CaHA. It also creates immediate results as well as long-term improvement.
Besides the type of filler product used, several other factors can influence dermal filler longevity, including:
- Where the filler is injected
- The amount of filler injected
- How fast your body metabolizes the filler material
Fillers begin gradually breaking down during the first few months after your treatment, but you’ll still see results because as the fillers absorb water, they continue adding volume.
If you want to restore a more youthful appearance without surgery, injections of dermal fillers at our Fort Worth, TX, practice are an excellent option. Request a consultation at our practice using the online form or by calling (817) 228-4315 to schedule an appointment.