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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Jun 19, 2023
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Discover the facts behind dermal fillers - from their safety and effectiveness to their timeline of results. Learn all you need to know about this popular treatment before deciding if it's right for you.

Dermal fillers are exceptionally versatile and widely used to define and enhance certain facial features, delivering natural-looking results. They can address a wide range of concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, thin lips, loss of facial volume, lack of facial definition, skin laxity, etc. Whether you want to enhance your facial features or reverse the signs of aging, there are different fillers to meet your precise needs.

Dermal fillers are an excellent and affordable alternative to invasive surgical procedures, helping achieve the desired results minus the complications and recovery time of surgery. Dermal fillers, not to be confused with neurotoxins used in Botox, are gel-like substances injected into the subdermal layers of the skin. One can also use it to emphasize certain facial features, add plumpness, and visibly improve the appearance of aging.


How Long Do the Results Last?

 Several factors help determine how long the results of a dermal filler will last – the type of filler you choose, the area of the face being treated, and the consistency of the material used. How the body metabolizes the filler and triggers collagen production will differ for every person. So, this also plays an integral role in determining how long the results will last.   

A recent study by the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) shows approximately how long the common types of dermal fillers last.

  • Hyaluronic acid – 4 to 12 months
  • Collagen – 2 to 3 months
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite – 6 months to 1 year
  • Autologous – 1 to 3 years
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid – 1 to 3 years
  • Polymethylmethacrylate – Permanent

But you don’t always know the type of filler used, do you? You know them mostly by brand, right?

So, let’s understand how long some of the most popular dermal filler products last.


  1. Juvéderm

Juvéderm is one of the most widely used and long-lasting dermal fillers available today. It contains an advanced hyaluronic acid formula, available in five different fillers designed to target different areas of the face – cheeks, lips, lips, jawline, nasolabial folds, etc. How long the results will last depend on the type of Juvéderm filler you choose and the targeted area of your face. With maintenance treatments, the fillers will typically last between 12 months and 24 months.


  1. Restylane

 Restylane is a family of dermal fillers designed for deep-to-mid injection into the facial tissues, helping correct severe to moderate facial folds, wrinkles, and age spots. The filler can also be used for lip enhancement, add volume, lift to the cheeks, or restore loss of volume in certain areas such as the back of your hands, etc. Depending on the type of Restylane filler you choose, the results may last between 9 and 12 months.


  1. Radiesse

 Radiesse is another popular dermal filler that can help smoothen severe to moderate facial wrinkles, fine lines, and folds. This dermal filler contains Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) which provides immediate and natural-looking results. The results of Radiesse dermal filler typically last for up to 12 months.


  1. Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is a dermal filler that helps smoothen stubborn lines, wrinkles, and facial folds, which are common signs of aging. The filler contains hyaluronic acid (HA) that integrates into the skin and helps rebuild facial structure and volume. Unlike Botox or other neurotoxins, it does not freeze the facial muscles. It allows normal movement of the muscles and facial expression, delivering natural-looking results. The results of Belotero Balance dermal filler may last between 6 and 12 months.


How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last, Based on the Area of Injection?

  • Eyes: Choosing the right filler for the area around your eyes may last 12 months.
  • Lips: Lip enhancement performed using dermal fillers may last up to 12 months or even more with proper maintenance treatments.
  • Cheeks: Depending on the type of dermal filler you select; you can get firmer and fuller cheeks for up to 24 months. To maintain optimum results, experts recommend follow-up treatments every 6-12 months.
  • Mouth and Chin: The results achieved from using fillers around the mouth and chin may typically last between 6 months and 2 years.


The Final Words 

How long the results of dermal fillers last will depend on several factors such as the type of filler used, where you use it on the face, the amount of filler injected, and the speed & effectiveness with which the body metabolizes the filler.

Want to learn more about dermal fillers and how they can help restore healthy and younger-looking skin? Talk to experts to make an informed decision.