How long do dermal fillers last

With age, it’s natural to notice an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. Although they are natural signs of aging, but some people feel conscious about their appearance. 

Dermal fillers can be a safe, and GO-TO solution for anyone who wants to reduce wrinkles by restoring lost volume and enhancing their facial contour.

how long do dermal fillers last

A common question that is asked by Dr. Shehla Ebrahim’s clients is— how long do dermal fillers last? On average, most people can expect their results to last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. 

In this article, we’ll discuss five effective tips to increase the durability of your dermal filler treatments. We will also discuss types of dermal filler, a brief comparison of dermal filler and botox, and factors that affect the longevity of your dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that plumps up the skin by adding more volume to it, as a result smoothening the skin, and reducing wrinkles and fine lines. There are different types of dermal fillers with unique properties. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim uses Restylane, Styllage, Radiesse, Sculptra, Balotero balance and Juvederm fillers. 

However, only after a consultation and comprehensive skin assessment by an experienced skin care physician like Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, the best suitable dermal filler option could be recommended to you.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last

Dermal Fillers:

  • Are injectable gels that plump up the skin and get them for purposes of lost volume as a result of aging.
  • Can last for up to one year.

  • Is a neurotoxin that temporarily weakens facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
  • Typically lasts for 3-4 months.

Types of dermal fillers and their uses

Many types of dermal fillers exist, each with a specific purpose. Today, various filler brands are available that use different naturally occurring and chemically produced substances like Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Poly-L-lactic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), etc. 

Dermal fillers are typically used for plumping lips, chin, jawline and eliminating wrinkles, however, they can also smooth out acne scars, treat distensible acne scars and improve the appearance of stretched skin,and lift depressed rolling scars effectively. These fillers, made from biocompatible substances, remain intact beneath the skin, helping contour it.

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How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers can last 6 to 12 months, depending on filler type, the area injected, and the skin’s ageing. Many factors affect the longevity of dermal fillers, such as: 

The type of filler: Some dermal fillers last longer than others. For example, compared to hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen-based fillers can last up to 1 year.

The area injected: Dermal fillers injected into the lips tend to wear off more quickly than those injected into other face areas. This is because the lips are constantly moving, which breaks down the filler faster.

The injection technique: If a dermal filler is not injected correctly, it will not last as long. It is important to choose an experienced medical professional who knows how to properly place the filler for optimal results. 

Lifestyle habits: Last but not least, smoking habits and excessive sun exposure can damage the skin cells and shorten the lifespan of dermal fillers.

How long do dermal fillers last

5 Tips to increase the longevity of dermal fillers

If you’re looking for tips that can prolong your dermal filler, here are a few things you can do to increase its longevity.

  1. Avoid exposure to the sun and extreme temperatures. This will help prevent the breakdown of the hyaluronic acid in your filler.
  2. Use a good quality skin care regimen with a gentle cleanser, sunscreen, and moisturizer. These products will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated, which will, in turn, help maintain the effects of your filler.
  3. Avoid massaging or rubbing the treated area. After getting your facial fillers, refrain from touching and pressurizing treated areas.
  4. Take care of diet and hydration.- Diet and hydration play key roles in maintaining the skin’s health. Eat lots of veggies, fruits, and nuts—while avoiding oily, processed, or junk food. 
  5. Get your dermal fillers done by a reputed skin care physician– Whenever you think about getting dermal fillers, its recommended to research about the skin care physicians and their experience in doing dermal fillers.  Ideally, when the procedure is done correctly-by an experienced skin care physician, they last quite long!

Dermal Fillers Treatment

While dermal fillers are a very popular anti-aging solution, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim also recommends dermal fillers for acne scar treatment. The dermal fillers boost collagen in the skin, lightening the scars from acne.

If you are considering dermal fillers as an option for anti-aging or acne scar treatment, we invite you to book a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Shehla Ebrahim to discuss your skin concerns.