How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

It isn’t just loose skin that makes you look older; lost facial volume is primarily responsible for most of your facial aging woes. Restoring lost facial volume is one of the primary goals in facial anti-aging, which led to the introduction of injectable dermal fillers. These fillers vary in consistency, active ingredients, and application. Some fillers are thicker and recommended for the cheek area, while others are thinner and softer for better results in the lips, for example. Each filler has its own job to do, but how affordable are these fillers in terms of cost and longevity? Why should you choose one filler over another? How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal Filler Longevity: How long do dermal fillers last and why?

There are many factors that affect the longevity of a dermal filler. These include:

Ingredients: Certain active ingredients tend to increase the longevity of a dermal filler over other fillers meant for the same treatment area and results
Consistency: Thicker fillers tend to last longer than thinner fillers
Patient Lifestyle: Patients that are very active or spend a lot of time in the sun and heat tend to break down their filler more quickly than other patients.
Patient Biology: Body chemistry and behavior are always factors in determining how well any prescription will work. Dermal fillers are no different.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Below is a list of all of the FDA-approved injectable fillers we offer at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana.

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Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance is an FDA-approved dermal filler that’s useful for:

  • Lines around the nose
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Corners of the lips
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Smile lines

Results last 6+ months, but this varies by treatment area.


Juvederm Family of Fillers, from the Makers of Botox

Juvederm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid filler from the makers of Botox that’s used for:

  • Mild to moderate wrinkles and folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lip enhancement

Results last 10-12 months on average.

how long do dermal fillers last Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a thicker hyaluronic acid filler that is useful for:

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles and folds
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • More pronounced marionette lines
  • Cheek enhancement
  • Non-surgical nose job

Results last 10-12 months on average.

Juvederm Volbella is useful for:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Smoothing of lines around the mouth
  • Lip symmetry
  • Under-eye rejuvenation

Results last for 12 months.

Juvederm Voluma is a thicker hyaluronic acid filler from Allergan that provides patients with:

  • Long-lasting cheek enhancement
  • Subtle lower facelift
  • Smoother jawline

Results last up to 2 years, the longest lasting dermal filler on the market.


Radiesse

Radiesse provides patients with a solution to:

  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cheek enhancement

Results last for 1-2 years, depending on the patient.


Restylane Products from Galderma

Restylane-L is a hyaluronic acid filler from Galderma that provides patients with an anti-aging solution for:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Loss of volume in the brow area
  • Marionette lines
  • Sagging tear-troughs
  • Deep infraorbital hollows

Results last approximately 6 months.

Restylane Lyft is a thick filler that provides patients with profound volume and anti-aging results for facial aging problems, such as:

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  • Deep wrinkles and folds
  • Smile Lines
  • Worry Lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Cheek depressions
  • Marionette lines
  • Acne scars
  • Lip border definition
  • Chin augmentation

Results vary from patient to patient but typically last approximately 9 months.

Restylane Silk is a softer, smoother hyaluronic acid filler that provides:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Lip symmetry
  • Smoothing of lines around the mouth

Results typically last 6+ months.


Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra is a long-lasting filler that provides gradually improved results over time for aging issues such as:

  • Shallow facial wrinkles
  • Deep facial folds
  • Loss of collagen

Results last for 2 years on average.


Interested in Dermal Fillers in Indianapolis?

Are you interested in seeing what dermal fillers can do for you? Whether you just want fuller lips or you want to improve your face’s overall youthful look, dermal fillers are a safe and affordable option. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke is a renowned expert in injectables for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging. Schedule an appointment today for your consultation.

Which Wrinkle Relaxer is Right For Me?

Botox, Dysport or Xeomin: Which Wrinkle Relaxer is Right For Me?

You take great care of your skin, see your dermatologist regularly, and even get facials four times each year. However, you looked in the mirror recently and noticed something was different: fine lines. Fine lines in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, to be exact. Horrified, you Googled “Botox,” and learned that it’s not the only solution for fine lines in the upper face. There are several wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments comprised of the active ingredient found in Botox known as botulinum toxin.

How do you know which wrinkle relaxer to choose? Meticulously studied FDA approved options include BOTOX,  (the first and most well-known) Dysport, and XEOMIN. To know which one is right for you, it’s best to have a consultation with Indianapolis dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. However, until you can come in for an appointment, here’s a quick primer on these effective wrinkle relaxer treatments so you can get an overview of your options.

How Does Botulinum Toxin Work as a Wrinkle Relaxer?

Fine lines form because the underlying facial muscles endure years of repetitive movements. Combined with reduced skin elasticity and decreased cellular regeneration, these movements begin to leave permanent lines in the skin. Botulinum toxin decreases the look of facial lines by blocking the body’s release of acetylcholine, a chemical-based messenger in your body that directs your muscles to contract, at the neuromuscular intersection. In layman’s terms: Botulinum toxin works as a localized muscle relaxer that will temporarily decrease muscle activity in the upper face, smoothing out the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Most Popular FDA Approved Wrinkle Relaxer Injectables

BOTOX: The Reigning Champion of Botulinum Toxin

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

BOTOX earned its reputation as the reigning champion of botulinum toxin due to its longevity in the market. The name is familiar, which will undoubtedly make you feel more comfortable using it. BOTOX has long treated the facial lines that form because of repeated muscle movement. Not only does BOTOX diminish the appearance of these lines, it also slows the formation of new ones and helps prevent existing ones from becoming more pronounced.

Dermatologic surgeons usually inject a wrinkle relaxer between your eyebrows, into the forehead and into the outer section of the eyes where crow’s feet form. Less common uses for Botox include around the mouth, in the neck area, and in the underarms to prevent excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis.

Dysport: The #1 BOTOX Alternative Treatment

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

dysport before and after photos

Individual results may vary from person to person.

FDA approved and formulated to treat fine facial lines, Dysport is the number one alternative treatment to BOTOX. Dysport is a botulinum toxin that hinders sweating and relaxes your facial muscles. The maker of Dysport modified the substance to feature fewer antibodies than BOTOX. This means that the product is designed to last longer than other botulinum toxin wrinkle relaxer injectables.

Dysport spreads out more when injected. As a result, you may require fewer injections. Additionally, the protein in the Dysport is somewhat smaller than in BOTOX. This may make it work more quickly.

XEOMIN: The Underestimated Wrinkle Relaxer

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

Like BOTOX and Dysport, XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin that temporarily diminishes moderate to severe frown lines that have developed between your eyebrows.

XEOMIN doesn’t receive the fanfare that BOTOX does, but it would seem that people are just unfamiliar with this product due to its more recent appearance on the market. Many people who have used it noted positive results. It’s also proven effective in clinical studies, some of which were conducted right here by Dr. Hanke at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana!

Why Choose the LASSI for Botulinum Toxin Treatments in Indianapolis?

By choosing the LASSI cosmetic treatment facility in Indianapolis, you are entrusting your health, safety, and aesthetic results to a first-class dermatologic treatment center. Dr. C. William Hanke, MD, FACP also participated in the clinical trials for BOTOX and XEOMIN wrinkle relaxer injectables in our accredited facility. Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, even asked Dr. Hanke and the experienced LASSI team to oversee clinical trials prior to its FDA approval. It’s safe to say that Dr. Hanke and our team at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana are among the most qualified in the state to provide you with facial rejuvenation treatments like BOTOX and other injectables.

Ready to Get Started With Wrinkle Relaxer Injectables?

Wrinkle relaxer injectables made from botulinum toxin have been used for years to help people look younger. The FDA has investigated these products thoroughly to ensure their safety and effectiveness, so you can feel comfortable embracing modern-day cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hanke and our Indianapolis dermatology team will give you the information that you need to decide between BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN. If you’re ready to reclaim your youthful appearance by getting started with wrinkle relaxing injectables, contact us today for an appointment.

Which Popular Cosmetic Procedure is Right for Me?

At some point in our lives, we will wish we could turn back the hands of time to get that younger-looking skin. However, while there has been no Fountain of Youth discovered just yet that doesn’t mean that there are more realistic options available to you that could give you the results you crave. Find out about the different cosmetic procedures we offer at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana in Indianapolis and what they could do to boost your appearance and confidence.

Which Popular Cosmetic Procedure is Right for Me?

Laser Skin Resurfacing

DOT Therapy CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure if you are suffering from blotchiness, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity in your skin due to sun damage. This resurfacing technique uses a fractionated carbon dioxide laser to treat the skin. By creating micro-tears in your skin, it causes your body to produce a natural healing process and causes new collagen to form. This treatment is performed awake under topical anesthesia. The face and neck can be treated in as little as 15 minutes.

Intense Pulsed Light, IPL PhotoFacial

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a popular cosmetic procedure if you are suffering from years of sun damage that has caused hyperpigmentation and redness. IPL light treatment could give you back a more youthful appearance. What makes this treatment ideal is that there is no recovery period so you can undergo treatment and continue with your daily activities. IPL is usually performed in three to five sessions at 3-week intervals. The results are gradual over the multiple sessions.

Laser Hair Reduction

Do you have unsightly or unwanted hair? Are you tired of plucking or waxing all the time? Then say goodbye to all these daily or weekly rituals and find out how painless laser hair removal treatment can reduce the appearance of dark, thick hair. This laser has been FDA-approved to reduce hair and to destroy hair follicles so the hair won’t grow back. Multiple treatments are usually performed over the course of several weeks to make sure we target enough of the unwanted hairs.

Cosmetic Injectables

If you are looking for a fast, almost painless way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and chin, then hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm could give you younger results in only a few days. A series of tiny injections are given into certain areas of the face. The treatments only takes a few minutes. Patients can come in for maintenance treatments every year or so as needed.

Get Started with a Popular Cosmetic Procedure in Indianapolis

Interested in any of our popular cosmetic procedures? If so, the next step is to find out which treatment aligns best with your goals and needs. Let’s sit down and talk. Contact us for a consultation and find out if a popular cosmetic procedure from this list is right for you.