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.

Cheek Enhancement Options

Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement with Sculptra Aesthetic, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma

Whether you’ve watched your cheeks slowly disappear and your jowls begin to sag over the years or you’ve never really had full cheeks and always wished they were plump, cheek enhancement is a great solution to have plumper cheeks and look years younger.

While cheek augmentation used to be restricted to cheek implants, many patients didn’t have natural-looking results. Cheek implants aren’t for everyone, but non-surgical cheek enhancement options have rapidly changed in recent years to include dermal fillers like Sculptra, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma, all of which are FDA approved solutions to facial anti-aging and cheek augmentation. But which filler is right for you?

Non Surgical Cheek Enhancement: An Overview

Prior to dermal fillers for cheek augmentation, patients would undergo extensive cosmetic surgery to have cheek implants placed. However, cheek implants are often only a good solution for patients who don’t have the cheek bone structure for prominent cheeks and doesn’t address age-related volume and fat loss that dermal fillers can correct.

Top 3 Dermal Fillers for Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement

Sculptra Aesthetic: Gradual, Long-Lasting Results

Sculptra before and after photos

Individual results may vary from person to person.

Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique injectable anti-aging filler designed to correct shallow or deep facial wrinkles that will respond to a crosshatch injection technique.

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra stimulates your body to restore the vitality of the skin on its own, triggering the production of youthful collagen from the inside. Collagen acts like a scaffolding beneath the skin, holding up the outer structure to prevent deep folds and wrinkles. The treatment regimen may include up to four treatments spaced approximately three weeks apart to see full results over time.

Restylane Lyft: Natural Looking Definition and Volume

Restylane Lyft Before and After

Individual results may vary from person to person.

Restylane Lyft is designed to be injected below the skin for the correction of severe facial folds and wrinkles. The filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is produced naturally by the body and attracts moisture to the area, producing a fuller look with fewer wrinkles. As we age, natural HA breaks down; however, when a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane Lyft is introduced, it restores that youthful fullness.

In clinical trials of the product, patients reported a 95.2 percent improvement within two months and a 73 percent improvement after 12 months of treatment. Lyft is just one member of the Restylane family. Each product is a clear gel injectable specially formulated to act as natural hyaluronic acid in your body.

Juvederm Voluma: Instant Lift Lasting Up to Two Years

Juvederm Voluma before and after

Individual results may vary from person to person.

Juvederm Voluma is an injectable gel that instantly adds volume to the cheeks to correct age-related volume loss in adults older than 21. The gel will smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth and can also be used to provide lip augmentation. The results of using Juvederm Voluma are natural and long lasting.

Juvederm is manufactured from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin that delivers nutrients and helps the skin to stay soft and moisturized. Juvederm Voluma is the only clinically proven filler to last for two years and is produced by Allergan, the makers of Botox.

Explore Your Non Surgical Cheek Enhancement Options at the LASSI in Indianapolis

If you wish to obtain non-surgical cheek enhancement in Indianapolis, consider a visit to the LASSI, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. Dr. C. William Hanke is known for excellence in dermatologic surgery, laser and cosmetic surgery with a reputation that has traveled around the world. He has been listed multiple times in Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Docs. He has lectured widely and performed surgeries in seven different countries. Consider Dr. Hanke to assist you with cheek enhancement in Indianapolis and help you determine which dermal filler solution is right for you.

Schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. C. William Hanke today!