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.

Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation in Indianapolis

While it may seem like a subtle feature, your jawline is a major part of your face. As the years go by, the effects of gravity, reduced facial volume, and a reduction in skin elasticity can cause sagging jowls, while stubborn fat deposits accumulate just below the chin. If you’re ready for a smoother jawline without the double chin, a jawline transformation is possible. Even better, it can be done without hours of contouring with makeup every day or surgery!

Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation With Botox, Kybella, CoolSculpting and Fillers

Board-certified dermatologic surgeons use proven cosmetic treatments to give patients a non-surgical jawline transformation. This type of change of appearance involves skin tightening, the destruction of fat cells below the chin and an increase in facial volume using:

  • Botox, a localized injectable muscle relaxer,
  • Kybella, an injectable double chin reduction treatment
  • CoolSculpting, a fat freezing liposuction alternative device
  • Dermal Fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft

Botox for Jawline Tightening

With the proper injection technique, Botox can work to tighten your jawline and slim the lower face for a more feminine appearance. To achieve this, your dermatologic surgeon will inject the substance using a fine gauge needle into your masseter muscle, which is used to clench or grind your teeth.

Kybella and CoolSculpting for Double Chin Reduction

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

To reduce a double chin without surgery, consider Kybella or a CoolSculpting treatment. Kybella’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that develops in your body naturally. Kybella is FDA-approved  to break down and absorb double chin fat. When your dermatologic surgeon injects the substance below your chin, Kybella eliminates the fat cells, diminishing your double chin.

A CoolSculpting CoolMini treatment is a process of freezing fat cells. This treatment option is gentle and targets the fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. Once they are frozen, fat cells die. When they do, your body eventually eliminates them. This leaves the face looking trimmer and more sculpted. CoolSculpting is also FDA approved to treat other areas of the body, removing unwanted fat without liposuction from the abdomen, thighs, back and more.

CoolSculpting treatments are noninvasive and safe. A treatment takes just 45 minutes to complete, and you should see results after just one or two sessions.

See Dr. C. William Hanke give a Kybella treatment here at the LASSI

Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft to Lift Sagging Jowls

If gravity and lost facial volume have produced sagging jowls, then Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft can help. Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring antigen-free tissue adhesive that keeps your skin looking and feeling soft. Hyaluronic acid also helps your skin hold onto moisture while giving your face added volume. When this thick, gel filler is injected into the cheeks, the product can last for as long as two years. When the cheeks are enhanced, the lower face is naturally lifted to provide a non-surgical lower facelift and jawline transformation.

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Individual results may vary from person to person.

 

Restylane Lyft is another injectable facial filler similar to Juvederm Voluma. The difference is in the chemistry, and this difference can cause it to create a different lift than Juvederm Voluma. Also, while Voluma is injected mainly in the cheek area, Restylane Lyft can be injected into the lower face.

Which is right for you? Our dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke will provide you with a full consultation to determine which filler is best for your needs.

Are You Ready for Your Non-Surgical Jawline Transformation?

A jawline transformation is possible with the right cosmetic treatment, and you don’t even need surgery! Injectable substances like Botox tighten up the skin while Kybella and CoolSculpting are able to decrease the accumulation of fat beneath the chin. Consider Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma to lift sagging jowls while restoring lost facial volume to enhance your cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer all of these non-surgical cosmetic treatments and more. Not only do we offer a wide range of cosmetic anti-aging and rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Hanke also participated in the original clinical trials for Botox and Kybella, making the LASSI an especially wise choice for your jawline transformation in Indianapolis. Contact us for a consultation today!

Lower Facelift Without Surgery

How to Achieve a Subtle Lower Facelift Without Surgery

Your basset hound is adorable, but looking in the mirror and finding a resemblance in the jowl area isn’t something you ever wanted to see. How do you slow and reverse what time and gravity have done to your once smooth jawline? You may have considered a facelift surgery, but if surgery doesn’t appeal to you, there are non-surgical options available in our Indianapolis dermatology practice. Cosmetic treatments like Botox and certain dermal fillers can provide a subtle lower facelift without surgery, offering results lasting two years or more.

Get a Lower Facelift Without Surgery With Cosmetic Injectables

Botox to Tighten Jawline Muscles

Botox has been on the market as a cosmetic wrinkle relaxer since 2002. Following extensive clinical trials and research conducted by dermatologic surgeons nationwide, including in our accredited clinical trials facility, Botox was FDA approved as a temporary treatment to reduce the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and brow lines. However, Botox is also used as an off-label solution to tighten muscles that have become lax over time. This includes the jaw area in what is known as a masseter muscle. This helps patients reduce teeth grinding, provide a more feminine-looking jawline, and reduce the appearance of sagging jowls for a lower facelift without surgery.

Dermal Fillers to Lift the Lower Face

It isn’t just muscles that lose strength over time. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, the scaffolding beneath the skin that provides youthful volume and plumpness, and elastin, the protein that gives skin the ability to “bounce back” after being stretched out. As both of these youthful building blocks break down, the face loses volume and the skin begins to hang below the jawline.

With dermal fillers, specifically the newer hyaluronic acid cheek fillers Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft, your dermatologic surgeon can restore lost facial volume. This fills out the area while naturally lifting the sagging jowls. This provides patients with the results of a lower facelift without surgery while also restoring lost volume to the cheeks. The best part? Depending on the filler used, your results can be immediately noticeable and last for up to two years, all without a single incision.

Voluma and Lyft aren’t the only fillers that can achieve this effect. Radiesse also provides patients with facial and jawline rejuvenation. Used in a similar way to Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft, Radiesse is injected by a dermatologic surgeon to restore lost facial volume. The difference with Radiesse is that your results improve over time as the filler triggers natural collagen production, restoring the scaffolding beneath the skin. The result is more youthful facial volume that pulls the loose skin back upward to reveal a smooth jawline.

Sculptra is yet another solution that provides patients with gradual results. The entire face looks more youthful while also providing the patient with that smooth jawline over time and after several injection appointments.

Cosmetic Injectables for Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation at the LASSI

At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we carry a large selection of FDA approved cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet or want the full liquid facelift without surgery experience, our dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke can provide you with amazing aesthetic results with an emphasis on patient safety and wellbeing. In addition to offering these injectable treatments, Dr. Hanke has taken part in clinical studies for many of the anti-aging treatments we offer in our Indianapolis dermatology practice. You won’t find a more qualified injection specialist in Indiana to provide you with the youthful results you’re looking for.

Schedule an Appointment for a Lower Facelift Without Surgery

Are you curious about what cosmetic injectables can do for you? Are you looking for a solution to sagging jowls and lost facial volume? Come see us before going to a plastic surgeon and committing to an invasive procedure that may result in serious complications. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanke in our Indianapolis dermatology practice. During your consultation, we’ll take a full health history and conduct a facial examination to determine which procedures are right for you. The goal is to provide you with a lower facelift without surgery using Botox, facial fillers, or a combination of treatments to suit your needs. We look forward to helping you restore your youthful look!

Holiday Beauty Tips

Top Holiday Beauty Tips and Treatments

This time of year, the Internet is full of holiday beauty tips and makeup tutorials for a beautiful holiday season. But that’s not what you’re going to find here! Forget about contouring with makeup, because our holiday beauty tips will give you lasting results in anti-aging and skin care that will leave you looking great long after the makeup wears off. Learn about wrinkle relaxing injectables, dermal fillers, and skin care treatments that will have you looking amazing at your next holiday party.

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Wrinkle Relaxers

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are injectables using the FDA-approved botulinum toxin for cosmetic anti-aging and chronic conditions such as hyperhidrosis and migraines. Before holiday parties, we recommend getting Botox treatments for:

  • forehead lines
  • crow’s feet
  • brow lines
  • non-surgical brow lift
  • non-surgical neck lift
  • hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)

Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

Facial anti-aging is more than tighter skin and smoothed lines; lost facial volume is responsible for hollow cheeks, thinning lips, and sagging jowls. Fast acting hyaluronic acid fillers restore lost volume, enhance facial features, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. Some of the most popular filler treatments include:

  1. Liquid Facelift: Often used in combination with Botox, a liquid facelift uses fillers to restore lost facial volume, including in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, lips, and even the temples and neck. Results last up to 4 months with Botox and 2 years with fillers. Get your treatments 3-4 weeks prior to a major event. Dr. Hanke utilizes painless cannula techniques for fillers. The results are outstanding and side-effects are infrequent.
  2. Lip Enhancement: Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk are specially formulated to provide fuller, more youthful, symmetrical lips with a soft, natural-looking appearance. Results last up to 3-4 months, and we recommend having your treatment 2-3 weeks prior to a big event.
  3. Cheek Augmentation: Some patients have always wanted fuller “apple” cheeks, while others have seen their cheeks “sink” over the years. This is a natural part of the aging process, but thanks to fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft, you don’t have to live with it. Even better, results can last up to 2 years! Get your cheek fillers at least 2-3 weeks prior to any party or photo shoot.
  4. Under-Eye Rejuvenation: Whether it’s the stress and lack of sleep that comes with the holiday season, or you suffer from allergies, non-surgical under-eye rejuvenation with Restylane can help smooth away dark circles and bags under the eyes. Results last up to 3-4 months. For best results, get your under-eye treatment 3-4 weeks prior to a big event.

Holiday Beauty Tips for Injectable Treatments

If you’re considering Botox or fillers as a pre-holiday cosmetic treatment, follow these tips to recover from your treatments more quickly:

  1. Avoid aspirin and other blood-thinning medications before and after treatment to reduce bleeding and bruising.
  2. Apply ice after treatment to more quickly reduce swelling.
  3. Get your treatment 3-4 weeks prior to your holiday parties and portraits. This provides you with ample time to heal from your treatment and see full results.
  4. Don’t miss your follow-up appointment.
  5. Don’t get injectable treatments for the very first time prior to a major event or photo sitting. If you’ve never had Botox or fillers before, we recommend coming in for your first treatment about 6-7 months prior to ensure your results are as expected.
  6. Don’t drink alcohol for one week before and after your treatment, as alcohol increases bleeding.

Quick-Fix Aesthetic Treatments and Holiday Beauty Tips for Flawless Skin

Need a deep exfoliation or a quick treatment to clear up acne? Looking for holiday beauty tips for better home skin care products? We also provide skin care services in our LASSI Skin aesthetics clinic. Some great treatments to get one week prior to a holiday event include:

  • Dermaplaning: This deep exfoliating treatment uses a specialized blade in the hands of a licensed aesthetic specialist to “shave” away fine facial hair and dead skin cells, leaving behind a smooth, fresh canvas.
  • Blemish Injections: Potent cortisone injections are placed directly into blemishes to blast them away quickly and effectively.
  • Hydrafacial: Also known as hydra-dermabrasion, this deep cleansing facial also delivers potent nutrients to the skin to address common skin concerns.
  • Chemical Peel: Peel away dead skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines, scars, brown spots, and facial redness.

Get More Holiday Beauty Tips at the LASSI

Are you ready to take advantage of our holiday cosmetic treatments? Are you looking for more holiday beauty tips for a more beautiful and youthful holiday season? Schedule a consultation at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, your premier dermatology destination in Indianapolis for cosmetic injectables and aesthetic services. Our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke and our licensed aesthetician Maura Holland are here to help you look more beautiful and youthful for your holiday parties and portraits, and we all look forward to wishing you a very happy holiday season.

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!