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 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:



  • 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.

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.

Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement

Whether your lips are thinning as you age, or you’ve always had thin or asymmetrical lips, non-surgical lip enhancement with fillers can be a natural-looking solution for you. Among the many dermal filler options available in Indianapolis, Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella are two newer hyaluronic acid fillers specifically indicated for lip enhancement and rejuvenation. This article aims to briefly inform you on both of these newer lip fillers while providing you a comparison of Restylane Silk vs Juvederm Volbella, so you can work with us to determine which filler is best for your needs.

Lip Enhancement Options in Indianapolis

Full, plump lips express youthfulness and provide facial symmetry. However, lip fullness depends on age and genetics — some people lose their lip fullness over time to lines and wrinkles, while others were born with thin lips or asymmetrical lips. Fortunately, the lips can be restored to a more youthful appearance with the use of non-surgical lip enhancement with dermal fillers. Although the results of these treatments are temporary, they will give your lips the boost you desire for several months, and sometimes even up to one year. Unlike lip implants, dermal fillers will not change the “feel” of your lips in any way, and they are completely unobtrusive. Dermal filler options in our Indianapolis dermatology practice include Restylane Silk, Juvederm Volbella, and the original Juvederm and Restylane fillers.

Restylane Silk vs Juvederm Volbella

The entire Restylane line of hyaluronic acid fillers is useful to restore facial volume and provide facial symmetry. The original Restylane is also used for lip enhancement, but also for other areas of the face. Restylane is a clear gel that is specially designed to behave like the hyaluronic acid naturally produced by the body. As natural hyaluronic acid breaks down as we age, the filler restores this lost volume. The filler is used to correct facial wrinkles and folds in the face that are caused by the aging process. Both Restylane and Restylane Silk are approved by the FDA for lip enhancement for those over 21 years of age, though Restylane Silk is a smoother formula that provides patients with softer results than the original Restylane.

The Juvederm line of hyaluronic acid fillers, from the makers of Botox, is the number one best-selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States. The different products in the Juvederm line all add volume to a specific portion of the face, including the cheeks and the lips. Juvederm Volbella uses a modified form of hyaluronic acid in its gel formulas. The specially formulated hyaluronic acid used in Juvederm Volbella makes it easier to inject for superior comfort during the injection process. Juvederm Volbella also contains lidocaine to make the injection process as painless as possible.

Restylane Silk for Lip Enhancement

restylane silk for lip enhancement

Individual results may vary from person to person.

As signified by the name, Restylane Silk is designed to give you silky, natural-looking lips. Restylane Silk is the very first product to be approved by the FDA that is specifically designed for lip enhancement and smoothing the wrinkles found around the mouth. The lips and lines around the mouth are some of the first areas to show aging. Common signs include vertical lines above the lips, thinning, and lost definition. Restylane Silk is specially formulated to achieve stellar results in the lip area by using smaller, more refined hyaluronic particles than other Restylane products.

The New Juvederm Volbella for Lip Enhancement

The recently FDA approved Juvederm Volbella helps add definition to the lines of the lips. Combined with lidocaine, it is the latest advancement in the Juvederm line of facial fillers and is specifically developed for the lip and mouth area. Your dermatologist will painlessly inject it using an ultra-fine needle or tiny cannula in and around the lips. The hyaluronic acid gel will fill in lip lines and wrinkles to attract moisture for results lasting up to a year, longer than any other dermal filler indicated for lip enhancement. Because Juvederm Volbella includes the local anesthetic lidocaine, the treatment experience is much more comfortable.

Explore Your Lip Enhancement Options in Indianapolis at the LASSI

If you or someone you know is seeking a solution to thin, asymmetrical, or aging lips, consider a visit to the LASSI in Indianapolis. Dr. C. William Hanke is well known in the field of dermatologic surgery for his knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dermatology treatments. The LASSI is committed to providing the best possible care to those who visit us. Give us a call today or use our online form to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you become more confident about your appearance. You’ll be glad you did!