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.

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!

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!