Dermal Fillers have become one of the most popular procedures in aesthetics! They as fast, affordable, and have instant satisfying results. The use of fillers have maintained a more youthful look for many women resulting in a lesser need for cosmetic surgeries over the years. The treatments usually take 30 min to 1-hour maximum for any area, with a minimal downtime afterward. You can practically get your lips plumped during your lunch hour and go to work immediately after!

But how long do fillers last? & how often do you need to have them done?

The answer depends on the type of dermal filler used and the area injected in it! Some dermal fillers last from 6-12 months, while others can last up to 5 years!

Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin.  Hyaluronic acid also helps the skin absorb water, which helps it look brighter, more hydrated, and firmer.  That’s why the thinker the hyaluronic acid, the more volume it can provide.  The type of lip filler your doctor will decide to use doesn’t purely depend on the duration that you want it to last, but rather on the part of the face being injected. For example, injection of the lips needs a softer form of filler which would allow for better shape and flexibility of the face while avoiding stiffness and excess volume. While injection in the check is meant to have more volume and be firmer. Hence, it wouldn’t come as a surprise for you to know that cheek fillers likely last longer than lip filler, would it?

Here’s a simple graph to show the types and durations for some of the most famous fillers in the market along with their reversibility potential…

Dermal Filler

Duration

Reversible

Voluma
1-2 years
Yes
Juvederm Ultra/Ultra plus/Vollure
9-12 months
Yes
Vollure
12-15 months
Yes
Volbella
6-12 months
Yes
Radiesse, Sculptra
1-2 years
No
Bellafill
5 years
No
Belatero Balance
6-12 months
Yes
Restylane Silk, Refyne, and Defyne
9-12 months
Yes
Restylane Kysse
6-12 months
Yes
Versa
6-9 months
Yes

But despite all these differences, all fillers can be used to achieve great results in the experienced hands. So it’s of a great importance to choose an injector that is familiar in different kinds of fillers to be able to decide which filler is best for you! Like they say; it’s not the ball that matters, it’s the hand with the ball!

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