How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?
By Sheryl Pilcher on June 21, 2018
Over the years, there has been an increased popularity in cosmetic skin care procedures that help reduce wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin. Cosmetic injectables have been particularly popular, with plastic surgeons using dermal fillers to conceal wrinkles and leave the face looking more youthful.
The team at our San Antonio, TX practice would like to consider the temporary benefits of dermal fillers, noting the usual lifespan of results for several of the most popular injectables. This will help you determine if a dermal filler treatment is right for you.
Effective But Temporary Wrinkle Reduction
Dermal fillers add volume to the injection site. This allows the injectables to fill in lines and wrinkles, and also add plumpness and volume to sunken-in portions of the face. Patients will look younger and more refreshed, though the outcomes of these non-surgical procedures are not permanent.
The average life of a dermal filler treatment is a few months. Repeat treatments can be performed, however, to help make the results last.
How Long Does Restylane® Last?
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that’s ideal for wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation, creating a fuller and more youthful appearance. The results of Restylane® treatment tend to last about six or seven months.
How Long Does Hylaform® Last?
Hylaform® is another type of hyaluronic acid-based filler ideal for facial lines and wrinkles. On average, Hylaform® results last for around six months, with some patients seeing benefits that last for an entire year.
How Long Does JUVÉDERM® Last?
JUVÉDERM® is a family of injectables with different uses, all of which are hyaluronic acid-based. The results tend to be longer lasting thanks to their special formulations. Injection results vary depending on the type of JUVÉDERM® used, but patients can expect outcomes that last from six months to two years.
How Long Does Perlane® Last?
Perlane® is yet another injectable that is hyaluronic acid-based, and used for facial wrinkles and augmentation. The results of Perlane® will usually last about six to nine months.
How Long Does RADIESSE® Last?
A next-generation dermal filler, RADIESSE® is ideal for deep facial lines. Thanks to the specially formulated microspheres that stimulate natural collagen growth, RADIESSE® results can last for up to two years.
How Long Does Sculptra® Last?
Sculptra® is a cometic injectable ideal for treating facial lipoatrophy, which is the permanent loss of facial fat and volume associated with serious medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS. Stimulating the growth of new collagen, a typical Sculptra® treatment will last around two years.
Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me?
As you can see, dermal filler injections can provide excellent results that last for a good amount of time. More permanent cosmetic solutions are available, though. Fat transfer injections will use your own body fat to enhance facial appearance, with longer lasting outcomes than dermal fillers. Facial plastic surgery may also be more ideal for major lines and wrinkles.
Feel free to schedule a consultation at our practice to discuss your cosmetic goals in greater detail. We’ll offer advice on what treatment or combination of treatments would be best for you.
Contact Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A.
For more information about dermal fillers and your many other options for cosmetic injections, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery and skin care center. The team at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. looks forward to your visit and discussing your options in more detail.
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