Dermal fillers are a popular choice for facial rejuvenation and contouring. The most commonly used dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin. While some dermal fillers have been studied to last about two years, others such as Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse and Sculptra can last up to five years. In the first few months after injection, fillers begin to gradually degrade.
However, the visible results remain the same due to the fillers' ability to absorb water. At the midpoint of the expected duration of fillings, you may begin to notice a decrease in the volume of the filling. Lip augmentation with fillers can last up to 12 months or longer with multiple treatments. Restylane, Restylane Silk and JUVÉDERM are popular fillers for lip enhancement.
Restylane Kysse is an exciting new option that offers natural movement and expression, along with results that last up to 12 months. Radiesse works by injecting calcium hydroxyapatite into the body, which works as a filler and catalyst to accelerate collagen production. As a result, treatments with Radiesse can have short- and long-term results. Based on my extensive experience with FDA-approved fillers on the market today, I think most patients should expect to receive a filler treatment every 9 to 12 months, except when they are treating their lips.
With the lips, most patients need maintenance treatment every 6-9 months. Sculptra lasts up to 2 years, but I usually recommend a maintenance treatment once a year with 1-2 vials.The patented technologies used to make the fillers also affect their longevity. In the past year, Dr. Gavin Chan has discovered something about dermal fillers that has “impressed” him regarding their longevity.
With more people deciding to undergo dermal filler treatments, there is a misconception that “the more dermal fillers have been injected, the better”.Although it has less visible and immediate results compared to other facial and injectable fillers such as Botox, the overall effectiveness of Sculptra lies in its longevity. Of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, larger particle fillers such as Restylane Lyft tend to last longer than smaller particle fillers such as Restylane Silk.One important thing to keep in mind is that you can enjoy visible facial rejuvenation or contouring results for longer than the duration of the specific filler injected. Some brands of dermal fillers estimate that fillers only last 6 to 12 months, but Dr. Mobin Master points out that dermal filler can last much longer than what brands of dermal fillers say.