How Long Do Fillers Last?
Dermal fillers are the ideal cosmetic treatments for those who want to restore a youthful appearance without surgeries, incisions, or downtime. And unlike many other cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers don’t just target wrinkles but overall facial appearance. They restore lost facial volume, elevate facial contours, fill up wrinkles, give your skin a “dewy” appearance, and so much more — all with a few simple injections.
However, dermal fillers don’t last forever. They infuse your skin with certain components that provide immediate improvements or gradually build your body’s collagen fibers. However, whether they supplement your body’s naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid or facilitate collagen production, their results eventually fade away. As such, you need to schedule regular maintenance treatments to maintain the results.
When considering dermal fillers, patients often ask, “how long do fillers last?” The longevity of dermal fillers depends on various factors, including the filler’s specific formulation, dosage, your body’s metabolic rate, the treatment area, etc. This article provides an overview of how long different dermal fillers last and the factors influencing their longevity.
How long do different dermal fillers last?
- Juvederm Voluma: Up to 18 months
- Juvederm Ultra: Between 6 to 12 months
- Juvederm Ultra Plus: Between 6 to 12 months
- Juvederm Vollure: Up to 18 months
- Juvederm Volbella: Up to 12 months
- Restylane Defyne: Up to 12 months
- Restylane Refyne: Up to 12 months
- Restylane Lyft: Up to 12 months
- Restylane Silk: Approximately 6 months
- Restylane Kysse: Between 6 to 9 months
- Restylane-L: Approximately 6 months
- Radiesse: Up to 24 months
- Sculptra: Up to 24 months
- Bellafill: Up to 60 months (5 years)
What factors affect a filler’s longevity?
One of the biggest factors determining a filler’s longevity is its composition. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) infuse your body with HA components that provide immediate results but get metabolised by your body in a few months. However, dermal fillers that facilitate your body’s natural collagen-formation capabilities (Radiesse, Bellafill, Sculptra) last longer because the collagen fibers last several years, but their results also appear a lot slower.
Besides the fillers’ compositions, the treatment’s longevity also depends on the following factors:
- The treatment location, i.e., where the filler is injected.
- The treatment dosage, i.e., how much of the filler is injected.
- Your body’s metabolic rate, i.e., how soon your body absorbs the filler.
You can make your dermal fillers last longer by following these tips:
- Get maintenance treatments at around the halfway point of the filler’s longevity.
- Use premium medical-grade skincare products to boost the treatment results.
- Avoid direct sunlight or use sunscreen when you’re going outside.
- Avoid stressing because that releases hormones that speed up the aging process.
How much is a syringe of Juvederm?
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average cost of a syringe of Juvederm is $620. However, the actual cost varies based on specific products within the Juvederm range. The cost of a 1cc Juvederm syringe starts at $550 and then goes up.
For more information, schedule an appointment at Acqua Blu to discuss your dermal filler options.