Last Updated on February 6, 2021 by Dr Sanusi Umar MD

The appearance of an older face is caused by the loss of fat and firmness beneath the skin. Dermal fillers help replenish this lost volume.  Typical applications are for lip enhancement, restoring cheek volume and improving the appearance of nasolabial folds on the sides of the mouth. They also provide a non-surgical approach to improve the shape of the nose bridge, the cheekbones, and the chin. These injection procedures are fast and minimally invasive.  They can even be performed during lunch hours, with little to no downtime. A common question that we receive at the Dr.U Hair and Skin Clinics is, “how long will my dermal filler last?” In this video, Dr. Umar discusses the duration of dermal fillers. He also explains why products may last longer in some patients compared to others.

How long do results of fillers like juvederm, radiesse, restylane last?

Dermal fillers can replenish lost volume or even improve the contour of the face. Dr. U discusses the approximate time frames they can be expected to last an…

 

Different Types of Dermal Fillers

The duration of dermal fillers may vary in different areas of the body.

The duration of dermal fillers may vary in different areas of the body. *

 

Dermal fillers are made of different substance types. For example, some are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body that can hold large amounts of water. However, drug manufacturers use a purified form of HA which they first derive from bacteria. These include:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane

Both products are ideal for softer areas of the face.

A dermal filler called Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite. Because it offers different levels of firmness, it is a popular choice for non-surgical facial contouring and improving the undereye area.

Sculptra is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic. It is used to treat deep, severe wrinkles.

How Long Do Injectable Fillers Last?

The duration of dermal fillers usually follow the standard, average time frames provided by the manufacturer.

Juvederm

The dermal filler Juvederm can last anywhere from 6-12 months, depending on which formulation is used. Juvederm Ultra usually lasts 6-9 months. And Juvederm Ultra Plus lasts 9-12 months

Patients often ask, how long do injectable fillers last? The answer often depends on the area that is injected and the individual's metabolism

Los Angeles patients often ask, how long do injectable fillers last? The answer often depends on the area that is injected and the individual’s metabolism *

Restylane

Restylane treatments typically last 6-12 months, on average.

Radiesse

Radiesse injections can last anywhere from 9-12 months.

The question of how often should you get fillers may depend on how mobile the treatment area is

The question of how often should you get fillers may depend on how mobile the treatment area is *

Sculptra

Sculptra treatments may last up to 2 years.

 

Dr. Umar discusses the duration of dermal fillers and how long patients can expect them to last

Los Angeles Dermatologist, Dr. Umar Answers the Question, How Often Should You Get Fillers?

According to Dr. Umar, most patients find that their dermal fillers actually follow the average time frames, listed above. However, others may find that their treatments last longer or shorter than what is specified by the manufacturer. This really depends on how fast the patient’s body metabolizes the product. Other factors that can influence the duration of effect include use of medications, exercise, and dermal filler injections into dynamically mobile areas.

At first, individuals can schedule their dermal filler treatments based on the standard intervals. But later, once they learn how long these products actually last in their bodies, they can rely on these time frames instead.

If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to speak to Dr. Umar about using dermal fillers for a particular area of concern, you may schedule a complimentary consulation by clicking the button below: