Which Dermal Filler Lasts The Longest?

If you are looking for an effective way to enhance the natural features of your face and achieve a more youthful, hydrated appearance, look no further than dermal fillers. These facial injectables help instantly make you look younger with little to no pain. At Enliven, we call it a ‘liquid facelift’ as it helps plump up your skin and restore volume.

How long are the results supposed to last? Dermal fillers are only a temporary treatment as the effects of the treatment wear off over time.

Why Do Dermal Fillers Fade Over Time?

Dermal fillers are mostly created out of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance found in your skin. While injections of hyaluronic acid do a great job of hydrating the skin and filling in wrinkles, the plumping effect fades over the course of six months to a year. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, the body works to slowly break it down until there is none left. Once this occurs, wrinkles slowly reemerge and can be retreated. The lips are generally the exception as fibrotic tissue is prone to buildup over sequential lip filler treatments. After a series of injections, in some cases there may not be a need for a repeat treatment.

Which Dermal Fillers Last the Longest?

While the lifespan of dermal fillers can vary based on the area injected and the individual’s lifestyle, fillers generally fall into three major timeframes: 6 months or less, 6 months to a year and 1 to 2 years.

6 Months or Less

Restylane-L, Juvederm and Belotero are dermal fillers typically used for facial wrinkles, asymmetry and loss of volume.

Advances in technology continue to produce longer lasting dermal fillers!

6 Months to a Year

Restylane Silk, Juvederm, and Volbella are specifically designed to offer structure and strength when augmenting cheeks or lips.

1 to 2 Years

Some dermal fillers have been studied to last close to two years. The three fillers that tend to last the longest are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Sculptra.

  • Restylane Defyne is built for balance and used in the nasal labial folds and marionette lines. Balanced flexibility and support for the best of both worlds.
  • Restylane Refyne is built for flexible finesse and used in the nasal labial folds and marionette lines. High flexibility for natural movement and expressive results.
  • Restylane Lyft is the most supportive hyaluronic acid for 5 indications including the face and hands. It offers unique safety, structure and versatility.
  • Juvederm Voluma is used on the cheeks and can potentially last up to 2 years with approximately 6 syringes.
  • Radiesse is an anti-aging semi-filler that uses calcium hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring substance usually found in the bones and the teeth. Radiesse works to boost the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in long-lasting effects, usually around 18 months.
  • Sculptra isn’t actually a dermal filler, but a collagen bio-stimulator. Works with your body to revitalize your own natural collagen, helping to restore your skin’s inner structure and increase overall facial volume that has been lost to aging. It produces a long-lasting effect by producing collagen growth that lasts 2-5 years.

At Enliven Aesthetics, we choose safe, natural looking dermal fillers to help you feel refreshed and revived. Our team of injection experts make sure you receive the appropriate treatment to suit your needs. If you have any questions about which dermal filler is best for you or wish to schedule an appointment, contact us today. Give us a call at 858-609-0866 or schedule a free consultation.

How to Help Your Filler Last

To maintain your treatment results, we recommend taking care of your skin and your overall health. There are several techniques for increasing the lifespan of dermal fillers.

Consider the Vampire Facelift

The addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your filler treatment can enhance your body’s own collagen production. It also works to draw your body’s growth factors to the area to promote the health and longevity of your skin and treatment. Studies have shown the enhanced effectiveness of combo treatments of PRP with dermal fillers for enhanced longevity.

Minimize UV Exposure

One of the most common causes of skin damage is overexposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. Consistent sun protection can maintain your results after any skin care treatment. During sun exposure, wear a sun hat or SPF 45+ sunscreen to protect your skin from direct UV radiation.

Consistent Skin Care

Keeping your skin healthy and moisturized can help maintain your treatment results as well. Drinking plenty of water can keep your skin hydrated and enhance the effect of hyaluronic acid fillers. After your treatment, we recommend skin care products and an IV drip that complement the effects of your treatment.

Avoid Stress

Stress can accelerate the aging process revealing additional signs of age on the face. While stress is a factor of daily life and often unavoidable, minimizing your stress levels can have undeniable positive effects on your body. One method for extending the results of your injectable treatment is to reduce unnecessary stress-inducers. Incorporating stress relief techniques, such as meditation, yoga, can be beneficial as well.

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