If you are looking for an easy and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of age, look no further than dermal fillers. These injectables can almost instantly make you look younger with little to no pain. While the results of a dermal filler are great, unfortunately they are not permanent. Dermal fillers are only a temporary treatment, as the effects of the treatment wear off over time. If you are looking to maximize your time and money, which dermal filler last the longest?
Why Do Dermal Fillers Fade Over Time?
Dermal fillers mostly use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin. While injections of a hyaluronic acid do a great job of hydrating the skin and filling in wrinkles, the results fade over time. The effects of hyaluronic acid fade over time because it is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and the body works to break it down until no dermal filler is left. Once that occurs, wrinkles reemerge and must be treated.
Which Dermal Fillers Last the Longest?
The body breaks down each dermal filler down at a different rate, meaning that each dermal filler has a distinct lifespan. There are other factors that contribute to how long dermal fillers last, such as lifestyle and the area of injection, but in general there are three different lengths of time dermal fillers retain their effectiveness.
6 Months or Less
Even the most basic dermal fillers should last around 6 months and sometimes will last even longer. Usually, this consists of basic hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. Typically, these are dermal fillers used for facial wrinkles.
6 Months to a Year
Over time, advances have been made with dermal fillers to make the effects last up to a year. These are mostly long-lasting lip fillers, including Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk. These fillers have been specially formulated to be resistant to the high level of movement that usually work quickly to reduce the effects of dermal fillers.
1 to 2 Years
Some of the latest and greatest dermal fillers have been found to last close to two years! The three fillers that tend to last the longest are Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
- Juvederm Voluma is used on the cheeks, and the acid used can last up to 2 years.
- Radiesse is an anti-aging filler that uses calcium hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring substance usually found in the bones and the teeth. Instead of merely injecting filler into the problem area, Radiesse works to boost the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in long-lasting effects, usually around 18 months.
- Sculptra, another dermal filler similar to Radiesse, also has long-lasting effects, lasting close to 2 years.
The Best Dermal Fillers at San Diego Cosmetic Laser
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we only use the very best dermal fillers to make sure you get great, long-lasting results. Our team of dermal filler experts makes sure you receive the treatment that will suit your needs, and we do it all with a smile! 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 (855) 661-4229.