How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Are you considering dermal fillers? One of the most common questions we receive from our clients is, “How long do dermal fillers last?” It’s a valid concern, as the longevity of your results can significantly impact your decision. Today, we’ll explore the factors that influence their duration and help you understand what to expect about the longevity of dermal fillers so you can make an informed decision!

When Will I See the Results?

After receiving dermal filler treatments, you’ll be pleased to know that results are often noticeable right away. As the filler is injected beneath the skin’s surface, it begins to plump and smooth the treated area, effectively reducing wrinkles, enhancing contours, and adding volume where needed. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that some initial swelling and possible bruising can occur, so the full and final results may take a few days to settle in.

Regarding touch-up treatments, the frequency varies depending on the type of filler used and individual factors such as metabolism and lifestyle. Generally, most dermal fillers provide results that last from 6 months to 2 years. For hyaluronic acid fillers, the most common type, touch-ups every 6-12 months are typical to maintain optimal results. However, it’s crucial to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice on when to schedule touch-up treatments based on your unique needs and goals.

How Can I Extend the Effects of My Dermal Filler?

Maintaining specific lifestyle habits can significantly contribute to extending the effects of dermal fillers. Here are some key tips:

  • Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can promote skin health and collagen production, helping your filler results last longer.
  • Hydration: Staying well-hydrated keeps your skin plump and radiant, enhancing the longevity of filler effects.
  • Sun Protection: UV rays can accelerate the breakdown of fillers. Wearing sunscreen and protective clothing helps shield your skin from sun damage.
  • No Smoking: Smoking can speed up the aging process and decrease filler longevity. Quitting or avoiding smoking is beneficial.
  • Stress Management: High-stress levels can negatively impact skin health. Practices like yoga or meditation can help maintain a youthful appearance.
  • Regular Exercise: Physical activity improves blood circulation, which can enhance the distribution of filler and promote skin health.
  • Proper Skincare: A good skincare routine with quality medical-grade products supports the effects of dermal fillers, and maintains the health and appearance of the skin, which is the overlying canvas to the structure we build with filler.

If you want to extend the life of your dermal fillers, the professionals at Aiken Medical Aesthetics can create a customized skincare routine for you and recommend professional products you can use at home.

Can Dermal Fillers Be Combined with Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Absolutely! The decision to combine treatments will depend on your individual aesthetic goals and the recommendations of your healthcare provider.

Common complementary procedures include:

  • Botox, Dysport or Daxxify: Combining dermal fillers with neuromodulators like Botox Dysport or Daxxify can provide a balanced approach to tackling wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers add volume, while neuromodulators relax muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels improve skin texture, tone, and pigmentation irregularities. When used in conjunction with dermal fillers, the results can be harmonious, offering a complete facial rejuvenation.

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

When you work with us, we’ll discuss your goals and create a personalized treatment plan. The actual procedure typically involves a series of injections with minimal discomfort. Many dermal fillers also contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to enhance comfort. Depending on the extent of the treatment, it usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Some swelling or bruising may occur but typically subsides within a few days, revealing natural and rejuvenating results that continue to improve over time.

Why Should I Work With Aiken Medical Aesthetic?

Choose Aiken Medical Aesthetics for your transformation journey because we offer medical aesthetic expertise, professionalism, and a commitment to your aesthetic goals. Our skilled team will customize a treatment plan to achieve natural, long-lasting results while our state-of-the-art facility ensures your comfort and safety. Trust us to enhance your confidence and beauty.