Over-the-counter skincare products are only so effective in erasing wrinkles and restoring smoother, younger-looking skin. For this reason, some people use dermal fillers. Continue reading if you’re considering receiving dermal fillers and want to discover how long they can delay the appearance of wrinkles.
The Purpose of Dermal Fillers
Your skin starts to become less elastic as you age. The muscles and fat in your face also fade over time. These changes can cause the development of wrinkles and skin that is less supple and full-looking than it once was.
Dermal fillers, sometimes known as “wrinkle fillers,” can help with these age-related problems by:
- Smoothing wrinkles
- Restoring lost volume
- Boosting skin elasticity
Dermal filler injections are a less invasive alternative to fighting signs of aging with a short recovery period. They are gel-like substances that your doctor injects beneath the skin. They can contain varying ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.
At Seamist Medspa, we offer a wide range of dermal filler products to provide our clients with the best options. These dermal fillers use different ingredients, therefore producing slightly varying results. We offer Juvederm, Restylane, Versa, Belotero, and Radiesse.
How Long Do Dermal Filler Results Last?
Certain dermal fillers can last for 6 to 12 months, while other dermal fillers can last 2 to 5 years. Let’s examine the different dermal fillers we offer at Sea Mist Med Spa and expound on their results.
Juvederm is a brand of cosmetic injectables. The Juvederm dermal filler is used to treat oral commissures, perioral lines, and wrinkles, improve lips, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and replenish lost volume in the cheeks and jawline. Hyaluronic acid serves as the main active component of this dermal filler.
The most popular dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid as the active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps to produce collagen and elastin. As a result, it offers your skin a more moisturized appearance and gives it structure and plumpness.
Juvederm’s results frequently only last 18 months. Therefore, it’s ideal to have a follow-up treatment one year after your initial injection. You can prevent the effects of Juvederm from fading and keep your youthful appearance.
The Restylane line reduces creases and folds on the face, enhances the lips subtly, lifts and volumizes the cheeks, softens lines around the mouth, and helps reverse volume loss in the backs of the hands. The Restylane product line is designed to mimic the effects of hyaluronic acid.
The different products in the Restylane line boast varying longevity of effects. But for reference, you can expect the results of Restylane to last eighteen months in the nasolabial folds; Restylane Lyft can plump the cheeks for twelve months, facial wrinkles for six months, and the back of the hands for six months.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne can keep facial wrinkles – including marionette lines and nasolabial folds – at bay for twelve months.
The FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler Revanesse® VersaTM+ and Versa Lips can treat moderate to severe facial creases and folds, including lips, nasolabial folds, and cheeks.
Clinical research concluded that Versa is one of the longest-lasting fillers on the market. Results with Versa typically last 12 months or longer for patients. Thixofix cross-linking, a patented feature of the dermal filler, degrades more gradually over time than other dermal fillers.
Belotero Balance is permitted to temporarily smooth out and fill in mild to severe nasolabial folds (wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). Moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your lips may look substantially better after using Belotero Balance as the final step in your skincare program. Belotero Balance produces consistent, supple results that are tactilely absolutely natural.
Clinical research has shown that Belotero outcomes can persist anywhere between 6 and 12 months, depending on the product utilized. Belotero Balance and Belotero Basic can last up to 6 months for minor to moderate wrinkles and lip augmentation. Belotero Soft effects remain for up to a year.
Radiesse treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Additionally, it is employed to restore lost volume in the hands’ backs.
Radiesse is a unique injectable aesthetic therapy because it contains calcium hydroxylapatite or CaHA. It is the first and only CaHA dermal filler on the market to offer instant yet realistic results and long-term improvement—a year or more in many patients.
The effects of this injection typically endure for 15 months but extend longer than two years in some cases.
What Affects Dermal Filler Longevity?
According to Palep, in addition to the filler substance used, several other variables can affect the lifespan of dermal fillers. These variables include:
- Place on your face the filler is used
- The volume of the substance injected
- The rate at which your body metabolizes the filler substance
According to Palep, fillers disintegrate progressively a few months after being administered. But because fillers can absorb water, the visual consequences stay the same.
However, you’ll notice less volume around halfway to the filler’s anticipated length. It is advantageous to perform a touch-up filler procedure at this time because it can help keep your results for a lot longer.
Do Dermal Fillers Have Side Effects?
The American Academy of Dermatology lists the following as the most typical dermal filler side effects:
In most cases, these adverse effects disappear within one to two weeks.
More harmful negative consequences could include:
- Allergic reaction
- Skin discoloration
- If injected into a blood vessel, skin necrosis or wounds
Select a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who utilizes only FDA-approved dermal fillers to lower your risk of experiencing significant adverse effects. These professionals have years of medical training and know how to prevent or lessen side effects.
At Sea Mist Med Spa, we only use the best dermal fillers in the market. We work to help you achieve your goals, and that begins with a consultation. You can get a virtual consultation with us but talk to us by phone at 401-782-2400 or email [email protected] for a more personalized experience.