How Long Will My Dermal Filler Results Last?

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When it comes to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, by creating smoother, younger-looking skin, many people are turning to dermal fillers to do it. Time can leave its mark with the loss of facial volume, the formation of static lines or wrinkles, and sagging skin. However, dermal fillers can fill in those areas and push the "refresh" button on a person's appearance. This is a quick, effective, and easy anti-aging solution for patients. One of the best benefits of dermal fillers is that there is usually no downtime required.

Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Yonick, founder of Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI, offers two of the most popular dermal fillers on the market, as well as an extensive menu of other cosmetic treatments and procedures. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Yonick or a member of our staff, we will devise and create the right plan of action to meet your personal needs. If you are curious about dermal fillers or want to find out how long they will last, read on to learn more from Yonick Plastic Surgery or feel free to schedule an appointment or online consultation today.

What do fillers do?

Dermal fillers can aesthetically boost more fullness and volume to facial skin, while "filling" in fine lines, creases, and wrinkles. Temporary dermal fillers can address age-related issues by:

  • Restoring lost volume
  • Plumping up thin or deflated-looking skin
  • Smoothing out lines or creases
  • Contouring or reshaping target areas

While no one can stop the aging process, injectable fillers can help slow it down. Some of the most popular ones are made with a synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the body. As we get older, our skin slows down the production of this helpful agent that adds fullness and volume to our skin. Yonick Plastic Surgery offers fillers, like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, giving Midland, MI men and women a smoother, more supple, and younger-looking appearance.

How long do facial fillers last?

So, how long do dermal fillers last? Several factors influence a dermal filler's longevity, including its consistency, the injection site, the filler material, and the speed at which a patient's body metabolizes it. The outcome of using a hyaluronic acid-based filler can last about 12 months around the eyes. When used around the cheeks, they can last about 24 months, with a touch-up treatment at the 12-month marker to prolong the results. Lip augmentation can, generally, last up to 12 months or more, but it may take a couple of appointments initially to get the desired outcome and right volume needed for this area.

It is important to see a knowledgeable and experienced surgeon, like Dr. Yonick, to get the best results. Dr. Yonick, or a member of his team, will meet with each patient during a private consultation to answer questions and create an individualized treatment plan to meet their unique needs.

What filler lasts the longest?

Dermal fillers' results and the longevity will vary by patient. Injectable products, like dermal fillers, do eventually wear off as the body naturally absorbs them. However, patients can help maximize the length of their results by doing the following:

  • Protect skin from UV rays by wearing sunscreen on a daily basis
  • Limit direct sun exposure or wear a wide-brimmed hat
  • Eat right and drink plenty of water
  • Moisturize daily and follow a proper skin care routine
  • Keep stress to a minimum as high levels of cortisol accelerates the aging process
  • Schedule maintenance treatments to extend the life of injectables

During the first few months after fillers are injected, they begin gradually degrading. However, the visible results remain the same because dermal fillers absorb water. About midway through the expected duration for each type of filler, patients will start to notice a decrease in volume. This is where touch-up appointments can be highly effective and keep dermal filler results looking fresh. By not waiting until the injectable filler is completely absorbed, a reduced amount will be needed for follow-up treatments.

Yonick Plastic Surgery offers the latest cosmetic treatments and most popular dermal fillers, and our professional experts know the best way to treat wrinkles and deflated-looking skin. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Yonick and his experienced team can help you look and feel younger. If you are considering dermal fillers or other cosmetic treatments, we invite you to contact our Midland, MI office to schedule an appointment or book a virtual consultation with our practice from the comfort of your own home. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you start your journey to loving how you look.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.