How Long Do Different Wrinkle Fillers Last?

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Keep in mind that in different area, fillers last for different amounts of time

In general, other respondents hit most of the points. I wanted to add that fillers in the lips (mainly the HAs) won't last as long as the same filler placed in the nasolabial folds or cheek area. The longest area of duration is around the eye as several docs have suggested.

The theory is where there is more muscle movement, there is faster degredation. I find the nasal injections last about the same time as the nasolabial injections, maybe slightly longer.

There are also rapid metabolizers of HAs. For unknown reasons, some people chew up the filler faster than the general population. I've also heard of some rapid Radiesse metabolizers discussed at some meetings. If you think you're a rapid metabolizer of HAs then try Radiesse.

A new filler called Evolence will be FDA approved very shortly. It is a cross-linked collagen and will be labelled as lasting about 6 months but will probably get approval for saying 12 months after more studies are submitted. It can't be put in the lips, although a second form of it, called Breeze, will be able to.

Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Longevity of Facial/Wrinkle Fillers

Fillers can last up to one year depending on the filler chosen and the location placed.  Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra typically lasts about a year.  Restylane injections last six to nine months.  Belotero lasts approximately six months.  An area of movement lasts longer such as the tear trough area as opposed to the lips or nasolabial area which is constantly moving.  The best filler for a particular area should be chosen based on the best cosmetic results and not based solely on longevity.  Sculptra can last the longest, approximately two years in duration.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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How long do fillers last

The length of time that a filler lasts depends on type of filler and where it is used.  

Fillers under the eyes can last  up to 18 months

In the Cheeks – dermal fillers can last one to one and a half years

Fillers in the lips may require a touch up every 3-4 months.

Also - Botox touch ups also required every 3 - 4 months.

You are worth it !  

Shehla Ebrahim, MD
Vancouver Physician
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Viscosity and metabolization rate

There is no one time for everyone. The time your filler lasts depends on the thickness of the filler (absolute viscosity of the HA compound) but more importantly YOUR personal metabolization rate. Your body will decide how long the filler lasts ultimately. 

Jennifer Guthrie, MD
West Palm Beach Physician
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I concur with the other provider responses on this post. Fillers last differently depending upon the areas that are treated and the type of filler.

Kristin J. Tarbet MD, FACS
Bellevue Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Anywhere from 6 months to 3 years....

A large number of injectable dermal fillers are currently available for treating facial contour irregularities. These products are associated with excellent clinical results and high satisfaction rates.
The absorption characteristics of these fillers vary from product to product. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane characteristically last about 6 to 9 months. Sculptra and Radiesse typically last 2 to 3 years, but this is often variable.
It’s also important to realize that the location of the injection and the resorption characteristics of the individual patient can affect how long injectable fillers last.
For these reasons, treatment with injectable fillers needs to be individualized. Its therefore important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in this area.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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How long fillers last

In general, fillers (Hyaluronic Acids) last from 6 months to a year. How long fillers last depends on: 1) the amount injected, 2) the location of placement and 3) the number of repeated injections. Placement in areas of motion (nasolabial folds and lips) cause the filler to dissipate more rapidly; whereas, injection in the tear trough region tends to be apparent longer. Fat harvested from the patient's body is a more permanent option, but usually requires multiple injections and longer recovery time. I hope you find this helpful.

James R. Gordon, MD, FACS, FAAO
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Filler Longevity

Thank you for your question. While every patient metabolizes dermal filler differently, here are a few estimated timelines to use as a guideline:

Restylane: 6-9 months

Radiesse: 9-12 months

Juvederm Voluma: 18 – 24 months

Keep-in-mind to maintain your best results, visit your physician before all your dermal filler dissipates. I find that treatment over-time is the best approach for maintaining your investment and keep you looking refreshed.

David C. Mabrie, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years, depending on which filler is used and where it is injected

Results from filler treatments are natural-looking and provide immediate gratification.  Patients often ask us how long fillers last.  It really depends on which filler is used and where it is injected.  For example, hyaluronic fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Belotero and Juvederm, used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and create 'poutiness' to the lips typically last 6-9 months.  There are other fillers such as Radiesse that we often use to create volume in the cheeks and mid face area or smile lines that lasts about a year.  Sculpra, used to create more volume or an uplifted appearance in the cheeks lasts 2-3 and up to 4 years in some cases.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How long do fillers last

The length effect is dependent on filler interactions with the body and how much motion is in the area. The lips tend to be the hardest area to keep a filler, due to talking, eating, etc.

Hyaluronic acids tend to lasr 6-12 months depending on their concentration and degree of cross linking.

Fat for most patients who have it harvested with gentle low pressure, and centrifuge the product will find many years of enjoyment.

Silicone and artifill are peramanent.

Sculptra and Radiesse are very unpredictable

Brian Maloney, MD, FACS
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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