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

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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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How long do injectable fillers last

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Thank you for your question about how long injectable fillers last.  Different fillers last different amounts of time, and the location injected can also dictate how long the fillers will last.  Areas of the face with a lot of movement, such as the mouth/lips, won't last as long as other areas such as the nose and lateral cheeks.  Longevity is also dependent on the product and the amount injected.  Voluma is indicated to last "up to" two years.  Vollure up to 18 months. Volbella up to a year. and Juvederm ultra and ultra plus, usually 8 months.  Also, it does not just disappear all at once, but rather slowly regresses over time.  Therefore it is often advised to do touch up visits to keep the areas maintained.  

To be sure, see two or more experienced, licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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The duration of the filler depends on mutliple variables

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How long a filler lasts depends on:

1) the properties of the filler itself - the particle size, the amount of cross linking

2) the location of the injection - areas with more movement (lips, perioral) will not last as long as fillers injected into areas of minimal movememt (temples, under-eyes)

3) how much is injected - the effect of a small amount of filler is going to disappear much faster than the effect of a large amount of filler

3) how it is injected - a depot of filler is probably going to take longer for the body to metabolize than a thin strand of filler

In general, though, fillers will last 6 to 12 or 18 months.  

Wrinkle fillers

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Hi there!

There are a lot of different fillers and techniques for injection out there, both of which influence the longevity of results. For example a more volumising filler can last up to 18-24 months whereas a softer product used in the lips may only give 3-6 months of result.

Another factor that plays a role here is where the product is injected. Areas that are more 'muscle mobile' tend to not be as long lasting.

Make sure you consult with a expert aesthetics practitioner and always check what product is being used for your procedure. 

Hope this helps!

Dr Rupert

How long do fillers last

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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 !  

Viscosity and metabolization rate

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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.

Anywhere from 6 months to 3 years....

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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.

How long fillers last

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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.

Filler Longevity

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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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