Which Hylauronic Acid Filler Lasts the Longest?

Which Hylauronic Acid Filler Lasts the Longest?

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Longevity of hyaluronic acid fillers

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We now have a number of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to choose from in the U.S. and there are likely many more to come.  Each of them has their own unique qualities that affect the injection technique, results, and longevity.  The longevity of a particular filler can be variable depending on the area that was treated, the amount that was injected, and the person that it was injected into.  Essentially, there are not necessarily any rules about how long the filler will last.  Most of the HA fillers last at least 6 months, but many of them can last for a year or longer.  For example, if you inject a very small amount of a small-particle HA (such as Restylane) into a dynamic area such as the lips or around the mouth, it will wear off faster than if you injected a larger amount of the same filler in a less dynamic area such as the tear troughs or cheeks.  The bottom line is that you should allow the physician (a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon) to choose which filler is the best option for your skin type and your needs.  Luckily, if you don't love the results, the HA fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase and corrected very quickly.   

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