Dermal fillers are used to shape and rejuvenate the skin on your face, lips or hands. They are becoming an incredibly popular treatment when it comes to enhancing your appearance, improving definition, filling lines and plumping out skin that is sagging.

Many people choose this treatment to achieve a subtle rejuvenation that will boost their confidence and improve how they look and feel. After all, when you feel great, you are more motivated to achieve your goals and live life to the fullest.

But how long do dermal fillers last? We’ve created a guide outlining everything that you need to know.

What Are Dermal Facial Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used to carry out a number of aesthetic treatments. They are injected into the skin into your face, lips or hands in order to improve definition and plump your skin. Many people turn to dermal fillers in order to prevent the signs of aging as they can be used to fill deep folds and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers consist of a soft injectable gel that features non-animal hyaluronic acid. Closely resembling hyaluronic acid which exists naturally in the body, these fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in the body. It binds water in order to form a shock absorber in all movable parts of the body.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Dermal Fillers?

A number of different areas of the body can be treated with dermal fillers, including:

  • Volumise lips
  • Fill in deep wrinkles and lines
  • Plump cheeks
  • Reduce the appearance of scars
  • Reshape the chin
  • Reshape the nose
  • Eliminate marionette lines & nasolabial folds

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

If you’re considering dermal fillers, it’s not only important that you are fit and healthy, but it’s also important that you meet the following criteria if you want to get the most out of your treatment.

  • Physically healthy and well
  • Non- smoker
  • You want to correct severe folds or wrinkles without surgery
  • Have realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • No history of extreme allergies
  • You are committed to maintaining good skin health

Both men and women are good candidates for dermal fillers, especially if they have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Thinning or sunken cheeks caused by a loss of volume
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Minor nose deformities
  • Deep nose to mouth lines
  • Thin or unevenly shaped lips
  • A receding chin

Dermal Filler Options

There are several different types of dermal fillers. The most common types are:

1. Restylane

Restylane dermal filler is incredibly popular and is designed to soften the appearance of moderate facial wrinkles. It is particularly good at improving areas such as the nose to mouth lines, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and smile lines.

How Long Does it Last?

Restylane dermal filler lasts anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

2. Radiesse

Radiesse is renowned for stimulating your body’s natural collagen, making it perfect for filling in wrinkles, whilst helping your skin develop new collagen in the process. Known as a long-lasting dermal filler that contours, lifts, and volumises, this treatment is widely used to treat wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose.

How Long Does it Last?

The results of this dermal filler last roughly 15 months.

3. Sculptra

Sculptra is a highly effective volumising filler that can optimise the production of new collagen and restore fullness. It is also an effective treatment for minimising medium to deep facial wrinkles, such as smile lines, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and chin wrinkles.

How Long Does it Last?

Sculptra has several and can last for as long as five years.

4. Bellafill

Bellafill is a cosmetic dermal filler that is mostly used to improve the appearance of wrinkles and correct facial contours in order to achieve a more youthful appearance.

How Long Does it Last?

Bellafill is a long-lasting anti-aging injection that is capable of smoothing away the appearance of wrinkles for up to five years.

Factors that Affect the Longevity of a Filler

There are a number of different factors that affect the longevity of filler, including the following:

  • Where the filler is used on your face
  • How much dermal filler has been injected?
  • Your stress levels
  • UV exposure
  • The speed at which your body metabolises the filler material
  • The condition of your skin

Which Filler Option is the Right One for You?

The dermal filler that is right for you will depend on the treatment you want and the desired results you want to achieve.

During your initial consultation, your aesthetic doctor will discuss all of your options and ensure that you choose the right treatment for you.