The next challenge for developers of neuromodulating anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers is to make them last longer. Temporary results of dermal fillers are one of their main drawbacks, though there is still nothing as good as the best dermal fillers. They could just last a little longer.
Amongst dermal fillers, a recent entrant was approved in late 2017 in the United States that works slightly differently to other dermal fillers. That is, it stretches and moves well with the skin, making it so you can’t feel it at all once it’s injected. This stretchiness makes it excellent for use around the mouth and in lines that move, called dynamic lines. It should also last longer as a result.
This product won’t be available for use in Australia until after 2019, since it uses a patented combination of ingredients, with the mixture acting as an anaesthetic plus dermal filler. A royalty agreement must be struck before any distribution to western countries can be approved.
A polycaprolactone dermal filler is in phase three trials currently, which means it could take another two years to get into circulation in the United States. It’s thought to be much more stimulating as a dermal filler than some other fillers, and lasts much longer.
Amongst neuromodulators (anti-wrinkle injections), a new injection in phase three clinical trials is believed to last up to 27 weeks, which is significantly more than the current 16 weeks of currently available anti-wrinkle injections. This will be the first time that a longer-lasting neurotoxin is available to patients looking to smooth out wrinkles by relaxing muscles.
We love dermal fillers, and have our favourite brands that we think give us the best results every time. How long a dermal filler lasts is dependent on where the filler goes, how much is used, and what sort of dermal filler is used.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) using dermal fillers lasts for up to 18 months, since the nose hardly moves at all, but injections into dynamic (moving) lines, like laugh lines, is likely to last maybe six months. This is because the product disperses and is absorbed into the body, and the more you move, the more is pushed into reabsorption. It is also why the stretchier dermal filler will last longer.
Lip fillers are the most frequently repeated injections, since we laugh, talk and eat with our lips, so they are constantly moving. This disperses the product and it gets absorbed more readily, but you can still rely on your injections lasting 4-6 months.
Cheek fillers can last a while, depending on your facial anatomy, because our cheek skin moves remarkably little. The cheek surface area is quite large, and while the lower sections are affected by smiling, the muscles underneath our cheeks tend to move our cheeks up and down, rather than squishing them into different shapes.
We can fill in lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers, and over time, the fillers will actually work to improve wrinkle appearance by adding collagen under the crease. The dermal filler also fills in the gaps, to soften wrinkles and lines.
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