Dermal fillers are most commonly used on the lips, chin area/jowls, around the mouth, brows, cheeks, nasolabial folds (next to the mouth and nose), and frown lines. These fillers plump out the skin to create a more youthful, contoured facial appearance, and can work to fill in or soften wrinkles or creases in the skin. They are increasingly popular, and provide a viable, temporary alternative to longer-acting surgical or cosmetic procedures.
How long does a dermal filler treatment last for?
It depends on the substance used as the filler, how many treatments have been applied into what area of the body or face, and how much filler was injected.
Temporary gel fillers typically dissipate faster than other dermal fillers, in about six months.
Temporary gel fillers don’t last as long as synthetic fillers, usually about 12 months. This depends on the treatment and area, and can be as little as six months or as long as 18 months.
Synthetic fillers are sometimes considered to be long-lasting, because they don’t dissipate and absorb into the body like naturally-derived fillers. These fillers can last 12 to 18 months, or in some cases, three to five years.
Fat transfers can last several years, though the fat does reabsorb back into the body over time and is less predictable, and this process can be different for everyone.
Lip filler tends to dissipate faster than other areas of the face, due to movement of the mouth while talking.
How do I decide what filler is right for me?
Your doctor will analyse your face, bone structure, skin, and desires, to see which dermal filler will offer you the best results within your budget. Your highly-skilled doctor will ensure you get what you want out of your procedures, no matter which dermal filler they use, using advanced, proven techniques, and state-of-the-art equipment.