Dermal fillers are an instant solution for those looking to improve their appearance. The results of the injection can be seen immediately, but it takes up to four weeks for the filler to fully integrate into the fabric. During this time, the filler will soften and settle on the skin, giving you the desired results. The effects of facial fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm Ultra XC, require a touch-up session in about six months, while fillers with active ingredients such as poly-L-lactic acid can last up to two years. Facial fillers work by reinserting missing acids into the skin to help restore volume and elasticity. They can also be used to create sharper cheekbones, sharper jaw lines, and straighter noses. However, it is important to be aware of the requirements that must be met in your area for someone to legally inject facial fillers.
Dr. Tijon Esho, lip expert and aesthetic doctor, shares his three key qualifiers to consider if you are considering lip fillers:
- You can see instant results, although the full effect will be visible after 4 weeks.
- It is normal to have some swelling and possibly even some bruising for a few days after facial fillers.
- You need to be very aware of the requirements that must be met where you live for someone to legally inject facial fillers.