Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and acne scars. They are injected under the skin to restore lost volume and give the face a more youthful look. The duration of the results of dermal fillers depends on several factors, including the type of filler used, the metabolism of the individual, and the area of injection. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Restylane Lyft and Restylane Silk, are created using natural enzymes and are metabolized by the body over time.
The speed of your metabolism will affect how long the results last. Generally, larger particle fillers tend to last longer than smaller particle fillers. In addition, areas with less movement will retain the filler for a longer period of time than areas with more movement. The patented technologies used to make the fillers also play a role in determining how long they last.
For example, biostimulant fillers like Sculptra tend to last longer than hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. In general, most patients should expect to receive a filler treatment every 9-12 months, except when their lips are being treated. However, this can vary depending on the individual's metabolism and the type of filler used. If you're not sure which filler is right for you, your doctor can help answer your questions and guide you in selecting the filling that best fits the results you want.