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Is Dermal Filler Permanent?

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In any case, patients should be aware that all facial filler cosmetic dermatology treatments offer temporary results. These fillers are not designed to create permanent anti-aging effects.

Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides various FDA approved dermal filler injectable treatments to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding communities.  

Why are Dermal Fillers Temporary?

The main component of soft tissue fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is compound found naturally in the body. HA offers the skin fullness and hydration. This enables HA fillers to be a good choice for filling creases, augmenting lips, and restoring lost volume.

HA is a natural component that disintegrates gradually within the body and is completely absorbed by the body eventually. Therefore, patients need repeat treatments in the future to maintain the results following this disintegration.

The longevity of soft tissue fillers depends on many factors, but most of the formulations do not last for more than a year. Patients who want more sustainable or permanent outcomes may consider plastic surgery.

What Affects the Longevity of Facial Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler injectables are a sought-after medical spa treatment for the reduction of aging signs on the face. These fillers are available in a wide array of options today. Fillers designed especially for lip augmentation, cheek rejuvenation, and other specific purposes can produce targeted results, but the longevity of each of these dermal fillers may differ.

Other than the unique formulations of dermal fillers, a few other factors impact the sustainability of filler injections. Factors such as the specific treatment area and patient’s lifestyle impact how long the filler will sustain. For example, facial areas with more movement such as the lips require repeat treatments more often than areas that experience lesser movement.

Average Longevity of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers

There are many types of dermal filler injectables. A majority of the treatments last for at least six months to one year. However, results with some of the stronger filler injectable formulations can last for up to two years or more.

Up to Six Months

Basic HA dermal fillers typically last for six months or even more in certain cases. Dermal fillers in this category include Restylane, Belotero Balance, and Juvederm. These filler types are administered to correct wrinkles and improve the facial skin.

Between 6 to 12 Months

For improvement in certain areas, more specialized filler injectables are available as well. Dermal filler injections in this category include Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk. These fillers have been developed specifically for facial sites with higher movement such as the lips.

Between 12 Months and 2 Years

Patients can experience longer lasting results with advanced HA-based dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic. Voluma is a popular filler gel that has been developed for adding volume to the cheeks and mid-face. It usually lasts for up to two years making it more sustainable than other HA-based dermal fillers.

The accomplished Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and nearby areas for dermal filler injections.

SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.

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