How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?

How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last? | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

How Long Will Dermal Fillers Last?

Patients at Spectrum Dermatology expect dermal fillers that are effective, fast, and last as long as possible. How long dermal fillers last depends on the type of filler, the patient, and the severity of lines and wrinkles being treated. There are a variety of dermal fillers. Denser fillers that are injected deep into the skin tend to last longer. However, dermal fillers are usually considered an ongoing treatment. Dermatologists will adjust products and injection techniques to optimize results at each appointment.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers at Spectrum Dermatology

Hyaluronic acid fillers are often the most temporary. This makes them an excellent choice for many first-time dermal filler patients. These injections last between six and eighteen months. However, injections in the lips are the most temporary due to the nasolabial folds in the area. Within the hyaluronic acid family, there are many brands. Voluma has been shown to last the longest, but is often only available for certain areas (such as the cheeks).

Synthetic Dermal Fillers at Spectrum Dermatology

Synthetic dermal fillers usually last the longest because they are not absorbed by the body. Certain patients enjoy great success with these fillers. However, patients need to be committed to results that can last for many years. Synthetic dermal fillers require the most skilled, experienced dermatologists for optimal results.

Fat Injections

There are also fat injections which can last forever. This procedure uses liposuction to remove excess fat from one area of the body to inject it in another. However, when transferring fat, it is expected that some injected fat will not “survive.” Patients should also keep in mind that fat cells can either grow or shrink based on diet and exercise. It is possible to “diet away” injected fat just like any other fat in the body. While there is some success with fat injections and fillers to add volume, the experts at Spectrum Dermatology recommend dermal fillers to replace lost volume in contrast to using them to add fat to certain areas of the body.

Interested in Dermal Fillers? Call Spectrum Dermatology Today

Learn more about dermal fillers and discover which method may be right for you. Many patients start out with the most temporary of solutions to gauge whether or not fillers create the aesthetic they desire. Contact Spectrum Dermatology to schedule your consultation.