How often do you need to replace the filler?

Some of the most common types of fillers are hyaluronic acid, collagen and calcium hydroxylapatite. Fillers restore lost volume to the face with minimal downtime. Fillers can last between 6 months and 2 years. Some fillers can last up to 5 years.

Like any other skin care procedure, individual results may vary. Most of our patients are delighted with their results, but if you are not completely satisfied, hyaluronic acid fillers are reversible. The plastic surgeon may inject an enzyme that dissolves the filler until you are satisfied with the facial contour. Fillers come in different formulations, such as hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

The most common filler category is hyaluronic acid fillers, such as the Juvederm or Restylane family of fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are composed of a soft gel of natural origin that can be easily reversed and lasts between 12 and 24 months. Most customers looking to receive dermal fillers are not looking for a short-term solution. No one wants to have to go to appointments every other month just to maintain their anti-aging goals.

One of the reasons Juvederm is so sought after is because of the longevity of its results. Of course, individual results will vary, but the results of these dermal fillers usually last between six and 24 months. Since most fillers aren't permanent, you'll need to go back to the doctor's office if you love the results after the procedure. After about six months, the body naturally breaks down hyaluronic acid fillers.

Therefore, touch-ups need to be done once or twice a year to maintain the look. However, this is good news if you only want to try fillers once or twice, as the effects will go away without long-term risks.

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