How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers are a popular choice for those looking to restore lost volume to their face with minimal downtime. 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. These fillers are composed of a soft gel of natural origin that can be easily reversed and typically last between 12 and 24 months.

Individual results may vary, but most customers are delighted with their results. If you are not completely satisfied, hyaluronic acid fillers are reversible and the plastic surgeon may inject an enzyme that dissolves the filler until you are satisfied with the facial contour. No one wants to have to go to appointments every other month just to maintain their anti-aging goals, which is why Juvederm is so sought after. The results of these dermal fillers usually last between six and 24 months, although individual results will vary.

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, so 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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