Dermal fillers are a popular and minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for facial rejuvenation and sculpting. They involve injecting a product, usually hyaluronic acid, into the face to restore or improve facial features. Fillers can be used for a variety of purposes, such as reducing wrinkles, filling in the lips, and filling in acne scars. Depending on the type of filler used, results can last anywhere from four to twelve months.For example, some fillers such as Perlane are thicker and can last six to nine months.
Radiesse can last from nine months to two years. Poly-L-lactic acid is a subdermal filler that is injected under the skin layer to stimulate collagen production. Patients receive two to three treatment sessions at least one month apart, and results can last up to two to four years.When you book an initial consultation with your provider, they will be able to estimate how often you should visit the clinic. Generally, you should expect to return every four or six months for best effects.
However, if you are having multiple areas of your face treated, you may need to visit more often. Some people may leave seven or even nine months between treatments.The advantages of these deeper injections are that they are often less painful, cause less bruising, and last longer than other types of injections. Additionally, newer products on the market can last up to two years. For my patients, once we have injected an area and my patient is very satisfied with their results, I will consider moving to a longer lasting product for subsequent injections to maximize the duration of their results.Like any other skin care procedure, individual results may vary.
However, maintenance treatment may only be needed once a year. The plastic surgeon may inject an enzyme that dissolves the filler until you are satisfied with the facial contour.Dermal fillers are ideal for anyone looking to restore the soft and youthful shape of their face. Although some last two years, others should be repeated every 4 to 6 months for best effects.