Every year, millions of individuals undergo non-invasive procedures around the globe. It is noteworthy that the use of dermal fillers is one of the most popular procedures administered to these individuals. Even though dermal fillers are a popular aesthetic treatment, many people are not aware of what dermal fillers are and how long they are supposed to last?

Simply put, dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that requires hyaluronic acid or other related substances to be injected into a body part. Generally, ageing leads to the loss of volume in the face leading to the loss of a youthful appearance. With the help of dermal fillers, the lost volume can be replenished to restore the youthful appearance of an individual as well.

How long can the results last?

There is no set duration for the results of dermal fillers to last. While the results of some may last for as long as 5 years, others may last around 6 months. The results of dermal fillers are not permanent and differ depending on the individual patient and the dermal filler used. This is because hyaluronic acid acts like an enzyme, the body will eventually metabolize it after some time. If the metabolism is quick, the results of dermal fillers will also disappear quickly.

Factors that determine how long dermal fillers last:

Type of Dermal Filler

The type of dermal fillers used plays a role in the length of the effects. Various brands are manufacturing different types of dermal fillers. So, it is not strange that the durations of dermal fillers vary from one brand to another.

Areas of the Face Treated

The part of the face injected will also affect the duration of the dermal fillers. Overall, dermal fillers disappear quickly in facial areas with lots of movements. Therefore, dermal fillers in the lips will be visible for less time than dermal fillers used in the areas around your ears because of the difference in the activities in these facial areas.

Age and Lifestyle of the Patient

The age and lifestyle of each patient can also have a significant effect on how long dermal fillers will last. A dermal filler in the face of an older individual will not last as long as the same product used in the face of a middle-aged individual.

Additionally, smoking, regular exposure to sunlight and other lifestyle factors can influence the duration of the results of dermal fillers.

How can you increase the longevity of dermal fillers?

If you would like to help the results of your dermal filler treatment last as long as possible, the following will help you achieve your goal:

  • Ensure that your skin is hydrated and moisturized at all times
  • Reduce the amount of sunlight your skin is exposed to. Wear sunscreen and remain in the shade or cover your face with a wide brimmed hat when you have to be out in the sun.
  • Reduce your levels of stress.
  • Schedule regular dermal filler treatments.