How long do dermal fillers last?

How long dermal fillers last depends on the type of dermal filler used

It’s important not to get dermal fillers confused with anti-wrinkle injections. Both treatments can improve the appearance of your skin, but dermal fillers are made from a natural substance and the effects last longer. Of course, each treatment can be used to smooth wrinkles and lines of the face and neck. The difference is that anti-wrinkle injections target the muscles beneath the skin whereas dermal fillers are injected into the skin.

Dermal fillers are made from a substance found in the human body, and restores and fills out fine lines and wrinkles. Where anti-wrinkle injections last between three and four months, dermal fillers can last between six months and two years.

Factors which affect how long dermal fillers last

The factors which affect how long dermal fillers include:

  • The area treated
  • Your skin type
  • The type of dermal filler used

There are some types of dermal fillers which have been reported to last as long as five years. There is also a type of permanent filler—which, while not technically permanent, does provide extremely long results. As dermal fillers are injected in to your skin, factors such as smoking, sun exposure and drinking alcohol can have an adverse effect of the success of dermal fillers.

Improving the appearance of your skin with dermal fillers

If you are considering smoothing out lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers could be the right option for you. This minimally invasive procedure can show results inside a week of treatment—quite often clients notice the results the same day of treatment.

How quickly you see results will depend on the area treated and how many units of dermal filler were used. Everyone’s skin is different. How many units of filler you will need, will depend on the area you need treated.

If you would like to know more about dermal fillers, or to book a consultation at Skinhance, please contact us today.