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Are you wondering how long do dermal fillers last? Get all your answers here!

Dermal fillers are injections that plump the skin from beneath to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They temporarily provide plumper smoother facial appearance, but for how long?

Keep reading to find out.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere between six months and five years, and some can even be permanent. The sections below break down how long dermal fillers last depending on various factors, such as different areas of the face and types of fillers.

Filler Longevity Vs. Results Longevity

Most fillers eventually dissipate, being absorbed into your body or simply breaking down. So while the actual filler may only last a few days, the plumping and smoothing results can last for months or years.

Longevity in Various Treatment Areas

Your fillers may last longer or dissipate faster depending on what area of the face you received the injections.

Eye Fillers

Eye fillers tend to last at least 12 months before the fine lines and wrinkles reappear.

Cheek Fillers

Cheek fillers last slightly longer, fading after 12 to 24 months. However, some cheek fillers require frequent touch-up treatments.

Nose Fillers

Nose fillers usually last around 12 months, but also require regular maintenance treatments.

Lip Fillers

Lip injections last up to 12 months, but usually require at least three treatments to achieve the desired result.

Mouth Fillers

Mouth fillers, usually injections at the corner of your mouth, last up to 12 months but also require multiple treatments to create the desired look.

Chin Fillers

Chin fillers typically last the longest, fading after 15 to 24 months. 

Longevity of Different Kinds of Dermal Fillers

Below is the average longevity of different types of dermal fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the faster-fading fillers, but a popular option because they are considered safer and are typically the more affordable choice. They last anywhere between six months and two years, but most people see them fade before a year.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

The next shortest filler is made from calcium hydroxylapatite. It’s a naturally occurring substance and has FDA approval. These fillers typically last at least one year.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Poly-L-Lactic acid is a synthetic filler and has FDA approval. It is the most popular dermal filler used in the United States. While the filler dissipates after only a few days, the results last for around two years.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

This collagen-based filler is one of the longer-lasting options, as the results can last over five years. However, the longevity of the results varies significantly depending on what area of the face received the injection.

Fat Injections/Fat Grafting

Lastly, fat injections are considered the most permanent type of dermal filler. They are purified fat injected into the face. While it’s technically permanent, results can vary because transferred fat is often lost in the process. A single procedure may not produce the desired effects, requiring subsequent procedures.

Can You Make Dermal Fillers Last Longer?

The only way to extend the life of your dermal fillers is to schedule frequent touch-up appointments and maintenance.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is fillers can’t last forever, but can rejuvenate and plump your facial skin for up to five years. If you want to learn if dermal fillers are right for you, book a free consultation with Chin Up Aesthetics today.

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