Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?

Two young women smiling Dermal fillers can be used in an endless number of ways. These versatile injectables are ideal for adding volume to thin lips, softening lines and wrinkles, lifting sunken scars, rejuvenating aging hands, amplifying cheekbones, and creating jawlines that could cut glass. 

Now that you know fillers can likely achieve your desired results, you want to know how long those results will last. Keep reading for a full breakdown plus tips to maintain your new look.

Types of Dermal Fillers

Not all fillers are created equal. Some fillers are absorbed rather quickly, while others never break down at all. It’s important to find your ideal match.

Here’s what you need to know about the three main types of fillers:

  • Temporary fillers: These are the most common. They generally last anywhere from six months to a year. Included in this category are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Patients love HA fillers because it’s possible to dissolve them and undo their effects. Popular options include Revanesse® Versa™Belotero Balance®, and Juvederm®. Calcium Hydroxylapatite fillers, such as Radiesse, are another type that can last a year or more.
  • Semi-permanent fillers: These fillers take upwards of two years to break down. But they don’t produce immediate results. Instead, they slowly stimulate your body’s own production of a protein called collagen. These formulas also can’t be dissolved if you are dissatisfied. Sculptra is a leading brand of semi-permanent filler made of polylactic acid.

  • Permanent fillers: Permanent fillers are rare. They are often made of liquid silicone. Some people have reported serious side effects from silicone fillers. It’s also possible for them to shift out of the treatment area. It’s safer to stick with temporary ones instead. 

Tips to Extend Your Facial Filler Results

It’s not just the filler that determines how long your results last. Your habits and routines can play a role. If you want to go longer between your appointments, you should consider:

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Wearing sunscreen daily
  • Applying clinically-proven skin care products

Be aware that everyone metabolizes filler differently. You can’t do much to change this process. However, with good aftercare and regular visits to our practice, you can maximize your results!

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Schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation at 303-662-8668 to learn what you can expect. Park Meadows Aesthetics serves patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby Colorado areas.

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