With the help of dermal fillers, the face can be lifted, sculpted, and defined. Although they are primarily meant to erase the signs of aging, they can additionally be used to enhance one’s features. Over time, the structure of your face changes, and fillers help accommodate these changes for a more youthful appearance. We offer different cosmetic injectables at CAS Medispa in Fort Bloomington, IL, and we have the right one to help you achieve your goals.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Typically Last?
Long-lasting results are among the benefits of dermal fillers. If you choose to use a filler to achieve your aesthetic goals, expect that filler to last between six months and two years.
The fillers we offer are designed to address age-related issues and to restore the balance and proportion of the face to create an aesthetic balance. The best filler for you will depend on your specific needs. Ask us about what we can offer and which is best for your goals.
Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common fillers and what longevity you can expect with them.
There is a formulation for Juvederm that can treat every part of the lower half of the face. It delivers natural and long-lasting outcomes and enhances the appearance of those with all kinds of concerns. A variety of Juvederm products are available that can be used on different areas of the face. Results are expected to last for at least one year with each of the fillers in this line.
This collection includes Volbella, an injectable designed to reduce vertical lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct symmetrical and proportional problems. The effects of this dermal filler on lines around the mouth or enhancing your lips can last up to one year.
Among the products within this collection is Juvederm Ultra Plus, a specialized formulation for treating lines and folds, enhancing lips, and sculpting cheeks. This formulation can address more serious wrinkle concerns because the hyaluronic acid gel within it is of a thicker consistency. This one lasts about 12 months.
Another dermal filler designed for smoothing wrinkles and folds on the face is Vollure XC. The aging process and a natural lack of hyaluronic acid over time cause smile lines to form around the nose and mouth. Smoothing these lines and wrinkles will create a more youthful appearance with injections in this area. Your results will last up to 18 months when you choose this particular dermal filler.
This Juvederm filler is specifically designed to boost cheeks and create a more aesthetically pleasing chin. Sagging and flattening of the cheeks can be addressed with injections in the cheeks. Typically, results last for two years in the cheeks. Results from injections into the chin to improve chin profile should last about a year.
Another popular filler that can effectively smooth nasal labial folds running along the sides of the mouth is Belotero Balance. This product works quickly and looks natural. Belotero undergoes a specialized production process in order to be formulated as accurately as possible. Hyaluronic acid particles are infused within this dermal filler, helping it to merge with skin and create an appearance that is as natural as possible.
Typically, results from this particular filler last around six months. Depending on where it is used, it may last longer. Injections may wear off sooner in highly active areas of the face.
Dermal Filler FAQs
What Are Collagen-Stimulating Fillers?
The purpose of specifically collagen-stimulating fillers is to restore volume to the treated area by stimulating the body’s ability to produce collagen. By increasing collagen production, you not only get an immediate plumping effect as the filler goes in, but you also get natural results that continue to improve as your body produces more collagen.
What Are Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers?
The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is essential for maintaining youthful skin. As you age, your body produces less of this essential substance, which causes your skin to droop and sag. Your body produces less hyaluronic acid as it ages, which is why you need a solution to keep your skin looking youthful.
In order to rejuvenate the face and restore volume beneath the skin, hyaluronic acid-based fillers take advantage of the way your body is designed to use this acid. When injected just below the surface, the substance mimics natural hyaluronic acid and blends well with the skin’s structure. It is possible to achieve naturally beautiful, subtle, and long-lasting results with proper care and the right amount of product. The key is working with skilled injectors like those at our clinic. A skilled injector approaches the job as both a science and an art.
Will This Hurt?
These fillers are all injected with extremely thin needles that you can barely feel to begin with. These fillers are also generally formulated with lidocaine, which helps numb the area during and after injections, so you remain comfortable at all times.
Before commencing the injection process, we can also apply a topical numbing gel to your skin in order to make sure that you are completely comfortable.
Which Filler Is the Right Choice for Me?
Regardless of how much research you do, you can only take your best guess at which filler is right for you. It’s still difficult to choose the right brand of cosmetic injectables if you’ve never tried them before, especially dermal fillers. It is for this reason that an initial consultation is such an integral part of getting the results you’re looking for.
As part of this consultation, you will meet with an experienced injector who will analyze your problem areas in person and help you develop a personalized treatment plan. Your consultant will help you determine which options will help you reach your goals, drawing on extensive training and expertise in how to use dermal fillers.
Will I Look Unnatural?
Fillers are made from natural substances and blend naturally with your skin. With our experienced injectors, you can rest assured that the results will appear natural. When you undergo treatment with one of these fillers, you will not only see an improvement in your problem areas, but you will also achieve that improvement in a subtle, natural way that will make you look refreshed and younger, not odd and unnatural.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Once a filler is injected into your problem area, you will immediately see results. In addition to providing immediate gratification, fillers only continue to produce better results over time. Once the filler has settled into the treated area, your results will improve as it blends into the skin’s texture. After your treatment is completed, you will see immediate results regardless of which filler you use. Your full results will generally develop over the course of five to ten days.
What Is the Difference Between These Fillers and Botox?
Despite their complementary nature, botox and fillers are not the same. Despite working together to achieve the same goals, they achieve them in different ways. In the upper half of the face, Botox is used to treat wrinkles caused by repetitive expressions. The serum smoothes crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. By contrast, fillers restore volume to the face.
They inject volume into the lower half of the face where hyaluronic acid has decreased. By using Botox and fillers together, you can achieve your ideal appearance–and prevent the signs of aging from developing–however old or young you are! Additionally, both of these treatments can be performed at the same time, saving you time and helping you to achieve your desired results even sooner.
How Much Filler Do I Need?
The amount of filler you will need depends entirely on the area you choose to treat and the severity of your concerns. Our initial consultation will allow us to figure out how much product you will need to achieve your goals. Every patient requires a different amount of filler. Each face is different, so it should be treated as such. An individualized treatment plan can be created based on your needs and goals.
Am I a Candidate?
If your primary concern is volume loss in the lower part of your face, or you have certain areas of your face that you’d like to enhance, you’re probably a good candidate for fillers. We’ll review your health and medical history, including any allergies, and then help you decide on the best way to get the results you’re looking for.
Ready To Get Started?
If you’re ready to change what you see in the mirror and restore your youthful, vital look, then don’t delay any longer. Contact us at CAS Medispa in Fort Bloomington, IL today!