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How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

how long do dermal fillers last

There are lots of ways to counter the effects of ageing on the skin. At the everyday end of the scale, moisturising serums, oils and creams, along with the conscientious use of sunblocks will do much to minimise the damage of day-to-day living. At the other end of the range of possibilities, cosmetic surgery techniques can dramatically reduce deep lines and the effects of gravity. Somewhere between these two there are other treatments available, some such as Botox are relatively well known, others including dermal fillers are less so.

There are a few questions most people will want to be answered before considering a cosmetic treatment, such as what is it, how is it done, is it safe and how long does it last? Here’s an overview of these factors for dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers?

There are several different formulas of dermal fillers, but the main ingredient in all of then is hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. HA works by restoring lost facial volume to give a more filled out and youthful appearance.

How are they administered?

Dermal fillers are administered as an injection delivered to the area where you wish to reduce fine lines. Some of the more popular areas for treatment include between the eyebrows, tear troughs, around the lip lines and on smile lines. Different formulas of dermal fillers are used for different areas.

Is it safe?

Providing the treatment is administered by a properly qualified individual and after a proper medical history has been taken and checked for possible counter-indications the answer is yes. The dermal fillers are a safe treatment and also a quick one, typically a session takes around 30 minutes and there’s no recovery time to factor in.

How long does it last?

The simple answer to the question how long do dermal fillers last is around 6 to 12 months. A more accurate answer would probably be ‘it depends’. Different formulas have different longevity and the area being treated will also have an effect. Finally, individual metabolism also comes into play. The effects of the filler last until it is broken down by the body and some people’s bodies do this quicker than others.

Generally speaking, the more movement there is around the treated area the more quickly the effects of the filler will wear off. A rule of thumb list going from the shortest to the longest lasting areas is:

    Before After photos

  • Lips
  • Marionette
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Tear Troughs
  • Cheeks
  • Temples

The dermal fillers don’t act instantly or wear off all at once. You’ll see some fuller appearance as soon as the treatment is complete but it will take around two weeks to see the full benefits. These benefits are lost gradually as the filler breaks down, and when you’re ready the process can be repeated.

Finding out more and setting up a treatment

The first step is always to look for a well-established clinic in your area with a good reputation. Asking friends for recommendations is a good start, researching on the internet is another way to check out local options. If you’re looking for Dermal Fillers in Glasgow there are places that will offer a complimentary consultation with a cosmetic doctor and aesthetic expert.

In fact, wherever you are in the country it’s reasonable to expect that any reputable professional will offer you the chance to talk about what you’re looking for without putting you under any pressure to rush into a treatment as it’s important that you feel comfortable and confident about any procedure you’re offered before you go ahead with it.

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Thanks Dr. Q!

Dr. Q has done my lip fillers and wrinkle reduction. Lots of people tell me I’m looking really well but my look is natural so they don’t always guess I’ve had any work done and that’s exactly what I wanted. Dr. Q listens well and therefore provides the look you want. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the clinic. Treatments are painless (I use anaesthetic cream for lip fillers). The clinic is clean and bright. Love my little visits!

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