How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Dermal fillers are one of our most popular cosmetic treatments for men and women. As a non-permanent option to enhance the facial structure, our dermal filler treatment is perfect for those who don’t want to commit to anything irreversible or undergo an invasive procedure.

In this blog, we’ll cover exactly what dermal fillers are, what the benefits are, and exactly what to expect from this highly popular treatment.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical injectable which helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles to provide a smoother and fuller appearance in the targeted area. The filler is made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced in the body. It is then injected into the desired areas, as discussed in your pre-treatment consultation. The filler will be administered to different levels of the epidermis (top layer of skin) and dermis (mid-layer of skin).

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What Are The Benefits Of Dermal Fillers?

One of the main benefits and most popular reasons people choose to get dermal fillers is that they’re able to reduce visible signs of ageing. Additionally, the treatment is far less invasive than surgery, allowing patients to achieve a fuller, more radiant and smoother look.

The fact that dermal fillers are temporary is also a huge benefit for many patients, as not everyone wishes to commit to a permanent change. Alternatively, if you’ve been having dermal fillers for some time and are considering a more permanent solution, we have an array of surgical treatments at Evolve that can offer longer-lasting results. Some people who have had dermal fillers for a number of years then opt for a surgical treatment to make the changes permanent. 

The results of dermal fillers are instant and generally take around 2 weeks for full effects to be visible. There is often a little swelling in the targeted area for around one to two days after the appointment; however, this should subside no later than 7 days post-treatment.

The benefits of dermal fillers go beyond even the initial results of the filler. In fact, as the ingredients used in the filler is naturally-occurring within the body, this can help promote collagen production, leading to a fuller, more radiant complexion.

What’s The Difference Between Dermal Fillers And Botox?

While Botox is injected into the muscles to paralyse movement in the face, dermal fillers are injected into the skin to bring fullness to sunken areas, helping to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The dermal filler is then massaged into the face for even distribution. The results will leave you with more volume around the injected areas, helping to create a more youthful, radiant look. 

The amount of dermal filler that is administered can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. This can also determine how long the results will last before a ‘top-up’ appointment is needed.

How Long Does Dermal Filler Last?

The length of time that dermal fillers last can vary, as certain areas of the body will break down filler more quickly than others. Often, these areas are where there is more movement, such as the forehead, as it shifts with almost every facial expression.

Bearing these factors in mind, we expect dermal fillers to last in the region of 6-18 months, on average. If you notice results fading over time, you don’t have to wait until the filler has completely dissolved before you can visit us again. Simply give us a call and we can book you in for your next appointment at a convenient time for you.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal fillers are completely safe, and we can provide all our patients with complete peace of mind as the dermal fillers we use in treatments are approved by the FDA and have an excellent safety record. The procedure itself will be carried out by a member of our medical team who have multiple years of experience within the cosmetic industry.

Meet Our Dermal Fillers Team

At Evolve Medical, we have a large team of specialists who are capable of carrying out a range of treatments. Catherine Smith is our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and specialises in Botox, fillers and Morpheus 8.

Catherine has worked for the NHS for over 20 years, after graduating with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Adult Nursing. Channelling her passion for cosmetic treatments, Catherine joined the Evolve Medical team with the key goal of helping people achieve their dream looks.

To meet the rest of our team, explore our website where you can learn a little more about the specialists who work at Evolve Medical. If you’re eager to begin your treatment journey with us today, you can book your consultation online.