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Dermal Fillers

How Long Dermal Fillers Last

Dermal fillers are used to enhance someone’s appearance. In this article, one will learn what dermal fillers are, how long they stay before they fade, types of dermal fillers and what to know before being injected with a dermal filler.

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to minimize wrinkles and maintain facial features. The dermal filler treatment is very quick and lasts less than thirty minutes. One may notice dermal filler results immediately after the procedure or after a few weeks, determined by the filler’s place to be injected and the filler type used.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Stay Before They Fade?

After talking to a skilled and experienced cosmetic doctor, the dermal fillers will be injected into the skin tissues. The cosmetic doctor will test you to see which fillers will be the best for you, depending on your expectations and how the filler reacts to your body or skin. While carrying out the filler treatment, the cosmetic doctor will apply an anaesthetic product on the site to be injected. The anaesthetic is used to make you feel little or reduce pain during and after the whole process. After applying the anaesthetic cream, the dermal fillers will be injected under the skin using a syringe. It is a fast procedure that takes about ten minutes. Some side effects, like swelling, may be experienced immediately after filling but disappear after a few days. The longevity of dermal fillers is determined by the type of filler and its suitability to the injected area. Still, dermal filler’s longevity ranges from 3 to 12 months. Take care of your dermal fillers by repairing them before they start to fade.         

What Are Dermal Fillers?

 Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid and are injected into the face to enhance the look.Hyaluronic acid occursin the body and can retain water hence keeping the body hydrated. According to Cabral et al. (2020), hyaluronic acid merges with the amount of collagen present, prevents fine lines, increases the size of sunken lips, and makes you look youthful again. As one ages, the generation of collagen in our body ceases, resulting in ageing symptoms like wrinkles, the development of fine lines and sunken cheeks.

Types of Dermal Fillers

The various  types of dermal fillers  include:

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

This filler contains a compound that is present in your teeth and bones. Calcium hydroxyapatiteboosts the production of collagen. Therefore it is useful in treatingdeeperwrinkles and increasing the size of the chicks and chin. According to de Almeidaet al. (2021), the calcium hydroxylapatite results last about 14 months.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Occurs naturally in the skin, mostly in the joints and near the eyes. It is responsible for restoring the skin volume and hydrating it, maintaining a youthful look.According to Munavalli et al. (2021), Hyaluronic acid fillers may last about twoyears.

Poly-l-lactic Acid (PLLA)

Poly-l-lactic acid has several benefits, like increasing the size of the lips and treating smile lines. Once injected into the face, these dermal fillers make the body generate collagen, acting as a catalyst. Poly-l-lactic acid fillers results take a while for you to see the results since they boost the body into generating collagen; hence one will have to wait for several months for them to see the results. This filler is not permanent, so you must go for regular touch-ups with yourdoctor to prevent your enhanced look from fading.

 Things You Should Know Before Having a Dermal Filler Treatment

Before being injected with dermal filler, one should know the following things:

Your Expectations Should Be Achievable

Depending on one’snatural look, a person should desire attainable and reasonable looks since using dermal fillers will not make you another person. The fillers only enhance beauty and ensure that the cosmetic doctor clearly understands the results one is expecting so that they can tell you whether you can achieve them.

Get to Know the Side Effects

Before taking the dermal filer treatment, ask if there will be any side effects. Swelling and bruising are minor side effects you may experience after the dermal filler injection, but if the side effects worsen, you should inform your doctor. The cosmetic doctor should also test you and see whether you are allergic to the dermal filler you want to use if you are allergic, they will choose another suitable filler for you.

How Experienced Is Your Cosmetic Doctor

Please find out how skilled the cosmetic doctor is when it comes to dermal fillers, whether they have frequently been performing dermal filler treatments and the outcomes of the treatments. Make sure that if you want your lips enhanced, you go to a cosmetic doctor who is skilled in such a sector, and if you wish to have chubby cheeks, then consider going to a doctor who is full of experience in that sector.

The Contents of the Dermal Filler to Be Injected

According to Vedamurthy (2018), It is very crucial to familiarize yourself with the contents of the dermal filler product you want to use. There is a sudden urge to use dermal fillers due to their effectiveness and long-lasting results, resulting in many doctors using low-quality fillers. Therefore you should go to a cosmetic doctor with a good reputation.

FAQS about Dermal Fillers

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

The essential thing is to search for a qualified and skilled cosmetic doctor. Inquireabout their level of training and ask for their documents to ensure that the right cosmetic doctor is doing the treatment. They will help you choose the dermal filler that is perfect for you, depending on your desires, and there will be hardly anycomplications.

Which Fillers Should I Use?

There are many dermal filler products in the market due to their effectiveness in solving several facial problems, which may make it hard for you to choose the suitable filler for yourself. Yourcosmetic doctor will determine the appropriate filler according to how the fillers react to your body and the results you expect.

Will I Look Natural After Having Dermal Fillers?

When you are injected with the right amount, and the filler is injected in the perfectsite, the outcome will be youthful and natural. Fillers will not make you a different person but only enhance how you look when carried out by a skilled cosmetic doctor.


Dermal fillers are administered to the face to enhance someone’s appearance. They are administered into the skin tissue using a syringe, which is very quick. It only takes about ten minutes. Some side effects, like swelling, may be experienced but disappear after some days. Dermal fillers may last up to a year. The various types of dermal fillers include Hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-lactic acid. There are several things you should be keen on before going for a dermal filler treatment, and they have your expectations should be achievable, getting to know the side effects, inquiring about the experience of the cosmetic doctor and also you should know the contents of the dermal filler you want to be injected.


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