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Dermal Fillers

How Long Do Fillers Last In Your Face

Have you ever heard of plump facial skin associated with filler treatments? The article explains how long the natural bulky look from fillers last by highlighting things that can affect how long fillers last and further explains ways to increase the longevity of fillers.

Fillers are non-surgical cosmetic procedures that improve facial appearance by providing a naturally youthful look. They are injected into different face parts to remove wrinkles, reduce fine lines, eliminate deep-rooted debris, and maintain prolonged skin hydration.Over million cosmetic procedures in the UK are done yearly,making injectable fillers more popular. It is simply because they are quick, affordable, and provide a look that feels real. However, compared to surgical implants, fillers last for a few months; hence one may require regular injections to maintain their dream natural look. They primarily last for 3 to 12 months, depending on various factors.

Can Anything Affect How Long Fillers Last?

People have reported that their natural looks degrade a few months after being injected with fillers. According to Carruthers et al. (2015), around the midpoint of the labelled duration of stuffing, you willbegin to notice a decrease in the volume of your cheeks, the development of wrinkles, and thinning of lips. The skin tissues gradually absorb the filler’s natural substances injected. But what affects the absorption rate? The following are factors that can influence fillers’ longevity:

Filler Type

There are different types of dermal fillers in the market. Each class has a distinct onset period,some lasting six months and others almost ayear. The most commonly used dermal filler is Hyaluronic acid (HA),lasting only 6-12 months. Other popular facial fillers include Collagen (last approximately 15 months), CaHa ( 2 years), and poly-l-lactic acid ( last for 12 to 18 months).

The Amount Injected

For instance, if you are injected with 1 Ml of Ha fillers in your cheek, it is expected to last longer than 0.5ml of hyaluronic acid.


Your daily activities can affect how fast the filler ingredients are absorbed into your body. According to Vedamurthy& Maya (2018),if you have an active lifestyle, it means an increase in the rate at which your body metabolizes the filler ingredients. In addition, alcoholism can also affect the effectiveness of fillers and how long they last.

Person’s Body Chemistry

People are created differently with different hormonal concentrations. Young people tend to have strong body mechanisms that absorb filler material faster than seniors. If you suffer from skin diseases like Acne, fillers will last shorter than clean skin. In addition, your skin health condition may affect the longevity of fillers.

What Are Ways To Increase The Longevity Of Fillers?

Like most cosmetic treatments, the length of how long a product lasts depends on individual lifestyles and body chemistry. Therefore, the following are ways that you can increase the natural look associated with facial fillers:

Follow Treatment After-Care Tips

The cosmetic practitioner mostly advises you on crucial things to do and not to do after the injection. The tips aim to fasten the healing process of the bruising filler stage and improve the fillers’ longevity. They include:

  • Avoid consuming too much alcohol since the drink contains chemicals that weaken the effectiveness of fillers.
  • Don’t smoke; try innovations to inhale your drugs or medications. Smoke decreases blood circulation around your mouth, increasing ageing signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and darker lips. Vaping using electronic devices like pens is a good alternative to smoking tobacco or nicotine.
  • I am eating healthy foods like fruits and green vegetables. Nutrients and minerals tend to increase the lifespan of filler ingredients like collagen and HA by promoting the natural release of the compounds.
  • Stay hydrated. Small et al. (2012) explained that water is the key to promoting healthy skin functions if you want a youthful look for a long time. It also fastens the healing process of bruising associated with lip fillers.

Making Use OfSPF(Sun Protection Factor)

Sun radiations are very helpful in boosting general human health. But, excessive exposure to the sun can be harmful to your skin. It causes premature ageing signs like wrinkles, dark circles around your eye, and dry skin. Additionally, since facial skin is very thin and soft, it is more susceptible to harmful UV rays that fasten the sapping of filler products by skin tissues. As a result, it shortens their lifespan. Therefore wearing sunscreen or applying anti-suntan products on your skin can help counteract the adverse effects of sunbed. 

Regularly Going For Maintenance Appointments

It is vital to constantly go for maintenance appointments to keep your youthful look more prominent. According to Michaels et al. (2015), regular injections are essential in increasing the longevity of fillers’ natural look. Depending on your filler type, some fillers may require more upkeep and common treatments than others. Therefore, you can consult your cosmetic doctor when to come for maintenance after injections.

Make Use Of Natural And Organic Skincare Products

There are many types of topicals in the cosmetic market, from creams, lotions, and scrubs, to salve. However, only some are good for your skin health. You can do simple research and figure out the cosmetic products that contain organic ingredients like Aloe Vera, rose flower, Arnica, and other natural remedies. They help increase the longevity of fillers by heightening the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid,whichhelps remove skin wrinkles, dirt, debris, and fine lines. As a result, they slow down the absorption of filler ingredients by skin tissues. 

Frequent-Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can You Get Filler Treatment While Pregnant?

There have not been any trials or studies on whether filler injections are safe for pregnant women. The FSA (food standard Association) has not approved the administration of cosmetic procedures to children and pregnant women.

Are Fillers Permanent?

Fillers, like most non-surgical cosmetic procedures, are not permanent. They gradually wear away over time, and most last for 3 to 12 months after injections. It mostly depends on your body’s metabolic rate, health conditions, amount of filler administered, and the filler’s type.


As people age, their faces tend to lose volume and complexity gradually. As a result, you can use fillers like hyaluronic acid (HA) to restore cheek volume, remove wrinkles, and reduce fine facial lines. Filler treatments are not permanent and mostly last for two years. The lifespan of fillers in your skin depends on the type of fillers, the amount injected, individual lifestyles, and how fast your skin metabolizes the filler ingredients. Therefore, you can take regular filler injections to maintain your dream natural look.


Carruthers, J., Carruthers, A., & Humphrey, S. (2015). Introduction to fillers. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery136(5), 120S-131S.

Micheels, P., Vandeputte, J., & Kravtsov, M. (2015). Treatment of age-related mid-face atrophy by injecting cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid volumizer. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology8(3), 28.

Small, R., & Hoang, D. (2012). A practical guide to dermal filler procedures. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Vedamurthy, M. (2018). Beware what you inject: Complications of injectables—dermal fillers—Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery11(2), 60.

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