What Happened To My Fillers?
- Posted on: Feb 28 2019
Sometimes, it’s surprising what some people won’t say. And while we’re not above fishing for compliments, there are other things that people should definitely tell you up front. For example, you should know just how much time your fillers should last. If you suddenly find your fillers deflating or just looking like they’re losing steam, it may be time for a retouching session. But, do you know how long your fillers should last? Keep reading to learn more about fillers, what they can do for you, and how long you should expect to go between treatments.
What can fillers do for me?
There are many different types of fillers on the market, which can all be tailored to your concerns. If you want fuller lips, there is a filler that can mimic the texture of your lips. If you want to smooth wrinkles, there are fillers designed to rest under the skin and give you a more plump, smooth look. Fillers can even be used to mimic a nose job in certain situations!
How often will I need to come back for more?
It all depends on what you get, and where your fillers are placed.
High movement areas will usually make fillers degrade faster. Injections to the lips will wear out a little faster than those to the nasolabial folds, for example. Certain Hyaluronic Acid fillers, such as VOLUMA, are formulated to last up to two years, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks.
Compared to Restylane, Juvederm may last longer. Although both fillers contain hyaluronic acid, Restylane lasts six to nine months, while Juvederm can last nine to 12 months. This is because it has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid. Some patients report that Juvederm settles in more smoothly following their treatment, with less puffiness. So, finding the filler that best suits your needs will also play a factor in the fillers you choose and how often you will want to retouch them.
To make things slightly more complicated, the provider you use may affect how long your fillers last. If your provider isn’t very skilled, they may place the fillers too low or too high, leading to quicker turnover. That’s why we recommend finding the best provider, and doing your research, before you take the plunge.
If you want to learn more about fillers and how they can help give you a more youthful appearance, don’t hesitate. You could have a more beautiful look with the help of fillers. Call us today at (847) 291-6900 to schedule a consultation to learn more.
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