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Injectable Fillers Can Last a Lot Longer Than You Think

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Injectable fillers: like most good things, they can’t last forever. But that doesn’t mean you have to go in for monthly maintenance. Fillers can last for several months—some even close to a year. Use this guide to help you choose the right type of filler for you and answer your questions about how long fillers last.

Different Areas Hold Fillers Longer

How long your fillers last will depend on a variety of factors, including the area of skin you are treating.

You may have heard the claim that one type of injectable filler lasts ages, while another fades away fast. While it is true that some fillers last longer than others, where the filler is placed in your face can also impact how long your results might last. Injections in the lips tend to be the first to fade, for example, while those in the cheeks often last the longest. Generally speaking, the thinner the skin, the sooner the results will fade.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus

These two injectables are generally used around the nasolabial folds and other deep wrinkles. They are among the most common forms of injectables used. In general, these fillers last around 9 to 12 months.


The Volbella formulation of JUVÉDERM is designed to be used to plump up your lips and remove fine lines around your mouth. Some people choose this type of filler specifically for fuller lips, while others want a more conservative approach to address signs of skin aging. The lifespan of these fillers is usually around 6 to 12 months.


This JUVÉDERM formulation is designed to treat more profound signs of aging. Specifically, it is meant to replace lost volume in the cheeks. Compared to some other injectables, it has a lot of staying power, with the fillers remaining for as long as two years.


This filler is meant to be a solution to signs of aging, even when they are not profound. It is also formulated to have significant staying power. Like JUVÉDERM Voluma, this filler can maintain results for as long as 2 years.

Sculptra, however, is not a type of hyaluronic acid filler, so it cannot be dissolved before it wears off naturally.

How to Make Fillers Last Longer

How long fillers will last is largely dependent on the type of filler use and the way your body reacts to it. However, there are a few things you can do to maximize the results of your skin rejuvenation. Some tricks to keep in mind include:

  • Protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreen and hats are important, even when you don’t have fillers. But when you do, these sun protection habits can help to extend the life of your treatment. Stay out of the sun when it is at its highest in the sky, and avoid tanning beds.
  • Eat well. When you nourish your body, you also nourish your skin. Focus on getting enough vitamins, minerals and healthy fats to support your skin and maintain your fillers.
  • Take it easy right after your appointment. While there’s no downtime associated with fillers, you will want to avoid strenuous exercise and vigorously rubbing the treated area for the first day or two after getting fillers.
  • Care for your skin. A skincare regimen is always important, even if you are addressing signs of aging in other ways. Using the proper skincare regimen can help you give your skin a boost from the inside out, complementing the results of your fillers.


Injectable Fillers Can Last a Lot Longer Than You Think
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Injectable Fillers Can Last a Lot Longer Than You Think
How long do fillers last? The plastic surgeons of Facial Aesthetic Concepts in San Clemente, California answer this common question and provide helpful tips.
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