How Long Do Wrinkle Reducers and Fillers Last?

Posted January 24th, 2020 by Social Media and filed in Uncategorized

This is a common question and it’s important to understand. Wrinkle reducers or neurotoxins
such as Botox®, Dysport® and Juveau™ typically last 3-4 months. However, the human body
metabolizes these products at different rates. I have patients that tell me it lasts as long as 6
months for them and I know for some people, such as myself, who start to see movement in
about two months. . How long it lasts is a based:
 The Individual and their metabolism
 Stress level
 The amount injected
 The area injected

Fillers last longer than wrinkle reducers. The most common type of filler is the hyaluronic acid
(HA) filler, on average they can last 6-18 months. This is a broad range and varies based on
product, area injected and the individual. There are several different types of fillers designed
for specific uses, some are dense and used to add volume while others are soft and pliable for
filling fine lines and allowing free movement.
 The denser the product the longer they tend to last. Product such as Juvederm Voluma®
and Restylane Lyft®, are typically used in the cheeks for volume and may last up to 18
months.
 Filler injected into the lips tend to dissolve the fastest and typically last around 6 months
due to less density of the product and increase movement in this area.
An alternative product is called, Sculptra®, which is a poly-l lactic acid filler that, when injected,
triggers the body’s natural response to build collagen and therefore may last up to 2 years. This
product stimulates your body to build collagen and unlike the HA fillers it produces a gradual
result. This is a nice alternative for the individual who wants to slowly enhance fine lines and
wrinkles and add volume over time.
All of these products when injected properly can produce a very natural result. It is important
to remember that all of the products are temporary and repeat treatments will be required to
maintain the desired result.
We will work with you individually to develop a treatment plan that works with your body and
desired goals. Call today to set up your complimentary consultation 248-524-0620.
Kristen Lotz, PA-C

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