2.67 million. That is the number of dermal filler procedures American underwent in 2017, an increase of three percent from the previous year. That makes dermal filler injections the second-most-popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S., trailing only Botox.
The reason an ever-increasing number of women and men are getting dermal fillers every year isn’t a mystery. It’s because they work. Not only are they minimally-invasive, quick, safe, and proven, dermal fillers are powerfully effective at addressing a wide range of common facial imperfections. Dermal fillers can:
- Counteract the volume loss that is a natural part of the aging process and a primary cause of wrinkles
- Restore fullness to flat or sunken cheeks and temples
- Reduce prominent vertical lip lines
- Smooth out creases and furrows in the chin
- Improve the general contours of the face
But another thing that makes dermal fillers so attractive is that the improvement in appearance and skin tone that they facilitate last for quite a long time, minimizing the need for frequent visits and injections. Just how long the visible results of a dermal filler will last largely depends on the nature of the treatment, the type of filler used, and the part of the face where the filler is injected.
There are many kinds of FDA-approved dermal fillers, with the effects of the treatment lasting for different durations:
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA): Fillers made of this naturally occurring substance include Juvéderm Volbella, Restylane®, and Restylane® Defyne. The effect of treatments using these fillers typically last for one year. Restylane® Silk, which is used for lip augmentation and to minimize the visibility of fine lines around the mouth, usually last six months. Juvederm Voluma, used to improve cheek and mid-face volume, usually lasts 18-24 months.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA): Fillers using this natural substance include Radiesse®. It boosts the body’s natural collagen production, leading to longer-lasting results, from 18 to 24 months.
- Poly-L-lactic Acid: This biocompatible and biodegradable synthetic substance is used in Sculptra Aesthetic® injectable fillers and can help address mild to deep wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, the results build and improve over-time, which means that Sculptra typically lasts longer than other fillers, with effects sustained for up to two years.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Learn More About Dermal Fillers
Dr. Mariano Busso has been named a “leader in the clinical research and development of Dermal Filler” by the American Academy of Dermatology. If you have questions or want to learn more about dermal fillers and the other ways we can help you improve your appearance and self-confidence, please call us today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation. Together, we can help you put your best face forward.