Beauty Beyond Time: How Long Do Facial Fillers Last?

Dermal Fillers | Advanced Aesthetics

Dermal fillers are a quick and effective way to treat different aesthetic concerns non-invasively.  At Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, we use fillers to smooth lines, restore volume, and enhance facial contours. These benefits make fillers an appealing option for those seeking noticeable yet natural-looking results.

While the effects of dermal fillers are not permanent, they can be surprisingly enduring when maintained correctly. The longevity of these treatments depends on the type of filler used, the area treated, and individual patient factors. With the right care and regular follow-ups, patients can enjoy a revitalized appearance for many months.

What Are Dermal Fillers? 

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that enhance facial aesthetics by filling in wrinkles and adding volume to soft tissues. Composed primarily of substances that mimic naturally occurring bodily compounds, such as hyaluronic acid, these treatments provide temporary improvements. They are administered through non-invasive techniques and are a simpler alternative to surgical options for facial rejuvenation.

When Should You Consider Dermal Fillers? 

When You Notice Loss of Volume in Your Cheeks

Loss of cheek volume is a common issue as natural aging or lifestyle factors reduce facial fat. If you notice your cheeks flattening or the skin beginning to sag, dermal fillers can reintroduce the youthful volume that often diminishes over time.

When Fine Lines and Wrinkles Become Evident

Over time, facial expressions and environmental factors contribute to the formation of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. Injectable fillers offer a rapid, effective way to soften these signs of aging by filling in the creases and smoothing the skin’s surface.

When You Desire Fuller, More Defined Lips

For those looking to enhance their lips’ volume and definition, cosmetic fillers can be a good choice. These fillers not only add fullness but also contour the lips, creating a more defined shape and enhancing the natural outline of your mouth.

When Under-Eye Shadows or Hollows Appear

Dark shadows and hollows under the eyes can prematurely age your appearance, making you look tired or worn. Under-eye filler treats this area to rejuvenate and brighten your look. By restoring volume beneath the eyes, we can reduce shadows and puffiness for a more alert and youthful appearance.

When You Desire Correction for Facial Asymmetries

Natural occurrences or changes over time can lead to facial asymmetries. Dermal fillers provide a precise, non-surgical option for correcting these irregularities. By strategically placing fillers, we can create symmetry and balance, enhancing your natural features without permanent changes.

When You Want to Enhance Facial Contours

Defining facial contours such as the jawline and cheekbones can improve your facial structure. Facial fillers are used to sculpt these areas and provide definition where needed while enhancing overall facial harmony.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last? 

Treatments with dermal fillers last anywhere from six months to two years or more. No two treatments with dermal fillers are the same. Everyone’s body has a unique response to the filler and can experience shorter or longer effects. Some products, like lip fillers, may also last a shorter time because of the less robust formulation that allows for soft and natural-feeling results.

Longevity of Different Products


  • JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC are typically used for lip enhancement and can last up to one year.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, designed for deep injection in the cheek area, can last up to two years, making it one of the longer-lasting options in the JUVÉDERM family.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC, used for nasolabial folds, maintains its effect for about 18 months.


Radiesse stands out among dermal fillers for the benefits of immediate volumizing and stimulation of natural collagen production. The effects of Radiesse can last a year or more, depending on the treatment area and the individual’s response.


Restylane’s product line includes:

  • Restylane, which is commonly used for facial wrinkles and folds, has results that can last about 18 months.
  • Restylane Kysse is a product for lip augmentation that can last up to a year. Restylane Silk, also for lips, is a lighter treatment that lasts up to six months.
  • Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne, which can both be used for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles, last up to one year. 
  • Restylane Contour is a more robust injectable that can last up to 18 months in the cheeks.  


Sculptra is a unique biostimulator that gradually volumizes by stimulating the body’s own collagen production. It is not an immediate filler but rather a collagen stimulator. The results from Sculptra are more gradual and can last over two years, making it the longest-lasting option among these treatments.

How Can You Make Dermal Fillers Last Longer? 

  • Follow Post-Treatment Instructions: Adhering to the care plan your clinician provides after dermal filler treatments can affect the longevity. You may be asked to avoid strenuous exercise and makeup on the treated area for a short period.
  • Maintain a Stable Weight: Significant weight fluctuations can alter the contours of your face, impacting the appearance and durability of filler treatments.
  • Use Sun Protection: Ultraviolet rays can degrade the quality of cosmetic fillers. Regular application of a high SPF sunscreen, wearing hats, and limiting sun exposure helps maintain filler integrity.
  • Avoid Excessive Heat: High temperatures from saunas, steam rooms, and direct sunlight may decrease the lifespan of fillers. It is advisable to avoid intense heat sources soon after treatment.
  • Stay Hydrated: Maintaining hydration helps support skin elasticity and volume, benefiting the overall appearance and duration of filler results.
  • Minimize Stress: Chronic stress can lead to premature aging and degradation of skin quality, which might affect the longevity of facial fillers. Finding ways to reduce stress can indirectly prolong the effects.
  • Limit Smoking and Alcohol: Both smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can accelerate aging and undermine the effectiveness of dermal fillers.
  • Use Quality Skincare Products: Incorporating high-quality skincare products into your routine can complement the effects of facial fillers. Products that hydrate and rejuvenate the skin may also support the lasting impact of treatments.
  • Schedule Regular Touch-Ups: Attending scheduled follow-up sessions allows for adjustments and enhancements, maintaining the freshness of injectable fillers over time.
  • Eat a Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants supports skin health and can aid in prolonging the effects of cosmetic treatments.

Get Long-Lasting Results From Dermal Fillers in Las Vegas

At Advanced Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, we leverage over 40 years of combined expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery to deliver exceptional results with dermal fillers. Our patients benefit from the high level of care provided by our skilled medical staff and state-of-the-art skincare department. To explore how our treatments can enhance your appearance, please fill out our online form or contact us at (702) 838-4644 today.

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