The 411 on Fillers

If you’re considering dermal fillers or botulinum toxins to turn back time (or at least slow it down), you’re not alone. Cosmetic injectables were up over 8 percent in 2016 from the previous year, and there’s no sign of that demand decreasing at Dr. Peterson’s office. These procedures are popular because they’re a minimally invasive way to reduce or erase fine lines and wrinkles, can be used on many areas of the face, and can give patients the results they want pretty quickly. But exactly how fast do they work and how long do they last?

When Will I See Results of My Filler or Injectable? 

One thing to remember about dermal fillers or other types of injectables is that they are not magic wands that instantly erase aging. Although there are a few fillers that begin to transform your face in just a few days, the majority of products develop to their full benefit over a few weeks.

Botox produces results relatively quickly for some individuals, but it can take up to two weeks to see the full potential for most people.

How Long Should I Expect My Filler or Injectable to Last? 

How fast your filler or injectable works also depends on what product you get. Fillers like Restalyne or Restalyne Silk last on average between three and six months, while others like Radiesse or Juvederm Voluma can turn back the hands of time and prevent aging for anywhere from nine months to two years.

Botulinum toxin A formulas, like Botox or Dysport, typically last between four and six months.

How Can I Make My Dermal Fillers or Injectables Last Longer? 

Dermal fillers and botulinum toxin A injectables are biodegradable and are absorbed by your body over time. This gradual breakdown means that results fade slowly in most cases, but some individuals metabolize products much more quickly than others. In this situation, the best way to make your fillers or injectables last longer is to keep up with maintenance in order to keep more product in the treatment area.

Fillers also tend to last longer in areas that aren’t manipulated or moved frequently. This is why Botox and dermal fillers are often used in combination. The filler restores lost volume while the Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles to both prevent the area from moving to form wrinkles and creases and to reduce the breakdown of the filler.

Want to find out more about fillers and other injectables offered by Dr. Peterson? Call today for your consultation at 785-234-9000.