If your filler is looking a little less voluptuous, then it may be time to rebook! This is completely normal, as dermal filler is a temporary treatment, but in this blog we will discuss how long filler lasts for, and how to tell when it’s time to rebook.
How Long Does Filler Last?
Results from filler can appear almost immediately, but a common question we get is how long will these results last for. The answer to this is not so straightforward, as it is completely different for everyone.
There are also various factors that affect how long filler lasts for, these are:
- The type of dermal filler used
- The area that the filler has been administered
- Sun exposure and sun bed use
- The client’s age and metabolism
- The client’s skin type
Usually, lip filler lasts for around 6 to 12 months, and facial filler can last for around 12 to 18 months. Most clinics will advise you on when you can get top-ups, so that you can maintain the results for longer.
Signs that it is time to rebook for filler:
There are a variety of signs and things to watch how for, for example:
Your lines and wrinkles are starting to reappear.
This could be that lines are slightly more noticeable than they were after your treatment, so it may be good to look at photos of yourself to compare.
Areas where filler was injected are looking deflated or less plumped.
If your lips or face isn’t looking as plump or voluptuous, then it may be a sign that your filler has faded. Also, if your cheeks do not appear as lifted as before, then it may be a sign that a top-up is needed. You might want to look at photos to compare the results as well.
Your makeup is setting differently.
If you are having to use more blush, bronzer, highlighter or lipstick to accentuate and enhance your cheekbones and lips, then it may be a sign that you need a top-up.
If you are still feeling unsure about if it’s time for a top-up, a general rule of thumb is if your last appointment was over a year ago.
Let’s look at how long some of the most popular dermal filler brands last for! Our most popular filler brands include Juvéderm, Eloquence, Restylane and Stylage. Again, it’s important to remember that the longevity of results will vary person to person as a result of external factors, as listed above.
How long does Restylane filler last for?
Restylane fillers usually last for 6 to 12 months, but you may want to plan or schedule touch ups every 6 months for the best results. Lip fillers may need top-ups quicker than facial filler, so this is something to bear in mind.
How long does Juvéderm filler last for?
Juvéderm fillers can also last up to a year, but will require touch-ups anywhere from 3 to 12 months, depending on the placement and the severity of wrinkles. Similarly, lip fillers will require top-ups quicker than facial filler.
How long does Stylage filler last for?
Stylage fillers last for around 12 months, but you may want to book in touch ups every 6 to 12 months to get the best results.
How long does Eloquence filler last for?
Eloquence fillers last around 6 to 18 months, too. If you have used Eloquence Fine, you may need touch-ups more frequently than Eloquence Deep or Sub-Q, but again the longevity of results will vary person to person. The treatment area will also impact when you will need touch ups. Lip fillers may require touch-ups after 6 months for the best results, whereas facial filler may not require touch-ups until 12 to 18 months.
If your filler is looking less plump than it did when you first had the treatment, your lines and wrinkles are starting to reappear, or it’s been over a year since your last appointment, then it is likely time to rebook for a top-up!