Juvederm and Restylane fillers are currently the most durable and long-lasting dermal fillers on the market. Juvederm and Restylane are families of hyaluronic acid fillers with numerous possible formulations, some of which have been studied to last close to two years. The three fillers that tend to last the longest are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse and Sculptra. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biodegradable substance that is commonly known as a collagen stimulator.
It's also one of the most popular types of synthetic fillers and can last up to two years in most patients. This filler is typically used to smooth fine lines and increase the body's natural collagen production. Sculptra is an FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid filler. The most popular dermal fillers available are Restylane and Juvederm.
Both are formulated from a substance found naturally in the body called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA works by binding to water molecules and helping to restore moisture and volume to the skin. Over time, the body breaks down this HA, making retouching necessary to maintain results. However, the amount of time it takes to break down HA varies depending on the dermal filler formula.
Because Juvederm is made from a higher concentration of HA than Restylane, it tends to last longer. While the strongest Restylane filler, Restylane Lyft, lasts up to a year, Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years, making it the most durable temporary dermal filler available. Restylane-L, Juvederm and Belotero are dermal fillers that are commonly used for facial wrinkles, asymmetry and volume loss. Facial fillers have an expected period when their results will be the most effective, but dermatologists need to quickly consider their patient's personal lifestyle to get an approximate number.
These three facial fillers can last from one year to two years, depending on the patient's lifestyle and the area being filled. In addition to the type of filler used, there are other factors that can influence the longevity of the dermal filler. Sculptra's longevity is because it stimulates skin cell growth. As the first calcium hydroxyapatite gel is implanted below the fill regions, the physical shape of the fill locations provides the volume required to fill them.
One of the only disadvantages patients face from dermal filler treatment is that the results of many of the most popular dermal fillers are not permanent. During your consultation, you'll receive the knowledge and professional guidance you need to determine what type of fillers will best complement your facial features.