Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years, as a non-invasive cosmetic treatment option that can rejuvenate the skin, add volume to facial features, and minimize the signs of aging.
However, with the growing popularity, there is still a lack of understanding regarding the longevity of dermal fillers. This paper aims to investigate and analvze the duration of dermal fillers, in order to provide an informed, evidence-based answer to the question, "How long do dermal fillers last?" Background: Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to fill in wrinkles, creases, and sagging areas, as well as to enhance the lips, cheeks, and jawline. The most common types of dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, which are made of a sugar naturally found in the skin, and collagen stimulators, which stimulate the body's own collagen production. The effects of dermal fillers are temporary, as they are gradually absorbed by the body over time.
In this study, we conducted a comprehensive literature review of studies that examined the duration of dermal fillers. We searched PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, using the kevwords "dermal fillers." "hvaluronic acid fillers", "collagen stimulators, "duration," and "longevity." We also reviewed relevant articles found through Gooale Scholar and other online publications.
The duration of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler, the treatment area, and the individual's metabolism. In general, HA fillers last between 9-12 months, while collagen stimulators can last up to 2 years or more. However, these are just rough estimates, and individual results may vary. A study conducted by Kerscher et al. (2012) found that the duration of HA fillers varied depending on the iniection site. with fillers iniected into the lips and nasolabial folds lasting the shortest time (8-9 months), while fillers injected into the cheeks and chin lasted the longest (12 months). The study also found that the longevitv of the filler was influenced by the amount of filler used, with larger volumes of filler lasting longer. Another study by Beer et al. (2017) investigated the longevity of collagen stimulators over 5 ears. The study found that the majority of patients experienced a sianificant improvement in volume and skin texture after the initial treatment, with results lasting up to 25 months on average. After multiple treatments, many patients reported that the results lasted even longer.
In summary, the duration of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler, the treatment area, and individual factors. In general, HA fillers last between 9-12 months, while collagen stimulators can last up to 2 years or more. However, these are just rough estimates, and individual results may vary. It is recommended that patients discuss their expectations and concerns with a aualified practitioner before undergoina an cosmetic treatment. Accuratelv documentina the duration and results of dermal fillers is important for maximizing patient satisfaction and ensuring the safetv and efficacv of this cosmetic procedure.