As we age, our faces start to lose their fullness and volume. The skin sinks into the hollows created, giving an aged appearance. Dermal fillers are an excellent option for smoother skin and more volume. Keep in mind, however, is that it’s not a permanent option. You’re going to need a touch-up from time to time.
In this post, we’ll run through some of the popularly used fillers and what parts of the face you can use them. We’ll also give you an idea of how often touch-ups are needed.
Restylane is one of the most popular fillers. Many aesthetic medical providers will have this formula on their books, ready to go. It’s great to effectively help fill out the cheeks and temples. It also helps to smooth out folds and deep wrinkles. It creates a natural look of boosted volume. In fact, the versatility of Restylane is one reason for its growing popularity.
How often you’ll need a touch-up is going to depend on:
- How much of the product you use
- Where you inject it
If it’s in the area around your lips, you’re looking at touch-ups roughly every three to six months. And if it’s in the crevices of the nose, you’re looking at six to twelve months. You might consider budgeting for a treatment every three months to be on the safe side.
Juvederm is ideal if you have deep lines that you are looking to address. Again, the target area and how much product you use is a significant factor. That’s because of the wide range of products in the Juvederm family – there’s a formulation for virtually every aesthetic goal you may have. In general, Juvederm touch-up times range from three to twelve months. But of course, the more severe the aesthetic correction, the more often you’ll need treatments.
Juvederm Voluma is one of the more unique products in the Juvederm family. It’s designed to be injected into the deepest layers of the skin, unlike the other Juvederm formulations. This makes it ideal for patients with more ingrained lines. In general, you’ll need to retouch it about every eighteen to twenty-four months.
Why Do I Need Touch-Ups?
We can’t stop the clock, and your body’s cells are constantly being renewed and refreshed. And with our skin, the oldest cells on the skin’s surface are constantly being sloughed away, on a daily basis. As one layer is removed, the fresh layer underneath takes its place. This process of constant refresh/renewal of our skin is one major factor. The other contributing reason is, the fact that your body will slowly breakdown and absorb the injected hyaluronic acid. This is a natural (and unavoidable) process – and slowly the volumizing effects of your treatment will fade.
Speak to Your Aesthetic Medical Provider
We’d advise speaking to your aesthetic medical provider to see how long your treatment might last. There is a range of different factors at play here – over and above the individual filler formulations. For example, someone who is very athletic, may need touch-ups more often.
While we’ve provided basic guidelines here, be sure to check with your medical professional as well. They’ll be better able to assess your specific, personal circumstances. With the wide variety of dermal fillers available, your medical professional can help you select a filler that addresses both your aesthetic needs, and your desired touch-up scheduling.