Midface dermal fillers are popular as a solution for people who desire to reverse the signs of aging in their midface area like the cheeks. Facial dermal fillers are safe and FDA-approved treatments that help restore a more youthful appearance, make up for facial volume loss, correct smile lines, and give you stunning results especially if you have your fillers done by an experienced dermatologist and if you follow the proper time intervals between sessions.
So how often should you get midface dermal fillers? It depends on the type of filler you have and the current condition of your skin. The longevity of your fillers will also depend on the area they’re injected on, the amount of filler in your filler shot, and how your body reacts to the filler shot. For best results, go to a trusted and reputable dermatology clinic.
How often you should get your midface dermal fillers depends on certain factors. Two of these factors are firstly, the type of fillers you’ll inject and then, secondly, the current condition of your skin.
The results of a dermal filler can vary and range from 6 months up to 2 years and depends on the type of dermal filler you obtain. All-natural fillers that are commonly hyaluronic acid have a longevity rate of 3 to 18 months and 2 years at most before it naturally gets removed by normal body processes.
Conversely, synthetic dermal fillers such as polylactic acid have higher longevity. They’re considered semi-permanent and permanent fillers and become less visible over time due to sun exposure and aging.
Some examples of popular fillers with their expected longevity are the following:
Juvederm Voluma is an injection for the deep cheek area and can help augment the chin region. This filler lasts up to 24 months and can be touched up at the 12th month. Juvederm Voluma is one of the prominent hyaluronic acid-based fillers on the market.
Restylane Lift has a longevity of about 24 months. The touch up for this filler can be done at any mark between the 6th to 9th month. Restylane is a FDA-approved dermal filler.
For Juvederm Vollure, the longevity lasts up to 12 to 18 months. This facial filler is injected in areas where facial wrinkles and folds occur; these include the parentheses lines located on the sides of the mouth and chin.
Juvederm Ultra targets the lips. It’s also used for lip augmentation. It’s also one of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers on the market.
Juvederm Voluma is an FDA-approved filler usually injected on the skin surface. The area it targets is the chin. It’s among the many temporary fillers.
Radiesse fillers can last at least for 12 months. You can opt to have a retouch treatment after the 12th month. Radiesse facial fillers help with skin necrosis.
Sculptra is a filler treatment that stimulates the natural collagen production of your skin, which results in a more youthful appearance. It lasts more than 24 months. The procedure also requires 1 to 3 treatment sessions to have optimal results. The intervals between the procedure treatment sessions have a minimum time of 3 weeks.
Bellafill is among the most long-lasting filler procedures with a longevity of 5 years. This procedure is FDA-approved for the long-term treatment of acne scars and correction of nasolabial folds. Poly-L-lactic acid is the material used for Bellafill.
If you have acquired a filler treatment that is long-lasting and you continue to take good care of your skin, then you won’t need to get dermal fillers as much and you’ll have fewer appointments. Good skincare practices include religiously applying your sunscreen especially if you’re in a sunny place and washing your face gently everyday.
Taking care of your skin can be quite simple, as long as you have a reliable sunscreen, gentle facial wash and moisturizer. These 3 skincare items can go a long way in protecting your skin and maintaining a youthful appearance.
Several factors aside from the dermal filler that you choose can also affect the longevity of your dermal filler and how frequently you should touch up on your filler injection. These factors include the following:
The longevity of midface dermal fillers also depends on the area where the dermal filler injection is placed. Filler that is injected on areas of the face that are more mobile (like the lips) tend to break down more easily compared to fillers on less mobile areas. In addition, the depth of the location of the fillers as well as their layers can affect the life cycle of a filler procedure.
The life cycle of your filler depends on the amount of filler that is injected. Most first-time filler injections tend to use more product than the next touch-up injection. A majority of filler syringes contain 1.0ml (milliliters) of product; these filler syringes include Restylane and Juvéderm.
The amount of filler that is injected also depends on your features. In addition, a crucial factor for the amount of injected filler you obtain is dependent on the kind of effect you want to achieve, if you want the results to be dramatic or natural.
How well and fast your body can process the material from fillers influences the longevity of fillers. In addition, the recovery time after a procedure depends on the patient. After an injection, some may experience side effects like bruising, swelling while others can experience discomfort.
Some reactions may need more aggressive treatments. If you experience pain or weakness, it is important that you contact your surgeon immediately.
Most patients who start getting fillers begin in their 30s to 50s. This age range is one where signs of aging become more conspicuous. Fillers are regarded as a good cosmetic solution for anyone who wants to correct the signs of aging manifesting on their skin.
If you do start getting fillers at a later time, then you may need to book more appointments. This principle also applies to those who suffer from sun damage.
The success and longevity of your midface derma fillers is also determined by your lifestyle, and this is mostly about how well you take care of your body. Patients who have experienced the best results generally practice a healthy lifestyle and protect their skin. They regularly eat a well-balanced and healthy diet that has plenty of vitamins and minerals. They also exercise on a regular basis and apply sunscreen religiously.
Smoking and drinking too much alcohol are external factors that age the skin faster; it’s best to refrain from engaging in smoking and drinking if you want to achieve the best results from your filler and for it to last longer.
Another benefit to avoiding smoking and drinking too much alcohol is that you can keep yourself healthy long-term. By avoiding these, you'll also lessen the possibilities of deep wrinkles, forehead lines and marionette lines appearing on your face.
For best results, your injector must be a qualified facial plastic surgeon or aesthetic plastic surgeon with years of expertise and experience.
We all begin to show different signs of aging on our skin as time goes by. These signs can range from fine lines, wrinkles to blotchiness and age spots. Factors like smoking, stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to the sun all contribute to skin aging. But thanks to science, age-related skin concerns can now be treated with different aesthetic procedures.
Here at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we’re committed to providing safe, effective, and technologically-advanced aesthetic services that can help you look more refreshed and youthful. We have performed over 10,000 aesthetic treatments and are renowned for our excellent aesthetic providers. To see which dermal filler treatments are the best for you, book a consultation with us today.