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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?

Have you noticed new wrinkles forming along your nose and mouth? Are you seeing a noticeable reduction in cheek volume?

If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for dermal fillers. These anti-aging injectables use customized hyaluronic acid formulas to add volume to key areas where facial fat loss is most evident. 

By temporarily boosting volume, dermal fillers can help:

  • Minimize the appearance of facial folds
  • Increase the “apple-like” appearance of the cheeks
  • Fade away wrinkles and fine lines
  • And more

Some dermal fillers can even be used to add volume to thinning or aging lips, as well as improve the appearance of aging hands.

These results are fantastic – but how long can you expect your dermal fillers to last?


How Long Do Dermal Fillers Really Last?

The answer is that it depends.

Not all dermal fillers contain the same hyaluronic acid (HA) formula. Some contain thicker HA formulas, while others contain thinner, more viscous HA gels. These differences are done intentionally, as the dermal fillers aim to add volume without sacrificing natural facial movements.

That means dermal fillers meant to augment the lips will usually use a thinner HA formula, while fillers that add volume to the mid-facial region (think the cheeks) have a thicker HA gel.

This means you can expect lip fillers to last about six to nine months, while thicker-formula fillers can last anywhere from twelve to twenty-four months.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Yaletown Laser Centre for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

How Long Does It Take Dermal Fillers to Work?

While everyone is different, you can usually expect to see the final results of your dermal fillers in about four weeks. Results are noticeable about one to two weeks after injection, although you may also experience slight swelling and bruising at the injection site during that first week.

At What Age Should I Get Dermal Fillers?

You can legally get dermal fillers as young as 18, but age isn’t the best indicator of when you should seek out fillers. Instead, look for the following:

  • You’re unhappy with the size of your lips
  • You have noticeable volume loss in your cheeks
  • You’re starting to notice deeper wrinkles and lines around your nose and mouth
  • You have under-eye hollows that won’t go away.
*Individual results may vary.

Take The First Step - Request a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Yaletown Laser Centre will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Vancouver, BC office directly to schedule 604-332-3453. Yaletown Laser Centre serves the greater Vancouver, BC area.