As the leading provider of non-surgical aesthetic services in Tampa Bay, Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center is proud to answer your skincare questions. One we often hear is, “How often do I need to get dermal filler?” With an extensive range of dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse, Sculptra, Renavesse, and RHA Collection, and differences with each one, we understand the uncertainty. So, let’s delve into this topic to give you a clearer picture.
What is a Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. They can plump thin lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles, enhance shallow contours, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and even decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids.
How Often Should You Get Dermal Filler?
The frequency of dermal filler treatments depends on several factors such as the type of filler used, the area treated, and individual factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, and age.
JUVEDERM is a collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers used to provide correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). Certain products in the JUVEDERM family are also used to augment the cheeks or lips. JUVEDERM works by adding volume to the facial tissue through its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body, and its role is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and act as a cushioning agent. When injected, it can add to the volume of the area being treated, thereby smoothing out wrinkles and folds or enhancing the lips. The specific longevity of the results can vary, but generally, they last between 6 months to 2 years, depending on the specific product used and the area treated. Here at Ultimate Image, we offer the following JUVEDERM products:
Restylane is a line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that help to restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles and folds in the skin. Here at Ultimate Image, we offer Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, and Restylane® Silk. Restylane works by mimicking the function of the body’s natural hyaluronic acid, providing volume and fullness to the skin, and smoothing out facial wrinkles and folds. It’s frequently used for lip augmentation and filling out hollow areas or wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, and mouth. Restylane fillers can also be used to add volume to the back of the hands, making them look more youthful. Depending on the specific product used and the area treated, the results of a Restylane treatment can last between 6 and 18 months.
Belotero is a line of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that integrate seamlessly into your skin. This filler works by gently filling in wrinkles and folds, effectively smoothing them out for a more youthful appearance. Its unique formulation allows it to blend into the natural structure of your skin, providing soft and even correction of lines and wrinkles. Belotero is versatile enough to handle moderate nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet gentle enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips). Depending on the specific product used, the area treated, and the individual’s skin type and lifestyle, the results from Belotero can generally last about 6 to 9 months.
Radiesse is a unique type of dermal filler that not only provides immediate volume and correction, but also continues to work overtime by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production. Made from Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier, Radiesse provides a scaffold under the skin, giving the skin a lift and smoothing out wrinkles and folds. As Radiesse is metabolized over time, your body leaves behind natural collagen for long-lasting results. Radiesse is typically used for deeper wrinkles and folds, enhancing cheekbones, and restoring volume in the back of the hands. Depending on individual factors such as age, skin type, lifestyle, and the area treated, the results of Radiesse can last a year or more, making it one of the longer-lasting dermal fillers available.
Sculptra is a unique type of dermal filler known as a collagen stimulator. Instead of merely filling in wrinkles, Sculptra works by stimulating your body’s own collagen production to replenish lost volume gradually. Made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra works deep within the dermis rather than topically, helping stimulate collagen production and gradually restore the skin’s inner structure and volume. This process helps to smooth out wrinkles and folds, restore facial contours, and improve overall skin quality. Typically, a series of Sculptra treatment sessions is performed over a few months. As for the longevity of results, they can last 2 years or more, making Sculptra an option with one of the longest-lasting results in the field of non-surgical aesthetic treatments.
Revanesse Versa is a high-quality, multipurpose dermal filler that utilizes hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, to rejuvenate your skin and restore lost volume. This meticulously engineered filler has uniquely spherical and uniform particles that provide optimal smoothness and volume. It is commonly used to smooth out lines around the nose and mouth, enhance lips, and restore facial volume. Notably, Revanesse Versa also tends to cause less post-injection swelling, leading to quicker recovery times. As for the longevity of the results, you can expect Revanesse Versa to last approximately 6 and 12 months.
The RHA® Collection is a series of advanced dermal fillers designed to adapt to the dynamic demands of the face. RHA fillers are made with a gentle manufacturing process to preserve the natural structure of the hyaluronic acid, allowing it to mimic the natural HA found in your skin. This enables the RHA collection to provide a more natural look while you’re at rest and in motion. These fillers work by not only adding volume to the skin, but also by integrating smoothly with your facial tissues to maintain your natural expressions. They are typically used for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. The longevity of RHA fillers is impressive, with results typically lasting between 12 and 15 months.
Results Will Vary
It’s crucial to remember that these are general guidelines. Individual experiences can vary based on metabolism, skin type, lifestyle habits such as smoking or sun exposure, and the specific area treated.
Ready to Take the Next Step Towards Radiant, Youthful Skin?
Dermal fillers are an excellent way to restore youthfulness and vitality to your skin, but it’s essential to have a professional consultation to determine the right treatment and frequency for you. At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, our expert team is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals, and we are just one call away! Contact our friendly team at (727) 799-7000 to schedule your dermal filler appointment. We’re delighted to offer our top-tier services at two convenient locations in Tampa and Clearwater. Let Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center be your partner in achieving the ultimate skincare results you desire and deserve.