I feel as if fillers would be beneficial and enhance the appearance of my face. How often would I need to get this procedure repeated?
The answer depends on what type of filler you choose and what area of the face to be injected. There are basically three different classes of filler available that are all temporary. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm will last about 6 months in the lips and over a year when used in the lower eyelid tear trough for example. The longevity of the area depends on how much that area moves. The mobile area of the mouth has less longevity than areas that are stable, such as the periorbital area. The second class of fillers is calcium hydroxyl appetite or Radiesse. Radiesse is not a good filler for lips, but can be used other places. Radiesse tends to last a little longer than HA fillers. The third major class of filler is poly-L lactic acid, Sculptra. Sculptra differs from the other types of fillers in that it does not cause filling of the tissue, but rather causes the body to deposit collagen over time leading to a filling result. Sculptra needs to be injected over several treatment sessions and allow the collagen to build up, but once the result is achieved it will last 2-5 years.
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