JUVÉDERM® is a collection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that can add volume to various areas of the face, such as to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting. While hyaluronic acid filler treatments will help to improve your appearance temporarily, they are not a permanent solution and won’t stop the aging process. Therefore, many patients elect to have repeat treatments with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to maintain wrinkle correction. This leads to the question: does the duration of JUVÉDERM® extend with repeat treatments? Read on to find out!
Duration of JUVÉDERM®
Depending on the area being treated as well as the individual characteristics of your skin, the JUVÉDERM® fillers will last between 6 and 18 months. In some cases, duration of the effects can be shorter or longer. For instance, in the mouth area (lips, marionette lines) there is a lot of muscle movement which tends to break down the filler more quickly. In contrast, the area under the eyes can have results that last up to two years because there is little tissue movement. The duration also depends on which JUVÉDERM® product is used.
Duration of JUVÉDERM® after repeat injections
While the results seen with JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers are long-lasting, you may be wondering whether the duration of JUVÉDERM® extends with repeat treatments. According to Dr. Krant, you will notice that your results will last longer after repeat injections. Studies have shown that treatment with dermal fillers stimulates new collagen formation in the areas treated. Collagen is a structural protein that gives skin its strength and durability. As we age, collagen levels begin to decrease, giving rise to visible lines and wrinkles. Thus, repeat JUVÉDERM® injections can help the treatments last longer due to increased collagen production.
If you’ve experienced the life-changing results of a JUVÉDERM® dermal filler in the past and want to extend the duration of your results, schedule a consultation with Dr. Krant to discuss your best plan for repeat treatments.