The Truth About How Long Dermal Fillers Last (And How to Make Them Last Longer)

how long do dermal fillers last

Let’s face it: when you’re over 30 and not a Kardashian, your skin isn’t what it used to be. While most of us use concealer and foundation to cover up our wrinkles and sunspots, there comes a time when we want to do more than just cover—we want to treat the problem!

Dermal fillers are a great way to do just that. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin in order to plump up wrinkles, define cheekbones, and smooth out lips. They’re also an excellent way to give your face a boost before a big event or photoshoot because they last for months at a time (depending on the type of filler).

But how long do dermal fillers last? How long do they last before you have to go back for touch-ups? And how long will your results last after that?

We’ll answer these questions for you below.

Understanding Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic procedure that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as softening the skin. Unlike other procedures like Botox, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing, which alter the skin’s structure and texture, dermal fillers are injected into the skin in order to plump it up and give it volume. In this way, they can help to restore youthfulness or balance out facial features by filling in unevenness or wrinkles.

The best part about dermal fillers is that they are made from natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and collagen and are completely safe for all skin types. They can also be used on all areas of the face including lips, cheeks, chin, and forehead – just to name a few!

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers work by providing structural support for your face by filling in deep creases with a soft gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is made up of amino acids that form a long chain resembling a string of beads – hence its name! HA acts like glue holding together water molecules in tissue cells which helps to maintain moisture in your skin. As we age, our skin loses this ability to retain moisture and therefore becomes more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers work by providing a soft cushion between your facial bones and the skin’s surface which helps to reduce the appearance of deep creases and laugh lines while also plumping up thin lips and cheeks.

The result is a more youthful, well-hydrated, and smooth appearance— and it lasts for up to 2 years! Dermal fillers can also be used to correct uneven or sunken facial features by adding volume and contour back into the face. If you suffer from a lack of fullness in your cheeks or lips, this treatment is perfect for you.

How Long Dermal Fillers Last?

Given that you now know how much dermal fillers cost, you would want to know how long dermal fillers last.

Dermal fillers are designed to last from 12 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and how long the treatment lasts. Some products have a longer shelf life than others. If you’re concerned about longevity, ask your dermatologist about their filler options, or look for products that have been tested as lasting longer than 12 months.

There are some dermal fillers that can be used in conjunction with each other to help them last longer. For example, if you’re getting lip injections, you can also get an injection into the nasolabial folds (the creases between your nose and upper lip) at the same time. This will help prevent sagging and give your lips a fuller appearance over time.

In essence, it all boils down to your specific needs, your goals for treatment, and the type of filler that you’re using. If you have any questions about dermal fillers, speak to a board-certified dermatologist in your area today!

Nuvo Cosmedispa drawing off decades of experience assisting individuals like you to achieve the most beautiful, natural-looking results possible can help you realize your cosmetic goals. If you’re interested in learning more about dermal fillers or any of the other services we offer, please contact us today!

How to Make Dermal Fillers Last Longer?

1) Work With a Reputable Provider

Nuvo Cosmedispa based in Houston, TX, has been providing the best dermal filler treatments for years. Our trained professionals will always be able to help you understand what’s going on with your body and how we can improve your appearance.

2) Follow After-Care Guidelines

After your dermal filler treatment, you’ll receive a detailed set of instructions to follow. These include how long to wait before resuming normal activities and what steps you should take to promote proper healing. While it may be tempting to ignore these instructions, doing so could lead to complications with the procedure or adverse side effects down the road.

3) Apply Sunscreen

Dermal fillers can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. It’s important to wear sunscreen and avoid spending too much time outdoors on days when you have a filler treatment. If possible, schedule your procedure before summer so that you have plenty of time to recover before hitting the beach.

4) Practice Healthy Lifestyle Habits

While you can’t control what your injector does during your procedure, you can take steps to promote proper healing and prevent complications. For example, avoid smoking or drinking alcohol before your appointment. Smoking makes it harder for blood vessels to dilate and increases the risk of developing an infection while consuming alcohol can interfere with anesthesia.

5) Ask for A Personalized Maintenance Plan from Your Dermatologist

After your procedure, ask your injector to develop a personalized maintenance plan for you. This will ensure that you get the best results possible and minimize the risk of complications in the future. If you’re looking for a place to start, consider visiting our dermal fillers in Houston service page by clicking here!

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Eva Nicole Bustos "Nikki"

Office Manager

Eva Nicole Bustos “Nikki” has been working as the Office Manager at NUVO Cosmedispa since August of 2019. She’s worked as an administrator in the esthetic and cosmetic field since 2008. Her experience and professionalism in executing her administrative duties in the office to ensure that the office is operating smoothly, and that patients are treated with courtesy and kindness and that appointments are well organized. Call today to schedule your next visit at NUVO, where we make you feel new again!

Theresa Renee

Theresa Renee Arriaga, DNP, FNP, APRN-BC


Theresa Renee Arriaga, DNP, FNP, APRN-BC, is a registered nurse with 16 years of experience in the ER, ICU, Recovery Room, Agency, Travel, Flight nursing, and as a Nursing Instructor. Renee graduated with honors from Houston Baptist University in 2004, as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and has been loved by her Plastic Surgery/Aesthetics patients for the last 15 years. In October of 2019, she graduated with honors from the Doctor of Nursing program at Chamberlain University. Dr. Renee uses her professional knowledge, as well as her extensive hospital nursing experience, excellent aesthetics skills, and, above all, honesty, to benefit her patients when creating their individual aesthetic treatment plans. Her personal philosophy is to “treat others with love and respect while encouraging them to reach their highest potential.” She carries out this worldview, not only everyday with her patients, but also for those she encounters on her various missions trips across the world. Whether it’s when she hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, ministered to Cambodians on the shores of Vietnam, or helped to fix water wells in Malawi, it is her heart to share Jesus’ love with everyone she meets. Overall, she is an aesthetic artist who demonstrates proficient understanding regarding how to teach and administer Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, Hyaluronic Acid gel fillers, Radiesse, Sculptra, and has a special love for teaching and administering PDO threads.

Bianca Ruiz

Bianca Ruiz, RN, BSN

Nurse Injector Specialist

Bianca Ruiz, RN, BSN is our Nurse Injector Specialist. She’s passionate about providing excellent service in the area of aesthetic injectables. She has over fourteen (14) years experience in the aesthetic field, and has spent the last five (5) years enhancing her skills by working as a nurse injector for some of Houston’s most distinguished plastic surgeons. 

Since the beginning of her undergraduate studies, Bianca knew that her calling was to enrich the lives of others by helping them tap into their most beautiful self. One of the things that sets Bianca apart from other nurse injectors, is her unique attention to detail and her focus on each patients’ particular aesthetic desire.

As a very young girl, Bianca was always attentive to her own look and style. Her colleagues are astounded at how gracefully she moves in her high heels from patient to patient without missing a beat. She maintains an impeccable appearance, the combination of her poise and compassion leaves a lasting impression on those around her.

Grace Barrientez

Grace Barrientez

Licensed Aesthetician

Worked for corporate America for 10yrs+ before deciding to change careers to pursue her passion in skincare. Graduated from The Aveda Institute in 2018, Laser Hair Removal Certified, certified in multiple advanced treatments, and customer service driven. Educating clients on a daily skin care regimen and their skin is her favorite part of her time with clients.

Dr. Gregg M. Reger, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Gregg Reger, M.D., is the Medical Director of NUVO Cosmedispa. He currently runs The Vein and Skin Specialists, which he founded in 2005. His primary practice is located in The Woodlands, Texas. With over 20 years of experience, his practice includes the evaluation and treatment of veins and skin disorders.

He graduated from the University of Texas, Medical Branch  (UTMB) in Galveston, and he is a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and the Texas Medical Society. Also a member of the American Medical Association, and Diplomat of the American College of Phlebology.

Dr. Reger’s background includes 3 years of medical research at M.D. Anderson Center in Houston, genetic studies at the Mayo College of Medicine, in  Rochester MN, an internship in Pathology at UTMB and development of rapid hemoglobin analysis by capillary electrophoresis for Hellana Labs in Beaumont Texas.