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How Long Do BOTOX® & Dermal Fillers Last? 6 Top Treatment Areas

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Injectable treatments have long enjoyed popularity for their wrinkle-smoothing and facial contouring prowess. While these transformations can be impressive, they are temporary solutions. So, just how long does BOTOX last? How long can you enjoy your dermal filler results? Learn more about what you can expect from your injectable results in 6 of the most popular treatment areas.

#1. Cheeks

Dermal fillers are commonly used to plump the cheeks and create an uplifted, youthful contour. We use JUVEDERM® Voluma® to treat this area. This hyaluronic acid-based treatment lifts sagging skin for a firmer and more revitalized appearance.

How long do dermal fillers last in the cheeks?

JUVEDERM Voluma is a relatively long-lasting treatment. Most patients enjoy the enhancements to their cheeks for 12 to 18 months, with some able to go 24 months before requiring a touch-up treatment. Other fillers, such as those from the Restylane® family, will have similar longevity.

#2. Lips

If luscious lips are what you’re after, we offer multiple options from the JUVEDERM and Restylane lines, including JUVEDERM Volbella® and Ultra, Restylane Silk, and Restylane-L®. These products come in a thin, flexible formula that is perfect for the mobile mouth area.

How long do dermal fillers last in the lips?

Lip fillers typically last around 6 to 12 months, offering a plump, sensuous pout with only 1 or 2 touch-ups needed a year.

Dermal Fillers Case 18 Before & After View #1 | Richmond, Charlottesville & Roanoke, VA | University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
Before & After Lip Fillers

#3. Under the Eyes

Banish dark circles and under-eye hollows with the help of JUVEDERM Volbella. This filler raises sunken, depressed skin beneath the eyes for a smooth surface that evenly catches the light. The result is a brighter, refreshed appearance.

How long do dermal fillers last under the eyes?

JUVEDERM Volbella lasts up to a year when applied under the eyes. Other fillers and formulations will last between 6 to 12 months based on the product and individual factors, such as your body’s natural metabolism for fillers.

#4. Forehead

BOTOX is often the go-to option for smoothing out forehead lines and wrinkles. However, if you are seeking an option that fills in lines and creases rather than relaxing the muscles, then JUVEDERM Vollure may be a good alternative.

How long does BOTOX last in the forehead?

On average, BOTOX lasts 3 to 4 months before the muscle-relaxing effects start to wear off. JUVEDERM Vollure, meanwhile, may last up to 18 months, though with the caveat that its efficacy will depend on the type of wrinkle being treated. BOTOX is ideal for dynamic, expression-based wrinkles, while dermal fillers are better for smoothing static wrinkles.

#5. Masseter Muscles

Slim your jawline, alleviate symptoms of teeth grinding, and soften a square face shape with a BOTOX masseter reduction. This quick procedure offers relief from overdeveloped chewing muscles and enhances your overall facial contours.

How long does masseter BOTOX last?

Most patients can enjoy the benefits of a BOTOX masseter reduction for around 4 to 6 months before requiring additional treatments.

#6. Crow’s Feet

Bid farewell to crow’s feet and fine lines around the eyes with the help of BOTOX. Because squinting and other repetitive muscle movements cause these lines, BOTOX is the best primary treatment for this delicate area. Once the muscles are relaxed, a dermal filler, such as JUVEDERM Voluma, can offer additional cosmetic benefits.

How long does BOTOX last around the eyes?

BOTOX can typically keep crow’s feet away for 3 to 4 months. Patients can enjoy their refreshed, youthful look with quarterly maintenance treatments. Dermal fillers may last longer in this area, but they should again be considered as a complement to rather than a substitute for BOTOX.

Get Started With Injectables

If you are ready to revitalize your appearance with BOTOX, dermal fillers, or a combination of both (called a ‘liquid facelift’), please request a consultation or call us at (434) 924-1234 to start your aesthetic journey today.

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