How Often Are Dermal Fillers Needed?

By: Elizebeth Harmon, M.D.


There is no denying the growing popularity of cosmetic dermal fillers each year — and for good reason. For clients who may not be ready for cosmetic surgery but still desire long-lasting enhancements to certain features, filler injections can be a fantastic solution. At Bella Rose Medispa in Salem, OR, physician and aesthetic provider Dr. Elizebeth Harmon and our experienced team are proud to help clients look and feel their best with long-lasting fillers. Find answers to common filler FAQs here — including how long your newly enhanced look may last and how often you can expect to go between filler injections.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a class of cosmetic injectables that are used to add volume to the face and other features to enhance their size, shape, and other characteristics. For many people, injectable dermal fillers offer the opportunity to reverse the unwanted aesthetic side effects of aging, while other patients turn to fillers to improve the appearance of naturally thin or asymmetric features. There are a variety of dermal fillers available today, with several different ingredients and formulations that are designed to help meet the diverse needs and goals of patients as individuals.

How can fillers improve my appearance?

Some of the primary concerns that can be improved or even reversed with cosmetic dermal fillers include:

  • Facial wrinkles
  • Facial lines and folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial lines
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Sunken circles under the eyes
  • Volume loss in the face
  • Thin lips
  • Asymmetric features (jawline, cheeks, etc.)

How long do filler injections last?

The amount of time your fillers will last will depend on several variables, including which type of filler was used, the amount of filler that was used, the extent of your initial concerns, your body’s natural rate of breaking down the filler, and many others. On average, fillers can last from a few months to several years — again, depending on the factors listed above. Following your initial consultation for facial fillers in Salem, OR, Dr. Harmon or one of our knowledgeable aesthetic team members will recommend a suitable course of treatment for you and help you better understand how long your particular combination of fillers may last. Should you notice your filler “wearing off” (or breaking down) earlier than you’d like, repeat injections can be performed at closer intervals to help you maintain your ideal look.

Can I get fillers and wrinkle relaxers at the same time?

Absolutely. Many clients choose to pair fillers with injectable wrinkle relaxers — like BOTOX® — to address a wider variety of concerns simultaneously. While dermal fillers aim to restore lost volume and smooth away static lines and wrinkles, wrinkle relaxers are designed to minimize the appearance of dynamic — meaning expressive — lines and wrinkles, like Crow’s feet and brow lines. It is important to keep in mind that wrinkle relaxers generally last for about 3 – 4 months, meaning they will likely need to be injected at more frequent intervals compared with your filler schedule.

Keep your face looking fresh for longer with injectable fillers in Salem, OR

If you’re ready to plump up your lips, fill in your lines, or simply help turn back the clock and forget about it for months or years at a time, consider dermal fillers. Discover the exciting results that may be possible for you with facial fillers by calling Bella Rose Medispa to schedule your Salem, OR, filler consultation with Dr. Elizebeth Harmon today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.