Injectable fillers are a quick and easy way to add volume to a person’s lips or to even smooth out some fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a good option for turning back the clock a few years if you are not interested in something more invasive or you are looking for a less dramatic (but still noticeable) change.

The good news about modern fillers is that they are longer lasting than those in the past and that they no longer use animal products. This reduces the risk of reaction. So today, let’s discuss how long injectable fillers last and what you can expect from the procedure.

What You Will Discuss at Your Consultation

When you speak with Dr. Alex at NY Face Place, he will check your medical history and assess your skin type to ensure you are a good candidate for this particular treatment. Then you can discuss any questions that you have, and you will get to see some before and after photos so you can get an idea of the benefits to expect.

The primary areas that are benefited the most from this type of injection are:

  • Marionette lines – This is the region between the corners of your mouth and your chin.

  • Nasolabial folds – This is the area between the root of your nose and the corners of your mouth.

Of course, the goal is always to provide patients with optimal results, and that means they should also be long-lasting.

While there are some touch-up and follow-up treatments that can extend the life of the initial results, you should know that most people seek another treatment in 6-12 months. So while this is far less invasive and costly than surgical treatments, it also will need to be repeated more often.

The other thing people often ask about is the recovery time. The good news here is that any temporary discomfort felt in the region where the injection occurred (slight bruising, swelling, tenderness, or itching) should subside within just a few days. You will receive instructions on how to massage the area for the first 48 hours after your treatment and when you should use an ice pack.

Get Your Beauty Treatments on Long Island

NY Face Place in Mineola is where New Yorkers go for the best facial cosmetic treatments. Give us a call at 516.294.9454 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alex today!