Have you ever wondered how long temporary facial fillers last? It’s an important question to ask before making the investment. For many men and women, the first signs of aging typically occur in the face. We all age differently and at different stages of life, but wrinkles and lines can form because of genetics, stress and gravity. “There are many options available to you if you’re beginning to see the signs of aging,” explains Dr. Ali Adibfar, one of Toronto’s best plastic surgeons specializing in fillers. “While surgical procedures such as a facelift, neck lift or eyelid surgery may be required, temporary fillers offer a very effective solution to some of today’s biggest aging effects.”


With more women and men selecting fillers as part of their anti-aging and beauty regime, we want to take a closer look at why this treatment is gaining such popularity.


What are Facial Fillers?

Before we get into how long they last, let’s discuss what exactly facial fillers are, their benefits and why they might be a great option for you as you look to address the telltale signs of aging.


“Temporary facial fillers are a non-invasive procedure that delivers short-term solutions to reduce the signs of aging like lines and wrinkles,” says Dr. Adibfar.


Our fillers are injected underneath the skin in a very targeted way to smooth out wrinkles and revitalize its appearance. “Our team will carefully inject fillers into areas where wrinkles and lines have formed,” explained Dr. Adibfar. “Depending on the individual patient’s needs, the fillers may be used around the face, nose, the sides of the mouth, lips and forehead.”


Our fillers are able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, add volume and enhance areas where elasticity has been lost, which typically causes shallower contours.


How Long Do Temporary Facial Fillers Last?

For those contemplating a procedure to address wrinkles, lines and volume loss without undergoing surgery should ask their medical spa team how long they will ask. “This is an important question because it will help you determine if the investment in temporary facial fillers is right for you,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “These are exactly what the name suggests: temporary. So it’s critical to understand the lifespan they have along with the benefits they provide.”


The facial fillers we use at Elements can last anywhere between 6 and 18 months. Their lifespan are determined by a variety of variables including how the person ages, their genetics and lifestyle as well as the location of the face that was treated ( lips may last 6-8 months whereas face 12-16 months , nose and under eyes up to 2 years). Remember, facial fillers are not meant to last a lifetime. “While they aren’t everlasting, you can receive multiple injections over the course of your life,” says Dr. Adibfar. “This means you can address wrinkles, lines and other signs of aging with facial fillers on an as-needed basis.”


The effectiveness of facial fillers is supported by how safe this treatment is. “There are very little health risks or concerns when it comes to facial fillers,” says Dr. Adibfar. “This is why they are a great choice for people who want big results without risk”.


More importantly, you’ll be able to realize the benefits to your appearance immediately. And unlike cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, there is no downtime or recovery needed. You’ll be able to enjoy your youthful, energized and wrinkle-free appearance as soon as the medical spa team is done injecting them. You might even stop by on your lunch break to address those pesky lines and wrinkles.


“Temporary facial fillers are a fantastic alternative to surgery,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “This safe, highly effective treatment delivers life changing results that can significantly improve a person’s appearance and confidence.”


Do you want to eliminate those wrinkles? Do you want to get rid of those lines that make you look old? Are you searching for a solution to volume loss? Do you want smooth skin that will make you look and feel young again? And do you not want to undergo surgery? If so, facial fillers might be the perfect solution for you.