What happens when dermal fillers wear off? Annas Cosmetics

Dermal fillers are used to reverse common signs of aging, such as wrinkles and lines, as well as to add additional volumes in various parts of the face and body. This cosmetic procedure adds a youthful, dewy appearance and aims an improvement in self-confidence level. If you have never used dermal fillers before, you probably have many questions about this cosmetic procedure, one of the most frequently asked questions being: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DERMAL FILLERS WEAR OFF?

Let me be straight with you right away. Yes, they do, sooner or later, unless you choose a permanent filler. But this is a completely different story, and we will not discuss this type of fillers today.

Knowing what types of fillers exist out there is useful for every person who is willing to use them. It helps make an informed and conscious choice. So, you can be offered dermal fillers, which contain the following main ingredient:

  • Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane), which is a substance, naturally produced by our bodies.
  • Poly-l-lactic acid (Sculptra) refers to synthetic fillers, while still remaining biodegradable.
  • Polyalkylimide (Aquamid) – a semi-permanent formulation, though biocompatible.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) – another natural substance that our body produces, which is produced biosynthetically.
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (Bellafill) – a more permanent product, though being classified as semi-permanent.
  • Fat, namely your own fat injections, which is harvested from your body, purified and injected into the required areas.

All of the above options have their advantages and drawbacks, but since we decided to focus on natural products, let’s see what happens when dermal fillers wear off and why they wear off after all.


Injectable cosmetic fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid or Calcium hydroxylapatite, both of which come in the form of a gel-like substance, which is injected into places under the skin that have lost volume and smoothness. As already mentioned, both are produced inside our bodies, which means that they are not perceived as a foreign substance.

Therefore, soft-tissue fillers are metabolized by our bodies over time. And this means that the treatment results are reversible. Bottom line, while the relatively short life span of dermal fillers is their main drawback, the possibility of cancelling the changes without any serious interventions is one of their main advantages.

So now we know for sure that the fillers concerned will not stay in our system forever. And you need to keep in mind that the period of their “stay” differs from person to person. So what affects the longevity?


The duration of the fillers results is influenced by such aspects, as:

  • Dermal filler formulation
  • Injection site
  • Depth of wrinkles
  • Amount of gel injected
  • Metabolic features of the body

Results last on average 12 to 24 months, and the effect diminishes gradually, as time goes by. So, there is no need to worry that you keep enjoying the results for a year and then wake up one morning, and everything switched to the way it was before. No. If you don’t proceed with touch ups, your face slowly returns to the way it was prior to injections.

As you already guessed, to maintain the results, achieved during the initial treatment, you need to get touch up treatments after certain periods of time, which extend with every consequent treatment, while the required amount of filler decreases.


So, is there a life after your filler has degraded? And what happens when dermal fillers wears off? Will wrinkles get worse? The short answer is no, they shouldn’t get worse, if your doctor did everything correctly. Unfortunately, incompetent dermatologists (or even nurses) engage in fillers treatment and are simply incapable of ensuring a beneficial result.

Besides, many dishonest practitioners use cheaper products to earn more, thus causing unfortunate consequences for their patient’s appearance. If you, however, choose original, top-quality products, which you can also find here, on Anna’s Cosmetics, and a competent doctor, your face will either return to its initial state or even improve when the fillers wear off.

“How can it improve?” you may ask. It has to do with new collagen production, which is triggered by the fillers, as well as higher skin hydration levels, which also result from such treatments.


In my online store, I have gathered a very good range of best dermal fillers, designed to restore, improve and renew your skin. You will see the largest variety of leading brands of anti-aging products, including Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal, Radiesse and Surgiderm.

If you want to buy dermal fillers online for the first time, and you have any questions about the ordering process or the fillers themselves, feel free to contact me, Anna, to get your answers. I am available by phone or e-mail 24/7, and always happy to help you.

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