Several factors can affect how long your wrinkle treatment will last, including:
- The facial feature you are having treated.
- Your body’s rate of metabolism.
- Your budget for aesthetic care.
Pleasanton wrinkle treatment patients will have ample time with Dr. Manios to discuss each of these factors as part of their initial consultation. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview to help guide you.
The Right Wrinkle Treatment for Each Facial Feature
Common areas for treatment with dermal fillers include:
Vertical lines. If you smoke, drink hot beverages, or tend to purse your mouth, small vertical lines may develop above your lips. Wrinkle treatment can fill in these lines, rejuvenating your features in a natural-looking way. Typically, the fillers that Dr. Manios uses for this area have a duration of 6-12 months.
Smile lines (nasolabial folds). Lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth may deepen over time and add years to a person’s appearance. Dermal fillers can smooth away these signs of aging. The injectable products that Dr. Manios uses to treat smile lines typically last 1-2 years.
Marionette lines. These lines cause the corners of your mouth to appear downturned, which can make you look older, anxious, and less happy than you actually are. Dr. Manios can resolve each of these concerns with dermal fillers that last around 1-2 years.
Your Rate of Metabolism
Pleasanton patients who have the same wrinkle treatment with the same dermal filler and in the same area of their face can have results with very different durations. In part, this is because people often metabolize dermal filler products at different rates.
Your body will naturally respond to treatment by beginning to break down the injectable solution. Even products with long durations of up to two years will eventually work their way out of your system. For example, your body will dissolve the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® products over the months after your initial treatment. Dr. Manios can advise you about when to consider a follow-up visit with his practice.
Your Budget for Aesthetic Care
Dr. Manios has expertise in the full range of wrinkle treatment solutions. As a result, he can tailor the approach that he uses for Pleasanton patients to their needs, goals, and resources.
Certain treatments have a longer duration than others:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, and VOLBELLA® tend to offer improvement that lasts from six months to one year.
- VOLUMA® and VOLLURE™ have a longer duration of effectiveness: usually 18 months to two years.
There are advantages to choosing a longer-lasting product. Namely, you should have fewer wrinkle treatment appointments, get fewer injections and enjoy maximum improvement. Products with a longer duration do come at a premium price, however, so part of your initial consultation may include a discussion about how to balance expenses.
Dr. Manios offers Pleasanton patients long-lasting wrinkle treatment designed around their personal aesthetic goals. Learn more by scheduling an appointment online or by calling (925) 989-6560.