Restylane and Juvederm are the most common types of temporary fillers, lasting between 6 and 12 months. Semi-permanent fillers, such as Radiesse and Sculptra, last for 1 to 2 years. Artifil and grease are the most common permanent fillers. When it comes to cosmetic injections, permanent facial fillers may seem attractive due to their supposed longevity.
However, substances that are permanent cannot be easily adjusted. Over time, facial bones will shrink and atrophy, which can make a person look “unusual” or unattractive if they have had permanent fillers injected. PMMA is often used as a more permanent solution for facial wrinkles instead of collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy. PMMA has been used for many years in permanent surgical implants, so the surgeon is likely to perform underfilling in the first treatment and add more later if necessary.
Dr. Gavin Chan explains that permanent fillers are appropriate for some patients. If a doctor has removed too much cartilage or bone from the nose, a permanent filler can be used to correct the sinking. Permanent fillers may also be appropriate for patients with atrophic scars on the face or small cracks in the skin.
Temporary dermal fillers or permanent dermal fillers are used to restore and rejuvenate facial skin without any invasive procedures. This is done by injecting hyaluronic fillers (HA) into the skin to restore structural support by imparting volume to the skin envelope. Permanent fillers leave no room for growth, adjustment, or manipulation as the individual changes or when other parts of the face and facial bones begin to atrophy. New wrinkles can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections, and volume loss can be replaced with high-quality dermal filler injections, without being restricted to a permanent filler that suddenly looks “bad” or “unbalanced”.
Gavin Chan points out that once you have undergone permanent filling treatment, you cannot mix it with temporary fillers because of the risk of developing an infection or complications, including sequelae. The use of permanent fillers can create unrealistic expectations on the part of people who see it as a panacea, as can temporary fillers. One of the disadvantages of permanent fillers is that there have been reports that a single injection of a permanent filler can develop foreign body-like cells, such as nodules. He notes: “It took me 12 years to make temporary fillers before I actually decided to make permanent fillers.
And those approved fillers based on temporary filling solutions are superior for numerous reasons compared to permanent filling options or even lip augmentation surgery. When you add a permanent filler to the dermal layers of the skin, a filler that, unlike an approved temporary filler solution (the good quality temporary marks), adds a substance that does NOT naturally exist in the body.”.