Fortunately, dermal fillers work very quickly, and you won't have to wait twelve months to see the full benefits of your injections. That said, these injectable treatments take some time to integrate into the tissues, and it's normal for the dermal filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle on the face. Dermal fillers are instant, so you can see a visible result immediately after the injection. It takes up to 4 weeks for the filling to fully integrate into the fabric and some fillers are more cohesive than others.
It may take several weeks for the filler to soften and settle on the skin. This means that patients will not see the final results of their treatment right away. Although individual results vary, many people achieve the full effect within two weeks of receiving the injections. Another common cause of overfilling is multiple injections over time.
Most fillers last between 12 and 24 months, which means that during this period you can expect to lose around 50% of the filler that has been placed. As you lose fill, treated areas will appear less filled. However, there is likely to be some padding left, so if the same amount of padding is placed, the area will be fuller or thicker. If this is repeated over time, the treated areas may fill up too easily.
Importantly, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, which is an enzyme that will dissolve the filler. You will see an immediate improvement in your appearance after treatment with dermal filler. However, it may take a few days or weeks before the final results materialize as the swelling subsides. This will depend on the specific product used.
The duration of the results will also depend on the product used, the amount injected and the facial areas treated.