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Are Dermal Fillers Permanent?

As people age, they naturally begin to develop lines and lose fullness and shape to their face. Over the years, many options have developed to help slow the aging process and restore a person’s youth for a more defined, smoother, and youthful appearance. If you have been considering your options and wish to feel young again, you might have read a bit about fillers, or have heard of them. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Belotero Balance® can provide incredible benefits for anyone who might want to turn back time on signs of aging, but are they or other dermal fillers permanent?

Temporary and Permanent Fillers

Most fillers in the cosmetic industry are actually biodegradable and temporary, ultimately breaking down within the body through natural processing. For patients who are concerned about safety or having to undergo further surgeries to maintain permanent fillers, temporary fillers are an attractive option and easy to use. Additionally, if you no longer like the effects of your temporary fillers, it is always comforting to know that it will eventually fade. Permanent fillers, however, can be complicated and, occasionally, near impossible to remove. You might decide that you no longer want them, but removing them is not an easy feat. Before deciding on permanent dermal filters, always make certain this decision will best address your needs. Your plastic surgeon will be able to offer advice to help you make the right choice.

Temporary fillers often last up to a year, so you will need to continue treatments if you would like to maintain the effects of your dermal fillers. Remember, your body is always changing as it ages, altering its structure, elongating the muscles, shifting fat, and more. Choosing a temporary filler will allow the placement of it to be addressed every time you go to your plastic surgeon for maintenance, providing a custom fit that works with the naturally-occurring changes of your face.

Dermal Fillers in Westfield

If you would like to restore your youthful glow and reduce the appearance of lines and other signs of the aging process, consider dermal fillers as an effective option. At Burnett Plastic Surgery, we provide options such as Juvéderm® and Belotero Balance® to address various signs of aging, providing patients with a smoother, younger, and more vibrant appearance.

Learn more about what our board-certified plastic surgeon can do for you and call our Westfield office at (908) 524-0063 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burnett!

Carlos Burnett