How Long Can I Expect My New Fillers to Last?

Oct 01, 2022

How Long Can I Expect My New Fillers to Last?

Your friends have been raving about fillers, but you still wonder if they live up to the hype. Here, we show you just how much you can get out of this simple cosmetic treatment.

It’s no secret anymore: fillers are the gold standard in anti-aging treatments. Why else would three million people get them every year? 

But don’t just take it from your friends, family members, or even your favorite influencers on social media. Our experts at Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island in Roslyn Heights, New York want you to make informed decisions based on the best information. 

Here’s a straight-from-the-experts look into what you can expect from fillers

How fillers work

As their name suggests, fillers fill out the areas of your face that have lost volume. Why has your face lost its volume? Unfortunately, it’s a natural part of the aging process. Over time, your face loses its stores of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid — the natural proteins that give your skin structures and resilience. 

Without them, your lips lose their pout, your cheeks sink, and your skin becomes etched with fine lines and folds. With a simple injection, fillers turn back the hands of time, restore volume and plump out common signs of aging. 

We offer two different types of fillers: Juvéderm® and Sculptra®.


The Juvéderm suite of products contains some of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid available. Juvéderm offers five different types of fillers that address everything from nasolabial folds, midface (cheek) volume loss, and thinning lips. 


Sculptra fillers take the process a step further. They contain poly-L-lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid that encourages new collagen production over time. In a way, Sculptra is the gift that keeps on giving by helping your body make its own fillers. 

Not sure which filler is right for you? Don’t worry. We discuss your concerns and your treatment goals with you and help you choose the filler that works best for you. 

What you can expect from your results

We love fillers because they’re a safe, minimally invasive solution to your most frustrating facial flaws. They also boast some of the longest-lasting results among injectable cosmetic treatments. 

Depending on which type of filler you get and where you have them injected, you could enjoy upwards of two years of fuller contours. They tend to last the longest in your midface and the shortest in your lips because you use them so often.

Getting the most out of each injection

Fillers are a great investment if you’re looking for a long-term anti-aging solution. But they aren’t meant to last forever. If you want to get the most out of each injection and see your results last as long as possible, we recommend that you do the following:

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging your face after treatment
  • Avoid vigorous exercises for at least 48 hours
  • Try not to sleep on your side or stomach for the first day
  • Limit your exposure to the sun and heat
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption for a few days
  • Follow a basic skincare routine
  • Manage your stress
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco products

We also strongly encourage you to only have licensed professionals like our providers perform filler injections. The quality of your filler results relies heavily on your provider’s training, experience, and reputation as much as any after-care guidelines. You may also consider boosting your fillers by combining them with other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox®.

Ready to see if you’re a candidate for fillers? Call or click to schedule a consultation at our Roslyn Heights, New York office today. 

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