With such a wide array of different techniques and procedures at our disposal today, it can be tough to find the one that is perfect for you. After considering what effects you are hoping to achieve, and thinking carefully about your budget, it is a battle between the various pros and cons that come with each of the different options. However, maybe one of the most pressing questions for those considering cosmetic surgery is quality and longevity. It only makes sense: why go through all the time and effort of getting a cosmetic implant if it’s only going to show wear a month or two later?
Unfortunately, many still wonder if cosmetic surgery’s reputation for short-term results is well-earned, turning potential candidates off from solutions that could end up being ideal for them.
In reality, the various fillers can last anywhere between six months to a few years, depending on the specific material chosen, and your body’s natural reaction to the implant. Juvederm is one of the more popular choices when prioritizing longevity as its effects usually for a full year, and are ideal for treating acne scars, as well as filling out face wrinkles, lips, foreheads, and eyebrows.
While somewhat more temporary than Poly-L-lactic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite (sometimes known as Radiesse) also naturally stimulates collagen production and can promote results that last more than 12 months. This is significantly longer than many other treatments, and has the added benefit of providing a thicker and fuller consistency.
Finally, there are non-resorbable wrinkle-fillers like Bellafill, which are, for all intents and purposes, considered permanent. These fillers promise to save patients’ time and money in the long term by serving as a one-time answer to a fuller, healthier face. They also have the added benefit of having the potential to improve skin tone.
Considering all of these options, it’s easy to see why cosmetic surgery’s reputation for quick-fixes and temporary results is definitely unearned. While different treatments like Botox still command a large share of cosmetic surgeon’s business, the fact is that there are a wide variety of different options available for those in the market for a little long-term beautification. The best way to find out exactly which solution is ideal for you is to talk to an experienced cosmetic surgeon and develop a plan which can answer all of your needs.