Ideal Uses for Long Lasting and Temporary Fillers

March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health Asia Staff

Long lasting and temporary fillers both have a role in rejuvenating and contouring the face. To achieve the look you desire, you might end up using both types of fillers for different indications. A temporary filler might last from six months to one year, Aquamid is a long lasting filler, lasting for up to five years.

Generally temporary dermal fillers are ideal for dynamic wrinkles- those wrinkles that are visible when smiling or frowning or contracting facial muscles. A temporary filler, like Hyaluronic Acid, is ideal for use on moderate wrinkles and lines in the face and dynamic wrinkles. Temporary fillers can also be injected to evaluation the result, if the patient is pleased with the result, a long lasting filler could possibly (if it is the correct indication for a long lasting filler) but used once the temporary filler is gone.

A long lasting filler is used where lasting volume is needed to correct a deep line or fold, to restore lost volume or to augment the nose or chin. Long lasting fillers are used on deeper lines in the face, to add volume to the face or lips and assist with facial contouring, they can also be used on certain lines where the patient has tired of having multiple injections of a dermal filler.

Long lasting fillers are now commonly used for non-surgical nose augmentation as they can provide the long lasting solution many patients desire for increasing the profile and shape of their nose. The chin is another area ideal for long lasting fillers as many patients want to add long lasting shape and definition to the chin by using a filler.

An example of where a long lasting and short term filler are used together: a short term filler, likeHyaluronic Acid fill is used for the dynamic wrinkles around the corners of the mouth while a long lasting filler is used to correct the deep folds in the naso-labial area (smile lines).

There are ideal treatment indications for both long lasting fillers and temporary fillers, you should always consult with a trained medical professional to determine the solution that best meets your needs and only use fillers for their recommended indications.


About the Author