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Uncovering the Long-Lasting Benefits of Dermal Fillers: What to Know Before Treatment and How Results Can Last for Months

Retaining natural beauty while staying more youthful is an aesthetic goal that resonates with many. With the advancements in cosmetic medicine, we can address aging concerns while honoring the authenticity of your appearance.

At Bayside Medspa, located in Norfolk, VA, we prioritize patient-centric care, emphasizing treatments like dermal fillers that harmonize with your intrinsic beauty. We can explore all of the ways that these fillers can provide lasting results and what to consider before treatment.

What Are Dermal Fillers? 

Dermal fillers are injectable solutions used to rejuvenate the face by reducing wrinkles, adding volume, and reshaping contours. Administered with small needles, they offer a non-invasive alternative to surgery. Their main ingredients, which can range from hyaluronic acid to calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), are biocompatible and help retain moisture or promote healing and regeneration for a youthful look. They can be ideal for addressing concerns like nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and thinning lips.

What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers?

The versatility of injectable fillers can be attributed to the diverse materials they’re derived from, with each designed for specific treatments and results. Two primary categories of fillers are those made with hyaluronic acid and those made with other materials that act as biostimulators like CaHA. We offer both types of dermal fillers.

Revanesse® Versa™

Revanesse® Versa™ is a hyaluronic acid filler especially designed for those looking to achieve a refined look. This lower face and cheek filler can help address facial wrinkles and volume loss, and it can also help with refining facial contours. 


Radiesse®(+) is both a filler and a “biostimulator”. Its unique blend allows it to not only fill areas that have lost volume but also stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Because of this approach, it can last longer and treat different areas. It can be used as a chin filler and can treat pre-jowl folds, the corners of the mouth, smile lines, and marionette lines.

Belotero Balance®

Belotero Balance® has carved its niche among facial fillers due to its ability to integrate seamlessly with facial skin. Known for its adaptability, it can be used for a variety of treatments, from smoothing out fine lines to enhancing lips. As a lip filler, it can reduce lip lines for a more youthful appearance. It has also recently gained approval as a tear trough filler. 

Key Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Immediate Improvement in Facial Volume

The aging process often results in the reduction of facial volume, leading to a sunken or older appearance. Cheek filler can effectively counteract this, replenishing lost volume and enhancing the prominence of cheekbones, delivering a fresher, more youthful look.

Reduction of Wrinkles

Wrinkles manifest in various areas of the face, and can include lip lines or the mental crease near the chin. Through specialized chin filler and lip filler applications, these wrinkles can be softened, resulting in smoother skin and a revitalized appearance.

Minimal Downtime

Choosing dermal fillers offers the advantage of a swift recovery. Following treatment, patients typically find they can resume daily activities immediately, facing only minor, if any, disruptions.

Improvement in Under-Eye Hollows

Under-eye hollows can cast shadows, making individuals appear more fatigued than they feel. Under-eye filler treatments are specifically designed to address this concern, filling the hollows and brightening the overall appearance.

Long-Term Improvements With Certain Fillers

Beyond the immediate enhancements, fillers like Radiesse work at a deeper level by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. This means that while patients notice an instant boost, they also benefit from sustained improvements over time due to increased collagen.

Biocompatible Materials

Biocompatibility and effectiveness go hand in hand with dermal fillers. Given that many are derived from substances naturally occurring in the body, they integrate seamlessly post-injection, minimizing potential complications.

Non-Invasive Jawline Contouring

A sharp and defined jawline can redefine one’s facial structure and profile. Cosmetic fillers provide an opportunity to achieve this refined look, contouring the jawline without invasive surgical interventions.

Treatment for Deep Nasolabial Folds

Over time, nasolabial folds, or the lines running from the nose to the mouth, can deepen. Facial fillers offer a targeted solution, softening these lines for a smoother and more harmonious facial appearance.

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last? 

Longevity depends on the type of dermal filler you and your provider choose. Some fillers can last for several months while others can last for a year or more. 

  • Revanesse Versa: The effects of this dermal filler can last anywhere from six to 12 months, though individual outcomes might differ based on factors such as metabolism, skin type, and lifestyle.
  • Radiesse(+): This filler can last for a year or even longer in many patients, with its unique collagen-stimulating properties adding to its duration.
  • Belotero Balance: As an under-eye filler or lower face filler, this product can last anywhere from six to 12 months depending on the area treated and the amount used. 

Post-Treatment Care for Maximizing Your Benefits

After receiving dermal fillers, you can take a few specific measures to optimize and prolong the treatment’s effects. For a few days after the treatment, you can plan on avoiding direct sunlight, refraining from strenuous activities, and keeping the treated area clean to help the fillers settle properly. You may want to minimize alcohol consumption and avoid blood-thinning medications for a short period post-treatment, according to your doctor’s recommendations. Long-term care will include taking care of your skin to keep it hydrated and protected from the sun.

Revitalize Your Face With Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are one way to get the rejuvenation that you are looking for. With different options to choose from and many benefits that can last for months, this solution may be right for you. At Bayside Medspa in Norfolk, VA, we look forward to helping you find the right treatments. If you’re ready to take the next step, please call us directly at (757) 330-5681 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.


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