Over the years, dermal fillers have taken the world by storm. They’re a popular procedure across the world in restoring lost volume to the face and helping to achieve a youthful, rejuvenated look. There’s a lot to dermal fillers, so it’s important to fully be in the know about the procedure and what it entails before you get it done. To help you out, we at REVOLAX have put together this handy guide to help answer key questions for those wondering ‘do you need less filler over time’, ‘does filler dissolve over time’, ‘does filler migrate over time’, and a heap load more questions too! 

Does filler dissolve over time?

Before we get started, it’s important to be realistic about how long dermal fillers last. So, does filler dissolve over time? Sadly, yes. The Nation’s Favourite Dermal FIller, REVOLAX, and many other top filler products may provide long-lasting results, but no dermal filler lasts forever. It’s a common misconception that we wish we could dispel, but for now, you’ll just have to get your trustworthy info from us!

Dermal fillers aren’t a permanent procedure and are often made with hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a natural substance found within the body which provides hydration and moisture beneath the skin. After dermal filler treatment, the body metabolises the HA over time which means that your fillers will one day disappear. Sad, we know! However, you can ensure further longevity from your fillers by considering several lifestyle factors and additional treatments which we detail below.

What affects dermal filler breakdown?

You can usually expect high-quality dermal fillers, such as REVOLAX, to last between 9 to 18 months. This changes however from person to person as particular lifestyle choices, metabolism and genetics can all affect how quickly the body breaks down the HA in the dermal filler. These factors include:

  • Natural factors – Age, genetics, general health and several other natural factors can affect fillers’ longevity
  • Environment – Some environmental factors, such as significant sun exposure and polluted air, can lead to shortened results
  • Lifestyle – Excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and poor diets can lead to dermal fillers lasting for a shorter time
  • Metabolism – Those with faster metabolisms may see dermal fillers broken down by the body faster than those with slower metabolisms
  • Treated area – Due to frequent movement, some dermal filler treatment areas naturally lead to fillers breaking down sooner in comparison to areas that don’t move. For example, fillers in the lips will break down quicker than those beneath the eyes
  • Type of dermal filler used – The amount of dermal filler injected, the thickness and ingredients used in the filler can all affect the duration of effects

Additionally, it is essential that you have the procedure carried out by an experienced aesthetician with trustworthy qualifications. Choosing an inexperienced practitioner may not only give you undesirable results, but may put you at risk of serious health complications. An experienced aesthetician will provide you with a personalised treatment plan, targeting the areas that will benefit from improvement most and taking the steps to ensure your fillers last a long time.

Good to know info on dermal fillers

Before your procedure, you’re bound to have a million and one questions, so we’re here to answer as many as possible.

You may wonder ‘do you need less filler over time’ when getting filler top-ups. The answer is dependent on the results of your initial procedure.

If you achieved your ideal results the first time, small top-ups with lower measurements of filler will keep your results maintained. However, you may need more filler over time if you have more ambitious goals, as this will help to build up definition and structure. Whatever your goals, consistent treatment is key to optimal results!

Another common question is ‘does filler migrate over time?’. While there are a number of reasons that may contribute to filler migrating,  fillers only migrate when they are injected by underqualified aestheticians incorrectly. Some other factors that could lead to filler migration include how much filler is injected at once, the type of filler and the technique used.

High-quality fillers, such as REVOLAX, will have structures that significantly decrease the likelihood of migration. For example, REVOLAX has a highly cross-linked structure that enables greater product accuracy, offering long-lasting results with little to no migration.

How to ensure lasting results

There’s no way to make them last forever, but there are steps you can take to ensure the effects of your dermal fillers last for a good length of time. The first step is to ensure you get the procedure done correctly. As mentioned above, visit a clinic with experienced practitioners, who have verifiable qualifications and have undertaken a good number of procedures before.

It’s also just as important that your aesthetician uses a high-quality dermal filler, such as REVOLAX, that will provide impressive and long-lasting results, as lower-quality fillers are less likely to. The REVOLAX filler ingredients are based on high-purity HA in a regular, dense lattice form, making it one of the best dermal fillers available. Take a look at the REVOLAX filler before and after and celebrities that have REVOLAX filler pictures and see the results for yourself!

Another key aspect of keeping your fillers looking good for the future is regularly scheduling follow-up appointments. By doing so, your aesthetician can provide you with tailored information on what you can do to keep your fillers looking their best and can provide you with filler top-ups. Your clinician will be able to guide you on how frequently you need a top-up but generally, we recommend booking in for one every 6 to 12 months.


If you’d like to know what is REVOLAX in more detail and anything else about dermal fillers, REVOLAX are here to help you out on everything filler-related. If you have a burning question, contact us and we’ll get right back to you with an answer to help you out!