Medically Reviewed by John W. Clemenza, DMD, MD, FACS

August 9, 2023

If you’re between the ages of 31 and 45 and considering dermal filler treatments, then the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that you are among the group of people seeking the most cosmetic procedures of all and, among the top five minimally invasive procedures, fillers are number two. We all begin aging between 20 and 30, and when fine lines and wrinkles begin to surface, we seek a way to reduce them. But how often should you have fillers injected by Dr. Clemenza, and what options are available for a busy lifestyle? 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

As a non-invasive procedure, dermal fillers are a cosmetic option for patients who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance the natural contours of your face. 

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved gel-like substances injected under the skin in targeted areas of the face and hands. The FDA outlines specific uses for fillers on patients ages 22 and older:

  • Addressing significant facial lines and creases in the skin.
  • Enhancing the volume of lips, cheeks, chin, under-eye areas, jawline, and back of the hand.
  • Treating acne marks present on the cheek.

However, fillers eventually break down and are absorbed or eliminated after time, which is why Dr. Clemenza recommends regular touchups to maintain their beautifying effects.

How Often Should I Have Filler Injection Touchups?

There are different types of dermal fillers – each with advantages and disadvantages – and for treating different conditions and skin types. Each will have a different touchup schedule to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful, but generally, the thicker the filler, the longer it will last.


JUVÉDERM® is a filler made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that aids in hydrating the skin. As a filler, Juvéderm helps reduce smile lines and crow’s feet and adds volume to thinning lips and plump-up cheeks. Juvéderm results last up to six months, so Keystone OMS suggests retreating twice a year.


Radiesse® is a filler made from naturally occurring calcium hydroxylapatite and is most often used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles. Radiesse results can be seen almost immediately and last up to a year or longer, so Dr. Clemenza suggests a follow-up filler once a year.


As a hyaluronic acid filler formulated to target areas around the nose and lips, Belotero® hydrates and smooths the skin. Results last for six months, so you should get reinjected twice a year.

Follow-Up Filler Injection Schedules Vary

If you’re considering a dermal filler treatment for your fine lines and wrinkles, it’s important to find out as much as possible before choosing the best one for you.  Schedule a consultation online with board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Clemenza at Keystone OMS, or reach out via phone at (724) 981-8884 to get more information about dermal fillers.

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