How long do different wrinkle fillers last?
Also, there is wide variation among individuals in how long fillers last. That being said, here is the average duration as I have seen it in my practice:
Radiesse - 8 to 12 months
Restylane - 5 to 7 months
Perlane - 6 to 8 months
Juvederm - 6 to 8 months, except under the eyes where it lasts for 1.5 years.
Juvederm ultra plus - 7 to 9 months
Sculptra - a long time - maybe 2 years
Artefill - many years - probably permanent
Radiesse should not be injected in the lips or under the eyes. I like Sculptra in the cheeks, but not as much under the eyes. I think that Juvederm is a bit smoother and easier to use than Restylane, so I use it preferentially. I use Artefill only in select situations - mostly after the patient has tried a temporary filler like Radiesse and likes the effect. Mostly I use it for facial sculpting: chin or cheek augmentation, Non Surgical Rhinoplasty, etc.
I have also found that even the temporary fillers like Juvederm and Restylane stimulate collagen and when they dissolve, there is often a residual improvement.