How long you can enjoy your lip filler results depends on the type of filler you choose, the amount of filler injected, and the treated area. Your metabolism may also play a part in how long your fillers last, especially if the filler contains synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), which breaks down in the body over time.
Before you pick a lip filler to achieve volumized and shapely lips, you should understand the procedure, the expected results, and how long those results will last.
You have more choices than ever for soft, flexible fillers specifically made for giving your lips a natural-looking and lush fullness. Let’s look at some of the most popular lip fillers, what they achieve, and how long they last.
Results: Use this JUVÉDERM filler to add volume and shape to your lips and improve fine lines around the mouth. This injectable filler boasts a durable formula with a smooth consistency that can give you amazing lip results.
Longevity of Results: Up to 12 months
Maintenance recommended: Yes, every 9 to 12 months
Results: You can use JUVÉDERM UTRA XC to restore volume to thinning or add volume to naturally thin lips. It can also soften lip lines or perioral wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC is a hydrating formula that easily attracts water molecules, so it’s great for lip augmentation.
Longevity of Results: 6 to 12 months
Maintenance Recommended: Yes, every 6 to 9 months
Results: This filler has a softer consistency but can give your lips long-lasting volume. In the hands of a skilled injector, it can add shape and structure to lips and give you a perfect “cupids bow.” It also smooths out smile and laugh lines that bracket the corners of your mouth.
Longevity of Results: Up to 18 months
Maintenance Recommended: Yes, every 12 to 18 months
Results: This HA filler has a thin, silky texture that gives lips a natural-looking volume. You can also use this filler for perioral wrinkles and to correct asymmetry of the lips.
Longevity of Results: Lasts up to 6 months
Maintenance Recommended: Yes, every 4 to 6 months
Results: Both these Restylane fillers are FDA-approved to add volume and structure to lips. These filters can be used for subtle lip augmentation and if you are looking for natural-looking results.
Longevity of Results: 6 months to 1 year
Maintenance Recommended: Yes, every 4 to 10 months
To learn more about Restylane fillers, read this previous blog.
To get the best results from your lip fillers, follow your injector’s aftercare recommendations carefully. This includes not tugging or massaging your lips after your treatment, avoiding sleeping on your face, and limiting alcohol for a few days pre- and post-procedure. If possible, try to minimize lip movement right after your procedure so your lips can heal properly.
If you are not yet ready for lip fillers, you can try a lip flip with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which is a fast and easy procedure with no downtime. A BOTOX lip flip relaxes the upper lip’s muscle so the lip turns upward, causing the upper lip to look fuller.
We’re happy to talk with you about your lip goals, the different types of lip fillers available, and how long they last. If you want to learn more about your options, request a consultation or call us at (941) 559-4583 to schedule an appointment