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Dermal Fillers

How Long Do Fillers Last Around Mouth

Fillers around the mouth can last for six to 12 months, depending on the type of filler. Factors such as metabolism injected area, and lifestyle determines how long fillers will last. You can maintain filler by redoing fillers after a few months. This article discusses the factors determining how long fillers last around the mouth. It also responds to some commonly asked questions regarding the fillers.

You cannot stop skin aging but you can lessen aging signs like wrinkles and skin sagging. Skin aging results from collagen and elastin reduction in the body; collagen and elastin are responsible for maintaining skin structure and elasticity. Most cosmetic products are ineffective in masking wrinkles, as you must redo them after cleaning your face. Cosmetic products cannot improve the volume or fill scars. You can use supplements to increase collagen and elastin in the body. Fillers wear off after some months, depending on the type of filler and the injection area. 

What are Fillers?

Fillers are gels injected into facial skin tissues for cosmetic purposes. They help improve volume, plump thin lips, fill hollow eyes, and enhance the jawline and forehead. Fillers are injected into skin tissues around the lips, cheeks, chin, or under-eye skin to achieve specific objectives. Cosmetic doctors or aesthetic practitioners do fillers. 

How Long Do Fillers Around Mouth Last

Lip fillers can last 3 to 12 months, depending on multiple factors. The factors determining how long the fillers last include;


A faster metabolism will lead to fillers breaking down faster than when you have a slow metabolism. Metabolism is faster in people who exercise more often.

Injected Area

If the injected area constantly moves, the fillers will break down more often; this explains why lip fillers last longer than fillers in other areas. Activities like smoking can increase lip movement through constant contracting of the lips. 


Your lifestyle also determines how long fillers will last. If you drink and smoke, often chances are, your fillers will not last long because of dehydration. Filler in clients who hydrate often lasts longer.  

Benefits of Fillers

Have Immediate Results

With fillers, you do not wait for months to see the results after healing; after injection, you will see the results. Your face may appear stiff and fuller, but your recovery results will improve. You can remove or adjust the fillers if you need more than the results. 

Are Long-lasting

Dermal fillers last between 3 months and 5 years, depending on the type used. Lip fillers last between 6 and 12 months. It is easier to maintain fillers by hydrating more often, reducing or quitting smoking, and taking alcohol. You can also redo fillers after some months to make them last longer. 

Have Minor Risks 

Diwan et al. (2020) say fillers are safe; they involve minimally invasive procedures. Bruising, pain, and swelling are the common side effects of fillers of the fillers although they subside after a few days. Avoiding alcohol and thinning medication before and after fillers can help reduce these side effects. According to Ausen et al. (2022), thinning medications make it hard for blood to clot, prolonging the bruising.

Can Stimulate Collagen Production

According to Deshmukh et al. (2016), collagen is crucial for skin structure; as you age, collagen production reduces, and your skin develops wrinkles. The effect of collagen is noticeable after a few weeks. According to Cabral et al. (2020), hyaluronic acid or polylactic acid fillers can trigger collagen production. 

Can Enhance Facial Features

Enhancing facial features can give you a youthful look. Signs of aging, medical conditions, or inborn anomalies can make facial features such as lips, jawline, and cheekbone less pronounced. Fillers can add volume to cheeks, fill hollow eyes, plump thin lips, and redefine the jawline. 

Cost of Fillers

Fillers cost £100 to £350, depending on the type of filler. The price of fillers varies among cosmetic doctors because of qualifications and experience. The area of injection, the complexity of the injection, and the number of injections needed also determine the cost of doing fillers. Medical covers do not insure cosmetic procedures; this also contributes to cost. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Fillers

Do Fillers Have Complications?

Fillers have complications, but they are infrequent. Complications occur when unqualified or inexperienced personnel do the fillers. Infection, pump, fracturing or blocking of blood vessels, asymmetry, and allergic reactions are the common complications of fillers. 

Are Fillers Painful?

Fillers are not painful, but you can feel some distress at first. The cosmetic doctor applies a numbing cream before injection if you are uncomfortable with injections. 

Where Can I Do Lip Fillers?

You can do lip fillers in any hospital or clinic with a qualified cosmetic doctor or aesthetic practitioner. You can also find clinics that specialize in dermal fillers.  

Can I Take Alcohol After Fillers?

You can take alcohol at least 48 hours after fillers; taking alcohol immediately after fillers will slow down recovery. Alcohol is a blood thinner and a vasodilator that makes bruising more severe. 


Lip fillers last 6 to 12 months, depending on the filler used. Fillers around the Mouth will only last for a while because of constant mouth movement that speeds up the rate of filler metabolism. Fillers wear off faster in clients who smoke than others because of the constant constrictions of the lips. You can maintain the fillers by making your lifestyle friendlier, hydrating more often, and reducing or quitting alcohol and smoking. Fillers’ benefits include minor side effects, long-lasting results, enhanced facial features and triggering collagen production. The procedure for fillers is not painful, but you can feel some distress at first. 


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Charlotte Cremers