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Dermal Fillers

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last for?

Lip fillers restore the lost volume and make the lips appear plump. This article explains what lip fillers are, how long lip fillers last, factors that affect the longevity of fillers, how to make fillers last longer, and the frequently asked questions.

Lip fillers are the famous method to maximize lip size. Most clients are choosing this non-surgical treatment since it is not permanent. They can be dissolved anytime clients wish to. Most lip fillers last between six to twelve months. This mostly depends on how the procedure was conducted and how the clients take care of their fillers. A treatment that a professional cosmetic doctor runs may last longer than a treatment undertaken by a non-skilled cosmetic doctor. When looking for a cosmetic doctor to perform the treatment, clients should choose a skilled, experienced, qualified cosmetic doctor. As clients age, they lose fat and collagen in their bodies. This results in sagginess and thinness of face-like lips. Lip fillers function by replacing lost fat and collagen.

What Are Lip Fillers

Lip fillers eliminate creases and wrinkles and give clients a youthful and attractive appearance. These are types of dermal filler that many clients prefer to make their lips smooth, fuller, and pumper. They also give clients a good structure and shape of their lips.According to Wongprasert et al. (2022), lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. The hyaluronic acid keeps the body moisturized, providing an excellent appearance to the client. Most clients choose lip fillers since they are not permanent, and they can undo them anytime they wish to if they are not interested in the results.According to Vedamurthy(2018), lip fillers heal faster than surgery.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Funt& Pavicic (2013) stated that lip fillers last six to twelve months while others last up to eighteen months. How long the fillers prior depend on how fast the body metabolizes the dermal fillers. Their fillers are metabolized quicker for younger clients, making their lip fillers dissolve quickly. Lip fillers are temporary. They do not last for a long period. They begin wearing out over time. This depends on how the process is conducted and how clients take care of their fillers. A well taken off filler may last longer. After the treatment, the professional cosmetic doctor provides some guidelines to the client to use as aftercare tips to help them in the healing process and help them last longer.Small (2014) showed that the fillers take two to three weeks to settle. Stojanovič&Majdič (2019) revealed that after the lip fillers procedure, clients observe some side effects like bruising, swelling, redness, mild pain, and discomfort. These are normal, and clients should not be worried about them. They disappear after a short period, and clients are advised to consult a cosmetic doctor when they persist.

Factors That Affect the Longevity of Lip Fillers

According to Czumbel et al. (2021), lip fillers’ longevity depends on factors like age and how effectively the injectable therapy works on the body. The longevity of fillers also depends on where the filler is injected. The fillers seem to last longer in regions not disposed to movements. How clients take care of their fillers determines how long they will last.

How to Make Lip Fillers Last Longer

There are things that clients should adhere to make their fillers last longer. After the treatment, the cosmetic doctor provides the client with aftercare advice. It is crucial to adhere to the instructions. Clients should go to their morning routine, but there are things they should avoid doing until their fillers ultimately settle.

Cosmetic doctors advise clients to stick in shape. Excessive exposure to the sun is not recommended at all after the treatment. Clients should use sunscreen and protective clothing to cover them during harsh weather. This will help the fillers to heal faster and last longer. A lot of sun exposure is not suitable for skin health. According to Schuurmans et al. (2021),UV light is unsuitable for the stuffing; it degrades hyaluronic acid, which makes the body absorb them as soon as possible. It increases the formation of creases and wrinkles and makes a face look dull. Clients should avoid the intense heat, sunbathing, and sunbeds to help the body heal and make their fillers last for a long.

Cosmetic doctors advise clients to try controlling their stress. This is because stress can affect their health in several ways, but they should consider how it will affect their fillers. Scherk (2016) showed that when clients are stressed, extra hormones are produced and may cause the breakdown of hyaluronic acid more rapidly, squeezing the air out of your pout before time. Indeed, clients cannot evade all the stresses of life, but they can manage them.

Most clients’ exercises are in their daily routines. Keeping fit has many benefits for both mental and physical health. However, after receiving fillers, clients are advised to avoid exercises for a short period. Exercises increase the blood flow and temperatures in the body which may increase the bruising and swelling on the injection site. The high temperatures in the body make clients sweat. According to Murray et al. (2021), sweat makes the bacteria easily penetrate the injection site. This increases the chances of infection in the treated area. This results in prolonged healing time. Some clients also practice yoga after the fillers. This is not recommended since it increases the movement of the head from one position to the other. The head movement results in the migration of fillers and settling on unexpected places. This leads to uneven results. It may cause complications, and fill may take a long time to heal. Clients are advised to take immediate action to consult the doctor and explain to them their problems.

Professional cosmetic doctors advise patients to eat healthily and drink lots of water. There are some foods that clients are not supposed to eat after receiving the fillers. They include salty, spicy, hard, and junk foods. These can increase inflammation, swelling, and bruising in the injected area. Salty foods make the body dehydrated. Clients should eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to assist the body in the healing process of the injection site. Drinking a lot of water helps the skin moisturized. Since hyaluronic acid traps and retains water molecules in the body, clients are advised to keep the body hydrated to assist it in the healing process.

FAQs about Lip Fillers

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Czumbel et al. (2021) stated that lip fillers last for six to twelve months, while others last for up to twelve months. Looking for a professional cosmetic doctor to conduct the treatment is a great idea.

What Should I Do to Make My Fillers Stay Longer?

There are things that clients should practice after the treatment to improve the recovery process and make the fillers stay longer. Clients are advised to avoid taking alcohol, exercising, and anything that could put pressure on the injection site.


Lip fillers can last between six to twelve months. The stuffing will last longer if a professional cosmetic doctor conducts it and the clients take good care of them. Customers should also drink a lot of water to keep their bodies hydrated and eat healthily.


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