Dermal Fillers

How Often Do You Have to Get Lip Fillers

Lip filler retouching is a necessity to maintain looks. This article discusses how frequently a patient can have lip fillers, the factors to consider when getting a lip retouch, and the side effects.

Celebrities popularise fullerand pout lips. Industries develop better lip care products for aesthetic appeal and supple lips. Some patients opt to undergo permanent and extreme procedures to improve their lips. However, fillers are not permanent, although a patient has to maintain them to retain fuller lips.This article will discuss how frequently patients have to get lip fillers retouched;

How Frequently a patient Can Have Lip Fillers

Patients may want to make extra trips to the clinic to have their lips redone for different reasons. Some may want to retain their new lips, while others may be dissatisfied with a previous procedure.  Patients can have lip fillers as the cosmetic doctor instructs. It depends on the cosmetic doctor’s opinion because having lip fillers too frequently may cause the lips to overstretch. Before a patient take a trip to a cosmetic doctor’s clinic, consider the following factors;

Factorsto Consider When Getting Lip Filler Retouch

Once a patient gets the lip fillers done, they may want to have it redone to retain the new look.Adel (2021) stated that patients who want the lip fillers like them because of their aesthetic appeal. A cosmetic doctor will consider every trip a new filler, and consultation will be necessary to update the records. The following are the factors to consider when getting the lips done.

The Cost

Seeking cosmetic doctor’s servicesis not the only factor that willbother a patient considering the cost. A patient needs to know other options that are pocket friendly. A patient may talk to the cosmetic doctor about discounts to repute clients. It is possible to negotiate so that a patient seeks treatment, especially after striking a rapport with the cosmetic doctor. A patient may also enquire about options from the cosmetic doctor, including discussing how to reduce the number of syringes used.

The State of a Patient Lips

A cosmetic doctor could not allow a patient t have lip fillers if the patient had issues from previous injections.A distressed patient is not allowed to have lip fillers since it may slow down the healing process. Bruised lips from a previous treatment may be a reason to abort lip filler procedures. A patient’slips must be healthy before getting them redone. A cosmetic doctor may therefore recommend that the lips be treated first.

The Type of  Filler

The type of filler matters because fillers are not the same. Some filler may last for several months, while others will last for a few years. Short-term fillers may seem cheaper, but as patients retouch their lips, short-term lip fillers may be more expensive than long-term fillers. However, some short–term fillers are more advantageous than other fillers. Sahan&Funda (2018) opined that hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular lip fillers despite being short-term fillers compared to long-term fillers, which may result in irregularity. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers are the most preferred because if a patient does not like the outcome, they can dissolve the lips with Hyaluronidase. Jung (2020) stated that hyaluronic acid could be dissolved in Hyaluronidase.

The Cosmetic CosmeticCosmetic Doctor’s Expertise

The UK law is not specific about patients allowed to inject lip fillers. However, it is prudent to have it done by an experienced cosmetic doctor to avoid an instance of botched lips. Besides, having good lip filler depends on a cosmetic doctor’s experience. The lip filler treatment is not yet complete when the procedure ends because it involves a full recovery. Acosmetic doctor is also involved in the healing process. Some cosmetic doctors follow up on a patient to ensure the lip filler is successful. A patient should visit a cosmetic doctor in case of complications.

Medical History

A patientshould discuss with a cosmetic doctor about the medical history. However, it is important to maintain one cosmetic doctor to help keep records. This also helps obtain better filler treatment since they know a patient’s history. Patient medical history is important because some have health issues that do not allow lip filler treatment.

Side Effects of Lip Fillers

According to Trinh (2022), filler’s side effects, such as bruising, pain, and swelling, are usually mild and temporary. However, a patient should seek medical attention if the side effects persist after the procedure.Garg & Mysore (2022)advised that clients postpone aesthetic procedures during pregnancy.

FAQs about Lip Fillers

What Should I Do After Lip Filler Procedure?

The lip filler process does not end when a patient leaves a clinic. The lip filler is only considered done after it heals. A patient should avoid doing anything causing bruising and bleeding. A patient may request a cosmetic doctor to prescribe medication to help in pain management.

What Should I Not Do After Lip Fillers?

After lip fillers, a patient should avoid using straws and doing anything to pursue lips. Do not use lipstick because it may add pressure to the lips and cause bruising and bleeding. Avoid alcohol and medication that will cause blood thinning.

How Should I Sleep after Lip Fillers?

After lip fillers, a patient should sleep onthe back to avoid contact with lips. A patient may also elevate the head to maintain blood flow.


Enhancement of the shape and the lips can make a patient look more attractive. Retaining the lips involves more visits to the clinic for a retouch. It is better to have lip enhancement procedures by an experienced aesthetic practitioner. Acosmetic doctor may not mind frequent visits to the clinic as long as the lips have not been damaged. When visiting the clinic for a consecutive time, the cost, the cosmetic doctor’s expertise, and the patient’s medical history factor into the consultation.


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Sahan, A., &Funda, T. (2018). Four-Point Injection Technique For Lip Augmentation. Acta Dermatovenerol Alp PannonicaAdriat, 27(2), 71-73.

Trinh, L. N., Mcguigan, K. C., & Gupta, A. (2022). Delayed Granulomas As A Complication Secondary To Lip Augmentation With Dermal Fillers: A Systematic Review. The Surgery Journal, 8(01), E69-E79.

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