Dermal Fillers

How Often Do You Need to Get Lip Fillers

You can do lip fillers after a few months if you want to maintain your new look or after they have completed their anticipated time of three to twelve months. The filler wears off after a few months because of metabolism, type of filler, and lifestyle.

One can maintain lip fillers through touch-ups. Customers use lip fillers to plump thin lips, redefine lip lines and borders, or get rid of scars on the lips. As you age, your skin loses its structure and elasticity, making it sag and wrinkles. Exposure to UV light contributes to skin ageing.Collagen and elastin maintain skin structure and elasticity. Reduction of collagen and elastin leads to skin ageing.Collagen is a protein in connective tissues, skin, tendons, and cartilage. Lip fillers are not limited to ageing customers; anybody above 18 years of good health can get lip fillers.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable masses used in minimally invasive procedures like cosmetic procedures. Lip fillers can plump thin lips and redefine lip borders and lines. Lip fillers can also smoothen wrinkles around the lips. Cosmetic doctors or aesthetic practitioners do lip fillers. Hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, polyalkylimide, and Calcium hydroxylapatite are commonly used fillers.

Lip Filler Procedure

Before lip filler treatments, you should know that lip fillers have different results depending on the doctor and the type of filler used.

  • The doctor will examine your lips at the office and mark the injection points. The injection points will help to determine the results.
  • A nurse will clean the marked area with an anti-bacterial agent and apply a numbing cream. You may feel discomfort during the injection, but the process is not painful.
  • The cosmetic doctor will inject the lips with the filler of your choice and then massage them to align the filler. You may get more injections depending on the treatment procedure or type of filler used.

How Often Do You Need to Get Lip Fillers

Fillers start to wear off a few months after settling because of lifestyle and metabolism. Lip fillers last 3 to 12 months, depending on the type used. After a few months, the size of the lip will be reduced greatly. You can do lip fillers after a few monthsto maintain your new look or after the anticipated life span of lip fillers has elapsed.

Side Effects and Complications of Lip Fillers

According to Diwan et al. (2020),lip fillers are safe with minor side effects, and complications are rare. Funt& Pavicic (2013) noted that you could experience some swelling, bruising, and slight pain after lip fillers. These side effects will go away after a few days. Complications that can occur with lip fillers are infection, allergic reaction, asymmetry, or blocking blood vessels(Tal et al., 2016). Complications occur when an inexperienced and unqualified cosmetic or aesthetic doctor does lip fillers. To avoid complications and minimise side effects, do your lip fillers in a hospital or clinic with an experienced and qualified cosmetic doctor.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Minimal Risks

Lip fillers are safe when done by a qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor. You will undergo minor side effects like slight pain, swelling, or bruising that subdue after a few days. When done by qualified personnel, complications with lip fillers are rare.

No Downtime

Lip fillers have immediate results; you can notice changes immediately after injections. The results get better as you recover. Lip fillers take two to three weeks to recover. You can resume work immediately after fillers if it does not involve heavy lifting and sweating.

Enhances Facial Features

Ageing can make facial features like lips less pronounced as the skin losses its structure and elasticity. Lip fillers will enhance lips by plumping thin lips and redefining lip lines and borders. Lip fillers can also smooth wrinkles around the lips.

Triggers Collagen Production

Collagen is crucial to skin structure; it makes your skin look firm. Lip fillers with hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid can trigger the production of collagen, whichin turn will give you a youthful look.(Lin et al., 2016)

Long-lasting Results

Lip fillers last for three to six months,depending on the type used. You can maintain lip fillers by redoing them after a few months and changing your lifestyle, like quitting smoking.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Fillers

Can I Take Alcohol Before Lip Fillers?

Alcohol is a thinner and a vasodilator. Taking alcohol will make blood clotting difficult, and bruises will be severe because more blood will spill into the neighbouring tissues.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Take to Settle?

Lip fillers recovery takes two to three weeks after injection. As you recover, lip results will improve.

Can I Have a Natural Look with Lip Fillers?

After injection, you will notice that your lips are stiff and full, which is unnatural. As you recover, which takes two to three weeks, your lips will become more natural.

Where Can I Do Lip Fillers?

You can do lip fillers in any hospital or clinic with a qualified aesthetic doctor who specialises in aesthetics.

Are Lip Fillers Painful?

Lip fillers are not painful, but you can initially feel some discomfort. A topical numbing cream is used if you are uncomfortable with the procedure.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

Lip filler treatment prices vary, depending on the type of filler. The cosmetic doctor’s experience and location, the number of injections and the complexity of the injections determine the cost of doing fillers.


You can redo lip fillers a few months after the fillers wear off. Your lifestyle and metabolic rate can affect their lifespan. Lip fillers last three to twelve months, depending on the filler used. Hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, polyalkylimide, and calcium hydroxylapatite are commonly used fillers. Lip fillers have immediate results that gradually improve as the fillers settle; fillers take two to three weeks to settle. Lip fillers have minimal risks; they enhance facial features, have long-lasting results, and can trigger collagen production. Only qualified aesthetic practitioners should do lip fillers to minimise side effects and complications.


Diwan, Z., Trikha, S., Etemad-Shahidi, S., Alli, Z., Rennie, C., & Penny, A. (2020). A prospective study on safety, complications and satisfaction analysis for tear trough rejuvenation using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open8(4).

Funt, D., & Pavicic, T. (2013). Dermal fillers in aesthetics: an overview of adverse events and treatment approaches. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 6, 295.

Lin, Z. Y. W., Shah, V., Dhinakar, A., Yildirimer, L., Cui, W. G., & Zhao, X. (2016). Intradermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial aging. Plastic and Aesthetic Research3, 72-82.

Tal, S., Maresky, H. S., Bryan, T., Ziv, E., Klein, D., Persitz, A., & Heller, L. (2016). MRI in detecting facial cosmetic injectable fillers. Head & face medicine12(1), 1-7.

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