So a common question I always get in consultation is “”How long will my lip filler last?”
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, known by commercial names like Juvederm and Belotero, consist of a clear gel containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by the body to keep skin and lips hydrated and smooth. However, as the body ages, it produces less hyaluronic acid, which results in the appearance of fine lines and thinner lips.
These lip augmentation formulas tend to last an average of around six months for most patients before the hyaluronic acid is reabsorbed by the body. However with lips where there is a lot of movement due to eating, talking, and smiling, the product may not last as long as other less active areas.
There are of course other factors to consider when determining the duration of a lip augmentation procedure, including:
- Age – Younger patients tend to respond better to lip augmentation, because they still have natural hyaluronic acid in their system to maintain results. Patients over the age of 50 may want to consider additional treatment in the lower face area to support the lip area and make the injections last longer.
- Frequent Touch-Ups – Patients who get regular touch-ups may be able to go 12 months or more before requiring a full treatment to maintain results.
- Aesthetic Practitioner – It is very important to select a nurse, dentist or doctor who is experienced in lip augmentation for your own procedure. At Shore Aesthetics we will ensure a safe and successful procedure and offer additional advice on how to make the treatment last as long as possible.
If you would like to know more about lip augmentation and enhancing your smile book your free, no-obligation consultation now to discuss any questions you may have.