How long will my lip filler last?

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.    



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The vaccine is going to help but in the mean time we can’t loose sight of what we need to do.

As a regulated healthcare professional able to operate to safe standards in a safe environment, I am not required to close for medical treatments, however, I do have a duty to play my part in protecting public health and so would encourage all my patients who feel they can wait to trust me to do my very best to accommodate everyone once this lockdown lifts.

In the meantime, I do recognise that for some, the treatments I provide are seen as very important for psychological well-being and for those who are anxious about their treatment plans, I will be available for on-line assessment and limited appointments for those who have an urgent medical need for treatment and care which cannot wait, and subject to assessment.

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