May 14, 2024

How Often Do You Need Lip Fillers Topped Up?

Curious about lip fillers? This cosmetic procedure can help you to achieve an enviable pout and enhance the shape of your lips. It’s a popular cosmetic procedure to help restore some of the volume that we naturally lose with age. It’s also popular with younger people looking to achieve that Instagram-worthy pout.

One of the first questions we hear from patients is all about maintenance. They simply want to know how often they will have to repeat the treatment in order to maintain the same results. It’s far easier to make sure your lips look completely natural if they aren’t always changing shape and size. With this in mind, let’s look at how often you need to top up your lip fillers.

What are lip fillers?

Lip filler is a non-surgical enhancement that uses hyaluronic acid to help increase the volume and change the shape of the lips. The material is placed in strategic points in the lips using a very fine needle. Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, it is gradually expelled and this results in the lips returning to their usual size.

How long do lip fillers last?

The rate at which your body processes and expels the filler material is different for everyone. Some people find that their bodies are very efficient at removing the material, and this means that their lips will return to their normal size much quicker. Others may find that they can go longer between injections.

In general, you can expect your lip fillers to last between 6 months and 18 months. This is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you like the results.

On your first appointment to get lip fillers, you will be given aftercare instructions that will help you to care for your lips at home. Following these instructions can help to keep the lip skin healthy and extend the life of the treatment.

What helps lip filler last longer?

There are a few simple steps you can take to help your filler to last longer. The first is to follow all of the aftercare instructions provided by your esthetician. This will include things like avoiding hot and spicy food immediately after treatment, and staying away from saunas and steam rooms.

You can also help to extend the life of your fillers by avoiding using straws while you have fillers. You should also make sure you use an SPF lip balm every time you are out in the sun. Wearing a nourishing lip balm will also help to keep your lips hydrated.

Good hydration for your lips is key, but you should also make sure you are drinking enough water. The hyaluronic acid works by attracting water which helps the material to swell. In order to maintain this, you need to make sure you are well hydrated.

Bear in mind that if you are very active, you may have a higher metabolism, and this could mean that you break down fillers more quickly. This simply means you’ll need to top up your treatment more often.

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