How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

As every beauty follower knows, having the perfect pouty lips is all the rage. For some people though, it’s not about following a trend, but instead just gaining more confidence in their lips. Whatever your reason, we support you! The important part though is knowing the nitty gritty details including who should be the one to give you lip fillers and most importantly how long do lip fillers last?

How do lip fillers work?
According to Dr. Abigail Donnelly, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “The most popular products for lip volumization are hyaluronic acid based fillers. These products are a soft, clear gel-like material which is injected into the lip to provide volume, definition and plumping. The precise location, depth and plane of injection allows us to create customized enhancement of your natural lip shape, repair lip lines, and correct any imbalance in the upper and lower lips or asymmetry. The injections are performed with a very fine needle, and topical and sometimes injected anesthetics make the procedure more comfortable. Typically the procedure takes 20-30 minutes and results are instant.”

How long do lip fillers last?
Lip fillers are temporary and on average they will last 9 months and at most 18 months depending on the type of filler you utilize. How long your lips stay plump and how quickly the filler breaks down depend on your body’s metabolism and the properties of the product injected. Your lips will gradually go back to normal, and will not become saggy or deflated after the filler breaks down.

Where can I get lip fillers?
Start with your dermatologist. While lip fillers are a fun and relatively safe cosmetic treatment, like any medical procedure, there are risks and potential side effects. Dr. Donnelly added, “Research is key and finding a skilled medically qualified injector is essential. Check qualifications and always ask questions about their experience and credentials.”

Interested in lip fillers?
Not all Forefront Dermatology locations and physicians provide lip fillers, but many do and have been for years. Find a dermatologist near you today that offers fillers.