Lip fillers are among the most popular non-invasive aesthetic treatments, despite Kylie Jenner famously having hers reduced in 2018. We often hear from our clients who want to know how long lip-filler results last and how to prolong their sensuous results.
There are several variables influencing how long lip fillers last to enhance your pout, and these factors vary from patient to patient. But follow our advice here, and you’ll get the most out of your lip fillers.
How long do lip fillers last?
Dermal fillers are designed to provide temporary results, lasting from 3-12 months, depending on which product is used, the age of patient, their metabolism, and lifestyle factors.
How can I get my fillers to last longer?
You can get your fillers to last towards the longer end of the spectrum by following these tips:
Avoid the sun
Exposure to UV rays breaks down certain types of filler. This will cause your body to absorb them faster than desired and reduce the longevity of your fillers. Avoid the sun at its’ zenith, around 10:30-3:30, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and use SPF 30+ sun lotion. This will not only to prolong your fillers but also protect your skin.
Take It Easy
The more you stress, the higher your cortisol levels, and the more aggressively your body will break down your fillers. Of course, stress is part of everyone’s life, but learning to minimize your stress will enhance your filler lifespan.
Deal with stress by running, meditating, cooking, reading – whatever you can do to take care of your body, mind, and soul.
Don’t Over Do Exercise
Staying fit and in shape is one of the best things to do for our physical and mental well-being – but overdoing it can lead to overtraining, and also a significantly increased metabolism, which will cause your body to break down the fillers at a faster rate.
While we are not suggesting you quit exercise for your lip fillers, we are noting that particularly active individuals may require slightly more regular filler touch-ups than average.
Get Proper Nutrition
Junk foods – i.e. processed, sugary, deep fried stuff, causes internal inflammation and swelling in our body. Eating a diet of natural, whole foods rich in vitamins, nutrients and healthy fats, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains, will help your body stay healthy and decrease the breakdown of your lip fillers.
Choose Your Filler Wisely
It is essential to choose your filler according to your desired aesthetic and lifestyle. Different fillers vary in their composition and are chosen according to the feel and look the patient wants, and this also will influence the lifespan of the filler.
Schedule Touch Ups
Touch-ups are the best way to maintain your desired look. In most cases, patients won’t require the same amount of filler that was first placed. Getting a little more filler every 4-6 months is the best, most reliable way of getting the results you want from your fillers.
Reach out to Dr Jose Barrera to arrange your filler session or top-up, and get more advice on prolonging your filler lifespan. Call 210 468 5426 or fill out this online form.