How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
Each of the above fillers will last roughly 6 months to a year on average. As previously discussed, several factors can affect the life of filler. Your metabolism, lifestyle, age, and other individual characteristics can alter the length of filler within your skin.
The fillers that last the longest in the lips are:
- Restylane Kysse
- Restylane Defyne
- Juvederm Ultra
- Juvederm Vobella
Unfortunately, Juvederm has a tendency to migraine, meaning it travels to areas of the face outside of the area it was injected. This can occur with any filler, but migration is more common with Juvederm. Therefore, although the filler may last a year before it is fully broken down, it may not remain in the lips where it was originally injected.
An important consideration to point out is that fillers slowly break down over time. Therefore, when your filler has dissolved halfway, you may find that you want another lip filler treatment to acheive the original size. This comes down to personal expectations.
How to Make Your Lip Fillers Last Longer
The best way to ensure you get the benefits of your lip filler as long as possible is to take care of your skin outside of cosmetic injections.
- Be sure to stay hydrated – this keeps wrinkles at bay and preserves the water-loving hyaluronic acid.
- Avoid UV exposure during peak hours and wear SPF. This will reduce your risk of inflammation leading to your filler breaking down. Plus UV rays directly break down collagen.
- Reduce or limit long cardio exercise sessions. Running outside and/or for long periods of time leads to a quicker break down of your lip fillers.
- Avoid excessive alcohol and cigarette smoking which leads to inflammation and collagen breakdown.