How Long do Lip Fillers Last?

Feb 6, 2018 | Cosmetic Treatments

‘How long do lip fillers last’ is one of the most commonly asked questions here at Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic Limerick. In fact, lip fillers are one of the fastest growing cosmetic treatments of the past decade. People understandably love them because they instantly add shape, structure and volume to the lips. Furthermore, this non-permanent, non-invasive procedure takes just 10 minutes to perform and recovery time is short.

Factors Determining the Lifespan of Lip Fillers

There are many factors to consider when deciding how long lip fillers last. The following is a list of the most common considerations:

  1. Type of Lip Filler Formula

Most lip fillers consist of a clear gel, distinguished by thickness and viscosity. Generally, the more viscous the gel, the longer that it lasts. However, your clinician will select the filler that is right for your needs because different fillers are used for different procedures.

  1. Volume of Lip Filler Administered

Generally speaking, the more lip filler used, the longer that it will last. On saying that, lips should look natural following treatment so be careful. Sometimes, less is more!

  1. Location of Lip Filler

Filler added to the Vermillion border (the border area of the lips) tends to have a more visible effect than on the other areas. Also, filler injected more deeply is done so for support, though its effects are less visible.

  1. The Qualifications and Experience of your Practitioner

To achieve optimal results over the longest period of time and to minimise side-effects, you should ensure that a qualified and experienced doctor or dentist carries out the procedure for you.

  1. Your Metabolic Rate

If your body has a high metabolic rate, the injections won’t last as long as with a person with a slower metabolic rate. Re-absorption of the formula will obviously occur faster in a person with a higher metabolic rate.

So, How Long do Lip Fillers Last?

Considering all of the above factors, it is safe to state that lip fillers last between 9 and 12 months. Some products have a longer lasting effect than others, however here at Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic Limerick, we use the highest quality, safest and most effective products available, to give you the best results.

We achieve optimal results with Juvederm 2 and 3 here at Shields. Juvederm is a trade name product of Allergan, its primary constituent is hyaluronic acid. Allergan is one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies and Invests millions in product research and development every year here in Ireland and abroad.

Free First Consultation at Shields

We trust that this answers many of the questions you might have when considering lip fillers and you are ready to take the next step. We’d like to offer you a free first consultation here at Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic Limerick. Also, we perform lip filler treatments 7 days per week. So, you no longer need to take time off work to receive the treatment that you require.

You can read more about our Lip Filler treatments here.

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