It can be hard to keep track of when your lip fillers will need a touch-up. However, you don’t have to let fear or confusion prevent you from getting what you want out of your filler treatment.
First, it’s important to note that the way in which you take care of yourself after your procedure plays a major role in how long your lip fillers will last. That means you need to take into consideration the following:
Juvéderm and Restylane are two FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that can be injected into lips and cheeks. They vary in cohesiveness, or thickness. Your doctor will let you know which product he or she is using before the treatment begins.
Hylauronic acid-based dermal fillers are a great option because they lack a sclerosing agentUs called lidocaine, which can leave your lips feeling hard and swollen for a week after the treatment.
If your doctor injects too much filler into your lips, they may need to be dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. However, this is not ideal because it takes weeks for the product to dissolve on its own. This can lead to excessive swelling and discomfort, as well as an unsightly shape to your lips.
After getting filler or any other procedure done on your face, it is important that you massage the area regularly. This keeps the filler from settling into undesirable areas and helps with circulation and overall appearance of your lips.
This is of the utmost importance because your doctor will be able to tell if there is a problem with the filler from your hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injections. If any of these problems arise, they can be treated very early on before they become an issue for you.
The average lip filler lifespan is six to nine months, depending on how well you care for yourself after the procedure. However, there are other factors that determine how long your lips will maintain their fullness and shape, so try not to stress too much!.