1. Introduction to Lip Fillers
2. Deciding What Look You Want
3. How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
          3.1. How long does 0.5ml lip filler last?
          3.2. How long does 1ml lip filler last?
4. How Long Does Lip Filler Last the First Time?
5. Do Lip Fillers Last Longer The Second Time?
6. Lip Fillers Before and After
7. What Affects the Longevity of Lip Fillers?
8. How to Maintain the Results of Lip Fillers?
9. Your next steps


In recent years, more people than ever before are investing in lip fillers to change the shape and size of their lips, correct the size of their lips and even smooth wrinkles at the side of their mouth.

In fact, Lip fillers are now widely considered as being one of the most popular types of dermal filler, with people of all ages choosing now choosing dermal fillers to restore or add volume to their lips. After all, over time, your lips can lose volume due to a number of different factors including sun damage, smoking, genetics and other lifestyle choices.

And, if you’re considering filler, you have certainly landed in the right place! We’ve created a helpful guide outlining everything you need to know about how long lip fillers will maintain their appearance and why they are a great treatment.

Deciding What Look You Want

When it comes to deciding what look you want to achieve with dermal fillers, it’s not a case of one size fits all. This is because everyone’s lips are different shapes and sizes and of course, everyone wants to achieve a look that will enhance the natural features of their face.

With this in mind, before you step foot into a clinic for your consultation, it’s important that you really think about the results you want to achieve from your treatment. Whether you want to achieve a statement look or a subtle enhancement, considering the proportions of your lips is key to nailing the perfect look.

But that’s not all…. It’s also important to consider the proportion between your lips and other features too. For example, if you have a petite head, lips with too much volume can overpower the other features on your face.

How Long Do Lip Injections Last?

One of the main reasons why lip fillers are so popular is that they are not permanent, meaning the results can be reversed with a second injectable procedure if you are not happy with your results.

The vast majority of dermal fillers used in the UK contain a natural substance known as hyaluronic acid and they generally maintain the results between 6 and 18 months. Of course, how long the lip treatment will last depends on a number of factors including your age, lifestyle and how well you look after your fillers.

  • How long does 0.5ml filler last?

0.5ml lip filler provides clients with a subtle lip augmentation that lasts approximately 6 to 12 months. This amount of filler is perfect for those beginning their dermal filler journey and will allow you to achieve noticeable natural-looking results.

  • How long does 1ml filler last?

1ml lip filler also lasts 6-12 months and this amount of filler will allow you to achieve a more noticeable look.

When deciding whether you want the 0.5ml or 1ml filler, you should take into consideration that the vast majority of injectors will wait 2 weeks before re-injecting more filler into your lips, as this is how long it takes for any swelling and bruising to subside. It is only then that you will be able to see your final results.

How Long Does Lip Filler Last the First Time?

If you’re considering lip augmentation for the first time, you should expect your results to remain for anywhere between 4-6 months and in some cases, they might even maintain their appearance for as long as 9 months.

This is because, the first time that lip fillers are injected, a base is built, which you can then add to in order to achieve your desired results.

Do They Last Longer The Second Time?

Dermal fillers are not permanent and therefore, dissolve in the lips over time. How quickly they dissolve depends on your body’s metabolism.

Many people find that their second injection lasts longer than their first and this is because once you go to your second session, the volume would have decreased minimally in the lip tissue.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Take to Heal?

The majority of swelling and bruising generally subside within the first few days, but can take up to 14 days for the lips to settle into their final shape. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions we provide you to ensure these timelines.

Lip Fillers Before and After

Lip sculpting and defining      Lip sculpting and defining

What Affects the Longevity of Lip Enhancement?

There are a number of different factors that affect the longevity of lip fillers including the following:

✓ Your metabolic rate
✓ How often you exercise – exercise increases the metabolic rate, and therefore causes the product to metabolise more quickly
✓ Whether or not you smoke
✓ How much fluid do you drink
✓ Your age
✓ Your lifestyle choices

How to Maintain the Results?

The good news is that there are lots of ways that you can maintain optimum results after your lip filler procedure. You can do this by…

Always preparing your lips before your appointment

The key to optimising the longevity is to start preparing your lips prior to your appointment. This is because your lips are one of the most sensitive areas of your body and therefore, they are more likely to bruise. With this in mind, prior to your treatment, you should avoid blood thinners, aspirin and fish oil.

Drink plenty of water

We all know the many health benefits that come hand in hand with drinking plenty of water! And, when it comes to ensuring your dermal fillers last as long as possible, it’s important that you not only moisturise your lips on a regular basis but that you also stay as hydrated as possible for long-lasting result.

This is because hydration is the key to maintaining optimum plumping results between your dermal filler appointments.

Up your lip-care routine Up your lip-care routine

Your lip-care routine should be just as important as your skincare routine, especially if you are thinking about lip filler or you already have it.

And, investing in an effective lip-care routine needn’t cost the earth as there’s lots of affordable products that you can use at home to ensure that your lips remain plumped, hydrated and smooth, especially during the colder months.

As a general rule of thumb, every day you should gently exfoliate the lips with a scrub to remove dry skin cells, use a lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and using a hydrating lip product that contains hyaluronic acid every 1 -2 weeks can also make a huge difference.

Limit sun exposure

Everyone loves the sun, right? However, if you have had a dermal filler treatment, it’s important that you limit your sun exposure, as high exposure to UV rays can cause certain types of filler to break down faster.

Always stick to your top-up appointments

Finally, if you want to maintain your lips and prevent the size from fluctuating, you will need to ensure that you keep on top of regular maintenance appointments.

Your next steps

Take the first step in reclaiming your confidence and boosting your self-esteem with lip enhancement! Contact us today to arrange a consultation with a friendly member of our experienced team – we are always on hand to answer any of your questions.

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