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How long do lip fillers usually stay effective?

Before learning how to lengthen the life of your fillers, you should have realistic expectations about how long they will likely last naturally. Dermal fillers won’t give you an indestructibly pouty mug; instead, you may expect results to endure between three and twelve months.

How to make lip fillers last longer

Although there isn’t a trick to prolonging the benefits of fillers, there are a few things that can hasten the body’s absorption of the filler and decrease its duration. By staying away from these things, you may help keep your lip filler in great condition for longer.

Follow the aftercare instructions

Lip fillers are a quick operation that don’t require much recovery time, so it could be tempting to get back to your normal routine straight immediately. However, detailed aftercare instructions, including drinking lots of water, will be given to you following your injections, so it is essential to pay attention to them.

By not exercising or consuming alcohol for 24 hours after your treatment, for instance, you might lessen the chance of swelling and bruising. If you take care of your lips from the beginning, they will have a greater chance of being healthy for a longer amount of time. Applying a lip moisturiser nightly and using it regularly may help you take better care of your lip fillers.

Keep in the shade

In Malaysia, we advise wearing SPF of at least 20 every day, even on cloudy days. and staying out of the light from 11 to 3 in the morning. Being sun savvy not only improves your skin’s appearance and general health, but it might also extend the life of your lip fillers. Under prolonged UV exposure, some filler types may deteriorate more quickly, hastening your body’s absorption of those materials.

When travelling, use a greater SPF, wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and lips, and spend some time in the shade.

Lessen your worry

Although stress may have many negative effects on our health, one thing you might not have considered is how it could damage lip fillers. When you’re stressed, your body produces extra hormones, which quicken the filler’s breakdown and cause your pout to deflate quicker than intended. We can’t avoid all of life’s difficulties, but trying out some fresh stress-reduction methods might definitely help you keep your cool (and lip volume).

Think about your exercise schedule

Numerous benefits to our bodily and mental health come from maintaining an active lifestyle. It has been demonstrated, nevertheless, that those with higher metabolisms will also ‘work’ the filler out of their systems more quickly.

We are not suggesting that you stop exercising in order to extend the life of your lip fillers; rather, we are suggesting that you take into account the likelihood that if you lead an active lifestyle, you may need to schedule more regular top-ups at 3 or 6 months.

Eat wholesomely

Even while everyone enjoys the odd indulgence, consuming too much junk food can cause the body to become inflammatory. As a result, your dermal fillers may age more quickly. Overall, adopting a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats and oils, such those found in nuts and fish, can keep your skin as healthy as possible and maintain the lovely appearance of your lips.

Schedule your further visits.

If you don’t want the size of your lips to vary too much, our best advice is to keep up with keeping your filler. After a full 12 to 18 months without a top-up, your lips could revert to their original size and shape, making it more visible when they are injected again. To make it appear as though your fillers have lasted longer, find out when you should go back for a revisit or another top-up. It’s not always essential to inject the same volume each time; some patients only need a 1ml filler injection at their first appointment, then just 0.5ml top-ups more regularly to maintain their desired appearance.

Last but not least, it’s important to remember that dermal fillers only deliver transient effects and there is no magic solution to prolong the efficacy of your lip injections. However, by taking excellent care of your skin and overall health, as well as paying attention to how quickly your body metabolises the filler, you may be able to maintain their look.