How Long Do Fillers Last the First Time?

Find out how long lip fillers last and what factors influence their longevity from an expert's perspective.

How Long Do Fillers Last the First Time?

If you're wondering how long you'll enjoy your new lip look, Dr. First, the duration of a filler depends on the type of filler used.

Hyaluronic acid-based

fillers such as Restylane can last from 9 to 12 months, while biostimulatory fillers like Sculptra can last up to 2 years. Radiesse and Bellafill are other examples of biostimulatory fillers.

It is important to be aware of the potential side effects and complications of dermal filler treatment before undergoing the dermal filler training course. Fillers on the face can last for a year or two, but this longevity decreases significantly when used on the lips. Of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, larger particle fillers such as Restylane Lyft tend to last longer than smaller particle fillers such as Restylane Silk. In addition to the type of filler used, other factors can influence its longevity, according to Palep.

The formula of the brand of filler you are using is one of the most important factors that determine how long it will last. That's why he recommends this type of filler if you haven't had a dermal filler before and aren't sure what to expect. The patented technologies used to make the fillers also affect their longevity. Dermal fillers are commonly used to treat smile lines and puppet lines around the mouth, and many people use the same dermal filler on these lines as they do on the lips.

Based on data from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery on injectable dermal filler procedures and other cosmetic treatments, visible results from dermal filler treatments generally last 6 to 18 months, depending on the type. Your body's natural metabolic rate plays an important role in how long your fill lasts, so when your metabolism speeds up due to too much exercise, the filler may start to break down more quickly. Lip fillers are slightly less predictable than dermal fillers used in other areas of the face, which have a more reliable time estimation. This is because it takes a while for the filler solution to settle and settle on the skin, especially fillers made with hyaluronic acid that work with the body's natural processes to increase collagen production.

For example, filler injected into the lower part of the eyes tends to last longer than filler injected into the lips. When using a filler on your lips, it is important to protect them from UV rays, as exposure to sunlight for extended periods of time can cause the formula to break down more quickly. When it comes to dermal fillers, not all formulas are one-size-fits-all; in fact, some people find that certain formulas, even those that share common ingredients, work best for them.