How Long Does Filler Last in Lips?
Here is everything you need to know about lip fillers. From how much they cost, to how long they last.
Have you ever wanted Kylie Jenner lips?
Big pouty lips is on trend and everyone wants to know how to get them! Instagram is full of celebrities and influencers flaunting their full lips. But how do you get them?
Answer: lip fillers!
What Is a Lip Filler?
A lip filler is when a substance is injected into the lips with a needle to “plump” them up and make the lips appear fuller.
How Long Does It Last?!
How long the filler lasts depends on which type you get. Most fillers last between six and eight months. Patients usually get touched up every six months to a year depending on your budget.
What Are They Made Of?
Collagen: type of protein naturally found in the body. The effects of these injections last three to four months.
Hyaluronic acid: HA is naturally found in our bodies and promotes the retention of water and a smoother look. Injections using Hyaluronic acid last four to six months. Most popular is Juvederm.
Calcium hydroxyapatite: if you are not ready to go permanent, Calcium hydroxyapatite injections could be for you as the effects last a whopping 18 months!
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA): These injections are given over several months and last up to two years.
Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA): This bad boy creates a permanent pucker but is also the riskiest.
Does It Hurt?
Just like with any injection into the skin this procedure can hurt. It also depends on the patient’s threshold of pain and the doctor’s technique.
Many physicians use a topical numbing medication that numbs the lips before going forward with the injections.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?
Brace yourself: They can cost anywhere from $550 to $2,000. The price depends on the type of filler, the amount, the physician you see, and where you live. Average cost is around $600.
What Should I Know Before Making an Appointment?
Do your research! Stick to doctors, not beauty spas. Not all practitioners are trained in lip injections. Look up reviews, before and after photos and even Instagram!
What Are the Side Effects?
The most common side effects are bleeding, swelling, bruising and redness at the site of injection. These usually last a few days.
Will My Lips Feel Weird After?
For the first few days your lips will feel tender, swollen and numb. After a few days they will feel like your regular lips. You will only know you had a procedure when you look in the mirror!
What If I Hate It?
Lip injections can be reversed. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid. It can be injected to speed up the natural breakdown and dissolve the original injection.
Learn More About Lip Fillers in Silver Spring
If you’d like to learn more about lip fillers in Silver Spring, Maryland, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment for treatment, call our office today or click here to send us an appointment request to meet with Dr. Wendy Wong.