How Many Return Visits a Year Should I Expect with a Temporary Dermal Filler for my Lips?

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Dermal fillers last 6 months to a year so 1-2 times a year for fillers for the lips

This depends on how the fillers work with your body. There are some that the filler lasts less long and others where it lasts a little longer. In the lips, however, the longevity of fillers is shorter lived than other areas due to the higher movement. Another permanent option is silicone lip augmentation. I have a video below that you could watch to learn a little more about lip augmentation.


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Lip augmentation results

Fillers for the lips, like Juvederm or Restylane, will last approximately 6-9 months, but does vary from patient to patient. You can expect to need lip filler touch-ups 1-2 times a year. 

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dermal filler for lips

It depends on the type of filler used.  Prevelle, which some of my patients love for lip enhancement, lasts only 2 - 3 months but having it injected is easy with very little discomfort and usually no down time.  Other fillers like Juvederm and Restylane last maybe 6 - 8 months but usually have a little more bruising and swelling after injection.  Fat transfer, which has a longer recovery, can last for years.  It all comes down to what the patient wants and what the surgeon is comfortable with.

I no longer do permanent solid implants like Gortex tubes or Alloderm.  I think the above procedures are a better way to enhance the lips.

Lisa L. Sowder, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Fillers of the lip

Usually a filler will last about 6 months to a year.  So figure once or twice a year to have it redone. 

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How Many Return Visits a Year Should I Expect with a Temporary Dermal Filler for my Lips?

Most likely twice a year you would return for Restylane or Juvederm to your lips, three times a year if you're a model or in the entertainment industry and want full, pouty lips.  You could also consider Alloderm or one of the other lip implants for a more permanent lip augmentation.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
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Lip augmentation

Lip augmentation with Hyaluronic acid does not stay long in my opinion, 3 months max..................

Samir Shureih, MD
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How Many Return Visits a Year Should I Expect with a Temporary Dermal Filler for my Lips?

The vast majority of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers on the USA market such as Restylane and Juvederm which are commonly used in Lip Aumentation last from 8 to 12 months. This means 1 to 2 visits a year.

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