Lip Fillers: What Are They And How Often Should You Have Them?

It is all about your lips. One of the most common questions about undergoing a lip augmentation procedure is how often does it need to be repeated? The most straightforward answer to this question is that lip injections should be repeated every six to nine months after the initial procedure to retain maximum results.

What are the benefits of lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation can turn small thin lips into the type of full luscious lips that can be seen on red carpets around the world. With the rise in celebrity lip augmentation, many people became enamoured with having the plumpest lips possible. This sudden upswing in the popularity of lip augmentations led to some disastrous results that can be seen in any Hollywood tabloid where lips looked extraordinarily swollen and pushed to their breaking point. With the popularity of lip augmentations on the rise, there have also been many advancements in the procedure over the last few years.

It is no longer necessary for patients to go in every month for injections achieve genuinely stunning results. There are a vast amount of dermal fillers available that can be injected into lips giving them a fuller more youthful appearance. The most common types of dermal fillers used today are hyaluronic acid fillers including:

  • Juvéderm
  • Restalyne
  • Sculptra
  • Radiesse

The first two fillers listed Juvéderm and Restalyne are options when thinking about a lip augmentation. The other two fillers listed, Sulptra and Radiesse, are commonly used to combat ageing in other areas of the face. Depending on your specific goals and problem areas your experienced and skilled injector at reputable cosmetic clinics like Mira Clinic will choose the right filler that will offer the best results for you.

What are the benefits?

There are several benefits of using dermal fillers available versus other lip augmentation procedures. Some of the benefits include:

Control over volume of the lips – When using one of the fillers offered at MIRA Clinic a lip injection specialist in Australia, it is very easy to control the precise amount of filler used. This makes it much easier to tailor each lip augmentation procedure to the individual patient instead of a one size fits all solution.

Gradual pace of filler insertion – Due to the nature of dermal fillers it is effortless to insert the filler precisely to achieve maximum results.

Bumps will dissolve easily – With some other lip augmentation procedures small bumps may remain present in the lips long after the procedure has been completed. With dermal fillers, this is not a problem, the filler fits the natural shape of your lip, which results in a smooth and natural look.

Minimal bruising – Dermal fillers are easy on your lips and cause minimal bruising. This provides patients with an instantly natural looking procedure with minimal healing time.

Reasonably long lasting results – Fillers last anywhere from six to nine months and give patients beautiful, voluptuous lips all throughout this time.

Very low risk of allergic reaction – Since hyaluronic fillers are made from substances that are extremely similar to those found in your body there is a low risk of them causing an allergic reaction when used.

When will I see results from dermal fillers?

When using Juvéderm or Restalyne results will be noticeable immediately. Patients will notice that their lips look much more full right after the procedure is finished.

What is the cost of each of these fillers?

The cost of a lip augmentation procedure varies widely depending on what filler is used, the amount of filler used, and the results that the patient wishes to achieve when undergoing a lip augmentation.

Who is a good candidate for lip augmentation?

Any patient who is in good health and has a realistic outlook and expectations involving their lip augmentation is a good candidate for the procedure. If you are interested in fuller, plumper lips than a lip augmentation procedure may be right for you.

What are the most common side effects?

The side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers generally last for just a few days following the procedure. Some of these side effects may include:

  • Bleeding from the site of the injection
  • Bruising and possible swelling
  • Sensitivity or soreness at the injection site