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How often do I need to get Lip Fillers done again?

Updated: Feb 16

Lip filler maintenance, lip filler touch-ups, lip filler reapplications, how long to wait between lip filler treatments: These are all common topics that arise when asking “What is the interval between each of my lip filler treatments?”. We’re here to help you understand how often to maintain your lip enhancement for consistently fuller lips.

How often do I need to get Lip Fillers done again?

Lip fillers add volume and shape to your lips, and their longevity can vary significantly. The interval between lip filler treatments depends on multiple factors:

1. Metabolism and Filler Breakdown:

The rate your body metabolises the lip filler will affect how often you need touch-ups. The faster your metabolism, the more often you’ll need to redo your lip fillers. Metabolism rate can be affected by exercise, lifestyle habits and stress. Generally, an active lifestyle can contribute to an increased metabolism rate and we will want you to prioritise being healthy.

2. Filler Type and Longevity:

Different types of lip fillers have varying longevities. In the dermal filler manufacturing process, they undergo a process called cross-linking. Cross-linking stabilises the hyaluronic acid gel, making it thicker and more volumising. It also makes the lip filler more resilient to your body’s metabolism. The thicker the lip filler, the longer it will last. However, we also have to take note of your preferred lip aesthetic preference and how kissable your lips will feel. Therefore, a thicker lip filler is not always better.

3. Filler Volume & Total Number of Treatments done:

The total amount of lip filler, and the timeframe over which it was injected influences the longevity. Larger volumes injected more often last longer than smaller volumes done infrequently. People who treat their new lips with another lip filler treatment in the next 3 to 6 months generally get more stable and longer-lasting results. Once you build the longevity, you can reduce frequency of your lip filler top-ups.

Ideal time-interval for lip filler treatment:

1. Assess your lips:

It’s essential to check your lip filler injection results every few months. This will allow you to determine when it’s time for a touch-up. Look at their size and texture and feel them too. Your lips will start to look smaller, more wrinkled, and feel softer as the filler degrades. Most people need 2 to 3 lip filler treatments in the first 6 to 12 months, and then a touch-up every 12 to 24 months.

2. Contact your cosmetic injector:

If you're not sure if you’re due for more lip filler, reach out to your cosmetic injector with some photos. They can provide some general guidance, or see you for a consultation to determine if it’s the right time for lip filler maintenance. Your personal lip aesthetic goals will also be discussed to meet your expectations. Every individual's frequency of lip filler top-up will differ as your lip filler upkeep schedule will be specific to you.

For individuals who want consistently plush lips, this will differ from the usual lip filler maintenance treatments. Expect to have more frequent regular lip filler treatments in small volumes to replace the filler that has broken down. However, to avoid lip fillers from migrating, your treatments will still need to be spaced out.

Working with a qualified and experienced cosmetic injectables clinic, such as Radianne Skin, is key to pre-planning how often to come in for lip filler touch-ups and maintenance. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the frequency of lip filler upkeep. The journey to your ideal lips should be tailored to your unique preferences. Stay informed and work with your cosmetic injector so that your lip filler treatments always deliver the result you want.

Radianne Skin is located in Melbourne CBD, central to many of Melbourne's suburbs in terms of accessibility. Book a comprehensive consultation with us now to discuss how we can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals!


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