Have you been dreaming of fuller, more youthful looking lips? Do you want to get that perfect pout minus the duck face look? You’re not alone! More and more people are turning to dermal fillers like Juvederm to plump up their lips. But how long do the results actually last? Read on to get the inside scoop.
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There are several factors that affect how quickly Juvederm lip fillers are broken down and absorbed by the body. These include:
|Factor||Effect on Filler Duration|
|Placement||Fillers tend to last longer in areas with less muscle movement and tension, like the cheeks versus the lips. Frequent muscle contractions can essentially “push” the filler away.|
|Skin type||Dry or aged skin helps the filler remain intact longer compared to oily, damaged, or sun-exposed skin that increases breakdown.|
|Lifestyle||Habits like smoking and excessive alcohol dry out the skin and lips, causing the filler to dissipate faster. Sun damage also reduces duration.|
|Type and amount of filler||More robust, volumizing formulas like Juvederm Voluma tend to have greater longevity than lighter gels. More filler equals longer duration.|
Unfortunately, our lips tend to lose volume, elasticity, and definition as we get older. This is due to thinning of the skin, loss of collagen, and reduced facial fat pads. The effects of gravity also take a toll over time. These age-related changes mean that dermal fillers like Juvederm tend to have shorter longevity the older the patient is.
Whereas someone in their 30s might get 9-12 months from a lip filler treatment, patients in their 50s and up may only see results lasting 3-6 months. More frequent touch-ups are needed to maintain the youthful, plump appearance as we age. Discuss your options during your consultation.
The longevity of Juvederm lip fillers depends on which product you use. Here’s a breakdown of how long each formula typically lasts:
|Juvederm Ultra||6-12 months||The original Juvederm formula provides beautiful lip enhancement that lasts up to a year for most patients. It adds volume and improves the shape and contours of the lips through its hyaluronic acid gel filler.|
|Juvederm Ultra Plus XC||9-12 months||Juvederm Ultra Plus XC contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than the original formula for even more dramatic volumizing effects. It also contains lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment.|
|Juvederm Vollure||Up to 18 months||One of the longer-lasting Juvederm fillers, Vollure is specially formulated to resist the enzymes that tend to break down fillers in the lips.|
|Juvederm Volbella||Up to 12 months||Volbella adds subtle volume to the lips while also filling fine lines around the mouth. Its smooth gel filler provides a soft, natural look.|
While individual results will vary, there are some steps you can take to potentially extend the duration of Juvederm lip filler.
Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to help Juvederm lip fillers last longer. Water keeps lips moisturized so the filler can retain volume for a longer period.
Using sun protection is also important, as UV exposure degrades hyaluronic acid in the lips. Be sure to apply an SPF 30+ lip balm before going outside.
Gently exfoliating the lips once or twice a week with a soft scrub removes dead skin cells that can otherwise make lips appear thinner over time. It’s best to avoid exposing the lips to extreme heat from sources like smoking or very hot drinks, as high temperatures can melt the filler more quickly.
Getting touch-up injections before the filler fully dissipates also helps prolong the results. For even greater longevity, long-lasting filler options like Voluma and Vollure are available.
Using supportive skincare products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and retinol can also help maintain plump, youthful-looking lips.
Following these tips can potentially extend the duration of Juvederm lip fillers.
There are certain lifestyle habits that can unfortunately shorten how long injectable fillers last in your lips:
Now that you know what to expect with Juvederm fillers for lip enhancement, you can decide if it’s the right solution for you. With proper placement and optimal aftercare, you can extend the longevity as long as possible.
The expert injectors at Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center specialize in creating natural looking, beautiful lip augmentation customized to your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule your Juvederm consultation! Our peaceful spa environment and advanced techniques allow you to experience the very best in non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Yes, Juvederm lip fillers can be dissolved by a medical professional if you are not satisfied with the look or feel of the fillers. An injection of hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm. Effects are seen immediately and filler dissolves completely within 24-48 hours.
The cost of Juvederm lip fillers ranges from $400-$700 per syringe. Most patients require 1-2 syringes for subtle lip enhancement. The total cost depends on the provider, location, and amount of product used. Juvederm is considered a mid-range dermal filler.
When properly injected by an experienced provider, Juvederm lip fillers can look very natural. The goal is subtle enhancement and restoration of lost volume. Overfilling can result in an unnaturally puffy or duck-like appearance. Focusing the filler in the proper areas creates a beautiful pout.
Recovery time after Juvederm lip injections is usually 24-48 hours. Some initial swelling, bruising, numbness, and tenderness is normal. Avoid strenuous exercise for a day. Most side effects resolve within a week. Patients can return to normal activities immediately but results fully set in over the next few days.
Potential temporary side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and tenderness. Lumps and unevenness can occur if filler is injected incorrectly. Rare serious risks include infection, allergic reaction, extended swelling, and vascular occlusion. Proper injection technique greatly reduces the risks.