We know that some injectables last longer than others, but do fillers last a year or longer?
Below is the answer to this and many other common questions about what to expect from a lip filler treatment.
What Are Lip Fillers?
When your doctor injects your lips they are using a dermal filler to add a boost of volume to plump your pout.
Do Lip Fillers Hurt?
Your lips are a very sensitive area so if injected without any anesthetic you can expect it to be a painful experience.
However, your doctor should be able to apply anesthesia or a topical numbing agent to help make the process more comfortable if you like.
How Many Units Do I Need?
The number of units of filler injected into your lips depends on the results you are looking to achieve.
Patients looking for subtle results will generally receive around .5 to 1ml of filler.
However, patients who want a substantially enhanced look will require more filler.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The entire filler process including anesthesia should take around 30 minutes to one hour.
Do Fillers Last a Year?
Most fillers last between six to eight months depending on the type of filler your injector is using.
Additionally, most patients return for a filler maintenance treatment every six months or so to maintain their results.
What Are the Side Effects of Lip Filler?
Common side effects induce bleeding, bruising, redness, and swelling at the treatment site.
This is normal and should resolve within a few days following your filler treatment.
Where to Go for Lip Fillers
At Generations Medical Aesthetics we are focused on helping you look and feel your very best.
To learn more about the services we offer including lip fillers, visit our website today or contact us to schedule a consultation with a member of our team at (703)439-1104.