Lip Injections: How Long Does a Lip Augmentation Last?

Most women will tell you that neck and hands are the easiest way to tell someone’s aging. But heads up! Let’s not forget about the lips. Even the fullest of lips will lose some of their plumpness and youthful appearance as time goes by. That’s exactly where lip augmentation comes into place, not to alter your face, but to give you a fresh look and hopefully a new batch of self-confidence to go with them.

Even though there have been significant improvements in lip injections, they are not a permanent solution. Giving an estimate on how long they should last depends on the type of treatment you choose, and how your body reacts to it. For example, lip fillers will last longer on young people, because there is still enough collagen and hyaluronic acid production to keep showing results after a while. On the other hand, people of a more mature age may need periodic treatments like Restylane.

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When it comes to cosmetic procedures, Botox is without a doubt the most popular filler out there. A recent survey from theAmerican Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) shows that minimally invasive procedures were more popular than plastic surgery in 2013. Almost three quarters of all procedures fell into this category, and half of those were Botox.

See also: Botox: Why Is It So Popular?

However, let’s break down some of the other popular injectables available:

1. Juvéderm

In lip augmentation, it is mostly used to fill those wrinkles around your mouth. By doing this, your mouth area will look rejuvenated even if you had nothing injected directly into your lips. Juvéderm is a hypoallergenic gel that provides instant volume to the area applied. Its results are natural looking and it lasts about 12 months.

2. Restylane

Derived from hyaluronic acid, Restylane provides fullness and natural glow to the tissue. It lasts an average of 6 to 12 months and the hyaluronic acid is re-absorbed by the body. The product is approved by the FDA and the risks of side effects are very low.

3. Perlane

Perlane is made by the same manufacturers than Restylane, but it works better on deep lines. It is also made from hyaluronic acid, so the results look very natural and long lasting. If you decide to undergo a Perlane treatment, expect the results to last from 6 to 12 months, depending on the patient, and the best part is that the treatment is done quickly and does not require skin tests or downtime,perfect for busy women with a tight schedule to keep up with.

4. Collagen

This particular lip filler requires a skin test, because it is animal based and you could suffer an allergic reaction. There are also human collagen-based injections, but in any of the two cases, they last an approximate of 3 months.

5. Fat

Some people choose to have fat removed from any part of their body, and add it to their lips. There is no allergic reaction because the substance comes from your own body. The downside is that it lasts an approximate of 3 months, and when you go back to get a touch up, more fat will have to be removed from your body.

As you can see, lip augmentation lasts anywhere from 3 months to a year, depending on the filler you choose. If you’ve made your decision to get a lip filler treatment, visit BorgesMedicalSpa.com and register for a $50 discount on your first treatment. And remember that when it comes to cosmetic procedures, you should always go to a certified professional.

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