Lip fillers can increase the volume and alter the shape of the lips, to the patient’s personal preferences. Filler can be injected into strategic places to create the patient’s desired shape.
While lip fillers are temporary, implementing some key aftercare steps can help you to extend the longevity of your fillers, minimising the frequency of touch-up treatments and maximising the value of your lip filler investment.
First, make sure you choose a qualified, experienced injector
The expertise of your injector plays a vital role in the longevity of your lip fillers. Opt for a qualified, experienced professional who has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and can administer the fillers precisely. A skilled injector will use appropriate techniques and ensure optimal product placement, leading to longer-lasting results.
Follow your personalised aftercare instructions
Proper aftercare is essential for optimising the longevity of your lip fillers. Your injector will provide specific post-treatment instructions, which may include avoiding excessive pressure or trauma to the lips, refraining from rigorous exercise for a few days, and avoiding certain medications or supplements that can thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising.
Essentially, your aftercare instructions will be tailored to suit your personalised procedure and lifestyle factors so that you can follow the right advice for you.
Maintaining good hydration levels is beneficial for the overall health and appearance of your skin, including your lips. Drink an adequate amount of water daily to keep your lips moisturised from within, which can contribute to the longevity of your lip fillers.
Protect your lips from sun damage
Excessive sun exposure can lead to faster dissipation of the filler. Protect your lips by applying a lip balm with SPF, or wearing a wide-brimmed hat that sufficiently covers your face. We recommend wearing SPF even when it doesn’t look that sunny outside, since UV rays can still be strong on cloudy days.
Smoking can significantly reduce the longevity of your lip fillers, since smoking promotes collagen breakdown and accelerates the ageing process, causing the filler to break down more quickly. If you’re a smoker, quitting or reducing smoking can help to maintain your lip fillers for longer.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Adopting a healthy lifestyle can indirectly contribute to the longevity of your lip fillers. Get enough sleep, manage stress levels, follow a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, and avoid excessive alcohol consumption. These lifestyle factors can positively impact your skin’s health, as well as your lips.
Be mindful of facial movements straight after treatment
Excessive or exaggerated facial movements, such as chewing gum or frequent puckering of the lips, can put additional strain on the lip area and potentially lead to faster breakdown of the fillers. Be mindful of these movements and try to minimise them as much as possible during the days straight after your treatment.
Avoid harsh lip products
Using harsh or abrasive lip products, such as rough lip scrubs, can potentially irritate the lips and cause the fillers to break down more quickly. Opt for gentle lip care products and choose lipsticks or lip balms that are hydrating and compatible with your lip fillers.
Follow up with your injector
Keep in touch with your injector and attend any follow-up appointments as recommended. One of our team members can assess your results, address any concerns, and provide further personalised guidance on maintaining the longevity of your lip fillers.
Consider a touch-up treatment
As the effects of lip fillers gradually fade over time, consider scheduling a touch-up treatment with your injector. This can help maintain the desired volume and refresh the results of your lip fillers.
Nitai Clinic in Melbourne
At Nitai Clinic in Melbourne, we meet our lip filler patients for comprehensive consultations prior to treatment, to assess suitability and create a personalised treatment plan.
During the consultation, we prioritise addressing your concerns, answering any questions you may have, and ensuring you have a thorough understanding of the lip filler procedure. Our team will offer transparent and personalised guidance, allowing you to make an informed decision about whether lip fillers are the right choice for you.
If you are considering lip filler treatments, we encourage you to contact us today and book your consultation. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the necessary information and support to help you achieve your desired results.