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Lip fillers have become extremely popular in recent years to revive, rejuvenate and plump out thinning, ageing and uneven lips. At Dr. MediSpa we offer injectable dermal fillers using the most effective and safe products from our clinic conveniently located in Loughton in Essex. But what are dermal fillers and how long do lip fillers last?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances which contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin, connective tissues and the joints. HA is responsible for youthful, plump and hydrated skin and depletes as we age. As dermal fillers are contained in a gel, they act as a cushion when injected in to the skin.

At Dr. MediSpa in Essex, Dr. Munir Somji is an expert in aesthetic medicine and offers the most up-to-date injection techniques for the lips. Dr. Somji believes that a natural look is best when it comes to lip fillers and unlike some practitioners who tend to over fill for an exaggerated lip appearance and out of proportion with the rest of the face, Dr. Somji believes that a small amount of product, when expertly injected, can have a subtle – yet extremely effective result.

How long do lip fillers last?

Dermal fillers mimic your own HA within the body and like our own, will deplete over time. There are lots of factors which can determine the length of your results including the thickness of the product which will be chosen by Dr. Somji depending on your individual concern. For most healthy people with a sensible lifestyle and good skincare routine expect lip fillers to last between 4 months and a year. However, the following factors can decrease the length of time you’ll experience results with your lip fillers:

  • Smoking
  • Excessive exercise
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Excessive sun exposure without SPF protection
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Cosmetic device-led procedures used too soon after lip fillers

As with all injectable treatments the results can vary as everyone is different. The rate at which you may metabolise the product will be unique to you. Some people find that lip fillers can last longer than 12 months, whereas some find their flip fillers diminish in around 3 months. It’s important to remember that the muscles around the lips are constantly moving, creating expression and being used when speaking and eating etc, therefore, the results may not last as long as fillers in areas such as the cheeks or temples.

Before any treatment with dermal fillers can take place, Dr. Somji will invite you to a pre-treatment consultation so that your individual concerns and your expected results can be discussed.

So, how long do lip fillers last? It’s largely down to you, but we can advise you on how to maximise your results. For more information about lip fillers in Essex, contact our team of friendly advisors on 0208 418 0362 and book your no obligation consultation.

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