Each dermal filler does something unique. Some are designed simply to reduce the depth of static wrinkles on the face, such as nasolabial folds, while others can strategically add volume to improve your facial contours and individual features, like the lips. Pouty, pillowy lips seem to always be in fashion, but sometimes you might need something extra to get the full look you’re after. It’s an unfortunate fact that as we get older, our lips naturally contain less fat and collagen while also holding onto less moisture. This is why many people complain of thinning or wrinkled lips that have lost their shape. Other people may have always had thinner or slightly asymmetrical lips since they were young, due to genetics. No matter the reason, if you’re hoping to add subtle fullness, soften fine lines, or alter the shape of your lips, our Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team believes that Juvéderm Volbella® XC is Portland patients’ best option for achieving their desired results.

One of the most frequently asked questions patients usually have for us when getting fillers is how long the results of their lip injections will last and whether their lips will look normal again after they get fillers done.

Some people who have lip fillers prefer having the option of returning to their previous look if they choose to, which is always an option with hyaluronic acid fillers, like Juvéderm®, which can be dissolved with a special injection. On the other hand, you might not want to have to rush back for more fillers to maintain a full-lipped look—and the COVID pandemic taught us that there are times when you may not be able to even see your injector when you want or need to.

The truth is that there’s no definite timeline for when the results of lip fillers will fade. It all depends on what type of filler you have, how much you use, your unique metabolism, and other factors.

Generally, you can expect fillers to last anywhere from six months to three years. Juvéderm® contains hyaluronic acid that is eventually metabolized and absorbed by the body. The lips gradually get smaller and then go back to their normal appearance. Volbella® XC is known to last about 12 months without the need for touch-ups.

Get to know more about lip fillers from The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery. Want to restore plumper, more luscious lips? Call us at 503-882-0124, or complete a contact form to request a consultation.