How long does it take for lip fillers to settle?

Written and Reviewed by Dr. Uzma Qureshi
Published on: 19/09/2022

Lip fillers are an increasingly popular method of lip augmentation. They are purported to be a quick and efficient treatment, but how long does it actually take for lip fillers to settle?

Do they provide the immediate results that they claim? Read on to find out.

how long does it take for lip fillers to settle

What is in lip fillers?

At MySkyn Clinic, we use the best quality fillers that comply with European standards and regulations. These lip filler gels contain a solution of hyaluronic acid.

How do lip fillers work?

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and is closely associated with the production of collagen and elastin. As we age, the production of these substances in the body declines, causing our skin to sag and wrinkle.

Lip fillers return elasticity and volume to the lips by restoring hyaluronic levels, boosting collagen and elastin synthesis, and rejuvenating the skin. They can be used to enlarge the lips or simply define their shape.

How are lip fillers administered?

Lip fillers are injectables. This means that they use a fine needle or cannula to inject a hyaluronic acid solution directly into the skin of your lips.

The procedure is not long at all, taking perhaps 30 minutes. At MySkyn, we offer a local anaesthetic or a dental block to numb any potential pain the injection might cause.

How long do lips stay swollen after filler?

Your lips may feel tender and swollen for up to 48 hours after the lip filler procedure. The swelling can temporarily affect the way that lip fillers look, but it should settle after a few days.

If common side effects like bruising, swelling and itching do not go away after more than a week, we recommend seeing a doctor for an allergy check up. The MySkyn team is on hand to contact at any time for advice.

How long does it take for lip fillers to look normal?

If you use a skilled provider of lip augmentation, results should look normal as soon as the swelling goes down post-procedure. It is a misconception that dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments cause false-looking features. This is only the case if done improperly. At MySkyn, we pride ourselves on our subtle and natural-looking results.

How long does it take for lip fillers to settle?

Your lip filler treatment should produce immediately visible results. Your lips should look plump and voluminous from the moment you step out of the operation room. However, it is true that it takes up to four weeks for results to fully develop and settle.

The hyaluronic acid solution will need this time to kick start the natural processes in the body that rejuvenate the skin. From the moment the lip filler is administered, your body will begin to produce more collagen and elastin fibres in the lips. Over the next month, the effects of this process will pay off.

How long do lip fillers last?

Lip fillers do not have permanent results. They last between six and twelve months depending on your provider. After this, you may want to seek a top-up.

For more information, get in touch with the CQC registered Bradford MySkyn Clinic on 01274 921121, or contact us online or advice on lip fillers.

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