“How long do lip fillers last?” is one of the most common questions patients ask at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute’s Orange County Med Spa. The longevity of lip fillers varies depending on the type of filler used, how quickly the body metabolizes the filler, and how the body reacts to lip filler treatment. On average, most lip fillers typically last between 6 to 12 months. If it has been over 6 months since your last appointment for lip fillers and your lips have returned to their normal appearance, more filler may be needed.

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daneshmand, provides insights into lip injections, from the initial lip filler procedure to maintenance treatments to multiple treatments for more volume.

If you’re curious about how lip fillers can enhance your look and want to learn more about the longevity and care of lip injections, we invite you to reach out to our team of experienced estheticians. Call 949-359-8397 to schedule an appointment at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute and take the first step towards a more confident you.

Lip Filler Swelling Stages

After receiving lip filler treatments, patients typically experience a series of swelling stages. Initially, there’s immediate swelling due to the physical injection of soft tissue fillers. This can last for the first 24 to 48 hours. In the subsequent days, the swelling subsides as the lip fillers settle, integrating with the lip tissue.

What Are Lip Injections?

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Lip fillers, or dermal fillers, are an FDA-approved treatment to enhance lip volume and shape by adding fullness. Hyaluronic acid fillers (gel-like substance help ensure a smooth, natural result. Unlike lip flip treatments, which augment shape, the filler procedure augments size.

For lip flips in Bakersfield, CA, visit our Medical Spa.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

At Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer a variety of lip injection treatments, from the popular dermal filler Juvederm, known for its ability to provide a beautiful pout, to specialized formulations like Vollure and Volbella for subtle refinements.

How Long Do Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Last?

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers last anywhere from 12 to 24 months.

How Long Does Versa Lip Filler Last?

Versa lip injections last between 6 to 12 months. As a dermal filler, longevity varies depending on several factors, including how an individual’s body metabolizes lip filler treatments and lifestyle factors such as smoking and sun exposure. Repeat treatments are required to maintain the desired lip volume.

How Long Does Kysse Lip Filler Last?

Kysse lip filler is a newer addition to hyaluronic acid fillers explicitly designed for the lips and mouth areas. When determining how long do lip fillers last for most patients, Kysse results can last from 6 to 9 months, though some patients report their past and current lip injections last up to a year.

How Long Does Juvederm Lip Filler Last?

Juvederm injections in Bakersfield are widely popular dermal fillers, used as lip augmentation alternatives, and known for versatility and effective lip volume enhancement. The brand offers a range of products for desired outcomes, with Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Volbella being among the popular choices for nonsurgical lip augmentation.

Like other fillers, the longevity of the dermal filler is influenced by how fast the patient’s body metabolizes the dermal filler, the amount of filler injected, and the area of the lips or mouth treated.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last: Juvederm Vollure

Juvederm Vollure lasts up to 18 months. These types of dermal fillers are often used to get rid of lines around the mouth

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last: Juvederm Volbella

Juvederm Volbella lip fillers typically last 12 months. This dermal filler is ideal for those seeking a subtle increase and lines around the mouth.

How Long Do Collagen Fillers Last?

These soft tissue fillers only last from 4-6 months and cannot add volume. While not a popular lip filler procedure, it is useful around the mouth. Collagen helps the skin in many ways.

We provide more benefits here: What is Collagen?

Common Reasons Why People Get Hyaluronic Acid Lip Injections

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As a popular minimally invasive FDA-approved treatment offering immediate results and minimal downtime, hyaluronic acid lip injections can smooth nasolabial folds and fine lines around the mouth, add volume, and provide versatile results.

Wanting Bigger Lips

The desire for bigger lips is one of the most common motivations behind seeking hyaluronic acid lip injections. Fuller lips are often associated with youthfulness and vitality, and many individuals feel that adding fullness can significantly improve their facial aesthetics and symmetry. Lip injections provide more volume to thin lips, allowing patients to achieve their desired lip size in a way that looks natural and balanced with their facial features. 

Correcting Lip Shape

Aside from lip augmentation, dermal fillers in Bakersfield, CA, can also correct lip shape. Whether it’s to address asymmetries, define the lip border, or enhance the cupid’s bow, this versatile treatment allows for precise modifications to achieve a more balanced and natural shape to the lips.

The ability to tailor the lip filler treatment to specific areas of the lips (i.e. the upper lip, lower lip, corners of the lips, etc) ensures that the enhancements complement the natural contours of the face, leading to subtle yet impactful improvements. 

Smoothing Wrinkles

Smoothing wrinkles around the mouth, often referred to as perioral lines or “lipstick lines,” is another common reason many turn to hyaluronic acid lip injections. During the aging process, we naturally lose collagen, elasticity, and volume in the skin, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Lip fillers not only add volume to the lips themselves but also support the surrounding skin, effectively diminishing the appearance of these wrinkles for most patients. The hyaluronic acid in the fillers attracts moisture to the area, further helping to plump the skin and smooth out these lines. 

Boosting Confidence

Boosting confidence is another big reason why many patients choose to get dermal fillers. The appearance of one’s lips can significantly impact how one perceives oneself and, consequently, how one interacts with the world.

What to Expect During a Lip Filler Appointment

When a procedure involves injecting, you’ll need to discuss your aesthetic goals, the type of lip fillers used, how much filler you need to achieve your desired results, and more. Dr. Daneshmand will give you basic instructions beforehand, such as avoiding blood thinners for a few days.

During a lip filler appointment, patients can anticipate a relatively straightforward that lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.

First, the top and bottom lips are numbed with a topical anesthetic or nerve block injection to ensure comfort. The main part of the procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid (gel-like substance) into the lips using a fine needle, allowing for precise control.

All lip filler treatments should be under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon for best results.

What to Expect After a Lip Injection Appointment

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Post-lip injection, patients often experience temporary swelling, redness, and bruising at injection sites, which usually fade within a week to unveil the enhancement’s full effect. To reduce these side effects:

  • apply an ice pack
  • avoiding strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours
  • avoid drinking alcohol
  • avoid eating messy foods (wiping your lips may make bruising worse)
  • drink plenty of water

The cosmetic team at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results. While lip fillers work immediately, they will continue to settle over the following weeks, achieving the final, desired look. Patients are encouraged to schedule a follow up appointment with their doctor if they have any concerns or if they desire further adjustments.

Are Lip Fillers Permanent?

No. Lip fillers, especially those based on hyaluronic acid, are not permanent. The body gradually metabolizes the filler, leading to a gradual decrease in volume over time. In order to maintain voluminous lips, it’s important to schedule repeat treatments with your esthetician.

How Long Does Lip Filler Swelling Last?

Swelling is a common side effect post-injection and typically lasts for a few days to a week. Applying ice and avoiding strenuous activity can help reduce swelling more quickly.

How Long Does Lip Filler Bruising Last?

Lip fillers can cause minimal bruising that can last a few days to a week. Avoid actions that make bruising worse. Many patients cover up the bruising with makeup until it fades.

Pros and Cons of Lip Injections


  • Immediate results
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers boost collagen production. (We naturally lose collagen in the lips during the aging process.)
  • Minimal downtime and recovery
  • Customizable lip volume–add more volume to the upper lip or top and bottom lips, as needed, for desired results
  • Non-permanent, adjusting for optimal results over time
  • Maintain natural shape or add volume to change shape
  • Optimal results when under the care of a board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Boosted confidence


  • Potential for swelling, bruising, and tenderness
  • Possible complications–cold sore reactivation, tissue death, allergic reaction, or infection
  • Possibility of asymmetry or dissatisfaction with results
  • Maintenance treatments can be expensive over time
  • Results can be unnatural if the lips are overfilled or the injections are not administered correctly
  • Potential for overuse and addiction to cosmetic enhancements

Bakersfield Lip Injections

If you’re considering lip injections to enhance your natural beauty, redefine your lip shape, or restore volume, Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute’s Orange County Med Spa is here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Led by our experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daneshmand, our team is committed to providing personalized lip filler treatments in a welcoming and professional environment.

Call us at 949-359-8397 to book your consultation and take the first step toward the look you’ve always wanted.