How to Prolong Dermal Fillers and Make Them Last Longer


Have you ever wondered how to keep those plush, kissable lips looking fabulous for longer after getting lip fillers? You’re not alone!

Dermal fillers, including those for your lips, have become a go-to for enhancing natural beauty. But, like a fine wine, we want them to last.

Read here for insider tips on prolonging the life of your lip fillers and discover why Dogwood Dental Spa is your ideal partner in this beauty journey.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers, primarily composed of hyaluronic acid fillers, a natural substance found in the body, are designed to add volume and shape to your lips.

They’re a popular choice for those seeking a fuller, more defined pout. Hyaluronic acid is known for retaining moisture, making it a perfect ingredient for maintaining lip fullness and hydration.

Tips to Prolong Your Dermal Fillers

Want to maximize the effects of dermal fillers? Here are the things you should keep in mind:

  • Regular Touch-Ups. While fillers are not permanent, regular maintenance appointments can keep your lips looking consistently beautiful.

  • Avoid Unnecessary Pressure. Be mindful of habits that put pressure on your lips, like certain sleeping positions or repetitive lip movements. These can cause fillers to break down faster.

  • Mind the Aftercare. The first 24 hours post-treatment are crucial. Avoid strenuous exercise, high temperatures (like saunas or hot yoga), and makeup on the lips to reduce the risk of swelling, bruising, and infection.

    Gentle care during this initial period can set the stage for longer-lasting results.

  • Stay Hydrated. Hydration is key! Hyaluronic acid fillers thrive on water, so keeping your body well-hydrated helps maintain the filler’s volume and longevity.

    Drink plenty of water and use a hydrating lip balm to keep those lips luscious.

  • Follow a Skincare Routine. Invest in a good skincare routine. Use gentle, hydrating products that support skin health.

    Products with hyaluronic acid can complement your fillers, helping to maintain that plump look.

  • Sun Protection is a Must. UV rays can break down collagen and speed up the degradation of fillers. Protect your lips and skin using a lip balm with SPF and applying sunscreen daily.

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices. Your lifestyle impacts how long your fillers last. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can accelerate the breakdown of fillers.

    A balanced diet rich in antioxidants and regular exercise can support skin health and enhance the longevity of your fillers.

    Consult with Dr. Amos at Dogwood Dental Spa to create a personalized touch-up schedule.

  • Manage Stress Levels. Believe it or not, stress affects your skin and can impact the longevity of fillers. Engage in stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation, or any relaxing hobby.

At Dogwood Dental Spa in Waxhaw, NC, we understand that lip fillers are more than just a cosmetic treatment; they’re an investment in your confidence and appearance. Dr. Amos is dedicated to providing personalized care that extends beyond the treatment room.

We offer comprehensive aftercare advice and support to ensure you get the most out of your lip fillers. Contact us now and schedule your appointment!