Basic Facts about Lip Fillers
Even though there are a variety of lip fillers, the most common lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid gel. This is essentially a sugar gel that is used to temporarily plump the lips. The results are seen immediately and can last in most people from 6-9 months. There are a variety of different fillers, and while they all are hyaluronic acid fillers, they have varying degrees of thicknesses. These differences in the gels makes some fillers better than others for specific purposes. For example, some thicker fillers may be better at adding volume, while thinner fillers may be better when trying to fill small vertical lines around the lips or define the borders of the lip.
Lip fillers are temporary. This means that the body will naturally break down these sugar gels over time. Everyone is different, but most people experience good results for 6-9 months. After your body breaks down the filler, your lips will return to normal size and shape.