Are Lip Injections Permanent? A Comprehensive Guide

Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve the full, luscious lips you've always wanted. But how long do the results last? Are lip injections permanent?The answer is no, lip injections are not permanent. Lip augmentation treatment results can last up to 6 months, with extra care and maintenance extending the results for an additional 2 to 3 months. However, this does not mean that there are no permanent and lasting results from this treatment.

We recommend that you receive follow-up treatments within 6 to 12 months to maintain the desired results. Lip fillers are considered “semi-permanent” solutions compared to lip implants, which are a more permanent option. Lip fillers wear out slowly over time, usually 12 to 18 months after you contract them, depending on your metabolism. You may need routine retouching treatments to maintain the desired volume.

What is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve fuller, more voluminous lips. It can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth.

There are several different types of lip augmentation treatments available, including lip fillers, lip implants, and Botox injections.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable treatments that use hyaluronic acid to add volume and fullness to the lips. They are considered “semi-permanent” solutions compared to lip implants, which are a more permanent option. You may need routine retouching treatments to maintain the desired volume.

What Are Lip Implants?

Lip implants are a more permanent option for lip augmentation. During the lip consultation, the doctor will determine which lip implant size would be best for you.

Permalip implant insertion is an in-office procedure. First, the skin around the surgical area is sterilized. Once the lips are numb, an incision is made in each corner of the mouth.

Are Lip Injections Safe?

Filler injections are a perfectly safe and well-researched procedure when performed by an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Although fillers don't last forever, both Hartman doctors agree that they are the best option for lip augmentation, even if you have to make a couple of doctor visits a year.

How Long Do Lip Injections Last?

Lip injections last up to one year and should be maintained with regular treatment sessions to maintain desired cosmetic results.

Anyone looking for a more dramatic pout, suffering from thin lips, or noticing a reduction in volume in their lips associated with aging can benefit from a lip augmentation.

Who Is Best Suited for Lip Fillers?

Patients who have a naturally slim lip set are best suited for a lip filler product that will provide subtle, natural yet beautiful enhancement. Dr. Green suggests applying a topical numbing cream to the lips and treatment area one hour before the injection into the lips, and applying ice immediately after.

What Are Some Aftercare Tips for Lip Injections?

Dr. Green advises her patients who have lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers to refrain from exercising for at least 48 hours after a lip filling procedure.

What Are Some Popular Types of Lip Fillers?

Belotero Balance: Also used for fine lines around the mouth and can be used in addition to laser and Botox injections for lip lines.
Restylane Kysse: Not only plumps the lips but also improves the color and texture of the lips, making them look more delicious.
If you have a BLT allergy, your healthcare provider may give you a nerve block injection to numb your lips.

What Is Lip Flipping with Botox?

Lip flipping with Botox is an ideal approach for patients looking for just a small lift on the upper lip, providing the appearance of a slight extra volume on the lips.

Are There Any Alternatives to Lip Fillers?

If you are interested in improving the volume and fullness of your lips forever, lip implants could be the ideal solution for you.

The appearance of a gummy smile is often easily corrected with just a small amount of Botox, which is injected into the lip.


Lip augmentation is an excellent way to achieve fuller, more voluminous lips without surgery. While lip injections are not permanent solutions, they can provide long-lasting results when maintained with regular follow-up treatments. If you're looking for a more permanent solution, then lip implants may be right for you.