Let's Talk About Lip Fillers
Kylie Jenner made headlines recently when she told the world that she had all her lip filler removed. While this may seem like a trivial topic, Jenner, known worldwide for her bee-stung bouche, has inspired women of all ages to give their lips a boost. Although some women (and some men) may follow Jenner's trend and go the smaller pout route, having your fillers removed is not really necessary unless you don't love your results or have an adverse reaction. Learn more about how lip fillers work in this blog.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are non-surgical dermal injections such as Restylane, Juvéderm and Radiesse that increase the fullness of the lips. These fillers are also used in other soft-tissue areas of the face to restore lost facial volume and to smooth out wrinkles, lines and creases. The results of lip fillers are seen quickly and last three to six months on average.
When dermal fillers are injected by a skilled cosmetic physician such as Dr. Johnson, the results are natural looking, subtle and symmetrical. Many individuals who get lip fillers are pleased with their results and return for additional treatments.
What Happens When You Don't Love Your Lip Fillers?
While most lip filler patients love how their new lips look, some people do not, or they have an adverse reaction to the filler material such as lumps or unevenness. In some cases, patients who do not love their new lips can seek interventions from their cosmetic physician, such as massaging of the lips to improve results, or they can wait until the effects fade. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers last around six months in the lips, so waiting may be your best bet.
In others, it may be necessary to remove filler material.
Dermal Filler Removal
If your lip filler contains hyaluronic acid (for example, Juvéderm, Restylane and Belotero) and you want them reversed for whatever reason, contact your physician about removing the filler using the enzyme hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase helps to dissolve the hyaluronic acid material in the filler.
This treatment can help reduce situations such as:
- Excessive swelling
- Prolonged swelling
- Unsatisfactory results, including uneven texture
- Lumps and bumps
Keep in mind that hyaluronidase does not work in all situations and will not help with products that aren't made with hyaluronic acid (like Radiesse and Sculptra). With those products, a steroid may be given to help reduce swelling.
Artefil and fat transfers to the lips are more permanent fillers and that are very difficult to remove. Radiesse cannot be removed, but it is not recommended for lip enhancement.
Thinking about lip fillers? Call Innovations Medical today at 214-643-8665 for more information.