Getting lip filler to plump your pout is an ever growing new trend.
However what do you do if you have poor results and don’t like your new look? Or you want to go for a more natural look?
This post will tell you everything you need to know about dissolving lip filler, the process of dissolving lip filler, the cost, side effects and more.
Why would I Dissolve Lip Filler?
Lip fillers can be dissolved for a number of reasons. Maybe you don’t like the result. Or want to go back to your natural shape. Thanks to Kylie Jenner and social media an increasing number of patients are choosing to dissolve their ha fillers.
Maybe you have decided to try a different technique such as a botox lip flip , butterfly lips or Russian Lip filler. Maybe you even want to try an injection free lip treatment such as hyaluron pen lip filler.
In any case it’s much easier to start a new lip filler technique with a blank canvas.
In some cases lip filler needs to be dissolved due to an adverse reaction to the filler. If the filler was not injected properly, it can also be dissolved to correct any cosmetic issues such as filler migration to the lip border. Lip filler migration is not a serious issue and all lip filler will naturally dissolve over time.
Can You Dissolve Lip Filler?
Lip fillers can take 6-12 months to dissolve naturally but if you’re unhappy with how you look, have visible bumps from lip filler treatments, or have other complications you may want quicker results.
So, how do you dissolve lip filler? Lip fillers are made from natural hyaluronic acid, this can be dissolved hyaluronidase injections. This is an enzyme that breaks down the filler and completely dissolves it.
However if you have a silicon based filler a hyaluronidase treatment won’t work and you would need to consult your provider for guidance.
The Process of Dissolving Lip Filler
Unfortunately other then waiting of for hyaluronic acid fillers to dissolve on there own, there is no home remedy.
The only way to remove unwanted filler is by getting injections of hyaluronidase.
This is usually a very quick process and appointments usually on last 15 minutes. Your injector will go through your medical history firstly. Then a numbing cream will be applied to your lips, the you will be injected with the enzyme hyaluronidase.
At some clinics a a patch test is performed about half an hour before your appointment, to prevent medical complications.
It can take up to two treatments, depending on the amount of filler you have, but the results are almost immediate. Follow-up appointments my be scheduled to ensure your happy with the final results.
The dissolving process works by breaking down the hyaluronic acid in the filler that is naturally found in the human body and encouraging the body to reabsorb it.
How long after dissolving with Hyaluronidase can i get filler?
Can you get lip filler again after dissolving with Hyaluronidase injections? Yes, you can. You need to wait 14 days after your treatment as the hyaluronidase can break down the new dermal filler.
What are the Risks of Dissolving Lip Filler?
The risks of dissolving lips fillers are relatively low. It’s considered to be a very safe procedure with little side effects.
It is possible you’ll experience lip swelling or light bruising at the treatment area as well a mild pain or discomfort during the treatment.
How Much Does It Cost to Dissolve Lip Filler?
How much does it cost to dissolve lip filler. It really depends on where your based in the world and what clinic you choose.
In the US you can expect to pay $300-500 for lip filler removal.
What to do After a Lip Filler Dissolving Treatment
You need to avoid the same things that you would avoid before a lip fillers. For 24 to 48 hours after your dissolving treatment there may be some redness and swelling in the treated area. After your treatment it’s advised to avoid the following:
- Not wear makeup for 12 hours after treatment.
- Avoid facial scrubs, harsh skin care treatments or rubbing the area for 24 hours post-treatment.
- Direct sunlight should be avoided for the next 24 hours.
- You need to avoid swimming for 24 hours after your appointment.
- Strenuous exercise that increases your heart rate will need to be avoided for 24 hours post-treatment.
- No alcohol for 24 hours
Can I get all my Filler Dissolved
All hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be dissolved, whether it’s cheek fillers, tear trough filler, nose filler, any type of filler can be removed with a hyaluronidase injectable treatment.
WHY YOU MAY NEED MULTIPLE SESSIONS
You may find that you need multiple sessions in order to break down all the filler in your lips. The reason for this is that different types of filler respond in different ways to treatment. Also, if you have had many filler treatments, the filler builds up over time. It may be that the filler has become integrated into the tissue. For this reason, you may need multiple treatments to break down all the filler. Small lumps of filler are likely to dissolve fairly quickly. Wider areas will break down in sections. You may find that the filler is gone from some areas but is still showing in other places.
In short, the process of lip filler dissolving treatment is not an exact science. Neither is injecting lip filler in the first place. This means that you may need several treatments to break down all the filler that has built up in your lips. Based on your outcomes after the first treatment, we can assist you further by offering you expert advice on further treatments
How to Dissolve Filler at Home
You are not able to dissolve lip fillers at home. Only medical professionals can inject the enzyme hyaluronidase. You can however, wait for your dermal fillers to dissolve on their own this should take around 6-12 months.
How long does lip filler take to dissolve?
It takes around 6-12 months for lip filler to dissolve naturally. If you’re unhappy with how your lips, have visible bumps, or have other complications you may want quicker results. In this case you can dissolve lip filler with hyaluronidase injections.
Results are almost instant, the filler will start to break down immediately. 48 hours after treatment you will see a significant reduction in filler. Swelling in the treated area will go down within 48 to 84 hours.
Is dissolving lip filler painful?
Dissolving lip filler is not overly painful. A numbing cream will be applied and at most you will feel slight discomfort during the injections.
Do your lips go back to normal after dissolving fillers?
Yes your lips will return to their normal shape and size once the lip filler has been dissolved.
Can dissolving filler go wrong?
The most serious complication that can occur, is when the enzyme used in lip dissolving may not only dissolve the lip filler but could also dissolve the surrounding tissue of the lips.
Dissolving lip is a simple procedure that can correct a unsatisfactory result from any dermal filler treatment.
You may have a bit of redness at the injection site, but within 24 hours you will see the results. There are also things you should do after lip filler injections.
As with any aesthetic treatments if you are interested in lip filler dissolving, ensure to only work with medical professionals and a qualified injector. Back-street’ clinics may be cheaper, but inexperienced practitioners can cause filler complications.