In addition to tightening the skin, overuse of fillers can result in longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles and impaired attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging, he explains. The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent. Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made of substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But if you are allergic to lidocaine, tell your doctor before receiving treatment.
Trusted providers will inform patients that the effects of lip fillers wear off gradually, over approximately four to six months. You should be prepared to commit to touch-up treatments to maintain your results, ensuring that your lips maintain a consistent and even volume with the right amounts of filler administered each time. Enhanced lips can make your lips thicker and fuller, but it will still be you when you leave the doctor's office. In the subsequent interrogation, the patient acknowledged that she had received Restylane injections into her lips by a dermatologist approximately 6 months before the development of the nodule, but she had not mentioned this because she did not believe that these two events were related.
If you have a BLT allergy, your healthcare provider may give you a nerve block injection to numb your lips. The patient denied having undergone any additional cosmetic procedures on his face or lips other than Restylane injection. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so that the physician has better control over the amount of lip volume that is created. Inadvertent Injection into Blood Vessels The most serious risk associated with dermal fillers is accidental injection into a blood vessel.
Injectable lip augmentation techniques can be performed quickly in your doctor's office with little or no downtime. Another patient (Shafir et al 2000) was described as developing multiple “sterile abscesses” after injecting Restylane into her lips and nasolabial folds. Fat injection is the exception, as the procedure requires a small area of liposuction to remove fat from another part of the body before the injection can be given. If you are left with loose lips as a result of regular overinflation, the only remedy is lip reduction surgery, that is, trimming excess skin, which can leave significant scars.
Low-power view of a biopsy sample from the lower lip of a 74-year-old woman who developed a submucosal nodule of the lower lip. After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into the lips. With lip filler, inexperienced or uncertified doctors may incorrectly advise patients on how much filler should be injected or how often they should return for treatments. Keeping ice on the lips before injections also helps numb the area and potentially helps with bruising and swelling.
Fernández-Acenero and colleagues (200) reported on a 48-year-old woman who developed a lump on her upper lip 2 months after receiving a single Restylane injection.