Do lips return to normal after fillers?

Lip Fillers Are Temporary How quickly treatment is processed is based on your individual metabolism. The experts at Body+Beauty Lab can tell you how long you expect results to last during your initial treatment. When the treatment dissolves, patients will notice that their lips return to their normal appearance. The skin of the mouth and lips will return to its normal appearance without sagging or stretching.

This change will occur slowly; you won't wake up one morning to find that you've suddenly lost volume. As the filler fades, your lips may look somewhat aged as the normal aging process persists. Will I continue to receive lip fillers? I'm not sure, although anyone who wants to keep their plumper pout has to get back up. For example, very active patients who exercise frequently tend to metabolize filler more quickly.

The exception is that aging still occurs in skin and tissues, so your lips now versus age 10 will look different, whether you use fillers or not. According to Wheeler, many patients, including me, naturally have asymmetrical lips and one side of the top or bottom may be larger or longer. So yes, in most cases, your lips return to normal, whether your body dissolves hyaluronic acid or reverses fillers with hyaluronidase. If you're thinking about getting lip injections, be sure to research, find someone reputable in your area, and have them explain all the potential risks to you.

Wheeler explained that since my lips are on the thinner side of the spectrum, it wouldn't be natural to inject a large amount of filler into them, especially in a single visit. A surgical lip augmentation is great if you've been injected before and you're ready for a permanent change. In fact, I love my lips, so my interest in filling wasn't due to dissatisfaction, so to speak, but rather an interest in improving a function that I already loved. We asked board-certified dermatologists Michael Lin, MD, and Nina Naidu, MD, as well as nurse practitioner Breana Wheeler (who performed my injections) to give us information on everything related to lip injections.

While lip fillers have become synonymous with increasing volume (Kylie Jenner style), they have a number of other benefits. Big, padded, fake-looking lips were everywhere, even on girls almost two decades younger than me, and I wanted to get in. Full, plump lips are definitely in fashion right now, championed by everyone from Angelina Jolie to Kylie Jenner. Unfortunately, it's not possible to make injectable lip fillings last longer once you've received them.

Your body will naturally metabolize hyaluronic acid and your lips will slowly return to their natural shape and size over time. Because the swelling is most prominent in the days after the injection, your lips may look “too thick” at first.

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