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Ways to Lip Filler Removal | Naturally and chemically

2021-08-25 15:22:37

Dr. Fariba Azadikhah
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Dr. Fariba Azadikhah

While lip injections are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery, there are a lot of women who regret them and want to remove them as fast as possible. There are also a lot of people who just want their natural look back. There’s a solution!


Dissolving lip fillers

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Find out how to diminish lip fillers you must first know how lip injections work

This non-surgical procedure is often done by hyaluronic acid which increases the volume of your lip. The body naturally breaks hyaluronic acid down over time. Its effects typically last around six months which follows more doctor appointments afterward to maintain the results. Therefore one way to get rid of plump lips is to stop getting maintenance injections when they are due. To get rid of the fillers Hyaluronidase is usually injected, as it’s the enzyme that the body produces naturally to break down fillers.

One other substance is collagen which was once very common. Collagen lip fillers plump up the lips, adding fullness and volume. Considering that collagen has many side effects such as skin redness, skin discomfort, including swelling, bleeding, bruising, skin rash with itching, and possible scarring researchers were looking for another material finding that hyaluronic acid was the alternative.

Liposuction, or fat injection, involves recycling the body’s own fat by taking it from one area and injecting it into another. Because the person’s own fat is used as a filler allergic reactions are very uncommon. Fat transfer to the lips takes about sixty to ninety minutes to perform, and it can be performed with local anesthesia. Lip enhancement with fat transfer lasts for 5 years or even longer.

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How to dissolve lip fillers?

How the filler is drained or dissolved depends on the type of gel used for the injection. The most common types of fillers are hyaluronic acid (HA), which is, fortunately, the easiest way to remove. These gels include Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero, they also require the injection of hyaluronidase to dissolve and reduce the adverse effects of the gel.

Hyaluronidase is a natural enzyme found in human tissues that modifies the hyaluronic acid that we naturally produce; therefore, injection of hyaluronidase to reverse the effect of hyaluronic acid gels is considered a very safe and secure method. These injections are available under various brands, including Hylenex, Vitrase, and Amphadase.

How many sessions are needed to remove lip fillers?

You may not need more than one session. Depending on the amount of gel and the extra volume of gel you are trying to reduce and dissolve, you may need another treatment in 3 to 5 days. This will cost more.

Can I have an allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid?

No. The possibility of allergic reactions due to the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers is very low because hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally built in the human body. However, if you are allergic to lidocaine (a substance used to anesthetize the injection site and found in some fillers), be sure to discuss this with your doctor before injecting the gel.

Ways to get rid of lip fillers at home


If you are not satisfied with the results of the gel injection for any reason, dissolving lip fillers at home or other methods of removing lip gel at home is a wrong decision that will cost you, your beauty. Removing lip fillers at home is a non-specialized task due to lack of experience and the use of unprincipled methods can cause adverse effects on the beauty of your face. The best way is to see a dermatologist doctor.

How much does it cost to remove my lip fillers?

This depends on many factors, the condition of your lip, the clinic you visit… but it should typically cost around 150$. Though the good news is that it costs less than lip fillers.

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Is it possible for me to dissolve lip fillers on my own?

Lip injections are done with the highest care and consideration by professionals, so it cannot be done at home or even get removed at home.at Ermateb we can introduce you expert clinics that simply use a precise dosage of hyaluronidase to break down the hyaluronic acid in the filler formula and inject it safely. Another common question is whether massaging is useful to dissolve the lip fillers or not. The answer is yes! Massage can encourage the filler to be broken up by the body more quickly. But in practice, this still takes a long time (like weeks of daily massage) to improve the outcome. Also, sun exposure speeds up the aging process on the skin and is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. UV rays can also cause certain fillers to break down faster and be absorbed by the skin more quickly. To get the best outcome, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day. With all things considered there’s no magical way to remove lip fillers fast at home. It takes time for lip fillers to dissolve naturally.

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What are the Side effects of dissolving lip fillers?

There's a small chance of allergic reaction and it could mean the lips go even thinner than anticipated", says Dr. Nick Milosevic of leading Harley Street Medical Clinic.

Lip fillers may not fully reverse: depending on the used fillers it is possible that after removing the lip fillers your lips won’t look as natural as before. Unless the doctor used Teosyla, Juvéderm, or Restylane, there’s a good chance that the process cannot be reversed or it will take a long time for it to go away. The 3 mentioned above are the ones that can fully be removed by hyaluronidase injection. So there’s a chance that the volume of your lips reduces only 80-85% and some of the fullness never goes away. Thus it is better to wait so the process of removing the fillers happen naturally.

How much does getting your lip filler dissolved hurt?

Lip filler dissolving is a quick treatment, and the injection process generally only takes around five minutes. But unfortunately, having your lip filler dissolved is not pain-free. Mr. Olivier Branford says, "The lips are an extremely sensitive part of the body due to the high number of nerve endings present, so it can be a painful and eye-watering experience.

The lip filler dissolving procedure begins with the application of numbing cream to reduce the discomfort and the burning sensation (often similar to bee stings) that is often experienced. The numbing creams are effective for about 20 minutes or more. Following the numbing cream, hyaluronidase is then injected into the lips with a series of other small injections to dissolve the lip fillers. Whilst hyaluronidase begins to work immediately, the full effects are seen two weeks after the procedure. The procedure itself is quick, taking approximately 10 minutes to perform."

However it does also cause minor swelling, so you won’t be able to see results until around 24 hours after treatment, once the swelling is gone. There are also some reports from other patients that there may be bruising and discoloration due to lip fillers removal. However, if you’re still experiencing swelling after three to four days or any kind of allergic reactions, such as itching, pain, shortness of breath after the procedure you must contact your doctor.

If you feel the need to remove your lip fillers Ermateb suggests one of the best services with fully trained doctors who you can find given that customer care and safety are our priorities.


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