Is the trend of over-filled lips coming to an end? How to dissolve lip fillers for a more natural appearance.

So you want to have work done but have people question how you look so good and refreshed?

Are you having regrets about getting duck lips from lip filler and wanting to look more classy and natural? Good news! Lip fillers can be dissolved. However, you’re probably stumbling upon some questions: What does 'dissolving' actually mean? Does it hurt? And can it be done at home without the help of a medical professional?

Here’s what you need to know:

What is lip filler made out of?

First, we need to know what lip filler is. Lip fillers typically involve small injections of hyaluronic acid placed in the lips to add volume and plump the lips.  The two common products used are Juvederm and Restylane.

How do you dissolve lip fillers?

Lip fillers typically last around 6 to 24 months. Sometimes it can even last longer in your body. Your body can naturally break them down over time. However, there is a way to speed up the process if you’re unhappy with how it looks or even want to start fresh. There’s an enzyme known as hyaluronidase.

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme used to break down hyaluronic acid, which is also naturally found in your body. By injecting more of this enzyme, the filler will dissolve quicker, allowing the lips to regain their natural shape quicker.

What is the cost of dissolving lip fillers?

Dissolving lip fillers can range anywhere from $100 to $200, depending on the med spa.

Can lip fillers be dissolved at home?

Unfortunately, lip filler cannot be dissolved at home. Lip fillers are a medical procedure performed in a professional clinical setting. Attempting to remove them using DIY methods can result in serious consequences, including infections, injuries, and additional medical appointments.

Does getting your lip filler dissolved hurt?

The lips are an extremely sensitive part of the body due to their abundance of nerve endings. Therefore, it can be a painful and eye-watering experience. 

What is the process? First numbing medication is applied to reduce any burning session, as such, the bee sting feeling.  After the numbing cream, hyaluronidase is injected into the lips area, followed by a series of injections to dissolve the lip fillers. Although, Hyaluronidase begins to work immediately, the full effects are seen two weeks after the procedure, once the swelling fully resolves. The procedure itself is relatively quick.

What are the common side effects of dissolving lip fillers?

Common side effects of the procedure include swelling, although some patients may experience bruising and discoloration, which should resolve within a few days.

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