Can Lip Fillers be Removed?

We receive a lot of requests for lip enhancement. The trend of full, voluptuous lips doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Even after Kylie Jenner famously reversed her va-va-voom pout, thousands of people continue to get lip fillers each year. The satisfaction rate for lip enhancement is incredibly high; 96% according to RealSelf. Still, you may be hesitant to undergo this treatment no matter how much you’d like a shapelier mouth. What if you don’t like your results? There’s a solution.

Yes, you can have lip fillers removed. But you need to know something first.

Dermal fillers are made from one of three common base ingredients. These are:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Poly-L-lactic acid
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)

Each works in a slightly different manner. What you need to know before getting lip fillers is that, if you want to reserve your right to remove them, you must choose a hyaluronic acid product like Juvéderm. The way that hyaluronic acid increases the volume of the lips is by attracting water molecules. The acid attaches to water, holding it in place for several months.

Removing Lip Fillers

Seeing how hyaluronic acid fillers work, by binding to water molecules, you can probably see that we don’t actually remove lip fillers. The way that people like Kylie Jenner are transforming luscious lips back to their natural state is by dissolving the hyaluronic acid that is secured to water molecules. Typically, a dermal filler breaks down over many months. In the case of hyaluronic acid, we can inject Hyaluronidase to accelerate the process. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that is made by the body, just like hyaluronic acid. Therefore, there is no risk of adverse reaction to this substance, only the look of completely natural lips to look forward to.

Lip fillers don’t have to remodel your mouth completely. If you’re interested in a boost of volume, your provider can take a conservative approach to achieve your desired outcome. Because we can see the effects of dermal fillers immediately, we have the opportunity to gradually increase volume without overfilling.

Are you intrigued by lip enhancement or are you disenchanted with the results of previous lip fillers? In either situation, we can help you achieve the look you want. Call our San Antonio office at 210-227-3223 to schedule a visit with our friendly team.

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