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How safe is dissolving lip fillers?

Lip fillers are a very popular treatment and possibly one of the most popular uses for dermal fillers currently available. One of the many benefits of dermal fillers and lip fillers is that they’re buildable and customisable. Your results can be subtly built up with multiple treatments over time to produce natural looking fullness that has been achieved discreetly. However, they can also be dissolved should you decide you don’t want to keep your results post-treatment.

Dissolving lip fillers in Leeds

Because dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring skin compound they are naturally dissolved by your body over a period of 6-18 months. This process uses a compound called hyaluronidase. However, we can also use this substance to inject into your lips or treated area to speed up the natural dissolving process. This second injectable treatment work to dissolve your lip fillers over just 2-3 days, often with you seeing noticeable results after just 24 hours. Because this treatment is a second injectable, the same treatment process is used as the dermal filler themselves.


Is dissolving lip fillers safe?

We’re pleased to let you know that the process behind dissolving lip fillers is very safe. However, there is a small risk of an allergic reaction to the hyaluronidase injected. This reaction may cause the injected treatment to continue to dissolve the natural hyaluronic acid in your lips present there before your lip fillers treatment, so it could take away some of the more natural volume. This is why we ensure that ensure full consent and understanding from the patient of this treatment before we perform it. With this in mind, you may consider simply waiting for the natural dissolving of your filler over time and potentially replenish any lost volume with smaller amounts of dermal filler in the area.


Starting from scratch

Dissolving your dermal filler doesn’t mean that you are opting out of the treatment forever. It’s becoming increasingly popular for those who have been receiving lip fillers for years to dissolve their results and start from scratch. This is benefit of lip fillers being buildable, because we can dissolve any existing product and start from a blank canvas to gradually shape your treatment area into the different results. This is popular for those who have previously enjoyed a more glamorous and fuller pout in their youth, but instead are beginning to prefer a more natural looking appearance. Our treatment approach can adapt to your preferences, as can the professional products we use, so we can achieve personalised results every time.


Whether you’re considering lip fillers in Leeds for the first time, or you’re simply seeking a top up treatment, or wold like to dissolve your results and begin afresh, get in touch with the team here at Skin Doctor Clinics today to kick start your lip filler journey today.