Massaging freshly injected lips risks moving the filler around causing the possibility of desportation and undesirable results.
But if it's light massage, they're mildly compressing the area, and diminishing the swelling around the filler. The goal is simply to minimize the swelling. Also, ice helps and inactivity helps.
So while the body naturally breaks them down over time, there is a way to speed up the process: Injections of hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is what the body produces naturally to break down fillers, so by injecting more, it allows the lips to regain natural shape quicker, usually going down within 3-4 days.
Although extremely rare, dermal fillers are able to migrate within the skin if consistent and adequate pressure is applied to them. For this reason, we advise patients not to get a facial, massage (on the treated skin), or microdermabrasion for the first two weeks following their filler injections.
In some cases, we recommend our patients massage their fillers following treatment to smooth them out below the skin; however, too much massage too soon may cause the filler to migrate slightly.
Do I massage my lips after lip fillers? Do not massage your lips for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. Once your swelling subsides down, you can gently massage your lips with light pressure.
People with higher metabolisms will experience shorter filler results because their bodies will break the filler compound down faster than those with slower metabolisms. The same goes for other treatments such as BOTOX® and Dysport®.
Your body naturally dissolves the dermal filler for you over time using a substance called hyaluronidase. This is a naturally occurring material in your body that gradually breaks down the hyaluronic acid in your filler, causing your results to gradually diminish over a period of 6 – 18 months.
Why Are Filler Results Temporary? Dermal fillers are created using naturally occurring enzymes, such as hyaluronic acid. For this reason, they are metabolized by your body over time. The speed of your metabolism will greatly affect how long your treatment results last.
But if you find that you're not happy with the results of lip augmentation, there is a solution. To reverse lip augmentation results, your provider can inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase into your lips, which will dissolve the filler.
Answer: Swelling after Filler injection
If a local anesthetic is injected first, such as for a cheek injection or sometimes for lip injection, the amount of fluid will add to initial volume. Lidocaine also has a vasodilatory effect and therefore swelling.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal and Belotero can be dissolved using an enzyme called Hyaluronidase. This enzyme naturally occurs in our skin but can be injected at higher concentrations in order to rapidly remove unwanted filler.
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.
If you're big into exercise, your fillers may metabolize faster than those with a more sedentary lifestyle. This shouldn't deter you from an active life or lip fillers though. Dermal fillers dissolve as your body metabolizes them, so patients with an increased metabolism may notice their fillers disappearing sooner.
Answer: This may be due to diminished swelling.
Keep in mind that swelling is a common side effect immediately following lip injections, so it is possible that what you're seeing is that swelling beginning to diminish.
Patients tend to report that lip swelling is the worst the first day after their injection, particularly in the morning. Swelling should go down within 2–3 days after your lip filler treatment, and should subside completely within 2 weeks post-treatment.
Intense heat on the skin can make your filler break down more quickly or produce less effective results. Ideally, you should avoid exposure to intense heat for at least 12 to 24 hours after your appointment.
Not to worry though, lumps following a filler treatment are completely normal. The lumps you may experience are often caused by swelling and bruising of the treated area. We would not recommend massaging or using force to reduce the lumps yourself, as this may impact your final results.
Although one drink most likely will not completely eradicate injectables, going overboard with drinking can cause Botox or fillers to diminish and also make side effects appear, even after treatment is done. Furthermore, alcohol can extremely dehydrate your body if you are overindulging.
Results depend on which filler was originally used and how much it has built up over time – sometimes more than one session of hyaluronidase may be needed. It's possible to partially dissolve filler without dissolving all of it, if a simple adjustment is what you need to soften your look.
When too much filler is injected into one area it's too much for the lips to hold and it migrates. Lip filler migrating can also be caused by injections placed too close together. If they aren't spaced properly, it can cause the skin to be filled too quickly, forcing it to migrate.
That is a very good question! No, drinking water will not enhance the amount of water that Juvederm absorbs and does not have the ability to increase the amount of volume you get with the filler. To get increased volume, you will need further filler injected. Take care!
Your lips look like they have been stung by a bee.
You may have too much dermal filler injection if your lower lip can no longer touch your upper lip. As a result, your lips may appear too big and not proportional.
Yes Juvederm expands within the first few days. The hyaluronic acid is hygroscopic, meaning that it absorbs water from the surrounding tissue. That is why your lips can swell a bit if you have eaten a salty meal or are retaining water.