Are lip fillers bad long term?

In addition to tightening the skin, overuse of fillers can result in longer-term damage, including lip wrinkles and impaired attachment of facial fat pads and some degree of skin irregularity and aging, he explains. Trusted providers will inform patients that the effects of lip fillers wear off gradually, over approximately four to six months. You should be prepared to commit to touch-up treatments to maintain your results, ensuring that your lips maintain a consistent and even volume with the right amounts of filler administered each time. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so that the physician has better control over the amount of lip volume that is created.

Another patient (Shafir et al 2000) was described as developing multiple “sterile abscesses” after injecting Restylane into her lips and nasolabial folds. If you have a BLT allergy, your healthcare provider may give you a nerve block injection to numb your lips. After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into the lips. The patient denied having undergone any additional cosmetic procedures on his face or lips other than Restylane injection.

If you are left with loose lips as a result of regular overinflation, the only remedy is lip reduction surgery, that is, trimming excess skin, which can leave significant scars. Fat injection is the exception, as the procedure requires a small area of liposuction to remove fat from another part of the body before the injection can be given. Injectable lip augmentation techniques can be performed quickly in your doctor's office with little or no downtime. Keeping ice on the lips before injections also helps numb the area and potentially helps with bruising and swelling.

After another doctor recommended that she have injections in her lips every four months, this patient visited Grossman for her quarterly replacement. Low-power view of a biopsy sample from the lower lip of a 74-year-old woman who developed a submucosal nodule of the lower lip. When creating full, sensual lips that demand attention, lip fillers are often the first step in a comprehensive and progressive approach to facial rejuvenation. In the subsequent interrogation, the patient acknowledged that she had received Restylane injections into her lips by a dermatologist approximately 6 months before the development of the nodule, but she had not mentioned this because she did not believe that these two events were related.

Fernández-Acenero and colleagues (200) reported on a 48-year-old woman who developed a lump on her upper lip 2 months after receiving a single Restylane injection. It is best to wait to eat until the injection of the topical anesthetic or nerve block has disappeared so as not to accidentally bite your lips or alter the filling.