Lip Filler Dissolving & Refilling

lip filler dissolving

Lip filler is an easy way to enhance your lips natural shape. This can help tackle some issues that you may be self-conscious about like smaller lips or an unbalanced shape. While not permanent, sometimes you can be unhappy with your filler result or you may want to refresh and start your lip filler from the beginning again. Thankfully, this is possible. At M1 Med Beauty, we have many new patients who come to us wanting to start fresh again. To do this, we dissolve their original filler. So what is lip filler dissolving?

Lip Filler Dissolving

When it comes to dissolving lip filler, it is only possible if the filler you have used previously is a Hyaluronic Acid based filler. The majority of the most popular filler brands including the brands we offer, Juvéderm and Restylane, are hyaluronic acid-based. Hyaluronic acid is naturally-occurring  within our bodies which works to keep our skin plump and youthful.

To dissolve these fillers, we use an injection of hyaluronidase. This is an enzyme which is also naturally occurring in our bodies. After injecting this close to the filler in your lips, hyaluronidase will begin to dissolve and breakdown the filler. This can also be used in other areas such as the cheeks, jawline, nose, as long as the fillers are hyaluronic acid based.

After the enzyme has been injected, it can take two to four weeks to fully dissolve. Some patients may notice this happens faster or slower, depending on how the product interacts with your body.

Lip Filler Refilling

After your lips have fully dissolved, we can make a treatment plan to refill your lips. At your appointment to get your lips dissolved, you and your M1 doctor will book a consultation for you to come back in and get your lips refilled. The process of being refilled is the exact same as usual. You will discuss what result you’d like to have and decide on how much and which product will create this best. After this, we will simply inject the filler!

Want to find out more about filler dissolving and refilling? Book a free consultation today!