Lip augmentation was first introduced to the world at the turn of the century when Doctors experimented with paraffin as a way of filling lips. Thankfully we now have dissolvable dermal fillers which we use to provide volume and shape to lips.
How much filler do we use to treat lips?
When we perform lip dermal filler treatment we use small volumes of filler. Typically patients use up to 1ml of filler – approxomiately 1/5th of a teapsoon in volume. Occasionally patients have a top up in about 4 weeks with another 1ml of filler if they are wanting a much fuller look.
Elastin – keeping the skin springy and supple
Your body contains an amazing protein called Elastin. Elastin is a highly elastic protein which helps prevent the skin from being stretched.
The volume of filler that we use in the lips is not large enough damage elastin sufficiently to prevent the lips from returning back to their normal shape and size.
What do I do if I want to remove my lip filler?
If you have had non-permanent lip filler at another clinic and are unhappy with the results then we may be able to help. Read our article on how to dissolve filler and get in touch with the team if you would like advice on what to do next.
- Elastin helps prevent the skin from stretching
- Lips will return to normal shape and size after dermal fillers.