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Are Lip Fillers Damaging?

By February 21, 2023 No Comments

Lip fillers are usually performed using hyaluronic acid fillers which are extremely safe. Most people see great results from lip filler injections. Still, those new to fillers or who have had bad experiences in the past may ask questions like, “Are lip fillers damaging?”

In the vast majority of cases, lip fillers are perfectly safe and do not damage the lips. There is a remote possibility of lip damage due to fillers. However, this is rare and often when a problem is not addressed immediately or when seeing an unqualified or uncredentialed provider. Let’s look at a few cases where the lips may be damaged by lip fillers to understand just how rare it is.

Blood vessel occlusion can cause necrosis of the skin and lips. However, occlusion generally becomes obvious quickly after the injection and providers can use an injection of hyaluronidase to reverse this and make sure this does not occur. To prevent this, your injector can also use a cannula which reduces the risk of occlusion.

If a patient has silicone fillers or other fillers not suitable for the lips injected, this can cause stretching and damage to the lips. However, as long as you go to a reputable office or provider, this should not happen.

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