What causes fillers to dissolve

Talking, eating, breathing, kissing... you name it, the lips are involved, so the fillers of the lips break much faster than those of, for example, the tear ducts. Aydin states that there is no specific scientific evidence that fillers dissolve faster with exercise. Many of the injectable fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body, which will be absorbed by the body over time regardless of exercise.

However, the absorption rate may also vary depending on the amount of filler used, the location (under the eyes, lips, cheeks, etc.) One recommendation is that the patient avoid exercising for the next few days after injectable fillers to avoid bruising and swelling. The only way to get fillers to dissolve is by injecting them with hyaluronidase, assuming you have had hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic fillers dissolve on their own, thanks to an enzyme found naturally in the body: hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase gradually degrades hyaluronic acid over the course of 6 to 12 months.

If you can't wait 6 to 12 months for lip fillers to dissolve naturally, a medical professional may inject the enzyme hyaluronidase into your lips to break down dermal fillers. There are two ways to dissolve lip fillers: naturally or with lip filler-dissolving injections administered by a licensed professional. The trick is to schedule maintenance fills before the first refills have had a chance to wear out. Unless close attention is paid when injecting fillers, repeated applications of filler in the same place can cause the skin to loosen and stretch, resulting in the gradual need to use more filler product over time.

Wearing glasses that sit tightly on the nose could affect a non-surgical rhinoplasty, while deep cleansing of facials and sleeping on your side or stomach threatens to shorten the lifespan of fillers on the cheeks and jaw. Because it is impossible to prevent facial movement, it is inevitable that the filling will break over time. Even so, that doesn't mean that lip filling (or filling in any other area of intense movement) will suddenly or drastically fade away.

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