Almost everyone wants to have beautiful lips, so now many people choose lip fillings to make their lips look plump. And now the commonly used lip fillers are hyaluronic acid fillers. As a type of collagen, hyaluronic acid can be slowly absorbed by the body, which is one of the reasons why hyaluronic acid is popular. Of course many people will have questions, is lip filling permanent?
Actually, lip fillers do not permanently alter the shape of lips. As hyaluronic acid is completely biodegradable, the body slowly absorbs the entire volume that was injected, leaving no residual effects. That means if you want to have a permanent result, you should receive lip filling regularly. But that also means you are dissatisfied with the results of your procedure, you can receive hyaluronidase injections to reverse it, which is an enzyme that can break down hyaluronic acid and remove its effects.
As we mentioned, lip fillers are not permanent, so how often can you get lip fillers? If you want to have a consistent look, repeat lip filler treatments are generally best had before the results of the previous treatment have completely worn off. For example, if your results are expected to wear off after nine months, you could repeat the treatment after seven to eight months to maintain your appearance. And there are no hard and fast rules on how many repeat lip filler treatments you can receive.
What you should keep in mind is that, after receiving lip filler injections, you should not massage the area, as this may contribute to filler migration. You may use ice packs or cold compresses to reduce the swelling. And meanwhile, you should avoid excessive sun exposure and if you are outdoors, apply sunscreen. The sun can cause cold sores in and around the injection sites. Physical exercise can help keep your skin healthier in the long term, but excessive exercise, particularly in the immediate post-treatment period, can speed up the rate of filler breakdown.