Lip augmentation is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures. If you've made the decision to receive lip filler, it's a good idea to learn as much as you can about the procedure before getting it. We'll go over the most important information concerning lip dermal fillers so you'll be fully prepared. Whether you want the Kylie Jenner look or to fill them out for a subtle, bigger lip, lip augmentation is a great technique to enhance the look of your lips and your face as a whole.

Am I a good candidate for Lip Fillers?

Being a good candidate for lip fillers may take into accountability a number of key health factors which may include the following:

1. You don't Have Diabetes That Is Uncontrolled

We search for persons without uncontrolled diabetes when choosing who is a good candidate for lip augmentation. You can still be a suitable candidate for this treatment even if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes that is managed with insulin. Unfortunately, diabetes can sometimes interfere with the body's capacity to recover. Your rapid recovery is what we want.

2. You Are Free of Blood Diseases

We place equal value on your quick, comfortable recovery as we do on your level of satisfaction with the treatment's outcomes. We thus seek for possible candidates who do not have lupus, sickle cell anaemia, connective tissue abnormalities, or other blood clotting problems.

3. You don't Experience Recurrent Cold Sores

We want every single one of our clients to be delighted with the outcomes of their surgery. As a result, we search for suitable candidates who are free of the type 1 herpes simplex virus, sometimes known as persistent cold sores. The outcomes of lip repair may be impacted by this disease.

4. Your Lips Are Asymmetrical

As people age, they do not lose collagen equally across their lips, which causes many people to have asymmetrical lips. Some people discover that their lower lip becomes larger than their upper lip, which is shrinking quickly. Others discover that the left side of their top lip loses more collagen and volume than the upper right lip.

5. Your Mouth Area Is Aging with Wrinkles

The presence of wrinkles around your lips is one of the most convincing indications that you are a good candidate for this therapy. You might be startled to learn that thinning lips can lead to mouth wrinkles. But it's accurate. The mild lines and wrinkles around your mouth are softened by dermal fillers injected into the lips.

6. You Don’t Smoke

It's a frequent misperception that smoking is okay as long as you aren't having any invasive medical procedures done. Smoking, however, interferes with your body's capacity to coagulate blood, which may compromise the smooth, natural appearance that dermal filler injections used to enlarge the lips often provide.

Are Lip Fillers Safe and Reversible?

As you just read, hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers are reversible if you want to use them. Hyaluronidase, an enzyme that safely and swiftly melts hyaluronic acid fillers, can be used to dissolve the filler. Ideally, you won't want to have your lip fillers reversed or removed, but it's reassuring to know that if you don't like the results, you may have the filler removed.

Are there any Risks Involved while getting Lip Fillers?

Compared to surgery, lip fillers have less dangers, but you should be informed of them before undergoing therapy. You will be need to sign permission paperwork prior to receiving treatment, demonstrating your understanding of the operation and any potential hazards. Swelling, bruising, redness, bleeding (from the injection site), and potential scarring are some of these hazards. To guarantee your safety, only receive dermal fillers from a licenced expert or physician. It is advised not to use blood thinners, aspirin, or consume alcohol a week prior to lip augmentation therapy. The hazards are negligible if you adhere to the pre- and post-treatment guidelines.

How do I know if I need lip fillers?

You might be thinking about lip fillers if your lips are naturally fairly thin or if they are becoming thinner with age. Some individuals could also like the appearance of lips that are bigger or believe that it would better complement their facial features.

If you have extremely delicate features, a small chin, or if your features are already highly proportional, lip fillers could not look well on your face.

You can decide if lip augmentation is right for you by scheduling a consultation with a professional. Additionally, it may inform you of the quantity of filler you will require to provide your face the greatest effects.

What happens if you overfill your lips?

When you use too much lip filler, it frequently migrates or "bleeds" into other parts of your face. Around the initially treated region, this may leave tiny lumps or elevated spots. Additionally, significant bruising, discoloration, or pain might result from overfilling your lips.

What are the signs to know if lip filler has gone wrong or reacted?


When blood vessels are damaged or pierced by the needle, bruises develop. A small bit of bruising is normal, but significant bruising may indicate that the filler was not properly injected. Although major consequences from bruises are rare, they can occasionally result in hematomas. A hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin that can harm the tissue around it.


Necrosis is the term for tissue death brought on by diminished blood flow. Lip filler can cause necrosis if the injection is obstructing blood flow to the tissue or if the injection directly harms the tissue.

Necrosis can have negative side effects such as excruciating pain, pallor, and discoloration. If necrosis is not treated right away, it might result in permanent scarring, therefore you should tell your doctor right away if you experience any strange symptoms.


Blindness is an extremely uncommon yet serious possible side effect of lip fillers. Blindness is caused by a blood vessel becoming clogged, which prevents oxygen and nutrients from reaching the central retinal artery. This condition is comparable to necrosis. In order to prevent irreversible damage, therapy must be given within 90 minutes of any sight loss, therefore call a doctor right once.


Incorrect technique, such as overfilling or injecting too forcefully, frequently results in lumps. If the filler is overly thick, it might occasionally cause lumpiness as well. Another possible explanation for lumps is an allergic response.

Usually, lumps may be massaged out; however, if this doesn't work, it could be necessary to dissolve the filler. Hyaluronidase is a chemical that may be used to dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers.

Get in touch with Aesthetica by Dr. Adam to get the answers of your questions.