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Does massaging lip filler break it down?

Lip Filler - Before and After of Dr. Dugar's patient

Does massaging lip filler break it down?

Lip filler has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to enhance the appearance of lips and improve their shape. However, once you’ve had lip fillers, you may wonder if massaging them could break them down or affect their results. In this blog, we’ll explore whether massaging lip fillers can break them down and what you should know about this topic.

How does it work?

First, it’s essential to understand how lip fillers work. They are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. When injected into the lips, lip fillers add volume and definition, helping to improve their shape and appearance. Dr. Dugar does lip injections at his Scarless Medspa™ and uses hyaluronic acid fillers to obtain natural-looking lips.

Should you massage your lips after getting lip filler?

Now, when it comes to massaging lip fillers, there is some debate as to whether this could break them down or affect their results. On the one hand, gentle massaging of the lips after a filler treatment can help distribute the product evenly and reduce any swelling or discomfort. This can also help ensure that the results are smooth and natural-looking. However, it’s important to avoid over-massaging the lips or applying too much pressure, as this could cause the filler to break down or move out of place. In addition, over-massaging the lips could also cause bruising or swelling, which could affect the overall appearance of the lips and the results of the treatment.

How are the different types of filler affected by massage?

Another factor to consider is the type of filler used for your lip treatment. Some fillers, such as Sculptra, are designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can lead to long-lasting results. These fillers may be more susceptible to breakdown if they are massaged or manipulated too much after the treatment. On the other hand, traditional lip fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are designed to add volume and definition to the lips and are less likely to break down with gentle massaging. Dr. Dugar uses the Restylane lip filler which adds natural volume and helps get rid of fine lines surrounding the lips. It’s also important to remember that everyone’s body reacts differently to filler treatments, and the amount of time it takes for the filler to break down can vary from person to person. Some people may notice that their filler starts to break down after just a few days, while others may find that it lasts for several months.

In conclusion, massaging lip fillers can be beneficial for some people, as it can help distribute the product evenly and reduce swelling or discomfort. However, it’s important to avoid over-massaging the lips and to follow your practitioner’s instructions to ensure that the results are natural and long-lasting. If you have any concerns or questions about massaging your lip fillers, it’s always a good idea to consult with the licensed professional who is performing your injection. Dr. Dugar does lip fillers at his Scarless Medspa™ and you can book a consultation with him to ask any questions or concerns you have. To book your appointment contact our office!

Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center™
Scarless Medspa™
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Dr. Deepak Dugar

Director of Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center - Home of the Scarless Nose™ (Closed Rhinoplasty) Director of Scarless Med Spa

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