Depending on how thin your lips are and how improved you want them to be, most patients will do well with 1-2 syringes of dermal filler to achieve their desired long-term aesthetic goal. If you are just getting your lips done, you may be tempted to use the entire 1 ml syringe in one visit, but we recommend that you do not. A better option is to use small quantities over the course of several sessions. This will result in a more gradual lip enhancement that doesn't require touch-ups as often.
Lip fillers are measured in syringes. A syringe is equivalent to one milliliter of refill. The amount of filler you use on your lips is extremely important for the result you achieve. While 1 ml dermal injections seem to be the standard amount that most cosmetic professionals inject into the lips, it's too much.
Reversal of lip fillers can be achieved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase that catalyzes the breakdown of the dermal injection. However, generally speaking, a half syringe of lip filler will give you a subtle result, which is great if you want your lips to look more natural, to correct minor asymmetry, or to add hydration. If your lips are quite thin by nature or if they become thinner with age, you might consider using lip fillers. It's important to note that dermal filler injections to enlarge the lips may not fit the balance and proportion of the face.
When it comes to receiving lip filler injections, Dr. Gavin Chan cautions against using 1 full ml of dermal filler in the lip area. However, according to Dr. Gavin (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist), the standard of lip filler is excessive, where there is too much lip filler that no longer fits the face.
In terms of the amount of filler used during lip augmentation, it's important to note that big lips aren't always better. By using as little filler as possible on their lips, the aesthetic professional will be able to achieve a balance in proportion between the upper and lower lip and also between the lips and the rest of the face. Lip injections are a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure, so you should have very little downtime after the procedure. The best way to prevent complications from injecting into the lips is to see an experienced professional and be specific about the look you want.
Based on MRI studies, Dr. Gavin Chan believes that “the frequency of lip injections should be several years, not 6 months. In the past, Iraqi-American businesswoman Huda Kattan had all her lip injections dissolved, as did social media influencer Alana Arucci.