When it comes to lip fillers, it's important to be aware of how much you're using. Depending on the desired outcome, most patients will do well with 1-2 syringes of dermal filler. However, using the entire 1 ml syringe in one visit is not recommended. A better option is to use small quantities over the course of several sessions for a more gradual lip enhancement that doesn't require touch-ups as often.
A syringe is equivalent to one milliliter of refill, and 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. 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. Reversal of lip fillers can be achieved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase that catalyzes the breakdown of the dermal injection.
However, generally speaking, it's best to use as little filler as possible on their lips in order 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. According to Dr.
Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist), “the frequency of lip injections should be several years, not 6 months”. It's important to remember that big lips aren't always better when it comes to lip augmentation. By using as little filler as possible on their lips, you can achieve a more natural look that fits your face and won't require frequent touch-ups.