Kylie Jenner‘s infamous lips are no more—at least for now. The makeup mogul took to the comments section on her latest selfie to let fans know that she’s “got rid of all” her fillers. Jenner was replying to a fan comment wondering why “she looks like the old Kylie here.” The news was then flagged on the popular Instagram account Comments by Celebs, which as the name suggests, keeps tabs on celebrities in the comments section.
Getting rid of fillers can mean one of two things: Either Jenner has gone months between appointments, allowing her body to totally dissolve the hyaluronic acid. Or it could mean she went to her dermatologist or plastic surgeon and asked them to inject her lips with Hyaluronidase, an enzyme that speeds us the rate at which the gel filler dissolves. It’s this antidote, if you will, that makes the popular procedure temporary; fillers can be dissolved at any time. Some studies suggest that getting lip filler gradually over time, like Jenner, can stimulate the natural collagen production of your own lips. That means that you’ll have bigger lips, even if you let the filler dissolve, than when you started getting them injected.
Jenner has previously admitted that lip fillers aren’t pain-free. “When you first get them done, you’re like, ‘Oh, it could be a little bit bigger on that side.’ I’d go back and be like, ‘They went down’ and think they could be bigger,” she told Complex back in 2016. “But I went too far. It was very painful.” It’s also possible that Jenner allowed her lips to decrease in size as a result of her pregnancy with daughter Stormi. While opinions are mixed and the science is lacking, most doctors recommend patients do not get Botox or fillers of any kind during pregnancy. Though there hasn’t been any proven harm to the child, an infection or severe swelling can occur, so the risk isn’t worth the reward.
In a candid video with her best friend Jordyn Woods uploaded a few days ago, Jenner admitted that Stormi’s lips take after her father. “I prayed and prayed that she would have my big eyes, and she has the biggest eyes ever. The one thing I was insecure about, she has. She has the most perfect lips in the whole entire world. She ain’t get those from me. Thank her dad for those.”
By Dana Koh