A glam woman shows what happens when lip filler “migrates” and her video has persuaded some people to outright cancel their beauty appointments.
In a TikTok video, Ruzanna Smbatyan @ruzannasmbatyan reveals the results of her latest lip-filling session which has not exactly gone to plan.
While filming herself with her phone, she says: “Tell me your lip fillers migrated without telling me your lip fillers migrated. I’ll go first.”
Zooming in her face with a pout she says: “Mmm-mmm, you see that? Cool.”
“That’s what you want,” Ruzanna jokes as she turns her head to show her lips in profile.
Her video has been watched more than 1.3 million times on the app and viewers were divided – with some claiming it had put them off and others saying the filler can be easily dissolved.
One nervous viewer confessed: “Ok yay you convinced me against it.”
Similarly, a second commented: “WOWWW I had JUST booked an appointment to get mine done.
“This was my sign to cancel it. Thank you for posting! I didn’t know about this.”
Ruzanna then explains she doesn’t want people to be put off by her experiences and says it “doesn’t even look that bad”.
She writes in the comments: “The whole point of the video was not to deter you from getting lip filler, it was just showing my lip filler migrating.
“Don’t be afraid of lip filler, it is temporary. If it moves around on your face, it’s fine.
“You will survive. You will dissolve it. It honestly doesn’t even look that bad.”
Another user pens: “Just embrace your natural lips, ladies, stop conforming to societal beauty standards.”
“Can’t stop, won’t stop,” replies Ruzanna.
Meanwhile, other people with experience of lip filler claim it doesn’t usually migrate if you have it applied by a “doctor”.
According to the NHS, most dermal fillers used in the UK contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid.
It advises checking your practitioner has insurance in case something goes wrong and to “avoid those who have only completed a short training course”.
The NHS says one of the most serious risks is blocked blood vessels in the face, which can cause tissue death and permanent blindness.