Lip fillers have seen a skyrocketing popularity. With celebrities from all around the world popularizing a plump pout, it’s not surprising that more and more are interested in getting their own lips plumped. Fillers are a temporary way to get the aesthetic results that you’re looking for. They may be considered to be exceptionally safe, but there are still some things that you should know before you make the decision to get your own lips boosted.
1. What do lip fillers consist of?
There are several options for fillers, but most practitioners today use filler with a hyaluronic acid base. Collagen is also an alternative for some, based upon the types of results you’re looking for. Hyaluronic acid works by plumping up the lips but also works to trap water within the lips to ensure you of much more natural-looking plump lips. Collagen simply plumps up the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers typically provide longer-lasting results, which does make them a popular choice.
2. How much filler is needed to produce results?
While lip augmentation can produce beautiful and natural-looking results, many don’t realise that it doesn’t always happen with just the first treatment. If, for example, you have naturally thin lips and are hoping for natural-looking full results, it can take a few sessions. This can potentially be a costlier venture than you’d first thought it would be.
According to lip filler expert, Dr. Anh, it can often be better to err on the conservative side when injecting fillers. Building up the new plump shape in stages can achieve better and more natural looking lips you’ll love.
3. Will it hurt to get lip fillers?
Pain can often be quite subjective. Dermal fillers in general, however, should not be painful. The fillers are delivered via a needle, certainly, but most professional practitioners will use a numbing agent so that you feel only very minimal discomfort. Many dermal fillers are made with a numbing agent in them so that you are assured of comfort throughout the entire treatment.
4. How long will lip fillers last?
This can vary greatly between individuals and also be determined by the type of filler being used. On average, the majority of people find that they need to top up their fillers every 4 to 6 months in order to maintain their results.
5. Will your lips feel different after fillers?
You will certainly notice that your lips are a bit plumper than they were prior to your procedure. They will not, however, feel any different from your natural lips. They shouldn’t be tender or uncomfortable after your treatment.
6. How soon will results be seen?
Unlike surgical procedures that can take several weeks before you are able to see results, the results of lip fillers can be seen within 24 hours of having the procedure once the swelling has subsided.
7. Are there any potential side effects to worry about?
Serious side-effects are very rare with any type of dermal filler. Be sure to discuss with your practitioner any allergies or other concerns you may have, prior to your procedure. There is a slightly higher risk for an allergic reaction with collagen fillers than there are with hyaluronic acid fillers.
8. What happens if I hate the filler results?
One of the benefits of hyaluronic fillers over using collagen fillers is that they can be reversed if you absolutely hate the results. An enzyme known as hyaluronidase can be injected into the areas where the fillers were, to dissolve the fillers. It is pain-free and will help you to quickly correct anything that you’re not happy with.
Be sure to ask your questions and get your answers when meeting with a practitioner offering lip fillers. It’s important that you trust the person injecting your fillers, so if you don’t feel a good rapport with them, consider moving on to another practitioner that can offer you what you’re looking for.