WHAT IS LIP FILLER?
Lip filler, also known as dermal fillers or lip augmentation, involves the injection of a gel-like substance into the lips to enhance their appearance.
The most used filler substances include hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the body that adds volume and hydration to the lips.
Lip fillers provide a range of advantages, including increasing lip volume, enhancing lip symmetry, refining lip contours, and minimizing the visibility of fine lines around the mouth.
They offer a temporary solution that can be customized to meet individual preferences, resulting in personalized outcomes for each client.
Results can range from natural to dramatic, depending on the look you want to achieve. Our advanced aesthetic injectors will customize your Lip Filler experience to meet your aesthetic needs.
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What Can Lip Treatment Correct?
Precision artistry is crucial in achieving smooth, plump lips and a balanced smile. The outcome primarily relies on the expertise of the injector rather than the tools used.
That’s why our highly experienced injectors, who specialize in lip enhancement and rejuvenation, are adept at consistently producing stunning and authentic results for our clients.
Lips that are too thin or experiencing thinning
The quest for fuller, more voluminous lips has undeniably fueled the surge in lip filler procedures in recent years.
However, you don’t necessarily have to aspire to Kylie Jenner’s lips to appreciate the transformative effects of lip fillers. Numerous patients seek a naturally subtle enhancement, or a slightly more pronounced fullness, for their lips.
Altering the Lip Shape
Certain individuals seek a well-defined lip border, while others desire a different overall shape. In both scenarios, lip fillers can assist in attaining your desired goals!
Age-related Lip Lines
Vertical lip lines, commonly referred to as smoker’s lines, can manifest in women as early as their 30s and, if left untreated, worsen over time. These lines result from repetitive facial movements or expressions, not limited to smoking alone.
Habits like sipping from straws, drinking from water bottles, or even puckering the lips can contribute to the development of these lines.
Lip lines, also known as “smoker’s lines,” are frequently observed in older patients and are quite prevalent.
These vertical lines develop around the mouth due to the breakdown of collagen support in the skin caused by repetitive facial expressions. Initially appearing as fine lines, they tend to deepen with time.
Excessive Gum Exposure in Smiles
Patients with smiles displaying excessive amounts of gum often express their reluctance to smile. This deeply saddens us.
Fortunately, we find immense satisfaction in rectifying this issue, as the solution is typically quick, simple, and cost-effective, bringing immense relief and joy to our patients.
In most cases, a small amount of Botox is sufficient to address the concern. Occasionally, we suggest using dermal fillers to enhance lip size alongside the Botox treatment.
What Are The Pre-care Plans For Lip Fillers?
It’s crucial to prioritize pre-care plans to ensure the best possible results. Following these essential guidelines lays the foundation for a successful and satisfying lip filler experience.
- Communicate Your Desires: During your consultation, openly discuss your expectations, desired outcomes, and any concerns or questions. This will allow us to understand your unique needs and tailor the treatment accordingly.
- Avoid Blood Thinners: In the days leading up to your lip filler appointment, it is advisable to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements, such as aspirin, fish oil, and vitamin E, as they can increase the risk of bruising or bleeding.
- Stay Hydrated: Maintaining proper hydration is essential for optimal recovery. Drink plenty of water before your appointment to ensure your body is well-hydrated, promoting faster healing and minimizing post-treatment swelling.
What Are The Post-care Plans For Lip Fillers?
- Minimize Swelling and Bruising: To reduce post-treatment swelling, apply cold compresses or ice packs intermittently during the first 24 hours. Avoid vigorous physical activity, alcohol consumption, and hot showers to minimize the risk of increased swelling or bruising.
- Hydrate and Moisturize: Keep your lips and surrounding skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and regularly applying a gentle, hydrating lip balm. Avoid excessive lip licking, which can contribute to dryness and potential complications.
- Protect from Sun Exposure: Shield your newly enhanced lips from prolonged sun exposure by wearing a broad-spectrum SPF lip balm and avoiding direct sunlight. UV rays can accelerate the fillers’ breakdown and affect your results’ longevity.
- Avoid Strenuous Activities: Refrain from intense physical activities, such as heavy exercise or excessive facial movements, for a few days after treatment. This precaution helps to minimize swelling and allows the fillers to settle properly.
Lip Filler FAQs
Lip fillers offer numerous advantages that contribute to their popularity. Let’s explore some key benefits:
- Safety and Low Risk: Lip fillers are considered a safe procedure, with minimal complications or side effects risks. Medical advancements and experienced healthcare providers ensure high safety during the treatment.
- Enhanced Self-Esteem: One of the remarkable advantages of lip fillers is their ability to boost self-esteem. Individuals often experience increased confidence and a positive self-image by achieving fuller, more voluminous lips.
- Reversibility: Another noteworthy advantage is the reversibility of lip fillers. If you’re unsatisfied with the results or wish to return to your natural lip appearance, an enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve the filler. This flexibility provides reassurance and the option to make changes as desired.
Lip fillers come with potential risks, such as:
- Injection site reactions: Temporary bleeding and discomfort at the injection sites.
- Cold sore reactivation: Possibility of cold sores resurfacing after treatment.
- Discoloration or tenderness: Temporary discoloration or sensitivity in the treated area.
- Infection: Though rare, there is a risk of infection after the procedure.
- Vascular compromise: Injection near an artery can lead to tissue death in rare cases.
- Asymmetry: Lips may have slight size or shape differences.
- Migration: Rare instances of filler material shifting out of the desired plane of injection.
No; however, receiving lip fillers from an inexperienced healthcare provider increases the potential risk of causing harm to your lips. Potential consequences include permanent lip stretching, tissue necrosis, filler hardening, or infection at the injection sites.
It is common to feel mild to moderate discomfort at the injection sites during lip filler treatment. However, the pain experienced is subjective and should subside within 12 to 24 hours.
Lip fillers are not permanent. Depending on the client’s metabolism, the filler will gradually diminish over time, typically lasting between 9 to 12 months (product and client’s metabolism dependent). To sustain your desired volume, regular touch-up treatments may be necessary.
Typically, within 12 to 24 hours, any discomfort following the procedure should subside. Swelling is expected to diminish within 24 to 48 hours, though complete resolution may take up to a week.
If you have a special event, such as a wedding, and desire lip fillers, scheduling the procedure at least two weeks in advance is recommended to allow ample time for a full recovery. This ensures you can confidently showcase your beautiful results on your big day.
It is advisable to wait until the effects of the topical anesthetic have subsided before consuming food or beverages. This precaution helps prevent accidentally biting the lips, which could disturb the filler.
Additionally, it is recommended to avoid messy foods that may require wiping the face or lips for at least 24 hours.
First 24 hours: refrain from drinking out of a straw, smoking, puckering, or excessive motion with the lips, as these actions may disrupt the lip filler.
In addition, it is recommended to refrain from consuming alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours as it can thin the blood and potentially worsen bruising on the lips.
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