A walk-in-walk-out procedure, lip augmentation using dermal fillers can give you a plumper pout in just 30 – 45 minutes. If you’ve been thinking about adding some oomph to your lips, here are the answers to all your questions on lip fillers.
What should I do to prepare for a lip filler treatment?
Consult with a medical expert
You won’t walk out of the procedure with uneven, lumpy, or too-large lips if your fillers are administered in a reputable medical clinic. You’ll want to see a qualified and highly trained professional who administers hyaluronic (HA) fillers. A recommendation from a friend whose new lips you love can also make you confident that you’ll walk out happy with the result.
Steer clear of supplements and painkillers
Fish oil, vitamin E, gingko and several other popular supplements can thin the blood, increasing the likelihood of bruising or bleeding in the lip area following the procedure. Painkiller medications like ibuprofen can have the same impact, and so all blood thinners should be avoided for two weeks prior to your lip filler treatment.
Avoid alcohol and exercise
You can still have your vino in the weeks leading up to the procedure, but it’s best to go alcohol-free just in the three days prior. Give yourself permission to skip the gym on the day of your procedure; you don’t want to be doing anything that increases blood flow to the face, so also save that massage or facial for another day.
Find a reference picture
But don’t expect Angelina-esque lips if yours are naturally stick-thin…a picture of someone whose lips you love can be a helpful guide for the professional administering the fillers, but the look you’re after may not suit your face – and you don’t want to end up with ‘duck lips’! If you want significantly larger lips, it’s best to go slow and steady, gradually increasing the size with each treatment for a more natural look – because the last thing you want is for it to look like you’ve had fillers.
What are the benefits of getting treatments on your lips?
Apart from the obvious – fuller-looking lips – dermal fillers can really enhance the appearance of your face. What you also may not be aware of is that lip fillers soften any wrinkles surrounding the mouth, providing the border of your lips with more definition…so no more seeping lip liner! Whether you’re in your late 20s or your 40s, there’s more than one age group that can benefit from lip fillers. If you’re on the younger end of the spectrum, lip fillers can work wonders on a thinner upper or lower lip, or both, making your lips look more developed. As you get older, factors like a history of smoking, weight loss, and genetics can gradually lead to vertical lines around the lips, as well as droopiness around the corners of your mouth. Lip fillers serve to reverse these signs of aging, giving you youthful-looking lips, and reducing the need for lip liner!
What health risks should you consider when getting lip filler treatments?
Go to a good clinic and the health risks that come with lip fillers are minimal. Don’t be alarmed at any mild swelling, bruising or bleeding at the injection site post-treatment…this is completely normal and should resolve within a week. If you’re prone to cold sores, the injections can be a trigger for an outbreak, so it can be worth taking preventative medication a couple of days before getting your lip fillers. A short and simple procedure that gives you the lips you’ve always wanted does exist. With professionally administered lip fillers, you’ll find yourself smiling every time you catch a glimpse of your reflection. Call us today to find out about our Lip Treatment!