5 Things to Know Before Trying Lip Fillers
For those patients, both men and women, who are interested in the world of aesthetic enhancement, yet aren’t ready for full-fledged surgical enhancement or those who simply refuse to ever go under the knife for a myriad of reasons, we are glad that injectable dermal fillers were invented. Not only are injectable dermal fillers simply the most versatile option for a number of different issues, but they work amazingly! Whether it might Restylane or Juvéderm these are by far some of the most heavily favored injectable dermal fillers around today. And ironically, these filler options use a base of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring compound created within the body to provide the skin hydration, and a naturally restorative, healing force. Considering this, many patients prefer these dermal fillers as the go-to option when it comes to lip fillers or lip injections!While these injectable dermal fillers are used for everything from facial volume loss issues like wrinkles, fine lines, facial folds, to scar treatment, blemish removal and even lip injections. While this is the newest treatment method, it has revolutionized the way women (and some men!) are able to enhance the look, feel, size, and shape of their lips! And depending upon the type of results you are seeking, and the current condition of your lips, the team Alluring Image will recommend the right filler for you and your specific needs. This heavily depends on what your lips are like – factors like elasticity and lip size before lip injections are important to take note of. As these fillers all offer their own unique specialties.
Despite their popularity, little to none is truly known about how dermal fillers function in treating the lips. Before you consider Restylane injections, Juvéderm, or another dermal lip filler, it is important to educate yourself as much as possible on a few, key factors.
· Know Which Filler to Choose
The two best options for lip fillers, by far, are Restylane and Juvéderm lip injections – as these are the two highest quality, hyaluronic acid-based fillers. While they both offer quite similar results, and are both effective, there are a few slight differences to be aware of. When it comes to Restylane injections, patients can expect a look that appears smooth, and more natural, with a look that is far less enhanced – but it may not provide the plumpness and volume you seek. When it comes to Juvéderm lip injections, they provide a look that is far plumper and more voluminous, and slightly enhanced. While they still can appear natural, it can be very easy to overdue Juvéderm.
· Know What You Want
Before you even make your appointment, carefully examine your lips as much as possible and decide how exactly you want to enhance your lips and learn how to properly communicate that change. If you feel you want both your top and bottom lip to be larger, and far plumper – make sure to explain this explicitly to your doctor. You may even want to look at images of other lips to get a better idea of the size and shape you want. For plumper, more juicy lips have your doctor inject directly into the lips, for a more natural look have them put it into the rim of the lips.
· Don’t Go Too Big the First Time
One of the most important things to realize is that you can always have more fillers put in. This means that it is important not to go too big initially, as you may not like the results you get or they may appear to be way too enhanced and way bigger than you wanted. However, it is far easier to get less filler injected the first time, and always go back and get more than vice versa. Some practices will let patients use half a filler their first time, and come back to use the rest at a later date – this allows you to see how your results are after swelling and add more if needed later on.
· Fast, Instant Results
While your appointment might take 30 minutes to an hour, your results will appear almost instantly. However, some swelling will cover up the true results, after 2-3 days, the swelling goes down, and you will be able to gently massage your lips into place and smooth them out.
· Know the Risks
Lip fillers are relatively safe and side effect-free, and patients rarely have many issues. But they are definitely possible. Some patients will experience allergic reactions, and it could possibly lead to an injection or other bacterial issues. For those who are prone to cold sores, lip fillers are known to trigger them.
Lip fillers have become quite popular over the years, and for good reason. For more information on lip fillers or dermal fillers in general, contact the team at Alluring Image Medspa today.