The pout has been popularized in recent years by celebrities like Kylie Jenner leaving women everywhere desiring more defined and luscious lips. Although, lip filler is common and one of our most popular treatments we still receive a lot of questions. To help our clients understand the procedure a little better we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
WHAT IS LIP FILLER EXACTLY?
Lip filler can add volume, correct or define the lips shape, and smooth out wrinkles around the lips. The most highly-rated lip filler is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based injection. HA is a substance naturally found in the body that attracts water, therefore, it usually has the best results. Some benefits of choosing HA filler for your lips include less bruising, easily dissolving bumps, and better control over lip volume.
HOW LONG DO LIP INJECTIONS LAST?
After 6-12 months your body will naturally metabolize the HA in the fillers and your lips will slowly return to their previous state. To maintain the desired pout it is recommended to do the procedure regularly.
WHAT ARE NORMAL SIDE EFFECTS?
Lip injections are a minimally invasive procedure, so the side effects are also minimal. Initially, there might be bleeding at the injection sights. In the next couple of days, you may notice swelling, bruising, tenderness, and itching. These are all normal side effects and should not alarm you as they last 3-14 days.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID BEFORE LIP INJECTIONS?
Avoid blood-thinning medication such as Aspirin and do not consume alcohol 2-3 days before the procedure. A couple of days in advance keep away from waxing, tweezing, or bleaching the hair around your lip. It is also best to come in with a clean makeup-free face on the day of the procedure.
WHAT ARE SOME AFTERCARE TIPS?
Remember to stay hydrated. To prevent swelling and bruising apply an ice pack. Strenuous exercise within the next 24-48 hours, as well as high temperatures such as in saunas, can result in additional bruising.
HOW DOES LIP FILLER MAKE MY LIPS FEEL?
At first, due to the swelling, your lips may feel way bigger than the pout you asked for. However, we assure you that the swelling will go down and the sensation in your lips will return to normal. After filler, your lips should feel smooth. If there are any lumps try gently massaging the area to spread the filler. However, if you notice that the lumps seem abnormal and are not going away on their own please contact us.