The Lowdown on Dermal Fillers for lip augmentation
If you’ve been scouring the internet researching ways to enhance the beauty of your lips, chances are you’ve stumbled across dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are the most commonly used cosmetic product to increase volume, hydration and plumpness of lips.Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane® and Sculptra® are made from a substance which is naturally found in the body known as Hyaluronic acid.
But….Before you dive straight in, here are some facts you should know before considering embarking on any lip injections.
- Lip augmentation is a form of art. No one person is the same and the technique for lip enhancement is not a ‘one size fits all’ formula. It is therefore important to undergo a full consultation prior to any treatment in order to get the final result you desire!
- Filler can be completely removed or erased if it does not turn out how you like it. Because filler is not permanent, your can inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase.
- The Lip fillers can last approx six months to 12 months
- You will see the results almost immediately. Your lips will be a little swollen at first, but you’ll see the effects of the fillers pretty quickly. Give your lips 48 hours to settle and the swelling to calm. Then you’ll be seeing your filled-out lips as they will be for the next few months.
- If done skilfully and correctly, lips fillers should feel very natural. If filler is placed poorly lips can present with lumps, bumps or asymmetry.
- The procedure itself can be uncomfortable. Topical anaesthetic cream or dental block injections are used to reduce discomfort
- The procedure takes approx 30 mins
- You must avoid alcohol the day before and day of procedure. This will minimise risk of bruising and excessive swelling. Some slight bruising is to be expected. prophylactic Arnica tablets can be taken to further reduce chances
- Treatment must only be carried out by a medical health care professional. Practitioners must be licences and properly trained to prescribe and administer filler products.
- Anyone who has a history of cold sores should take prevention medication two days before the procedure. Injections could trigger a cold sore.