If you’re thinking about plumping up your lips to achieve a sexier pout, you might have a few questions about lip fillers.
Here are some key things you need to know before you schedule your lip filler appointment.
- Key Facts about Lip Fillers
- Your injector makes a difference to your results. If you want the best results, find a reputable injector. Ask around for recommendations, look at patient feedback and review before and after galleries to ensure they can get the job done right.
- Your results are reversible. This is probably one of the biggest appeals of lip fillers – the results can be reversed. If for any reason you don’t like your new lips, an enzyme can be used to break down the hyaluronic acid within 24 hours.
- There’s a very low risk of having an allergic reaction. Since the hyaluronic acid that’s injected into the lips occurs naturally in the body, there’s a very low chance of having an allergic reaction.
- Your lips will still feel natural. Even though your lips will feel quite firm the first week after your treatment, they will feel natural again once the area starts to soften.
- Results will last at least 6 months. Most lip fillers will last anywhere from 6 – 18 months but the longevity of your results will depend on the type of filler that was used as well as the particle size. If you happen to have a faster metabolism, your body will metabolise the filler faster.
- Treatments are super quick. Your treatment can be done during your lunch break because it doesn’t last longer than 20 minutes, provided you schedule an appointment at a mediclinic specialised in facial treatments.
- Downtime is minimal. If you follow all of your injector’s instructions, any swelling and tenderness will subside within 24 – 48 hours.
- You will need to avoid a few things before your treatment. If you want to experience minimal bruising and swelling, you should avoid supplements such as fish oil and Vitamin E as well as any Chinese herbal supplements. It’s also best to avoid alcohol the day before and after your treatment.
- Your treatment won’t be overly painful. Before your treatment commences, an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area, which will make the sting of the injection less sever.
- Go easy on the lipstick. Following your lip filler treatment, it’s important not to touch your lips too much or apply any makeup to the area for 24 – 48 hours. It also helps to avoid sun exposure and hot drinks after your treatment.
- You may need a second treatment. If you want to see a significant difference in your lips, you may need more than one treatment.
- Infection is a possible side effect. Infection is a possibility with this treatment but it is very rare and dependent on the facility you choose for your treatment. It’s also dependent on how well you follow aftercare instructions – always touch your lips with clean hands!