Are Lip Fillers Right for You?

Are Lip Fillers Right for You?

Do you suffer from thin or uneven lips? Many men and women are insecure about the size of their lips. Lip fillers are considered to be a relatively safe way to achieve voluptuous lips. The following informational guide includes everything that you need to know to decide if lip fillers are right for you.

What Causes Thin Lips?

There are numerous biological and environmental causes of thin thins. Lips naturally become wider, shorten, and appear thinner with age. Lip thinning may also be exacerbated by additional factors, including genetics, sun damage, and smoking.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers consist of an injection of hyaluronic acid that bonds with water molecules to add shape and structure to your lips. There are several brands of lip fillers, including the well-known dermal filler, Juvéderm.

Lip fillers also have the potential to smooth away any dissatisfying smile lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Schedule an appointment with a certified beauty technician to learn more about lip fillers.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Lip Fillers?

Any individual who wants to add volume to their lips may be an ideal candidate for lip fillers. An ideal candidate for lip fillers should be in positive physical and mental health. Varying degrees of plumpness can be achieved but individuals should also be set realistic expectations for the results of the filler.

Set up a consultation with a medical spa technician to learn more about the procedure. A professional can help you decide if lip fillers, or another procedure, may be more appropriate for you.

What Can I Expect After an Injection?

Lip fillers are minimally invasive, and technicians will work to minimize swelling. Post-procedural pain and swelling generally subside in 12 to 24 hours. However, it can take up to a week to recover completely.

It is recommended that you schedule an appointment for lip injections a minimum of two weeks before any wedding, graduation, or other event.

Can Lip Fillers Look Natural?

Yes, lip fillers can provide you with fuller, natural-looking lips. In fact, many people get lip fillers to restore their lips to their previous natural size. Lip fillers can also correct the issue of poor lip symmetry.

Are Lip Injections Painful?

A medical spa technician will apply a topical numbing agent before lip fillers are injected. The procedure is generally pain-free, but you may feel an unpleasant pinch. The technician will likely apply an ice pack throughout the injection to reduce post-procedural swelling.

You may experience some soreness, mild bruising, and swelling after the procedure. Soreness can be minimized by avoiding any potentially aggravating activities. For example, kissing, applying lipstick, etc.

What are the Risks of Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are considered a genuinely safe procedure for the majority of candidates. There are risks that could potentially occur with any procedure. Unpleasant side effects could include pain, soreness, infection, migration, or another complication.

Failing to choose an experienced healthcare provider significantly increases the risk of complications. These issues may lead to permanent damage, serious infections, and even stretched lip skin. 

How Long Does a Lip Filler Injection Last?

The length of time that lip fillers last will depend on which type and amount are used in the injection. Generally, you can expect lip fillers to last anywhere from 1 year to 18 months.

What if I Don’t Like the Results?

The results of lip fillers are temporary and will eventually wear off.  Filler results can also be reversed in the office if you are dissatisfied with the results.

Who Performs Lip Injections?

At Southeastern Regional Med Spa, a licensed medical spa technician Only allow a licensed medical spa practitioner to perform lip injections. Failure to choose a reputable technician could result in serious complications. These complications could range from bruising to lumpy or uneven lips.

Choosing a reputable med spa technician is the best way to prevent any potential adverse side effects.

Southeastern Regional Med Spa

Lip fillers are a great way to improve and restore the volume of your lips. Only allow a professional medical spa to perform lip fillers. Contact Southeastern Regional Med Spa today for more information about lip fillers.