The Beginner’s Guide to Lip Fillers
Every day, more people invest in lip fillers to give themselves the perfect pout. If you’ve never received lip fillers before, it may be difficult to know where to start when it comes to getting exactly what you want. Here are a few things you should take into consideration before your appointment.
Our providers will work with you to choose the best lip shape for you!
Some providers like it when you arrive with a certain lip shape in mind, or even a photo of somebody with famous lips for them to use as a guide. However, we prefer to work together with our patients to determine which lip shape will best suit their face. That way, you won’t look overdone, or have lips not suited for your bone structure.
You should also consider how noticeable you want the augmentation to be. Do you want your friends and family to notice that you’ve “had work done,” or do you want the change to be more subtle?
Stay open to learning about the different types of fillers we offer.
Depending on your beauty goals, we may recommend that you consider a hyaluronic acid filler, a Botox lip flip or both.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies. It’s attracted to moisture and binds to the water in your lips, which makes it less susceptible to lumps or unevenness. Meanwhile, Botox can also be used to accentuate the upper lip a little more subtly.
We will work with you to determine which type of filler will best suit you and help you achieve your dream pout!
Understand that filler isn’t permanent.
Most types of filler generally last between six and twelve months, but this depends on the speed of your body’s metabolism and the amount of filler used. You can always retouch your lips or add more filler later.
There’s no need to feel anxious about your lip filler treatment. The procedure is fairly quick and essentially pain free! Our patients say the feeling is similar to a dull pinch.
Aftercare is also minimal — you can resume your normal activities once the treatment is over;
just be careful to avoid taking aspirin or any other blood thinners. You may experience some swelling, bruising, or a feeling of tightness, but these sensations will subside within a couple of days. Some people choose to avoid any strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment to minimize swelling. Icing on/off for the first day is also helpful to reduce swelling!
Within a few days, you’ll be able to see your flawless final results! If you have any questions, our providers are always here to speak with you…. Just give us a call! 🙂
Call us to book your Lip Filler Appointment today!