Lip fillers are all the rage these days. Nearly every celebrity, influencer, and most glam girls have their lips done. Why not? They are a minimally invasive way to restore lip volume, enhance the shape of thin lips, and help you achieve a glam look. While some of us are born with thin lips, others experience thin and wrinkled lips as a part of the aging process.
Regardless of the reasoning behind getting fillers, lip fillers’ benefits are endless. It is the most affordable and safest non-surgical procedure that works wonders for enhancing your lips.
In this article, we will discuss the top lip filler benefits, what to expect from the treatment, and the choice of lip fillers. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Benefits of Lip Fillers
The benefits of lip fillers include but aren’t limited to the following:
This one seems quite obvious, but the greatest benefit of lip fillers is the enhanced appearance. Fuller lips not only make you look and feel younger but can change the look of your face completely. It does not also improve your self-confidence.
You don’t have to keep overlining your lips and spend hours in front of the mirror every single day. Getting fillers is a simple yet effective way to completely alter the way you look for the better. Whether you want a subtle enhancement or dramatic results, that’s your call.
Opting for hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers will give you natural-looking results because your body naturally produces the substance. Similarly, the stuff is natural and less likely to lead to bruising. The filler is naturally absorbed by your body over a period of six months, and that is the time to book the next treatment session and maintain your fullness.
Allergic reactions and side effects are very rare when it comes to hyaluronic acid fillers. However, it is important to discuss your known allergies, medications, and medical history during the initial consultation. It allows the clinic to select the right type of filler. If you are allergic to specific ingredients in the filler, the injector will first test out the results by injecting it into the arms first. If no side effects occur, they can proceed with the treatment.
Most people who get lip fillers are able to resume all sorts of normal activities a day after the treatment. Think of it as an ‘in and out procedure. Generally, it takes around 15 minutes, sometimes less. You don’t have to stay at home for days after the treatment and stay clear of your usual routine. You can return to work almost immediately after the treatment.
We all have different perceptions of what beauty looks like. While some of us like over-the-top, pouty glamourous looks, others prefer a subtle enhancement. Some of us are interested in eliminating lines and wrinkles on the lips, while others would like to have a bit of extra volume. Whatever your idea of perfect lips is, it can be achieved with the help of lip fillers.
What to Expect from a Lip Filler Procedure?
During the procedure, your provider will use a topical anesthetic to numb your lips and help you feel comfortable. The numbing cream is made up of benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine (BLT). In about 15 minutes, your lips will be completely numb. In certain cases, the injector gives a nerve block injection, especially if you have a BLT allergy.
Then, the injector will use a thin needle to inject the lip filler into any/all parts of your lip based on your desired aesthetic. Typically, the injection sites include the edges of lips, cupid’s bow, and mouth corners. There isn’t any pain involved, but you might feel a slight pinching sensation. On average, about 1 mL of filler is injected into your lips. It roughly equates to 1/5th of the teaspoon.
Your healthcare provider will provide you with ice packs to minimize bruising and swelling post-treatment. The entire treatment is completed in less than 30 minutes. Expect a bit of swelling post-treatment, but it isn’t major. You can resume your usual activities immediately after the treatment.
Choice of Lip Filler
There are different types of lip fillers available in the market. Hyaluronic acid fillers are approved by FDA to last up to a year. It offers long-lasting results, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, and is great for adding volume to the lips. As hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our body, it has the highest level of non-animal HA than other types of dermal fillers. The fillers are a highly effective way to reduce wrinkles around the lips and mouth and can create a youthful look.
During the process, we use lidocaine which offers localized pain relief, along with a numbing gel to make the process very comfortable. It is reversible and biodegradable and has a very high client satisfaction rate.
When it comes to lip enhancement, a wide variety of techniques and options are available. It is important for patients to learn about all the different available options and choose the one after careful consideration. When done correctly, lip fillers can have a positive impact on a person’s appearance and outlook. Though these aren’t for everyone, nearly every patient who gets the filler has been satisfied with the results and loves their revived appearance.
Lip enhancement is very popular today. A lot of cosmetic and facial plastic surgeons offer this service. It is important to consult with an experienced professional prior to getting the treatment done. If you want to book a consultation with our experts and would like to know more about the procedure, leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and we will get back to you shortly.