Thinking about improving your pout by plumping up your lips? Lip fillers are one of the safest and most effective ways to do just that.
But like any type of cosmetic procedure, you should always have the facts and know what to expect before you schedule any treatments.
11 Things you need to know about lip fillers
These are a few of the key facts that you should know before having fillers injected into your lips.
- Fillers can be reversed. If for any reason you don’t like your results, they can be reversed. Fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which can be dissolved using an eraser enzyme. However, if you’ve chosen to receive permanent or semi-permanent fillers, there isn’t much that can be done to fix a poor result.
- Results are immediate. Even though your lips will be slightly swollen after your filler treatment, you will see results directly after your treatment, with full results being visible after 24 hours. You will then be able to enjoy your results for up to 6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolises the filler.
- Discomfort is minimal. During your filler treatment at MIRA Clinic, there will be a slight pinch and sting when the filler is first injected but the majority of patients can handle the discomfort very easily. If you are worried about pain, you can choose to numb your lips before being treated. Once the filler has been injected, your doctor will apply some ice to the area before you leave.
- You don’t have to inject both lips. There is no rule that says you need to inject both lips. Speak to your doctor about the look you’re trying to achieve before your treatment so that you can decide whether it’s necessary to inject both lips and if your new lips will suit your face.
- Don’t exercise the day of your treatment. Any activities that will increase blood flow to your face should be avoided, particularly exercise.
- Only a dermatologist or plastic surgeon should be injecting your lips. Not just any doctor should be injecting filler into your lips. If you want to avoid side effects and terrible results, see a professional who has the right skills and experience for the job.
- Watch your medications. Stay away from painkillers, fish oil, Vitamin E or any medications that will thin your blood for at least a week before your filler treatment at MIRA Clinic.
- Bruising and bleeding are normal. Know that mild bruising and bleeding at the injection site is normal and any bruises should fade within several days.
- Have realistic expectations. While it’s ok to bring along photos of your favourite celebs as inspiration, your doctor won’t always be able to replicate that look.
- Be wary of cold sores. If you’re prone to getting cold sore, take preventative medication a day or two before your procedure as the injections can sometimes trigger cold sores.
- Your lips will return to normal again. If at any stage you decide to stop using fillers, your slips will return to their original state.