Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring sugar in our bodies. HA is highly attracted to water. This means that when it enters our bodies it combines with the high percentage of water to create volume and suppleness. However, the natural production lessens as we age. The result (don’t we know it) is sagging skin, wrinkles, and overall tiredness of the skin.
The good news is that by injecting HA dermal fillers we can make up for this volume loss. Lip injections are one the most popular requested treatments going at the moment. HA is a vegan, biocompatible way to stimulate natural collagen production. You can read more on the wonderous power of Hyaluronic acid here.
You need to mentally prepare before lip injection
Vague ideas about how you want your lips to look post-fill won’t cut it. You need to have an actual vision about how big you want your lips.
NOTE: Most doctors are going to err on the side of less rather than more. In theory, the more natural the look the successful the operation, right? Not anymore. People want snapchat-filter-sized lips and they want ‘em now.
How to care after lip injection?
The after care is easy and minimal. You can find scary anecdotes about nearly every procedure but there is very little evidence to be concerned about here. The only thing that experts agree on is to avoid aspirin. Alcohol (within reason) is cleared, just stay away from hot beverages and straws.
Do your best to avoid touching your lips, unless instructed by your doctor. Relax and try not to do strenuous activity for the first couple days (hot yoga can wait, take some selfies). Redness and swelling should be anticipated but should only last a few days.
How long does a lip dermal filler last?
They can last anywhere from 6-12 months. The expectancy depends on area, filler formula, metabolism, and activity level. Regardless of specific timeframe, the reality is that the volume lift you achieved will eventually fade. This is a sad truth for those who’ve fallen in love with their new lips but hey, you know where our clinic is.
What if you don’t like the end result of lip filler?
This, my pouty lipped friends, is the best part. If you leave the clinic with a look that you don’t love, we can reverse the process. Because the fillers in use today (Revanesse, Restylane, Voluma, Juvederm, etc.) are hyaluronic-acid-based, they can easily be dissolved.
So, the risk involved with lip injections is low and the chances of really loving the improvements are high.
Think about how you want your lips to look, but avoid fixating on one particular, lusty-lipped lass you want to emulate (ahem, Julia Roberts). You are you, and even post-procedure you’ll be, well, a more voluminous-lipped you. Call Celebrity Laser & Skin today to book a consult and see if an injection treatment is right for you.