Getting lip fillers is a common cosmetic dental procedure, with millions of people undergoing the procedure to give their lips a fuller and more youthful look. The procedure is an easy and less invasive one. It lasts for only a few minutes and requires no downtime, so it is convenient for most people. Depending on the filler you get, the effect can last for several months.
Although lip filler treatment has several benefits, there are some things you should know before you get your lip filler.
It Would help if you made both Physical and Mental Preparations for the Procedure.
Before you get your first lip filler, ensure you decide how big you want your lips because this helps the person performing the procedure to know the amount of filler to inject into your lips.
No one wants to have overfilled lips, so most people gradually plump up their lips to avoid suddenly having large looking lips. You may want your lip to look natural, so it is better to opt for a natural-looking result.
A week before the procedure, you would have to stop taking multivitamins, fish oil, Motrin, Aleve, and vitamin E. These substances cause blood thinning and increase the risk of bruising after you get the injection.
Have a Realistic Expectation
Some people bring a picture along to their appointment of someone with the kind of result they want. Some cosmetic professionals encourage this, but others don’t. People are different, so even with the same conditions, the lip filler procedure may not turn out the same. It may be better to explain what you want to your doctor, than allowing him/her to do the work.
Different Fillers give Different Results.
Only collagen fillers were available in the past, but now, you have the option of choosing from a variety of lip fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of the body, which helps water retention by binding water molecules. Hyaluronic acid rarely causes bumps and lumps, and it quickly evens out.
It is best to let your doctor choose the right filler, depending on the result you want. For example, your doctor may choose to use Juvederm if you want a voluminous and more youthful look, while Restylane may be best for a more natural look, then Volbella may be best for older people to fill in the lines around their face.
Getting a Perfect Result is not Cheap.
When it comes to getting the best lip filer result, a lot of money may be involved. A syringe of filler costs about £200 – £700 and some people may need about 2 – 3 syringes to have their lips looking as voluminous as they desire. However, one syringe of the filler if distributed properly, can be sufficient for some persons.
Aftercare is Minimal
After you get the lip filler, you can go about your regular activities, unlike what most people think. You may need to avoid aspirin and place an ice pack on your lips if you feel sore after receiving the injection. The swelling usually reduces after 1 – 2 days. Avoid taking drinks with a straw or sipping hot beverages after the procedure, so you do not burn yourself.
Getting the Filler Gradually is an Option.
If you feel unsure about the result you need, you could talk to your doctor about getting a part of the fillers and returning after a few weeks for the rest.
Bruising after Treatment Varies
Some people may experience slight bruising around their top lip because it is more sensitive, while others may experience heavy bruising. However, if you follow your doctor’s advice, including any of the following, you will likely experience only a little bruising.
- Use an ice pack
- Try not to touch your lips.
- Elevate your head after the procedure and while sleeping
- Avoid blood-thinning medication
- Avoid taking alcohol after the procedure.
Bear in mind that people are different and their reactions to things are different, so it is difficult to tell if there will be surface bleeding after the procedure.
If you are unhappy with the result after your treatment, you can go back to your doctor to dissolve the filler. There are different fillers, but they mostly contain hyaluronic acid, so the doctor can easily dissolve them using hyaluronidase, which quickly breaks down hyaluronic acid.
Now you know what to expect from your lip filler treatment, you can visit Lip Filler London to get a suitable and long-lasting filler from a professional. You can call us on 020 31372932 to book an appointment for your lip filler treatment.