7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Lip Fillers

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Lip Fillers

In the past several years, the number of lip filler treatments has skyrocketed.

Whether renewed interest in lip enhancement is due to social media, Kylie Jenner, or increased information and availability, they’ve become one of the most-requested non-invasive procedures.

If you’ve been considering plumping your pout with injectables, here are seven things you should know before getting lip fillers.

1. Preparation is Key

There are two important ways that patients can prepare for lip fillers. The first is taking the time to consider your concerns and desired outcomes. Being able to articulate your aesthetic preference will help your injector manage your expectations and deliver the best results possible.

Priming your lips for injection is also important. This means avoiding any blood thinning medications or products for 2 weeks before treatment, including aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil, vitamin E, and multivitamins. Doing so, helps limit the possibility of bruising post-treatment.

2. Not All Lip Fillers Are Created Equal

A skilled and experienced injector can help guide your selection of filler, but it’s a good idea to understand the different types of lip fillers.

Juvederm is well-suited for a pillowy, voluminous look, Restylane is an excellent option if you want subtle enhancement, and Volbella is ideal for correcting vertical lip lines.

3. Lip Filler Cost Can Vary

Lip filler is priced per syringe, which can cost anywhere from $500-$1000. Also, keep in mind that you may require more than one syringe to achieve desired effects.

4. Results Are Immediate, but Temporary

Hyaluronic acid fillers immediately attract water and instantly plump and hydrate lips.

However, these results gradually fade as the product is metabolized. Accordingly, patients can enjoy treatment benefits for 6-12 months.

5. There’s Zero Downtime

After receiving lip fillers, an ice pack will be applied to your lips, and you may experience some residual swelling for a couple of days. Other than that, you are free to resume all normal activities and go about your day as you normally would.

6. Bruising is Possible

If you follow all pre-and-post-treatment instructions, including avoiding blood-thinning products, the risk of bruising is minimal. Despite taking these precautions, keep in mind that some patients are more prone to bruising than others.

7. Lip Fillers Can Be Dissolved

In most instances, patients love their results and are happy with the added volume and definition. But if you’re not happy with the outcome, lip fillers can be dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.

If you are considering lip fillers, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

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