What You Need To Know About Lip Fillers

Lip fillers seem to be everywhere at the moment. This treatment is popular with celebrities and regular folk alike, with influencers like Kylie Jenner boosting the popularity of a plumper pout. With a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic injectables, there also comes a few horror stories. We’re here to put your mind at rest. Preparation is key to a good outcome of any cosmetic procedure, so refer to this helpful guide if you’re considering getting lip fillers.

What Are Fillers Made Of?

If you’re putting something into your body, you should educate yourself on what it is first. Lip fillers are made up of either collagen or hyaluronic acid. These substances are both found in the body naturally, so these rarely result in allergic reactions. However, if you’re allergic to lidocaine be sure to let your practitioner know, as this is often used to numb the pain before the procedure.

Are Lip Fillers Permanent?

Because lip fillers are made of natural materials already found in the body, they will be reabsorbed over time. To maintain the appearance, you’ll have to get regular top ups every 4-6 months.

If you get fillers and decide immediately that you don’t like them, you don’t need to wait for them to reabsorb over a period of months. If you’re really unhappy and want to remove them quickly, enzyme-based filler dissolvers are available which can instantly break down the product.

What Can Lip Fillers Achieve?

It’s important to manage your expectation of what lip fillers can achieve. Most first-timers will receive between 0.5 and 1ml of filler in a treatment. It can be used to plump both lips, just one lip or even just one small area to even out the appearance. If you’re hoping to achieve a significant increase in the size of your lips, this is best done over a period of treatments. Building your lip filler over time gives you longer-lasting results that are less likely to migrate.

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Are There Side Effects?

Immediately after your treatment, you can expect soreness, swelling and bruising. This can look quite alarming, particularly if it’s your first time getting lip fillers. These effects will go down over a period of days, but it’s important to be aware of any serious effects.

Allergic reactions to filler are incredibly rare, but they do happen sometimes. If you’re experiencing itching as well as excess swelling, this can be a sign that you’re allergic to the filler. Contact your practitioner straight away if this is happening for help.

Another rare yet serious side effect is vascular occlusion. Symptoms include extreme swelling and bruising, as well as significant pain. You can also identify it by touching the skin. If it feels cool, you may have vascular occlusion. This happens when the filler is injected incorrectly and blocks a blood vessel. If you think this has happened to you, it’s important to seek urgent medical help immediately. Vascular occlusion can lead to blood clots and tissue necrosis, so you should never delay in getting help if you think this has happened to you.

When Are Results Noticeable?

You’ll notice the results immediately after treatment. Although there may be a little swelling that will reduce over time, you’ll be able to enjoy your new pout with minimal downtime.

For Lip Fillers, Choose The Sun Lounge

If you’d like a plumper pout, book an appointment with one of our professional injectors at The Sun Lounge.

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