8 Things You Need to Know before Getting Lip Fillers
Overly thin lips always make us look a little mean. If you aren't one who is blessed with beautiful, fuller lips, and Kylie Jenner's before and after lip fillers photos gave you an urge to head to the doctor's to plump up your thin lips, you are not alone. But before you take the leap, it is important to understand what lip fillers is about and how to get yourself ready for it.
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1. How long does lip fillers last?
Lip fillers last about 12 to 18 months, and you will need to go for top ups to maintain the shape. However, how long lip fillers last varies from individual to individual. If you lead an active lifestyle or have got a higher metabolism rate, chances are, you may need a top up faster than your friend who leads a more sedentary lifestyle.
2. Is it reversible?
Yes, it is. Lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and if you do not like how your lip fillers turn out, you can always ask the doctor to dissolve the fillers for you. Your doctor will inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase and your lip fillers will be gone almost immediately.
3. How long do I have to wait to see the results?
Results are immediate. There may be some slight swelling after the injection but not to worry, you can still step out of the clinic without the need to wear a mask or be worried that your lips will look unnatural. The swelling should go away in a day or two and you will be able to see your final lip shape after that.
4. Is the procedure painful?
A numbing cream will be applied prior to the lip fillers injection and most patients only feel a slight pinch on their lips.
5. Is there any downtime?
As mentioned earlier, there may be some swelling but there is no downtime at all. It is also called a lunch time procedure because you can book an appointment during your lunch time, get the treatment done, walk out, and go about your daily life after that. However, we advise against scheduling a big event immediately, or one or two days after that, because some patients may experience bruising which will take a few days to go down.
6. Does it feel different from real lips?
Contrary to popular belief, lips that are injected with fillers feels exactly the same as those without.
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7. How to ensure that my lips will look natural?
It is important to have a good talk with your doctor to let him or her understand how full you want your lips to be. Increase the fullness gradually over time instead of doing a lot at one go to achieve a more natural effect. However, your doctor will be the best person to advise you on the amount of filler injection you require.
8. Are lip fillers safe?
Yes, it is safe as long as you go to a qualified and reputable doctor. Do not be tempted to let anyone inject fillers for you because of their cheap pricing, because a beautician would not have the type of medical training a doctor went through.