Are thin lips causing self-confidence issues, or has uneven shape always bothered you?
Are age-related vertical lines on your lips starting to affect your smile?
If you can relate, there is a solution here at Be Well Primary Care. Despite increased public consciousness about the benefits of lip injections and fillers, they are still often viewed as unnatural. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Lip fillers or lip augmentation is a quick and safe treatment and can enhance the visual appearance of your lips.
Cosmetic injections are widely used to reduce visible signs of aging and restore volume loss. There is minimal downtime, and results can last as long as 12 months.
However, numerous misconceptions about lip fillers tend to dissuade people from this transformative treatment. To dismantle these myths, we want to give you the facts about lip fillers; facts you should know before you decide to move ahead with treatment.
Before you take the plunge and get your lips plumped up, check out these top 5 things you should know about lip fillers.
Fact #1: Lip Fillers are Safe
The safety of lip fillers primarily depends on the type of filler used and the person administering it. FDA-approved lip fillers, such as those made of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), are deemed safe. This includes licensed products, such as: Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane®.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep our skin hydrated and voluminous by attracting and binding to water. Thus, these substances exhibit a high safety profile when used as lip fillers.
On the other hand, injectors might suggest using other substances, like silicon or permanent fillers.
These unregulated treatments should be avoided due to the risk of skin necrosis and other health complications. The key to safe lip filler is choosing an injector who uses FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers, and steers clear of non-licensed treatment.
Fact #2: Lip Fillers are Reversible
One of the advantages of hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers is their reversibility.
If you feel that your lips look overdone or you miss your original lip shape, the effects of the filler can be easily reversed. This is achieved by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which breaks down the hyaluronic acid filler, effectively ‘melting’ it.
In most cases, however, patients are satisfied with their new lip volume and often book follow-up appointments to maintain their enhanced lips after a period of 6-12 months.
A skilled injector can determine the best techniques to optimize your appearance and enhance symmetry, reducing the need for reversal.
Fact #3: Lip Fillers Can Be Slightly Painful (But Are Well-tolerated)
While lip fillers are generally well-tolerated, they can cause some discomfort.
However, there are ways to manage this. Local anesthesia is often used to numb the face and reduce pain during the procedure. The anesthesia is usually injected on each side of the cheeks and chin to numb the upper and lower lips.
Moreover, using a blunt cannula instead of a needle can help to minimize bruising. The cannula requires only one entry point to augment the upper or lower lip, improving patient comfort.
Fact #4: Lip Fillers Won’t Give You Duck Lips or Trout Pouts
The fear of ending up with unnatural-looking lips, often called ‘duck lips’ or ‘trout pouts’, is common among those considering lip fillers. You see this a lot in the media.
An experienced injector understands that the size of the lips should be in harmony with other facial features, such as the nose, eyes, and chin.
Therefore, the goal isn’t necessarily to achieve ‘bigger’ lips but to enhance the lips in a way that complements the overall facial aesthetic.
Trust the professional judgment of your injector to decide the right amount of filler to use, and if needed, additional filler can be added in subsequent sessions.
Fact #5: It Should Only Be Done by Certified Professionals
Certified dermatologists or aestheticians should always be the only professionals to perform cosmetological procedures like lip filler injections. These professionals thoroughly understand facial anatomy and the intricate relationships between facial features. This knowledge and an artistic sense allow them to create fuller lips while preserving natural features like Cupid’s bow.
Choosing a certified dermatologist from Be Well Primary Care for your lip filler procedure ensures that your pre-care, treatment, and post-care are handled professionally and safely.
With a trained professional, you can rest assured that your lip enhancement journey will be safe, effective, and tailored to your aesthetic goals.
Getting lip fillers is a personal decision that should be about making you feel more confident and comfortable with your appearance. Beauty is more than skin deep, but it’s all about how confident you feel in your own skin.
It’s about embracing your beauty and simply enhancing it in a natural way—using a product that is rigorously studied to be safe.
When you choose the right clinic, with trained professionals to administer these injections, you can achieve the look you’ve always dreamt of. Our certified staff take pride in forming genuine, and long-lasting relationships with patients to help them achieve their desired goals.
To get lip filler injections from trained and certified professionals, look no further than Be Well Primary Care. Schedule an appointment with us at Be Well Primary Care today!