Lip fillers have been around for quite some time but celebs like Kylie Jenner have made them more popular than ever. Having fuller lips gives you a sexier, more youthful appearance in less than a day, making fillers are a great addition to your beauty regime.

Lip fillers may not be permanent but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do your research and ensure that you know exactly what to expect – this article should help.

What You Need to Know About Lip Fillers

1. There are two types of lip fillers
The key ingredient in most lip fillers is hyaluronic acid but other fillers can contain collagen. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the preferred option for many because it traps water in the lips, which naturally creates a plump pout. Hyaluronic acid can also be dissolved if need be.

2. There are different lip filler brands
There are several different brands of lip fillers on the market and every doctor has their own preferences. You would need to ask your doctor to take you through the various options if you want to evaluate your choices.

3. You will need to build layers
A common misconception about lip fillers is that you can achieve your desired result after just one session but this isn’t the case. If you have very thin lips, you will need to add fillers in stages to gradually increase your pout. Most people will require at least 2 lip filler treatments.

4. Pain can be managed during your treatment
While you won’t experience much discomfort during your treatment, your doctor can use a dental block or a numbing gel to alleviate any discomfort that might arise.

5. Lip fillers last about 4 months
Depending on the type of filler being used and the age of the patient, fillers can last anywhere from 4 – 6 months. You can read more lip fillers information at Face Today Mediclinic here.

6. Your lips will feel like your natural lips
When lip filler is administered correctly, your lips should look and feel exactly like your natural lips.

7. You will need to wait 24 hours to see results
Directly after your treatment, your lips will be slightly swollen. It’s advisable that you use a cold compress to reduce the swelling. Once the swelling has subsided, you will be able to see the final results of your treatment.

8. Allergic reactions are possible
To reduce the occurrences of allergic reactions, most doctors have switched to hyaluronic acid fillers instead of collagen. If collagen is used, there is less than a 3% chance that you will experience an allergic reaction but it is still something to be aware of.

9. Fillers can be reversed
Hyaluronic acid fillers can actually be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which is just another reason why so many doctors are switching to this option. There also shouldn’t be any reason to dissolve your fillers unless they were administered incorrectly by an under-qualified or inexperienced injector.

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