First Injection of Lip Filler? Read this.
We are fairly certain that nearly everyone has considered changing or enhancing something about their look – whether it be style, hair color or cut, or weight. Approved in 2002, Botox was the go-to treatment for men and women to improve the look of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions.
In fact, over the years, Botox was typically the treatment that initially brought patients to Timeless Skin Solutions. It is cost-effective, offers nearly immediate results, and has no downtime associated with it. And it works.
With that said, over the past few years, and perhaps due to the selfie culture of many Instagram celebrities, we are seeing an emerging trend bringing our new and existing patients in more than ever – lip fillers. Similar to Botox, with filler patients see results immediately – although it may take a couple of weeks for optimal results – and they last for up to two years.
If you are considering your first filler injection to add or restore volume, improve facial symmetry, and enhance the size and shape of your lips, we have a few things you should consider before your appointment. Remember, it’s not necessarily just about creating fuller lips, although fillers certainly can do that. When injected correctly, lip filler results can be quite subtle leaving you with a more youthful-looking pout.
What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers are injections to the lips that contain hyaluronic acid, an ingredient produced naturally in the body which helps to keep your skin smoother and elastic. They are a natural-based way of helping you make your lips fuller, restoring volume, or improving the shape of your lips. Because hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in your body it disintegrates over time. As a result, lip filler typically lasts anywhere from 6 months to two years.
What is the best age to get lip fillers?
Just like other aesthetic medicine treatments, including Botox, there is no “right” time to start. Everyone’s body matures at a different rate. Regardless of your age, if you think you’re ready to start lip filler injections, then the time is right. It’s all a matter of comfort. After all, getting lip fillers is a personal decision. Pursuing your wants and desires for your body can be empowering. And when done by a highly trained injector, the results can be natural looking and beautiful.
Who should inject my lip fillers?
As we mentioned before, when your lip fillers are performed by a highly trained injector, the results can be subtle while still making a big impact on how you look and feel. On the other hand, when you trust your lip filler injections to just anyone, the results may not be what you are expecting.
At Timeless Skin Solutions, we embrace the “science of beauty“, combining our knowledge of – and passion for – medicine, science, and technology to provide outstanding results to our patients. By utilizing the latest in hyaluronic acid fillers we are able to offer an approach to fillers that leave you looking natural and refreshed.
Do lip filler injections hurt?
Filler is an injectable treatment. You will experience some minor, brief discomfort at the moment of injection. Timeless ensures comfort at every step by employing specialized techniques before, during and after your treatment.
Is there downtime with lip filler injections?
With any injectable, there is a chance that you may experience minor swelling and bruising for up to two weeks. This is not typically something that will require you to take time off work or change your lifestyle, but you may want to strategically schedule the appointment if you have any major upcoming events.
How can I optimize the results of my lip fillers?
Just like facial skin, the skin on your lips loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid as you age (yes, the dreaded zipper lips!). Skin Medica’s HA5 Lip Plump visibly enhances your lips’ rosiness and plumpness, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the overall condition. Lip Plump can be used between treatments and should be used three or more times daily to achieve long-term results.
Where else can I use filler?
While facial fillers have been used for decades, our understanding of the aging process and the structure of the face, combined with our advanced injection techniques allows our team to use fillers throughout the whole face creating better balance and proportion for the face.
Fillers help fill in the hollowness of the face and create lift and fullness, helping to shape the face. As a natural part of the aging process, fat and volume are often lost from the cheeks causing the fat pads to move lower down the face, resulting in sagging skin.
Filler can add volume back into your cheeks, thereby lifting sagging skin and resulting in a smoother jawline. It can also be used in the area along the jawline and chin to lessen the appearance of sagging jowls and to enhance your facial shape.
Not ready to try lip filler? Botox® can give you a fuller-looking lip without the use of filler with the “lip flip,” by injecting it above the upper lip.
At Timeless Skin Solutions, our providers help you to determine your ultimate goals and the best combination of products and treatments to help you achieve them. Our goal is to help you look natural and refreshed – you, just a little better. Contact us to start your skincare journey today.