Lip filler is the most practical and popular way to enhance lip appearance. Whether the patient wants to address lip shape, size, or vertical height, an experienced injector can use lip fillers to achieve the desired look. Here 5 major lip filler benefits and what to expect from lip filler results.
1. Natural Plump
Hyaluronic acid fillers use a gel consistency that looks and feels extremely natural. Once healed, it should be difficult to tell whether a person has fillers or not. Additionally, filler companies have made fillers specifically for the lips such as Restylane Kysse that take on a firm, yet, soft consistency.
Only hyaluronic acid fillers are used in the lips, except in rare circumstances. These fillers are the safest for the lips because of the lip’s high vascularity and sensitivity. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also be dissolved if needed. Also, hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body.
2. Enhanced Aesthetics
The lips are one of the focal points of the lower third of the face. With plump, shapely lips having come into style, patients seek a plump pout. Some patients may also seek filler injections because of extremely thin lips or even a mildly cleft lip. After the injections, the lips have more prominence and vertical height. They can help align facial balance and restore the “triangle of youth” for older patients.
Lip injections are the best way to enhance the aesthetics of the lips, especially when performed by an experienced and qualified injector. Lip filler can help shape the lips, treat lip wrinkles and lines, and contribute to looking younger. This is why lip filler routinely appeals to adults of all ages seeking lip or face enhancement.
3. Few Side Effects
Compared to surgical lip enhancements such as lip lifts or lip implants, lip filler injections have relatively few side effects. Some swelling, soreness, redness, and bruising may occur, but generally, these side effects are mild and visibly begin to subside within a week. Major complications or allergic reactions are extremely rare with lip filler treatment.
Before undergoing filler injections of any kind, you will discuss your medical history and the medications you take. While it is unlikely anything will interfere with lip filler, your injector needs to thoroughly screen you. This helps prevent possible complications or severe side effects.
4. Build-Up Results
Hyaluronic acid is a substance known as a humectant. This means that it naturally draws in moisture. While some hyaluronic acid fillers are designed not to draw in as much moisture, some are formulated specifically for this. Thus, the lips may gain some more plumpness over time as the filler takes in more moisture.
Lip filler can also be used to gradually expand the lips. For people who have very thin lips, they often cannot get the results they want in one treatment or one syringe of filler. Therefore, their injector may recommend adding filler every four to eight weeks to help the lips get to the ideal plumpness. This helps expand the lips slowly which leads to a more natural looking result and carries less risk of a bad result than injecting a lot of filler at once.
5. Quick Recovery
As a non-surgical procedure similar to Botox, lip filler does not require a recovery. Patients can return to work and most activities on the same day as their treatment. They will need to refrain from drinking exercise, strenuous exercise, and sleeping on their back and tummy. Their injector may also recommend skipping washing their face and makeup that day.
Compared to a surgical procedure though, lip filler does interfere majorly with day-to-day activities. Like the other benefits mentioned above, this makes lip filler injections the preferred lip augmentation procedure for both patients and providers.
Lip filler is a versatile and safe way to plump the lips. With several filler options to choose from, your injector can help guide you on the way to creating your perfect lips. Whether you want a subtle lip enhancement or to dramatically increase your lip size, a qualified lip filler injector can help you determine the right filler treatment.
Dr. Jindal is a board-certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.