Lip Filler

Lip Filler by Skin Atelier in Newcastle & Sydney NSW

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which are proteins necessary for your lips to look fuller and plumper. Without these proteins, your lips can lose volume and fullness and can become very thin.

If you want to restore the youthful look of your lips, a lip enhancement is right for you. Lip augmentation makes use of fillers to make your lips look fuller and plumper. The procedure involves injecting fillers made from a naturally-occurring substance in your body to improve the appearance of your lips. Immediately after the injection, you can notice a significant improvement in the volume and fullness of your lips. Over time, the appearance of your lips will continue to improve.

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Benefits of Lip Filler

Lip filler can give you the following benefits:

  • Fast recovery
  • Fuller and voluptuous lips
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Lesser side effects
  • Natural-looking results
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Improved quality of life
  • Younger-looking appearance

Are you an Ideal Candidate for Lip Filler ?

The ideal candidates for lip augmentation are those with:

  • A positive outlook and realistic expectations regarding the procedure
  • Commitment to maintaining a good skin health
  • Good overall physical and mental health
  • Lines and creases around the mouth
  • Lips that have lost volume due to ageing
  • Low self-esteem due to the appearance of their lips

Types of Lip Filler

The following are the most common types of lip fillers:

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite: This substance is found naturally in your bones and resembles the structure of minerals.
  • Hyaluronic acid: This substance is found naturally in your body and occurs in high concentrations in soft connective tissues, eyes, cartilage, joint fluids, and skin tissue.
  • Polyalkylimide: This is a semi-permanent dermal filler and is injected in the form of a gel.
  • Polylactic acid: This synthetic dermal filler works by stimulating the production of collagen in the target area.
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA): This is a semi-permanent filler that works best on pitted scars.

Risks & potential Complications of Filler

Undergoing lip injections has risks, such as:

  • Acne-like skin eruptions
  • Asymmetry
  • Bleeding
  • Blockage of blood vessels in the face
  • Bruising
  • Death of skin tissue
  • Lumps
  • Movement of filler away from the target area
  • Skin rash with itching
  • Skin redness
  • Swelling
  • The filler can be felt under the skin surface
  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Vision changes

Lip Filler Aftercare

To prevent complications and achieve your desired result, you should adhere to the following aftercare instructions:

  • Apply an ice compress to your lips.
  • Avoid contact sports.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures such as steam rooms or saunas.
  • Avoid flying on a plane as air pressure can make lip swelling and bruising worse.
  • Avoid lipstick for 24 hours.
  • Avoid massaging or applying any pressure on your lips.
  • Avoid salty and spicy foods to decrease lip swelling.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Sleep on your back to prevent putting pressure on your lips.
  • Sleep with your head elevated using two to three pillows.
  • Take the prescribed pain medications.

Results of Lip Filler

Immediately after the procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising of your lips which are a normal part of healing. These discomforts can be easily controlled with an ice compress and medications. You may notice an improvement in the volume and fullness of your lips right after the procedure. Lip augmentation can take time for the final results to become noticeable. However, you will need to wait at least two weeks for the fillers to fully settle in your lips.

Lip Filler FAQs

How long do lip fillers last?

Lip fillers usually last for 6 months. After such time, you may need another session to maintain the results.

Is lip filler bad for your lips?

No. Lip fillers are made from substances that naturally occur in your body so there is a lower risk of complication.

How much do lip fillers typically cost?

Several factors can significantly affect the price of lip fillers. These include the following:

  • The amount of lip filler required to achieve your desired results
  • The fee of the practitioner
  • The type of lip filler
  • Your lip condition

You will also need to consider other factors such as the price of medications and anaesthesia used during the procedure. You should also keep in mind that lip augmentation is not covered by your health insurance since it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Before undergoing lip filler injections, you can review the policies of your insurance provider to gain more information.   

What filler do they use in lips?

There are different types of fillers that can be used on your lips. In most cases, fillers made from naturally-occurring substances in your body are used.

Can you feel lip fillers when kissing?

Once the swelling is completely gone, your lips should feel normal. Lip fillers do not affect the sensation when kissing.

Do lips go back to normal after fillers?

Yes. Over time, your body will metabolize the filler and your lips will slowly return to their original shape and size. How fast the treatment is processed will greatly depend on your body’s metabolism and how you care for your lips after the procedure.

How bad does lip filler hurt?

The discomfort felt during the injection is tolerable and can be compared to a slight pinch. After the procedure, applying an ice compress to your lips or taking pain medications can provide significant relief.

Can I eat after lip fillers?

It is best to wait until the effects of the numbing agent have worn off. This will make eating more enjoyable.

Are lip fillers worth it?

The injection of lip fillers can give you fuller and voluptuous lips without having to undergo surgery and with little to no downtime so it’s definitely worth it.

Why did my lip fillers dissolve so fast?

This is simply because your lips move more than other facial areas, thus, your body metabolizes the filler faster.

Is 0.5 ml lip filler enough?

The rule of thumb that most practitioners use is that an amount of 0.5 ml will typically produce the desired results if it is injected in either just the top of your lip or just the bottom of your lip. Therefore, the amount of lip filler you will need will greatly depend on your desired clinical outcome and lip condition.

Can lip fillers look natural?

In the hands of a qualified practitioner, lip fillers are not that obvious because they look so natural. In addition, lip fillers are made from naturally-occurring substances in your body.

How often can u get lip fillers?

It is recommended that you get lip filler injections every 6 months to maintain the results.

What should you not do before lip fillers?

To prepare for lip enhancement:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid medications for acne and other anti-ageing products.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid waxing or bleaching.

What is the best lip filler?

You will undergo an assessment prior to lip augmentation to determine the best lip fillers specific to your needs.

Is 1 syringe of filler enough for lips?

In most cases, one syringe is used for lip augmentation regardless of the type of filler. However, you may need 2-3 syringes if your lips have lost significant definition and volume. The amount and type of filler you will need will be determined before the procedure.

Which lip filler lasts longest?

In general, fillers that contain naturally-occurring substances can last for several months compared to synthetic fillers. While this type of filler lasts longer, you may need to undergo lip augmentation every six months to maintain the fullness and volume of your lips.

Where should you not inject lip fillers?

When injecting lip fillers, there are certain facial areas that the practitioner needs to avoid. For instance, lip fillers should not be injected into the temporal fossa, a shallow depression on the side of your skull. This is because the temporal fossa contains two major vessels such as the superficial temporal artery and the middle temporal vein. If the superficial temporal artery is damaged, the filler can travel to the back of your eyes. If the middle temporal vein is damaged, it can cause a blood clot in your lungs.

What is the difference between lip fillers and lip injections?

Lip injections are the process of introducing fillers into your lips. Lip fillers are the products used to improve the appearance of your lips.

Does massaging lip filler break it down?

Massaging freshly injected lips increases the risk of moving the filler outside the target area, resulting in undesirable results.

Do lip fillers change your smile?

In some cases, the shape of your smile can change if most of the fillers are administered directly into the parentheses lines around your mouth. As a result, your upper lip can look puffy. This can be prevented by injecting the right amount of fillers in the right area.

Do lip fillers get bigger after a few days?

When you first have lip augmentation, your lips will appear swollen for a couple of days. This makes them look bigger. However, the size of your lips should gradually decrease to achieve their desired appearance as the swelling goes down. If your lips are still bigger once the swelling has completely resolved, this indicates that too much filler is injected into the area.

How can you tell if someone has lip fillers?

In some cases, it is difficult to tell whether a person had a lip enhancement especially if fillers made from naturally-occurring substances in the body are used. If you are familiar with the person, there are tell-tale signs that you need to look for. For instance, a person who had a lip augmentation can have an increase in lip size due to swelling. In addition, some minor bruising of the lips is also evident.

Can filler leak out of lips?

Yes, however, this is less common. Even if you bit your lips accidentally, it is extremely unlikely that the fillers will leak from the injection site.

Do lip fillers permanently stretch your lips?

Lip fillers will not permanently stretch your lips. This means that if you decide to stop having lip filler injections, your lips will likely return to their original appearance and proportions. However, if a significant amount of fillers is injected into your lips, this can increase the risk of irreversible skin stretching.

Is 1ml lip filler too much?

In general, an amount of 1 ml is just enough to create a very subtle result. However, this will depend on your lip condition and desired results.

Is 1ml lip filler noticeable?

Yes, an amount of 1 ml is just enough to create a very subtle result.

Why are lip fillers so expensive?

The cost will greatly depend on your lip condition and desired results. The overall cost of lip augmentation may vary from patient to patient. During your consultation, you will be given an estimate of the total cost of the procedure.

Can you put Vaseline on lip fillers?

After lip filler injections, your lips may feel chapped. Using Vaseline can safely add lubrication and moisture to your healing lips.

How do you sleep after lip fillers?

After lip enhancement, it is of utmost importance to avoid putting any pressure on your lips as it can cause the filler to move away from the target area. Therefore, you need to sleep on your back during the first few days to allow the filler to settle into your lips. Other sleeping positions such as sleeping on your side or chest are not recommended.

What can you not eat after lip fillers?

It is best to wait until the effects of the numbing agent have worn off to make eating more enjoyable and lower the risk of aspiration (occurs when food enters your lungs or airways). To avoid lip irritation and swelling, refrain from eating salty and spicy foods. Also, you should avoid foods that are too hot as they can injure your lips.

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