Top 10 Things To Know About Lip Fillers

Full, supple lips are all the rage these days. We all want to look our best, so it makes sense that many people are turning to cosmetic lip filler procedures to achieve an ideal appearance. Lip augmentations are relatively simple procedures performed by doctors or nurses, but you should still do your research to know what to expect and how lip filler can amplify your natural beauty.  

What is a Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation, also known as lip filler or lip injection, is a cosmetic procedure designed to give you plump, full lips. It is also an option for people who want to turn back the clock a bit to restore youthful skin. A trained doctor or nurse will inject a TGA-approved dermal filler¬†into your lips to help you achieve the look you desire. There are several things you should know before having a lip augmentation.  

10 Things to Know Before Your Lip Injections

 

1. Research the clinic and doctor

Do your homework before scheduling your lip augmentation. Qualified doctors and registered nurses should be able to answer any and all questions you have. An inexperienced doctor or nurse could leave you with uneven or unattractive results. All medical team members at Brazilian Beauty are fully-qualified and highly experienced.  

2. Have a clear vision of what you want

Be specific in what you want. Do you want both the top and bottom lip filled? Do you want a more natural look or a dramatic, "juicy" effect? Bring in inspiration photos to show your doctor and discuss how you can achieve your vision. At Brazilian Beauty, we offer a free consultation with our injectors where you can discuss your desired outcomes.  

3. Go slow. Less is often more with lip filler, especially your first time!

Less is often more with lip fillers, especially your first time! Experienced injectors can advise you on the optimal amount of filler and number of sessions needed. A more natural appearance is achieved with multiple sessions rather than a one-time fill.  

4. Be prepared

Know what to avoid before the appointment. Medication that thins blood can cause a lot of bruising after an injection, so you should avoid pain relievers, fish oil, vitamin E, and multivitamins for a full week before your appointment. To discourage swelling, also avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before and after the injection. Find more pre-treatment advice on our website.  

5. Research and choose the right kind of lip filler for your needs

There are several TGA-approved lip fillers on the market, and each one has its unique advantages. Some last longer than others, so be sure to discuss your options with your doctor to choose the best one for you.  

6. Be aware of the risks

Sure, lip filler treatments sound easy and simple. Most of the time, they are. However, any time you are injecting something into your body, there is a risk of infection or allergic reaction. Be sure to announce all known allergies before your procedure. If you are prone to cold sores, it is wise to take your cold sore medications three days prior to your appointment.  

7. Know what to expect

The procedure is very fast, usually 20-30 minutes. Results are almost immediate, but you should expect some bruising and swelling for a couple of days. Give yourself plenty of time before a special event or photo session.  

8. Don't rub or massage your lips

Resist the urge to poke and massage your lips after the procedure. Keep hands off as much as possible for a few days to make sure the filler stays even.  

9. Weigh the costs carefully

Be wary of clinics offering very inexpensive injections. Lip fillers should not be cheap. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. High-quality products will cost more, but the results will be worth it.  

10. Oops? Know how to reverse the effects

If you are unhappy with the results, lip fillers can be dissolved. Your lips will quickly return to how they were before. As always, check with your doctor or nurse for an individualised plan. At Brazilian Beauty, we believe everyone is their own kind of beautiful. For more information on our lip fillers, check out our website, or contact us today for a personalised consultation with our beauty experts. Give yourself permission to look and feel beautiful.