Lip injections, filler, and pouty lips – I’m sure we’ve all heard one of these words at some point. If you are a young woman in your late teens, 20’s, and 30’s then you’ve definitely heard of them. Ever since the announcement Kylie Jenner made in 2015 regarding her lips on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, many young girls around the world started booking filler appointments. Filler contains hyaluronic acid which is a water based molecule that acts as a lubricant. Hyaluronic acid is actually found naturally in the body. Specifically, in the eyes, joints, organs, and of course, your skin! When we age, we tend to lose hyaluronic acid which then results in the appearance of wrinkles. Juvederm, Restylane Kysse, and Revanesse are a few of some of the most popular filler brands. Rather than using filler to plump up the face, filler has become popular to add volume to the lips. Not long after, Instagram and TikTok feeds started to become saturated with young women sporting pouty lips. If you are considering booking an appointment to enhance the fullness of your lips, there are a few things you need to know prior to getting that injection.
Make Sure To Schedule a Consultation with Your Injector
Getting any kind of filler injected into your face is a big decision. Regardless of the fact that filler is temporary, it can bring about significant changes to your appearance. It’s important that you schedule a consultation with your injector to ensure that they understand what your goals are. Before coming into your consultation, decide how big you want your lips to be. One thing to keep in mind is you don’t want your lips to be overfilled right away. Kylie Jenner has the size and shape she has because of multiple trips to the office and receiving multiple full syringe injections. This is why having a consultation with your injector prior to receiving your injection will be important. Your injector will walk you through the process as well as provide tips on aftercare. When choosing a Med Spa to go to, ask your friends or colleagues about who they may recommend if they themselves go and get work done. Reading Google reviews left by the public will also give you insight on the quality of work being produced by the staff there.
The Pouty Look Doesn’t Come Cheap
Although lip injections are widely popular, they do come with a heavy price tag. Depending on the type of Med Spa you go to, the prices can vary. Injectors are able to set their own price depending on their experience, education level, and of course location. Any type of cosmetic work done in larger metropolitan cities like Los Angeles or New York are going to be more expensive. One full syringe of filler is about 1 cubic centimeter or less than a teaspoonful of material. The cost is typically between $800 – $1,000. Again, the prices can vary on your location, injector’s experience level, and the ever changing market value. Fortunately, filler can last up to 12 months. Most people strive to refill their injections twice yearly to maintain the fullness. If your goal is to have highly voluminous lips, that will likely take multiple syringes and trips to the Med Spa.
The Aftercare is Relatively Simple
Thankfully, the aftercare is super simple. It doesn’t require any downtime so you won’t need to take time off work to recover. When you arrive at your appointment, the injector typically adds numbing gel to your lips and the whole process shouldn’t take more than 15-20 minutes. You may see slight bruising in the area of your lips where the injection occurred, but it should go down within a day or two after applying ice to the affected area. It is recommended though to avoid taking Aspirin or drinking from out of a straw right after your appointment. Some people are lucky though, and they don’t experience any bruising or swelling. It is hard to predict who will swell or bruise since everyone’s body is different. Regardless of if you do bruise, placing ice on your mouth will be your biggest help. After about a day or two, you should see the bruising and swelling begin to disappear.
Fillers are Dissolvable
In the event that you are unhappy with your results, you can have your lip fillers completely dissolved. Since these fillers are hyaluronic based, it is relatively easy to dissolve them with hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that works to melt away the hyaluronic acid both safely and efficiently. So if you are unhappy with how full your lips are, dissolving them is always an option.