Lip fillers have become increasingly popular over the years, with many people opting for this non-surgical cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance of their lips. If you’re considering getting lip fillers, you might be wondering how much filler you should get and how long it will last.
In this blog post, we’ll explore these questions and provide you with some helpful tips to ensure that you achieve the best results!
What are lip fillers made of?
Lip fillers, like dermal fillers, are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body that helps to keep the skin hydrated and supple. Hyaluronic acid is also found in many beauty products, including moisturizers. When used cosmetically, it helps to add volume to the lips and improve their shape.
There are several types of lip fillers available, but the most commonly used fillers are hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Revanesse Versa, Belotero, and Juvederm.
How do lip injections work?
While a popular cosmetic procedure, fillers often get confused with Botox and other neurotoxins. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers work by injecting a gel-like substance into the lips that contain hyaluronic acid. The facial filler is injected into specific areas of the lips to create volume and enhance the shape.
These hyaluronic acid fillers work by drawing in water to create a plumping effect. We recommend drinking plenty of water the day of your treatment to ensure you’re properly hydrated and get the best results!
Lip fillers can:
- Enhance size and volume
- Define lip shape
- Smooth lip lines
How much lip filler should you get?
The amount of lip filler you should get will depend on your individual goals and the current state of your lips. Generally, it’s recommended to start with a small amount of filler and gradually build up over time, rather than going for a drastic change all at once. This will allow you to get used to the look and feel of your new lips and ensure that you achieve a natural-looking result.
For those who have never had lip filler before, it is recommended to start with 0.5 to 1ml of filler, which is enough to give subtle enhancement to the lips. However, for those who desire a more dramatic transformation, up to 2ml of filler can be used. Remember, you can always come back for additional filler!
It is important to note that overfilling the lips can result in an unnatural, duck-like appearance, so it is best to work with an experienced and qualified injector who can create a treatment plan to help you achieve your desired look while maintaining a natural appearance.
- Lip rejuvenation: .5ml of filler (half syringe of filler)
- Full lip augmentation: 1ml of filler (one syringe of filler)
- Dramatic plumping: 2ml of filler (two syringes of filler)
How long does lip filler last?
The duration of lip fillers largely depends on the type of filler used. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the most commonly used fillers for lip augmentation and typically last between 6 to 12 months.
However, factors such as the amount of filler used, metabolism rate, and lifestyle habits can affect the duration of the filler. For example, smoking and sun exposure can accelerate the breakdown of the filler, resulting in a shorter lifespan.
It is important to note that the effects of lip fillers are not permanent and will require touch-ups or repeat treatments to maintain the desired look.
What to expect during your treatment
During your lip filler procedure, your injector will discuss your goals, preferences, and medical history. This ensures you achieve the results you want, as well as ensuring your safety.
Before the procedure, a numbing cream or local anesthesia will be applied to the lips to minimize any discomfort during the injection process. Your injector will then use a small needle to inject the filler into the lips, targeting specific areas to create the desired result.
The provider may also massage the lips to ensure the filler is evenly distributed, and to avoid any lumps. After the procedure, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the lips, which will typically subside within a few days.
The results of lip fillers are visible immediately, and you can expect fuller, plumper lips that look natural!
Enhance your results with a lip flip!
The lip flip is a great complementary procedure to lip filler, as it can help enhance the overall appearance of the lips by creating a more defined lip line and accentuating the volume provided by the filler.
A lip flip is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting small amounts of Xeomin or Botox into the muscles around the upper lip. This procedure helps to relax the muscles and causes the upper lip to roll slightly upward, resulting in a fuller and more defined appearance of the lip.
The lip flip can also help to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile, where the upper lip is lifted too high when smiling, by relaxing the muscles that cause the excessive lifting. When combined with lip filler, the lip flip can help create a more balanced and natural-looking enhancement of the lips.
So, how much do you really need?
When it comes to lip fillers, it is important to start with a small amount and gradually increase the volume over time to achieve a natural look. We typically recommend one syringe for most patients to start with.
The longevity of the filler largely depends on the type used and individual lifestyle habits. Remember, lip fillers are not permanent and will require touch-ups or repeat treatments to maintain the desired look.
It’s important to discuss your goals with your provider and have a thorough consultation before proceeding with the treatment. During the consultation, we will assess your lips and recommend a suitable amount of filler based on your individual needs!
Get the luscious lips you’ve been wanting, book a consultation at Vitality Women’s Healthcare today!