What can I expect during a lip filler appointment?
Once your clinician goes through your medical history and discusses your expectations with you, it will be determined whether you are an ideal candidate for the treatment.
If you decide to go ahead with the lip filler, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your lips for several minutes, which will alleviate some of the discomfort during your treatment. A series of small injections will be used to add the filler to your lips.
It’s important to remember that your lips will be swollen for at least a week after your treatment, so you should wait before you decide whether you are completely happy with the size of your lips. Your clinician will also provide you with aftercare instructions that will help you care for your new lips.
Are lip fillers right for me?
Lip filler is ideal for patients who want to add volume to their lips and create more definition. Since lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid, almost anyone is an ideal candidate, but patients should be in good health and ideally not smoke.
Are lip fillers a safe treatment?
Lip fillers are primarily made up of a substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, making this a safe and effective treatment.
Can lip filler results be reversed?
If over time you decide that lip fillers are not for you, the filler will gradually be absorbed by your body and your lips will return to normal. However, if you decide directly after your treatment that you are not happy with your results, a dissolving enzyme can be used to reverse the effects of the treatment.
When can I expect to see the results of my lip filler session?
Before you’ll be able to see the final results of your treatment, you will need to wait for the swelling to subside completely, which can take up to 3 weeks in some cases. It is also possible for your results to keep improving after the swelling has subsided, depending on the filler brand that was used. Some patients are worried that they will end up walking away with giant lips but this isn’t the case. Your results will look completely natural and complement your face.
Are there any side effects associated with lip fillers?
When hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used, side effects are rare but still possible. Having a qualified and experienced injector to assist you can also make a big difference to the severity of your side effects. Mild bruising, swelling and discomfort can occur after your treatment. Other less common side effects include itchiness, bleeding and infection. With the right aftercare, patients will experience little to no side effects after their lip filler treatment.
What do lip fillers cost?
The cost of your lip filler treatments will depend on the results you want to achieve and how much product needs to be used. Dermal fillers are priced per ml and your clinician will be able to give you a better idea of how much you will require.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my lip injection appointment?
To ensure the best results, it’s important to avoid any medications or supplements that thin the blood as this can lead to excessive bleeding during your appointment. If you have a history of cold sores, make a point of taking preventative medication two days prior to your appointment at Face and Body Adelaide as fillers can trigger a flare-up. Alcohol should also be avoided several days before your appointment.