Going in for lips fillers for the first time is pretty exciting, but there’s a lot you should know beforehand. And I’m not just talking about the procedure itself. Thinking over it, you can have a lot of questions about what to expect before and especially after the procedure. What’s going to happen, what side effects should you expect, what are the results going to look like and for how long?
These are all very important questions and we’re going to try and get some of them out of your way with the help of the experts at NYC’s MiracleFace MedSpa. They have a ton of treatments to choose from, including lip injections, which are touted as some of the best in the city. With their large patient following from all parts of the city, we’re hoping that we can reach out to those who haven’t tried out lip fillers yet and help them book their first appointment with more confidence.
Curious about lip fillers? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
1. Do the results look natural?
It’s hard to come by cosmetic procedures that produce natural-looking results. But it’s not impossible. The primary factors that determine how natural the effect will look is the compound, the technique and the experience of the practitioner. You should be pleased to know that modern lips fillers produce very natural looking results. This comes from the constant development and improvement the compound and practices of the treatment have gone through. And let’s not even get into the years of training that’s required for practitioners to become qualified. I won’t go on too long and will just tell you, that only a very experienced set of eyes will be able to tell if you’ve received lip fillers.
2. What do the results look like?
The best way to describe the results of lip injections would be to simply advise you to look at some photos. Words really won’t do lip fillers justice. But since you’ve already read this far, I can give you a hint of what to expect. Lip fillers, once injected, plump up the lips. This is because the hyaluronic compound is able to store a lot more moisture in it than its own mass. So the lips get bigger, but look natural. You don’t get that “duck lips” look that some of your favorite celebrities seem to have.
3. How long do the results last?
Once injected, the hyaluronic acid compound will slowly be deteriorated by your body. This means that hyaluronic-based lip fillers are going to be temporary. This does have its advantage, since you won’t have to worry about the lip fillers being permanent if you regret getting them in the future. The results will last anywhere from half a year to 15 months. This depends on how much compound was used, but more importantly, how quickly your body dissolves the filler. So, it’s very subjective and the results will vary from person to person.
4. Do lip fillers hurt?
If we’re talking about the fillers after they’re injected, only a little aching. During the procedure, however, most patients have reported very little to no pain at all. This is because local anesthetic in the form of numbing cream is used, which neutralizes any sensation you have in that area. The only thing you’ll feel is a very tiny sting and a little poking as the needle is inserted and removed. But again, this isn’t painful for most people in the slightest.
5. What are the side effects of lips fillers?
As with anything you put in your body, it’s going to react in some way. The side effects some patients have reported were light tenderness, swelling, maybe some bruising, mostly around the areas of injection. These are very minor, as they barely cause discomfort and don’t really disrupt your daily routine. They’re just small things you need to be mindful of if you wish to have a safe and speedy recovery. Even if you don’t treat the side effects with extensive care, they’ll go away on their own within the first week.
6. How long does the procedure last?
This, much like how long the results last, doesn’t really have one specific answer. Depending on how many injections you’re getting, as well as the kind of results you’re looking for, the procedure could take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. Considering the major effects the treatment has, this is a very short amount of time. You can even do it on your lunch break, though it’s not advisable, since you’ll want to give your body some rest right after the treatment. One way or another, expect to be in and out of the clinic within the hour if everything goes according to plan.
7. Is it possible to redo or undo lip fillers?
A major advantage of procedures that utilize a hyaluronic-based compound, is that they’re far more easy-going than many others. These treatments are usually temporary, but last for a long time. And if a mistake is made throughout the procedure (which happens rarely), fillers are super easy to fix with a little compound called hyaluronidase. It’s a specialized injection made to specifically target the filler that’s been injected. Hyaluronidase is able to dissolve hyaluronic compounds and can be used to fix unevenness, finetune results to perfection or completely remove filler if the patient doesn’t want it anymore.
You probably have a myriad of other questions, but that would take us a lot more time and a much longer article to cover. Hopefully, you have a much better idea of what to expect from your procedure and can be a little more confident when you go in for your first appointment. One thing to remember, is that you’re going to be in the hands of professionals, who know all of their crafts nuances and intricacies. And in the off-chance that something does go wrong, you always have a way to fix and undo fillers.
Any other questions you may have can be discussed with a beauty concierge, who will give you answers to all filler-related questions. Don’t be shy and ask away.
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