Whether you are in New York, LA, or Paris, it’s clear that lip fillers are now a popular treatment for both celebrities and the average Jane or Joe. This simple technique is one of the easiest ways to get a semi-permanent plump and full pout. We see clients who have different reasons for seeking out fillers. Some are anxious to reduce fine lines and signs of aging around their mouths. Others are hoping to balance out the rest of their facial features. And some clients simply want to follow trends that they see on TV and social media. There’s no “wrong” reason to get fillers, and there are many benefits that come with the territory.
Surprising Ways Lip Fillers Can Impact Your Life
A recent first-person article in Allure magazine provided some additional insight into the surprising ways fillers can impact a client’s life. In the story, author Devon explains how, for the majority of her life, her lips have been thinner than those of others. Getting filler injected, in her words, was like high heels for her lips.
“I’m 5’1, so when I wear heels, people often don’t even notice that I have them on because they make me average height. The same goes for lip injection. My lips now look average and incredible, at that. They’re not too big, but they are just plumped enough that I know I didn’t get my pout prodded for nothing.”
The procedure also offered Devon, a lipstick lover, to expand her makeup horizons, testing new colors and application strategies.
“I know I was beautiful before I got them done, and I’m still beautiful. If anything, getting lip injections let me experiment with makeup in a new way.”
So how did lip fillers work? The process is pretty simple and straightforward, and there’s little downtime after it takes place. Depending on your sensitivity, we can apply a topical or injectable anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce the risk of any potential unnecessary aches. Once you are comfortable, we will use a needle to inject your chosen product into the targeted area to add volume.
You can rest assured that we will never over-do things and leave you with an unnatural or otherwise unappealing look. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the results of injections are typically visible immediately after the procedure, but you will continue to improve over the next few days as any swelling and bruising subside. Results are estimated to last six to nine months, but I’ve seen cases where the treatment lasts up to a year! For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages to help minimize the risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. After that, you’ll be ready to rock your new lips!
Regardless of your motivation for getting lip fillers, we’re here to help make your dreams a reality. Set up an appointment today for a consultation to discover what is appropriate for your wishes.