Lip Fillers: Get The Facts


Not everyone is in favor of having aesthetic surgery or other cosmetic procedures done. Those who are, search the Internet for professional aesthetic surgery practitioners and cosmetic surgery centers in hopes of finding ways to enhance their features.

Last year, lip fillers was one of the most searched beauty terms on Google.

The fact that lip filler treatments are on the rise may be due to the fact that no surgery is required with dermal fillers, or perhaps the fact that they give positive results for those who have had the treatment done.

If your lip liner just isn’t cutting it anymore and you’ve got questions regarding lip fillers that you need answered, read on for our eight top facts about lip fillers.

One. Results are seen instantly!. There will be some initial swelling, but by the next day, any negative side effects should fade to reveal fuller, plumper lips.

Two. Lip fillers are a non-surgical procedure, so you can get the lips you’ve always wanted without technically ever going under the knife.

Three. It’s super easy to control the resulting outcome of the procedure. The desired look varies from patient to patient, but generally speaking, one syringe of filler is adequate to keep things looking natural, but still noticeably fuller.

Four. Just as every artist has a favorite medium, each aesthetic surgery practitioner will have his/her preferred filler. Typically, for lips though, hyaluronic acid filler will have the most credible effect

Five. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally-produced in our bodies – albeit in lesser quantities as we age – and is injected to improve the appearance of the lips by adding volume beneath the surface and to the lip line to enhance shape and structure.

Six. Hyaluronic acid fillers are entirely reversible. If you don’t like what you see post-treatment, don’t panic. Your practitioner can just inject an antidotal enzyme, called hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.

Seven. How long the fillers last depends on the metabolism of each patient and the speed at which your own body breaks down the hyaluronic acid.

Eight. On the scale of pain we ladies inflict on ourselves in the constant quest for beauty, getting lip fillers shouldn’t be any less bearable than pinching your eyelid with a lash curler or getting your eyebrows waxed. Also a numbing cream can be applied topically to minimize any potential discomfort.

What Next?

If you’re still curious about lip fillers or non-surgical treatment options available to you, contact Total Health & Skin Center by call (919) 557-6400 or schedule a consultation with one of our master injectors today!


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