3 Things Everyone Should Know Before Lip Injections
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are a popular way to minimize facial wrinkles by injecting soft gel below the skin’s surface to add long-lasting lift and fullness to key areas. Facial fillers do more than just reduce wrinkles; they can also shape midface contours and be used to plump the lips. With that in mind, if you’re looking for an option that’s much longer lasting than makeup, lip fillers should be at the top of your list. But can lip fillers look natural? Our Naples and Marco Island-based teams at Skin Wellness Physicians often get asked this—and more questions—by patients who are considering lip injections for bigger, shapelier, or more symmetrical lips.
Whether you’ve always had smaller or flatter lips because of genetics, aging has caused your lips to lose some of their fullness, or you simply want to add some oomph to lips that are normal-sized, fillers may be exactly what you need to get that more volumized look. If you’re having fillers for the first time, here are some things you should know.
1. Lip Fillers Can Look Natural
When many people think of lip injections, they may envision over-the-top duck lips—a look popularized by certain celebrities over the years. One of the most common misconceptions about lip fillers is that they will never look natural, and that other people will be able to spot right away that you’ve had a treatment. The truth is that the right product and techniques can be used by experienced injectors to create soft and subtle results. It won’t be obvious that you’ve had “work done.”
2. They’re Not Just for Thin Lips
Fillers can do more than simply make small lips larger. They’re also commonly used for adding definition to the Cupid’s bow, improving symmetry, enhancing the proportions of the lips, and lifting corners of the mouth.
3. Schedule Them at the Right Time
Lip fillers are quick treatments and can be finished during a lunch break, but there are a few minor side effects to expect, such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Give yourself a little time to recover, so don’t book your injections right before a major event where you want to look “camera ready.” Talk to our injectors about timing so you can get the perfect pout when you want it.
Contact Skin Wellness Physicians by calling (239) 732-0044 or sending a contact form to request a consultation if you’re ready to learn more about lip fillers!