Lip fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures these days. Our Guelph and Waterloo injection clinic has appointments for them every day! Lip fillers use hyaluronic acid molecules, which are the same type that is naturally found in the body. They add volume and shape to thin or uneven lips. Lip fillers are perfectly safe, and here at AFYA we specialize in natural-looking injections, but here are a few things everyone should know before getting them!
Research is Important
It is always a good idea to do research before getting any cosmetic procedure. Lip injections should be done by a certified and trained professional. Here at AFYA, our injectors are trained so that the results are natural and the procedure is safe. Make sure that the lip injection clinic is clean as well to avoid the risk of injection or disease. Also, be sure that you are fully aware of the risks and side effects before going in.
Lip Fillers Can Be Dissolved
We get a lot of clients that are interested in lip fillers but are scared that they might not like the results. The great thing about dermal fillers is that they can be dissolved if you are unhappy with how they look. At AFYA, we aim for the most natural-looking results, but if you would still like the procedure reversed it is possible. Due to the fillers being made of HA acid, an enzyme called hyaluronidase can naturally dissolve them.
There are Some Side Effects
As with most cosmetic procedures, there are some side effects. Luckily, lip filler side effects are typically minor. Lips may be slightly bruised for a few days afterward. The area will also be red. There is a risk of an allergic reaction, so if you have ever had a reaction to collagen, please disclose this beforehand.
Lips Will Change Afterwards
Immediately after getting lip fillers, the lips will be a little swollen and puffier than the final results. This will go down within a few hours, but the filler results are immediate so you can see how great they look almost right away! The fillers will continue to improve over the next two weeks.
The Results Aren’t Permanent
The best and worst thing about lip fillers is that they are temporary. This is good news if you just want to see how they look without a long term commitment, or if you end up not loving them. The bad news is that if you do like the results you have to come back to maintain them. Luckily, over time fewer fillers are needed to maintain the look so touch-ups are quick and easy.