Nowadays, injectable dermal fillers are one of the most commonly utilized lip augmentation techniques.
There are several kinds of dermal fillers which may be injected around your mouth and into your lips. However, the most common fillers out there today are products containing substances like hyaluronic acid. It’s a naturally-occurring substance discovered within the body. Hyaluronic acid assists in increasing lip volume.
These kinds of dermal fillers sometimes are referred to as “hyaluronic acid fillers.”
Collagen, which at one time, was the most common dermal filler, is utilized less often today. Newer choices are safer and the effects usually last longer.
Implants and fat injections are other techniques for plumping lips. However, they are not used that much today because of the varied outcome and also because they have a higher side effect risk.
Hyaluronic Acid Filler Uses
Hyaluronic fillers may improve the look of the lips with the addition of:
Typically, the effects last about six months. Afterwards, more injections are necessary to keep the lip volume.
There are multiple hyaluronic acid fillers in the marketplace. Among these are the following products:
- Prevelle Silk
- Belotero Balance
- Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Ultra
- Restylane Silk, Restylane-L, Restylane
All those products are injected in the same manner and provide similar results. Plus, some have lidocaine, a local anesthetic.
What’s Expected During the Treatment?
Before your injections, a local or topical numbing agent might be applied to ease the pain. Nerve block injections occasionally may be provided before the session to fully numb your lips. It’s similar to anesthetic injections you receive at the dental office to numb the mouth.
After marking the spaces that will be injected, needles are utilized to put the substance into the lips.
After the injection, ice might be provided to control swelling and ease discomfort. However, no firm pressure ought to be placed on the treatment space.
Lipstick or additional lip products are best avoided right after your treatment.
You should have the ability to immediately notice a difference. After you’ve healed, your lips ought to feel natural.
Risks and Side Effects
Hyaluronic acid filler side effects are temporary and only should last a couple of days. They might include:
- Bleeding from your injection sites
- Bruising and swelling
- Tenderness and redness at the injection site
- Reactivation of fever blisters or cold sores of the lips or space that surrounds your lips
More severe risks or side effects might include:
- Prolonged or severe bruising or swelling that lasts 7 to 10 days
- Parts of lips are various sizes (lip asymmetry)
- Lip irregularities and lumps
- Injection into a blood vessel, which causes tissue loss
- Lip stiffening, scarring, or ulceration
- Allergic reaction, which causes itching, swelling, or redness around your lips
Immediately call the doctor if you develop a fever or suffer extreme swelling.
For more information on lip fillers treatment contact the office of Dr. Newman today!