How do lip fillers work?
The injections known as lip fillers give your lips more volume. They are a kind of filler for the skin.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring molecule in your body, is what lip fillers are made of. Lip fillers come in a variety of brands, including as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane®.
What is the lifespan of lip fillers?
Usually, lip fillers last between 12 and 18 months. However, it is contingent upon your age and the rate at which your body converts calories into energy (metabolism). Because young individuals burn calories more quickly, lip fillers don’t last as long on them.
What occurs throughout the lip filler procedure?
Your healthcare professional will apply a topical anaesthetic to your lips throughout the lip filler treatment. Your lips will go numb from the topical anaesthetic, making the procedure as painless and comfortable as possible. Common ingredients in numbing lotions include benzocaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine (BLT). Your lips should be numb after 15 to 30 minutes.
Your doctor might administer a nerve block injection to numb your lips if you have a BLT allergy. Your lips ought to be numb 15 to 30 minutes following the injection.
Then, your medical professional will use a tiny needle to inject lip filler into some or all areas of your lips, such as the vermillion border around your lips, the cupid’s bow in the centre of your upper lip, and your oral commissures (corners of your mouth). Although there won’t be any discomfort, your eyes might moisten and you might feel a pinching feeling. Your doctor will typically inject 1 millilitre (mL), or roughly one-fifth of a teaspoon, of lip filler into your lips. No more than 2.5 millimetres (mm) of your skin can be penetrated by the needle.
To reduce swelling and bruising, your healthcare professional might place an ice pack on your lips while doing the treatment.
It could take as little as 30 minutes or as much as two hours to complete the process.
Are lip fillers painful?
You might feel a little discomfort where you had your injections. After 12 to 24 hours, the discomfort ought gradually subside.
Are lip fillers durable?
Lip fillers don’t last forever. Depending on your metabolism, they often last 12 to 18 months before gradually wearing off. For your desired volume to be maintained, you might require regular touch-up procedures.
How long does recuperation take?
Your pain ought go disappear after 12 to 24 hours. It could take up to a week, although your swelling should go down in 24 to 48 hours.
To make sure you’ve fully recovered, schedule the operation at least two weeks before a major event, such as a wedding, if you want your lips filled.