Lip fillers have never been so popular — some women get them as frequently as they get their hair cut and colored. If Valentine’s Day has you considering lip fillers, but you are not sure whether they are right for you, the information in this post should help. Read on as Dr. Ary Krau answers frequently asked questions about lip fillers.
What are lip fillers made of?
The most popular fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid adds volume, plumps out wrinkles and draws moisture to the injection site for lips that look smooth and supple.
Will my lips look overdone if I get fillers?
As long as you choose an experienced, skilled injector, your lips shouldn’t look overdone. Dr. Krau and our injectors will consider your unique facial characteristics and proportions when administering the injections so your results look beautiful and natural. We also use flexible fillers that move with natural lip tissue so your lips don’t look or feel firm or frozen.
Do lip filler injections hurt?
We administer numbing medication to your lips prior to the injections, so you should not feel pain during your filler treatment. (You may feel a tiny pinch or prick.)
Will my lips be swollen after the injections?
Yes, expect some mild swelling and bruising for approximately 48 hours after your injections. Apply ice to your lips, refrain from strenuous exercise for a day or two and follow other instructions from our team to control the swelling and bruising.
How long will my lip fillers last?
Depending on the specific filler used, the results can last six months to a year.
How much do lip fillers cost?
The cost of lip fillers depends on the specific product used and how much is required to achieve your desired results. Our team is happy to provide information about lip filler pricing over the phone or via email.
Should I bring a photograph of what I want my fillers to look like to my appointment?
You can bring a photograph of what you want to look like after your treatment, but remember that everyone’s anatomy is different. It might be difficult (or misguided) for us to replicate your desired results, as they may not suit your unique facial shape. It’s more helpful to describe what you think you want to your injector; then, he or she can come up with a customized treatment plan to accomplish your goals.
If you have additional questions about lip fillers that weren’t answered in this post, Dr. Krau and our team invite you to reach out to us by calling or sending us an email today.