Lip Injections: Worth The Hype?
Lip injections are all the rage this year. It doesn't matter if you’re famous, a teacher or a mom, everyone is getting them. Is it just a trend or are lip injections actually as amazing as people claim they are? If you’ve been considering getting lip injections, keep reading for everything you need to know on the popular fillers and if they’re actually worth the hype.
What Are Lip Injections Made Of?
Lip fillers are most commonly made up of a Collagen or Hyaluronic Acid based filler. The filler increases the size and volume of the lips, creating a more plump pout.
How do Lip Injections Work?
Collagen, when injected into the lip, plumps up the lip simply by adding volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers plump the lip and trap water in the area. Most would agree this creates a more natural looking pair of lips and a longer lasting effect.
How Much Filler is Necessary?
How much lip filler is necessary is entirely dependent on the size of your natural lips. A patient with extremely thin lips who desires a full set of lips would need to work in stages. Injecting a small amount of filler at a time results in fewer discrepancies and a more natural look. A patient with naturally plump lips that desires an increase in size will require less filler.
During your lip augmentation, your doctor will go over many things - what your desired result is, his technique, what he recommends, and the actual injection process. Don’t be nervous about asking questions, and always be sure you’re getting lip injections for the right reasons.
Before committing to a doctor, do your research. Educate yourself on doctors in your area who are experienced and successful in administering lip fillers. No one wants to end up with bad lip injections.
Do Lip Injections Hurt?
The most popular question of them all. There are numerous ways to numb the pain. Many doctors opt for a lidocaine gel, while others perform a nerve block. A nerve block is much like the shots you get at the dentist and is administered in the gums. After a few tiny pinches, your lips will be completely numb, blocking all pain from the actual lip injections. A numbing gel is less potent and the patient will likely still feel some discomfort.
There are many types of filler on the market, and Juvederm is just one of them. We believe Juvederm is the most effective and longest lasting filler for your lips and for other areas of the face. This gel-based filler contains hyaluronic acid and effectively plumps the skin while retaining moisture and volume.
Should I Get Lip Injections?
Lips are a very personal part of the face and many people are eager to enhance them. The only person who can decide if you should get lip injections is you. Only take the plunge if you truly want plumper lips for yourself. It’s important to keep in mind that in order to maintain the effect of fillers, you will need to receive a set of injections every four to six months.
Lip injections have been a popular trend for the past couple of years and for good reason. Beautiful, supple, and plump looking lips are something every woman wants. If you’re considering lip injections, contact an experienced, Board-certified Dermatologist at Elias Dermatology for a free consultation.