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5 Things to Know About Lip Fillers5 min read

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Lip fillers have been all the rage since the birth of social media. There has been a demand for pouty lips, with trends like “cherry lips” or “Kylie Jenner lips,” safe to say getting your lips filled is all the rage. “Like many trends in fashion, beauty trends are cyclical and constantly evolving. Gone are the days when thin lips in the 90s were sought after. These days, it’s all about plump and full lips, emphasizing a youthful look. So, if you’re considering which lip filler and shape suit you, read on to find out!

What are Lip Fillers and How Do They Work?

Lip fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body. When injected into the lips, they can help to add volume and achieve a fuller appearance temporarily. There are various types of lip fillers available on the market, each with its benefits and drawbacks. The most popular types are made from either synthetic or naturally derived hyaluronic acid. Synthetic lip fillers tend to be more affordable and last longer, while natural lip fillers are safer and cause fewer side effects. However, both lip filler types can help achieve the same results. Lip fillers are typically injected using a small needle, and the entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes.

The effects of lip fillers typically last for around six months before they need to be retreatment.

The Different Types of Lip Fillers Available

When it comes to lip fillers, a variety of different types are available on the market. Each type of filler has its unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s essential to select the right one for your needs. One of the most popular types of fillers is a hyaluronic acid filler, which is known for its ability to plump and hydrate the lips. However, this type of filler can sometimes cause bruising and swelling. Another popular option is collagen,  which helps boost skin elasticity and plumps the lips. Ultimately, the best type of filler for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Talk to Dr. Chang about your options to find the perfect fit for you.


How to Choose the Right Lip Filler for You

Lip fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can help to create fuller, more youthful-looking lips. But with so many different types and brands of lip filler on the market, choosing the right one for your needs can be daunting. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a lip filler:

First, consider the area you want to treat. Some patients prefer having only their upper lip injected with fillers, while others only prefer the lower lip. Consider what you are searching for aesthetically and move on from there. Next, think about the results you want to achieve. Do you want a subtle enhancement, or are you looking for more dramatic changes?

Additionally, consider the lasting power of the lip filler. Some types last for several months, while others only last for a few weeks. Dr. Chand and his knowledgeable, professional team will be able to advise you based on your medical history and aesthetic goals.

The Benefits of Getting Lip Fillers

Lip fillers have become increasingly popular recently as people seek to achieve fuller, more youthful-looking lips. There are several benefits to getting lip fillers, including improved self-confidence and enhanced physical appearance. Additionally, lip fillers can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth. Lip fillers are typically made from hyaluronic acid, which also occurs naturally in the body. Our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, which can lead to dryness and wrinkles. By replenishing the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid, lip fillers can help to reduce the signs of aging. Lip fillers are typically safe and last for several months before they need to be reapplied. For those looking to boost their confidence and improve their appearance, lip fillers may be worth considering.

How to Care for Your Lips After Getting Lip Fillers?

After you have had your lips injected with a filler, it is vital to take care of them. Reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling by applying an ice pack for up to 10 minutes.

  • For at least 24 hours,  do not wear lipstick, lip balm, or any other product on your lips.
  • Be careful not to pucker your lips or kiss or drink from a straw while touching or puckering them.
  • Brush your teeth carefully.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water.
  • For at least 24 hours, avoid exercising.

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