Defy Natures reveals the FACTS behind ‘fuller’ lips
Written by digital team on January 3, 2017
WILL THEY look like plastic? Do you have to continue to get it done? We give you the answers to all of the questions you may want to know, but are too afraid to ask……
Will they look like plastic? Will I have to get it done all of the time? Here are the facts:
In our ever-evolving society that places so much emphasis on people’s exterior, it can feel like there is a new beauty procedure popping up every other day.
From facial fillers to chin lifts to hair transplants, one could argue that there is a solution for every beauty woe.
Some are still quick to judge others who indulge in a bit of self-enhancement. However, more and more people are dipping their toes in the cosmetic procedure pool, whether to improve their confidence or simply satisfy curiosity.
One such procedure is lip fillers, which involves injectable products administered through a needle to temporarily enhance lip definition and volume.
Sometimes, it can feel like there is a new beauty procedure popping up every other day
Here at Defy Nature in New London, we offer a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic services and takes a holistic approach to beauty therapy.
Here, are answers the questions people commonly want to know about the lip jab, but are too afraid to ask.
Q. What are the different products that can be used during lip enhancement?
There are two main types of products that can be injected to create a temporary lip enhancement. There are fillers containing collagen and those containing hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring biodegradable substance found in the body. By injecting hyaluronic acid based filler into the lips, we can increase the lip volume and create a more defined set of lips causing them to appear fuller.
Collagen is one of the main components of skin and connective tissue and can be used as a lip filler. For injectable use, collagen that has been extracted from cattle is used. However this type of filler is not used that often.
Q. What do people mean when they talk about ‘dermal fillers’?
Dermal fillers are products that can be injected into the skin to help treat wrinkles and facial lines by softening them or by helping to “fill out” the line or wrinkle. Dermal fillers are most commonly used in the lips, cheeks and around the mouth to treat naso-labial and marionette lines.
Each product has its own place and use. It is very difficult to say if one is better than the other. However, here at Defy Nature, we will initially discuss the options available with the client and during the initial assessment to determine which options are available.
Q. If I have a lip enhancement, will it look plastic or fake?
This is a common urban legend. Lip enhancements do not have to look artificial. They can be done gradually and in a way that gives a natural shape and fullness to the lips.
Prior to treatment it is important that we discuss the lip area and procedure in detail with you, so that the desired effect is achieved. This should be one that both the client and clinician feel is appropriate. For some this may be a set of lips with lots of volume and fullness and for others it may be a case of just enhancing the lip definition slightly. Either way, both effects can be achieved.
Q. Is it true that once you start having lip enhancements, you cannot stop?
Temporary lip enhancements using fillers tends to last on average between 4-6 months. After this point the product that has been placed in the lips which is often hyaluronic acid gradually degrades away. As it wears away, the client may choose to have further filler and maintain the way the lips looked with the filler. However, if someone decides that they do not want to have further lip fillers then they can stop without any real repercussion other than the fact that the filler will eventually degrade.
Q. What are the complications or risks involved?
Lip enhancements or other dermal fillers treatments are still medical procedures in their own right. There are common immediate injection related reactions that will occur almost immediately such as redness, swelling and possibly some bruising. The area that has been injected can also become slightly sore and tender following a treatment. These are known as mild-moderate reactions and typically resolve spontaneously over a few days after the treatment.
In some rare instances there may be an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic or any other equipment and there is always a risk of infection with any procedure so it is important that it is done in a clean environment. Injecting the face with fillers requires a level of understanding of facial anatomy to ensure that the clinician avoids certain “no go” areas on the face to prevent serious complications such as vascular compromise.
A modified, subtle lip enhancement will provide you with lovely lips with more fullness, definition or both!