Lip fillers have officially gone from an A-lister-only secret to a mainstream staple. Celebs like Kylie Jenner and reality stars like Erika Jayne have seen to that. Despite the rise in popularity, not everyone knows the ins and outs of filler. Here’s everything you need to know about getting lip filler for the first time:

What’s in lip filler?

The most common injectables used for lip augmentation contain hyaluronic acid— a substance that is naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to store moisture and gives skin that plump, hydrated look. Although you may see this ingredient listed in some of your favorite skincare products, topical application can only moisturize, not restore lost volume.

How long does it last?

Once injected the dermal filler has the ability to alter the shape, structure, and volume of your pout. Just one treatment with our expert providers can enhance your look for six to twelve months.

Will it look natural?

Definitely! It’s completely possible to have lip filler that looks both subtle and natural.

Patients are often concerned that they will look “overdone” or that everyone will know that they’ve had their lips filled. The amount and the injector make all the difference. We recommend that you start small and work your way up as you grow more confident and more comfortable with the process. Building up also ensures that you don’t go from thin-lipped to drastically plump right away.

The experience of your provider will determine how your lips look, so make sure to communicate the type of lip you want to our aestheticians and we can work with your desired aesthetic.

What can I do to prepare?

One of the most important things to do is avoid blood thinners for at least a week prior, as they can lead to increased bruising and bleeding post-procedure. And yes, this includes popping Tylenol before the injections — but don’t worry, we’ll numb the area for you!

Additionally, if you frequently get cold sores injections may trigger an outbreak, so taking extra precautions (like taking lysine and Valtrex before the procedure) can be helpful. If you’re not sure about a pre-existing conditions impacts, we’re here to listen. Our job is to ensure a comfortable, safe experience.

Should I be worried about how they’ll look post-procedure?

Hyaluronic acid fillers leave little room for allergic reactions or bruising since the substance is similar to what is naturally found in the body. You may be a bit swollen for a few days following your lip filler procedure, but that’s totally normal, and you’ll be able to return to daily activities with minimal downtime.

We’re always available for any follow up questions and will help you ease into your new look.

Getting the perfect pout doesn’t have to stay a pipe dream. Don’t be nervous about taking the next step to complete confidence: we’re here to help. Give us a call to schedule your consultation or book your appointment: (603) 627-7000.

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