What is Lip fillers?
Lip fillers are injections that give the lips a more plump and full appearance. The injections are composed mainly of hyaluronic acid. Sometimes lip Botox is done for a similar effect (Lip Flip), but that’s not considered a dermal filler.
The lip filler procedure takes about 30 minutes and is minimally invasive. However, the procedure is not permanent and you will need to get future injections to maintain a plump pout.
You might have swelling or tenderness and bruising after the procedure, though the side effects should be minor. Aftercare for lip fillers is manageable. If you’re unsure whether the procedure is right for you, it helps to be aware of what to expect during aftercare.
How do lip fillers work?
Lip fillers allow us to volumize lips that have gotten smaller due to the aging process. It also allows us to plump lips to give then a soft and subtle increase in size regardless of age.
Most modern lip fillers contain an ingredient known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps the body to retain water. When used in dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid can increase the volume of your lips, enhance the strength of your smile, eliminate any creases or fine lines that emerge around the corners of your mouth and add some much-needed plumpness and structure to lips that have begun to thin.