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Lip Fillers – A comprehensive guide.

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Whether you want beautiful plump lips with the perfect pout or just want to restore lost volume and hydration, lip filler is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments today. At PRP Skincare, we can help you achieve beautiful, natural looking lips.

Instagram is full of seductive photos of luscious lips, and more and more people are seeking this treatment to enhance, refine and plump. While young women make up the majority, men can also benefit as we all lose lip volume as we age. Youthful lips are plump and well hydrated. Here are some of the most important things you should know before going for lip fillers.

How much do lip fillers cost?

One of the most common questions patients ask is, “how much do you charge for lip fillers?” While this is a very important question, it is important to remember that what you are really paying for is the training and experience of your injector. Would you commission a painting or sculpture by first asking the artist how much the material is going to cost? So it’s actually better to ask about the training and experience of your injector, and discuss the type of result you are looking for before going ahead. It’s easy to get carried away, and there are some clients who come in looking for bigger lips who we have to politely decline. Our philosophy is beautiful, but always natural looking lips. With that said, our clinic usually charges the following: 179 for a mini (0.25ml), 330 for half (0.5ml), and 525 for a full syringe (1ml). This includes touchups so be sure to book a follow up appointment at two weeks – it can always be canceled if you don’t need it. We want you to look your best!

How long will lip fillers last? (benefits, duration)

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With lip filler, there is an initial, immediate increase in volume, which then settles after 1-2 weeks. The filler integrates with the tissue and over time will gradually be broken down by natural hyaluronidase in the body. Lip filler usually lasts around 4-6 months, before the affect is gradually less noticeable. Lips are a very dynamic area of the face, and the muscles are frequently used during everyday life, and we like to use a softer filler for more natural results, so the filler will break down a little faster than other areas where there is less movement and a stronger filler is used, for example cheeks or temple.

Does lip filler hurt?

Lips are one of the most sensitive areas on the face. Fortunately, we have various ways to make the injections quite comfortable for almost everyone. We offer all patients a powerful, prescription grade numbing cream. Also, the filler is also premixed with lidocaine (a numbing agent), and we provide ice packs and a vibratory device to improve comfort. With that said, every patient’s individual needs are taken into account. As an injector, I am impressed by the difference in pain tolerance between patients. Several patients in my practice decline numbing cream and yet they tolerate the injections very well.

Are cannulas or needles better for lip injections?

Both cannulas and needles can be used for lip injections. They are different tools, both with pros and cons and suited for different needs and effects. I like needles for precise work and shaping, but cannulas have some advantages over needles, such as have blunt tips which lower the risk of tissue trauma, bleeding and bruising. Both cannulas and needles can be used for lip injections. They are different tools, both with pros and cons and suited for different needs and effects. A good injector will be skilled and comfortable using either tool to achieve the desired effect. Personally, I tend to use needles for precise work and shaping, but cannulas have some advantages over needles, such as have blunt tips which lower the risk of tissue trauma, bleeding and bruising. Both cannulas and needles can be used for lip injections. They are different tools, both with pros and cons and suited for different needs and effects. I like needles for precise work and shaping, but cannulas have some advantages over needles, such as have blunt tips which lower the risk of tissue trauma, bleeding and bruising.

How much swelling normal after lip fillers?

Some swelling is definitely normal after lip fillers for a few reasons. First, lips are a very vascular area of the body. Injections, as well as the lidocaine in the filler and in the numbing cream cause an increase in blood flow, which leads to swelling. There will also be inflammation related to the procedure which causes swelling. There will often be some bleeding, bruising, or hematomas related to the injections. If you have swelling, you can apply a cool pack to the area, take an antihistamine, and/or pain reliever such as tylenol. If you are concerned, please contact us anytime.

When should I worry about swelling after lip fillers?

While it is normal to have some swelling after lip fillers, it is important to know when to seek medical attention. If the swelling is worsening, if you have pain, if you notice changes in the skin around your lips or nose, (besides a simple bruise), you should contact your injector. Although such complications are very rare, it is important to be aware of them and not hesitate to get in touch if you are concerned.

What can be done about uneven lips after lip filler?

It can be very distressing to notice uneven lips after having lip filler. In almost all cases, the asymmetry is temporary, related to swelling and inflammation from the procedure, and will settle down after a few days. Nobody has perfectly symmetrical lips, but if you need a small touchup to improve the appearance after a treatment, this is complimentary and should be done about 2 weeks later, after the filler settles in.

What can I do about lumps in my lips? Can lip filler be dissolved?

In cases where dermal or lip filler becomes noticeable in the form of an unwanted lump or swelling, it can usually be dissolved with careful injections of hyaluronidase, which dissolves hyaluronic acid, the main component of lip filler. Your body also makes natural hyaluronidase which breaks down both filler and your own natural hyaluronic acid over time.

What should I do right after a lip injection treatment?

After treatment, avoid direct pressure on the treated areas for at about 24-48 hours. Moderate exercise is ok. Mild bruising or discomfort may occur. Let us know right away if you notice increasing pain or other skin changes. A optional follow up appointment is recommended about 2 weeks after your treatment for touch ups which are free of charge.

How to avoid lip filler complications?

For your safety, using fillers in the lips should only be one by a trained and licensed medical doctor with proper skill and training. It is considered a higher risk area in comparison to other locations in the face.