Filler can be injected into particular areas of the lips, in a way to enhance or increase the volume of their lips subtly. Creating a natural lip takes medical expertise and super-honed skills, as well as using the correct thickness (viscosity) of dermal filler.
Whereas some types of fillers or lip implants can make the lips look overdone, feel unnatural or scar the lips, injectable fillers such as Restylane make a subtle yet considerable improvement that is natural not only to the eye, but also to the touch.
The best way to achieve a subtle lip filler is with a light hand and the correct injectable. The most popular injectables to give this natural and subtle effect are the ones that are light, soft, and have a hyaluronic acid base. Two of these popular injectables are Restylane and Juvederm.
Bad lip fillers will be easily noticeable, and this is why the treatment has become synonymous with unnatural-looking results. 'Good' lip filler results aren't that detectable, because they look so natural!
Lip fillers don't have to look unnatural if you don't want them to; they can be used to just make your lips slightly plumper than they actually are.
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, naturally occurs in the body and not only attracts moisture (and volume) to the lips but also stimulates the lips' own ability to produce more collagen. This means you get immediate, natural-looking results and you also see a gradual improvement in your lip area as collagen increases. Dr.
When the upper lip is equal to or begins to exceed the volume of the lower, the augmentation starts to look fake. Once that ratio is breached, the result degrades rapidly, even with minor volume additions.
If You're Allergic to Any of the Components Within Fillers
“Some dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which some people can be allergic to,” explains Dr. Sejal Shah, a New York city physician. It is always important to ask your physician if the Dermal filler you are receiving contains lidocaine.
Once the swelling has resolved, lips after filler injections generally don't feel any different than they did before, not even when you're kissing. Lips are still soft and natural. The person you are kissing won't know the difference either.
0.5ml is a great introductory filler amount for first-time lip filler clients, especially if you're nervous of what the result will be. Remember you will swell after treatment a little, so you will not see major change with 0.5ml after the treatment has settled over the first 2-4 weeks.
Fillers come in pre-filled syringes, usually with 1 mL per syringe. To avoid duck lips, stick to one syringe per treatment. Honestly, some times we won't even use the whole syringe to avoid the risk of duck lips.
But if you don't like them, you can fix it fast. “The great thing about hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are dissolvable with a special enzyme if needed,” Dr. Shafer says. Your provider will inject Hyaluronidase into your lips, and it will break down fillers within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Conversely, for those patients who want a subtle change, with hydrated/rejuvenated and slightly defined lips, 0.5ml overall is the right amount. But, if you want an instant plump of the lips and a fuller look, 1ml of lip filler is the best choice.
The effects of the fillers will wear off after months or years, but the treated area is likely to return to its original state. The benefits of both Botox and fillers will be gone and you'll notice that those lines and volume loss will come back.
The most serious risk associated with dermal fillers is accidental injection into a blood vessel. Filler that enters a blood vessel can cause skin necrosis (death of tissue), stroke, or blindness.
Lip fillers aren't permanent. They slowly wear away over time, usually 12 to 18 months after you get them, depending on your metabolism. You may need routine touch-up treatments to maintain your desired volume.
The upper lip should be slightly larger than the lower lip with a gentle curve that peaks at what's called cupid's bow. The hinge of the upper lip comes in the form of the central philtrum that separates the two sides. Your upper teeth should also overlap the lower teeth by one millimeter.
The theory is that when fillers like collagen and Restylane are repeatedly injected into flesh, over time this can weigh down and loosen the skin. And so, each subsequent trip to the doctor would require more volume of filler to fill that already stretched-out skin.
Can you Kiss After Lip Filler? Kissing can apply a lot of pressure to the lips and increase risk of infection (there is a lot of bacteria in the mouth!), so it is best to avoid kissing for 48–72 hours after getting lip filler treatment.
A Cosmetic Injector's Answer:
Over the next six to eight months after your lip filler is injected, your lips will slowly decrease in size and fade back to their original shape. The filler will metabolize fairly evenly, so you should never experience a malformed appearance.
They are injecting too much into the white roll of the lip, which is on the skin side. It is common when you inject from the skin side (which is more comfortable) and with lighter bodied fillers. Every picture I have seen of this lip augmentation (even on their ads), they are overfilling the skin side.
You can expect some swelling in your lips after the procedure. You may also notice some small red spots where the needles were injected into your lips. Bruising around the lips is another common side effect, which may last about a week.
INFINI Premium Filler Soft Lips is a specialized gel of cross-linked hyaluronic acid designed to gently increase the volume of the lips and to deeply moistrurize. Its extremely light and malleable formula gives a natural and smooth effect.