Lip fillers have become increasingly popular over the years as more and more people desire fuller, plumper lips. While this cosmetic treatment can help you achieve the perfect pout, knowing what to expect before you book an appointment is essential. In this post, we'll discuss everything you need to know about lip fillers, from Russian lips, to the types of filler available to the recovery process.
Lip fillers are a cosmetic treatment involving injecting a substance into the lips to enhance their shape, size, and volume. Several types of fillers are available, including hyaluronic acid-based fillers and collagen-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular, as they are non-permanent, safe, and provide natural-looking results.
Unlike traditional lip fillers, Russian lip fillers are designed to create a more defined Cupid's bow and a more pronounced vermillion border around the lips, which gives them a more natural look. The technique also involves injecting the filler in a specific pattern to create a "Russian doll" effect, with each layer of filler adding volume and shape to the lips.
The type of dermal filler used for Russian lip fillers may vary depending on the individual's needs and preferences, but hyaluronic acid fillers are often used. These fillers are safe and effective, and they can be dissolved if the individual is unhappy with the results.
Before the procedure, your aesthetic specialist will apply a numbing cream to your lips to minimize discomfort. They will then inject the filler into the lips using a small needle. The process usually takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed to achieve the desired results.
After the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and redness around the lips. The side effects typically last a few days, and we recommend avoiding lipstick and lip balm during this time.
The results of lip fillers typically last between 6-12 months, depending on the type of filler used and the individual's metabolism. Over time, the filler will gradually break down and be absorbed by the body.
While lip fillers are generally safe, some risks and complications are associated with the procedure. These can include infection, allergic reactions, and lumps or bumps in the lips.
Lip fillers can help enhance the appearance of your lips and give you the perfect pout. However, it's crucial to do your research, choose a skilled and experienced aesthetic specialist, and fully comprehend the potential risks and benefits before scheduling an appointment. By taking the time to prepare and follow proper aftercare, you can achieve beautiful, full lips that leave you feeling confident and glamorous.
At Conquer 180 Medical Spa, our providers are experienced and highly skilled in administering lip filler treatments. They have undergone extensive training and have a deep understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics, ensuring that you receive safe and effective treatment.
But don't take our word for it! Take a look at the following before and after photos of our lip filler clients in Vancouver and Abbotsford.