Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that lip injections are everywhere. Lip filler (along with Botox) is now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world.
While more and more people enjoy the effects of this non-invasive procedure, there are still a few individuals who are skeptical about the effects of lip injections. We’re here to set the record straight on lip fillers and answer all of your most burning questions about this widespread cosmetic treatment. Keep reading to learn more!
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are dermal fillers that are injected into the lip to improve and enhance the shape and size of your lips. Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. While it may sound unsafe, hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body — meaning that this treatment is completely harmless and, therefore, safe to inject into your lips to give them a natural, plumped up look.
The most popular dermal filler brands are Restylane and Juvederm, although there are other types available. Both Restylane and Juvederm fillers provide long-lasting effects when injected into the lip area and are safer than collagen, which was commonly used in the past.
Who is Eligible for Lip Fillers?
Lip injections are for everyone. Regardless of your lips’ natural shape and size, you can enjoy the benefits of dermal fillers.
A qualified practitioner will be able to look at your lips and assess both how much filler should be injected and where to create a natural-looking result. You can discuss your expectations with your practitioner and listen to what they think is the best course of action.
Of course, if you are allergic to hyaluronic acid or any other ingredients found in dermal fillers, you should avoid them. People with cracked or infected lips are also advised to stay away from lip injections, since the filler can make the issue worse. Moreover, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid lip fillers.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
So, how long do lip fillers last? While you’ll need just one treatment at a time when it comes to lip injections, the effects of the filler only last for around six months before you need to top them up again. Since dermal fillers are not permanent, you’ll need to get your lips injected at least twice a year to maintain a plumped looking lip.
If you are unhappy with your treatment's effects at any point, you can safely get the filler dissolved. Another reason why dermal fillers are so popular is because a practitioner can effectively reverse their effects at any time.
How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?
The cost of lip fillers varies depending on many factors. Experienced professionals will typically charge based on the quality of their services, since they will use certified products and have the expertise to produce excellent results.
At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, our team provides a number of package prices to keep our costs moderate.
Transform Your Lips with Lip Filler
If you’re ready to get lip fillers, get in touch with our team at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics. We are based in Waterloo, Ontario, and our team is made up of qualified professionals who are experienced in administering lip injections.
To learn more about our pricing information, contact us or text Dr. Michalski for a complimentary virtual consultation at 519-887-1208!