10 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers

by Maria Konou

Are you dreaming of plumper and softer lips? Lip fillers are a great cosmetic tool when used correctly. Many celebrities, as well as ordinary people, opt for hyaluronic acid lip fillers for a plumper pout. It is the safest and most natural method for getting the lips you always dreamed you were born with. That is because our bodies can break down hyaluronic acid easily and naturally! In this article, we will talk about the 10 most important things you need to consider and know before your first appointment! These tips are important if you want to ensure the best and most aesthetically-pleasing results. So, without further ado, here are the 10 most important things to know before getting hyaluronic acid lip fillers:

Let’s dive into the things you need to know about hyaluronic acid lip fillers

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What type of filler should you choose?

Sometimes ladies go to a salon or pick a specialist without even asking what is the product they are working with. What’s more, some women pick their fillers based on what is “cheapest and most durable”. Silicone oil causes the most significant problems- it does not resorb, remains lumpy, can encapsulate, and you cannot remove it without surgery. Hyaluronic acid is a linear, insoluble polymer. It is one of the most abundant mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) synthesized by all living organisms except algae. In other words, it is naturally occurring in our body, therefore the body breaks it down naturally.

Hyaluronic acid is a linear, insoluble polymer used for lip fillers

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Hyaluronic acids hydrates and plumps your lips

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How to choose a specialist?

Aesthetics is the art of dermatology, but to be a good aesthetician, you must also be a good dermatologist. Take a look at photos of the previous results of the specialists you are referred to. Typically, each has their own style of work, and you can get an idea of the end result. When doing so, it is extremely important to go to a board-certified specialist – a dermatologist or aesthetic surgeon, to ensure a quality and safe procedure.

Choosing a good cosmetic aesthetician is the most important step

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How much filler do you need?

There is no definitive answer to this question. It depends on the size, density, and initial volume of the lips, the result that is intended, the individual body’s reaction, the technique that they use, etc. Although all lips can be substantially improved in shape and volume, some specialists recommend no more than 2ml of hyaluronic acid, meaning 2 ml. are used for the initial shaping, and then only maintenance “doses” follow. It is also important to have a few days to weeks between treatments to allow the filler to “clump” – to adapt to the tissues, thus allowing for a realistic assessment of the additional adjustments and amounts required.

The most crucial thing is to never go overboard with lip fillers

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Always aim for a balanced and aesthetic result

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Are hyaluronic acid lip fillers safe?

Yes, if you choose a quality and proven hyaluronic filler and the right specialist! We emphasize that dermatologists and plastic surgeons are physicians who specialize in a particular field. They have the basic but critical knowledge of the musculature, nervous system, blood supply, and adipose tissue as well as what intervention leads to a certain result. The risks of having a hyaluronic lip filler placed by an unlicensed individual such as a cosmetic surgeon are related to facial nerve involvement, vessel necrosis, which complication can lead to permanent deformities.

To avoid any complications and permanent deformities, do your research thoroughly 

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When are the results visible?

Lip correction is a comprehensive process and usually requires more than one procedure. The initial results are different from the next day’s results, which in turn change in the days ahead. You can basically get an idea of the results after at least 14 days have passed since the procedure. Then is also a good time for another adjustment if you need or want it.

The final results are visible after 2 weeks of the procedure

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What is the procedure like?

The procedure is mild, minimally invasive because there is micro-puncturing of the skin. There may be slight bleeding from the punctures as well as bruising in people prone to these. Pro tip: drink pineapple juice a few days before the procedure to limit the swelling!

Lip augmentation procedures are minimally invasive because there is micro-puncturing of the skin

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Massage is mandatory

It is painful, but it is mandatory in most cases. Every morning or several times a day, you should use a suitable oil or cream and massage your lips thoroughly so that the film penetrates the tissues nicely and no lumps or uneven build-up remains. And, after your lips have healed, make sure to apply lip scrub for soft and juicy lips.

Remember to massage your lips daily for a clump-free pout

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It is reversible

In case you don’t like the results, you can break down the inserted hyaluronic acid with a special enzyme. They inject it in the same way, and after 24-72 hours you will return your lips to their starting position.

Special enzymes can break down your unwanted filler

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What is lip fillers’ durability?

Even if you like your results, they are temporary. Depending on the filler, the amount, the technique, as well as the individual reaction and tendency to be reabsorbed by the body, you can expect the results to last between 3 and 6 months on average. However, according to recent studies, the reversibility period is limited to 12 months after the procedure, after which it is potentially permanent.

Lip filler results can last for 3 to 6 months 

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Do they feel different from natural lips?

Unlike silicone implants and silicone oil, hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body. It blends into the natural structure of the lips and if you have thoroughly massaged, there is absolutely no thickening or lumps. The lips are uniformly soft. With a properly placed filter, you retain your articulation and absolutely natural feel.

With a properly placed filter and a good aesthetic nurse, your lips will look natural

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When done correctly, lip fillers can give you confidence and a beautiful pout

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Remember to not feel pressured to have lip fillers because someone else has

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If you want to experiment with lip fillers, always do your research and be careful with your choices

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.