What You Should Know Before Getting Lip Injections
Before you decide on getting lip injections you should make sure you know as much as possible about the procedure, the side effects, and what it will cost – as this isn’t usually a cheap decision. Lip injections can make a massive difference to the appearance of your face, so you should make sure you know what you’re doing before you dedicate yourself to altering how you look.
With stars like Kylie Jenner and Pete Burns showing how easily lip fillers can go right or wrong, you should make sure you’re educated on what is involved with getting lip injections.
10 things to know before getting lip injections
1- How much do lip injections cost?
Lip injections can cost anywhere between £215 to £1,500 in the UK, with most costing around £300. It usually depends on how much filler you’re asking for, as the more you want the more it will cost.
2- Are lip injections painful?
Lip injections can be painful of course, as can any injection. They’re typically painful if you have them done without anaesthetic, but if you’re worried about the pain then you can ask your practitioner for some numbing cream, which will take about 20 minutes to work after it’s applied.
3- What kind of research should I do before I get lip injections?
Before you decide on getting lip injections you should make sure that you find somewhere to go that you feel comfortable with. Check that it has good reviews and has produced good results (checking social media and websites are good for this) and make sure that your practitioner has plenty of experience and is qualified.
4- What does the procedure involve?
As dermal fillers are the most typical type of lip injection, we’ll talk about their process. You’ll usually need about 0.5ml-1ml of filler to achieve a natural look, but if you want to get a more full-on look then you can ask for up to 2ml of filler each session. You might be asked if you want to use local anaesthetic beforehand, and then your practitioner will inject the filler with a series of small injections. The treatment usually lasts anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour.
5- How many ml should I get when I choose my dermal fillers?
The decision is completely up to you, but it is definitely best to discuss this with your practitioner before you have your procedure to see what they think would be right for you.
6- How long do lip fillers last?
Lip fillers are temporary, and most fillers typically last between six to eight months. Most people usually get their filler topped up every six months to a year, but this depends on your budget and what you’re going for aesthetically.
7- Can getting lip injections be reversed?
Hyaluronidase can be used to break down hyaluronic acid, so it is easily injected into your lips to help speed up the breakdown of your filler. This dramatically reduces the time it would take to breakdown naturally, and pretty much dissolves the original injection.
8- What do lip fillers feel like?
For the first few days your lips will feel numb and swollen, but then after this subsides your lips will just feel like your lips again, and you’ll probably even forget you had the procedure done.
9- What are the most common side effects of lip injections?
The side effects that happen usually include bleeding, bruising, swelling and redness around the injection site. This typically lasts for a couple of days.
10- What are lip injections made from?
There are four types of fillers used in the UK which vary from each other depending on how long you want your fillers to last:
- Collagen – This is a type of protein that is naturally found in your body. These injections typically last for around three to four months.
- Hyaluronic acid – Juvederm is based on this type of filler (and this is the filler that Kylie Jenner swears by). These injections last for around four to six months.
- Calcium hydroxypatite – This injection is more long-term but isn’t permanent, as they usually last around 18 months.
- Polymethylmacrylate beads – These fillers are supposed to be ‘permanent’, but are usually the most risky to have.
Making the decisions for your lip injections
You should be certain about all of your decisions when it comes to getting your lip injections, as having them done can make a massive difference to your appearance. Your practitioner should be able to discuss everything with you in your consultation, so if there is anything else that you’re worried about or want to know more about before going through with the procedure then you should definitely take the opportunities that are given to you.
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