You Can Have the Lips You Want, But Know This

Kylie. That may be the only word we have to say to turn your attention to the subject of lips. Really, Kylie Jenner is only one of several examples of lips we love to admire. In reality, magazines and screens both big and small are loaded with luscious lips. For that matter, so is social media. Let’s just get right to the point and say we’re living in the day of the Lip.

If your lips aren’t measuring up to what you’d like to see, you can achieve the transformation you desire by visiting a Skin Center near you for lip enhancement with dermal fillers. This cosmetic treatment is routinely performed to help people correct lip deflation that has occurred with age. Dermal fillers also give people with naturally-thin lips the chance to look and feel more like themselves.

If you’ve been considering lip enhancement with dermal fillers, you may have a lot of questions. Here, we discuss a few of the ways to maximize your treatment.

First, Let’s Talk about Pain

One of the primary questions that patients have about lip enhancement is “does it hurt to get lip injections?” The answer is that we all have a unique pain tolerance. What we keep in mind is that the lips have numerous nerve endings. This means the lips may be more sensitive than, say, the cheeks. This doesn’t mean that lip injections are going to be intolerable. A slight pinch may be felt from injections. As the product is delivered, it may sting a little. However, the usual fillers involved in lip enhancement contain a numbing agent that quickly desensitizes the area.

Maximize lip enhancement by:

  • Avoiding alcohol. Begin about 4 days before treatment to decrease the risk of bleeding, bruising, and swelling. For extra success, postpone that nightcap for at least one more day after treatment.
  • Skipping the gym. Working out is a great way to relieve stress and tone the body. It’s also a great way to worsen the side effects of dermal filler treatment. The lips will naturally be somewhat swollen after lip injections. Don’t make it worse; wait a day or two to get back to your normal workout.
  • Maintaining the hands-off rule. Expect for your lips to feel firm after treatment. Don’t panic if your lips feel bumpy. This is a natural response to the introduction of a new substance into lip tissue. To enjoy the best results from lip enhancement, don’t touch. Massaging tissue after dermal filler treatment is a surefire way to disrupt the placement of the filler product. When product is disrupted, there is no telling what the final result will look like.

The team at The Skin Center is meticulous in our use of dermal fillers for lip enhancement. Call a center near you to schedule a consultation.

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