What You Should Know Prior To Actually Getting Lip Fillers?


Currently, is not too long before you see an appealing pair of lips  jump out of a newspaper, tv screen or the woman you've  just passed by. 


So, how do you obtain those subtle yet flawlessly pouty lips and what should you understand about lip fillers before you can get them? Before you schedule a lip filler treatment, consider the following factors: 


Is your therapist a qualified medical professional?


Finding a medically trained and registered professional is critical no matter what aesthetic  treatment you're getting, but especially when a medical devise, such as dermal fillers, is being injected into your body. To be sure you enjoy your practitioner's work, look at their credentials, reviews and their lip filler before and after photos.


There were numerous reports recently of botched lip injections performed by unqualified individuals. So, don't be enticed by low-cost salon or mobile practitioner services; if you're going to have it done, it should be accomplished by an expert. It's impossible to hide behind a trout pout!


What are the most common  lip filler types?


Nowadays, hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most commonly used substance. Not all dermal fillers are the same. Choose a premium brand, such as Teosyal RHA range by Teoxane, which has been around for many years with a proven safety profile and quality. 


How quickly do you see the effects of lip fillers?


Your lips will swell in the first 24 hours or so after receiving lip filler injections, so your first look at them will not reflect how they will eventually look. If they appear larger than expected immediately after treatment, this should subside as the swelling subsides. 

A reputable practitioner will always be available to respond to any questions or concerns you may have following the treatment. 


Is it safe to use lip fillers?

CE approved HA dermal fillers are safe as long as they are applied by a medically skilled practitioner. As with any medical treatment, side effects can develop which can be managed by your practitioner. If you have any problems with your lip fillers, speak with your practitioner, who will be able to provide you the best care and advice. If necessary, HA fillers can be dissolved with a medication that contains an enzyme which breaks down the HA filler.  


Do lip fillers injections hurt?

Although pain tolerance differs from person to person, lip fillers are often more uncomfortable than painful for many people. Because the lips are so sensitive, practitioners use a number of numbing treatments. Some people opt for a dental block, which involves injections into the gums that numb the mouth, while others opt for numbing cream. Consult your practitioner to see what choices are available to you. Your lips will most likely be swollen, bruised, lumpy and uncomfortable for a few days after the lip filler treatment, which is completely normal.


Are you not sure how much lip filler you need?

The volume of filler you get relies entirely on the aesthetic you want to achieve and what your practitioner recommends. However, for your first treatment 1ml of filler is usually adequate to give you a natural look. 


If you decide that you want fuller lips, talk to your practitioner about the safest, most appropriate amount to achieve that natural-looking result. 

Common Myths and Legends About Dermal Fillers


Because there is so much information available about dermal fillers, it can be difficult to tell what is true and what is not. In this article, we debunk some of the most common misconceptions about this treatment.


Isn't Botox just a filler?

Wrong! Botox is a neuromodulator which works by weakening the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers are tissue volumisers that are typically used to fill wrinkles or hollow parts of the face and provide support and definition of the facial features.


The temples, under-eye circles, cheeks, lips,  corners of the mouth, marionette lines, jowls, sagging jawline are all areas that can be treated with dermal fillers. 


Fillers have a 'fake' appearance

When dermal fillers are done correctly, no! The results depend on the treatment vision of the practitioner and it is therefore paramount that it aligns with yours! Silvie's ethos is achieving natural looking, elegant  results. Although some people may notice that you appear to be revitalised, they are unlikely to know why.


It's important to remember that, as with any type of injectable procedure, you should seek treatment from an experienced, medically qualified provider who has access to further professional support and is proficient at managing complications, should any arise! 


There will be pain and a long recovery period

False! Cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers can cause slight pain; however,  most fillers contain a numbing agent, which can significantly reduce any pain felt during the injections.  Silvie also uses specialised numbing cream to achieve your comfort before, during, and after your treatment. On a scale of 1–10, many clients rate their pain as a 2–3.

There is usually only minor bruising and swelling, so you can get back to your regular routine right away after the dermal fillers process. Cool compresses and Arnica cream can help reduce the bruising and swelling. 

Bruising and/or swelling can usually be concealed with make-up and is usually barely noticeable. 


I'll have to do it on a regular basis.

Not quite! Whereas the fillers do break down over time due to natural enzymatic process in the body, the dermal filler injections can last from 6 -18 months, depending on the type of filler used and where it is placed. In some clients the duration may be even longer and most would require only a touch up treatment with smaller than originally used volumes to maintain the results.