Our most asked questions about Lip Filler
Is it permanent?
No, filler is not permanent. And that is a good thing. Research has shown that most people prefer to have slightly different looks as they age, and the permanent fillers can present their share of problems.
What is lip filler made of?
There are many different kinds of filler that can be injected into the lips and around the mouth. The most popular fillers today are the kind that contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance produced by your body. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule and helps to increase the volume of your lips. It has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times is own weight in water.
What should I do to prep?
Avoid any blood thinning agents, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E and yes, alcohol too. These all can make the area more likely to bruising, which nobody is a fan of. Also, if you have a history of cold sores then make sure to take your medication for 3 days before the procedure.
What about after the treatment?
You're going to want to keep your head upright, and not sleep on your side or face for a few days. And avoid the yoga studio, spin class or any other activities that will increase the blood flow to the face. Even a massage or facial should wait a few days, as these activities can cause swelling.
How long will it last?
On average our patients will re treat with lip filler every 12-18 months. This is based on a wide range of factors. How much filler you got, your metabolism and lifestyle can all affect how long your lip treatments will be noticeable.
Is there any permanent stretching?
Not at all, in fact there is evidence to the contrary. When a needle punctures your skin, it can indirectly promote your own collagen production. So even after the filler dissolves, your lips should actually remain a tiny bit larger. Bonus!