Throughout US and Europe, lip fillers have emerged as a very popular procedure. Confessions from celebrities on their lip fillers may possibly have contributed to their rise in popularity. Plus, they are known to be safe, effective and relatively quick. If you’re thinking about trying out lip fillers, here are some points to consider:
Lip Fillers 101
Hyaluronic Acid (or HA) is a substance that is naturally produced by the human body. Like other beauty products, lip fillers also use HA as its main ingredient. HA can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, which makes it the best substance for skin. This ability of HA helps other cosmetic ingredients to be absorbed by the skin. However, though this substance is easily accepted by the body, HA also breaks down over a period of months. Because lip fillers are not permanent, patients must undergo the procedure every year or so to maintain their results. Another interesting note on lip fillers is that the procedure can be reversed. An antidote for HA exists, which can effectively dissolves the substance even after being injected into the skin, so if you have any regrets or wish to reduce your results, you can.
Be Sure to Go To Qualified Injectors
Though many salons and beauticians offer lip fillers, it’s always best to go with professionals who know how to deliver natural-looking, properly done results. They know how to use the correct amount of product, and how deep in the lip tissue to go. They will know how to minimize any discomfort. Plus, they will also know how to use the antidote should you decide that the plump look is not for you. Choose reputable professional such as those at The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey, and you’ll be happy with your results.
Lip Filler Aftercare
Just like any other cosmetic procedure, proper after care should be followed to ensure your lip filler procedure meets with success. You may have to curb your daily routine a bit – less activity and restrictions on cosmetic products.
First 24 hours after the procedure
• Avoid excessive alcohol, and aerobic exercise 24 hours after the procedure.
• Gently massage the treated area using a clean cloth.
• In case of bruising, apply ice and the healing cream recommended by your doctor.
• You are only allowed to use mineral-based cosmetics.
48 hours after the procedure
• Do not apply any cosmetics to the treated area for the first 48 hours.
• Avoid moisturizers or products that contain AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids/Glycolics), BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) or retinoids.
• Avoid medications in form of Aspirin/Disprin, anti-inflammatory drugs or any pharmaceutical blood thinners.
• Avoid direct sun exposure, saunas, and excessive sweating.
• Gently massage the treated area with clean fingers.
14 days after the procedure
• Avoid treatments like facials, waxing, gycolic or AHA peels, liquid nitrogen or laser treatments that will affect the treated area.
• Laser resurfacing is only allowed after the lip fillers have been completely absorbed by the skin.
14 days onwards
• Apply sunscreen every day to avoid sun damage and aging of your skin around your lips.
• You may return to our clinic two to four weeks after treatment, for assessment of your outcome.
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