What You Need to Know About Lip Filler

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What You Need to Know About Lip Filler

In our experience, many people want to get fuller and plumper lips. If you are interested in plumping up your lips, we encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about lip filler treatments. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of what lip filler is and how it works.

  • What is lip filler? Lip filler is a body-safe, gel-like substance used to add volume to your lips and alter their shape. These fillers can be used to give thin lips more plumpness and definition, as well as make the lips appear more symmetrical.
  • How does lip filler work? Lip filler, like other cosmetic fillers, is designed to bond to water molecules in your body. This process creates a chemical lattice structure that enhances the appearance of the area. The most common type of lip filler is based on hyaluronic acid, and it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
  • How is lip filler applied? When you come to us for a lip filler appointment, our aestheticians will first discuss the changes you want to make and determine the shape you want to achieve with your lips. Then, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic to your lips to numb them before beginning to inject the filler. We use a very fine needle for these injections to minimize pain and swelling, and the needle typically only penetrates about 2 to 3 millimeters into the skin. You may experience swelling or irritation in your lips for two to three days following the injections, but this will quickly subside, leaving your lips pleasantly full and plump.