Myths and Facts About Lip Fillers

If getting plump, kissable lips is at the top of your to-do list, lip fillers offer a safe way to perfect your pout. Unfortunately, there are many myths circulating about these safe and effective cosmetic treatments. 

At Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California, our providers want to be sure you have the facts. Take a moment to separate lip filler fact from fiction, and get the information you need to make an informed decision about enhancing your appearance.

Myth 1: It’s very painful to get lip fillers

FACT: This isn’t true. Some people experience no pain at all, and others report only mild discomfort. 

With most types of dermal fillers, our team suggests icing your lips before getting injections, which can help you stay comfortable. Most people report mild stinging and tenderness after their injections, but these sensations usually end quickly. And, applying an ice pack after your treatment can help ease any discomfort you may experience.  

Myth 2: Lip fillers will cause your lips to sag

FACT: Not true. Hyaluronic acid — which is largely what lip fillers consist of — promotes your body’s natural production of collagen. Collagen, in turn, will help protect your lips from sagging — even after your treatment wears off.

The ingredients in lip fillers begin to break down after 6-24 months, depending on the product selected. The particles that remain will actually help strengthen your lips and thicken the outermost layer, which will help your lips stay perky even after your treatment ends.  

Myth 3: Lip fillers will give you duck lips

FACT: When done correctly, lip fillers create a subtle, natural enhancement in the volume and shape of your lips. 

Duck lips are usually the result of the person administering the injection, not the filler. Do your research and only get dermal fillers and lip injections from an experienced aesthetic expert. When performed by the right team, your lips will still look like your lips — only better! 

Myth 4: You should only opt for permanent fillers

FACT: Your face and lips will continue to change after your injection, while permanent fillers won’t change. 

Bones and soft tissues change over time, altering the proportions of the face. Permanent fillers may look great at first, but over time, they may make your face look strange or plastic. Fillers, such as Juvéderm Volbella® XC, last up to one year, allowing you to customize your treatment to maintain a natural look as you age. 

Myth 5: Anyone can administer lip fillers

FACT: Only an experienced aesthetic profession using FDA-approved fillers should inject your lips.

Many of the scary stories circulating about lip fillers stem from tales of clients seeking filler treatments from untrained injectors. Like other cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers, your results from lip fillers are dependent on good technique. This means the more experience your provider has, the more likely you’ll be pleased with the results. If you’re not sure, ask questions about training and experience when you set up your consultation.

Do you want to learn more about lip fillers and see if they may be able to help you? Book an appointment online or over the phone with MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers today.

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