WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal Fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid that help rejuvenate the skin – eliminating wrinkles, enhancing areas such as the lips, and replacing volume lost in soft tissue through facial injections. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is in your body and is currently one of the most popular skin care ingredients on the market.
As we age, our skin becomes much more susceptible to sagging and wrinkles due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. When we experience sun damage and engage in basic muscle movements (i.e. chewing, smiling, or squinting), the tissue continues to break down in the skin and collagen is not replaced as fast as it once was.
Dermal fillers are an excellent, temporary solution to these signs of aging through tiny injections into the specific area that desires softness, volume, or enhancement.
WHY DO YOU USE LIP FILLERS TO ENLARGE YOUR LIPS?
Lip fillers are one of the most popular treatments performed at Skyn Lab. With age, our lips lose volume and create prominent labial folds. Rejuvenating the lips with hyaluronic acid-based fillers is a frequent procedure, but is a temporary and reversible enhancement. Our aesthetic nurses at Skyn Lab perform lip filler augmentation to boost lip volume, enhance the lip’s shape, and smooth vertical lines. We only seek out highly trained specialists and continue education based on the ever so changing industry.
WHAT IS THE MOST CRUCIAL OR BEST LIP FILLER ADVICE TO ALWAYS CONSIDER?
Always research the medical director, nurses, and staff involved and be sure to schedule a consultation first. Ask questions! “How long have you been injecting?” “Are you a certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist?” “Do you have a reversal product on hand?” “Where do you get the products?” It is important to feel comfortable, safe, and educated about who you decide is treating you.
Before your appointment, make sure you have a complete understanding of the treatment. During your consultation, be sure to speak with a staff member to know what you are allowed and not allowed to take before and after the treatment. Trust your practitioner (which you should, otherwise do not do the treatment with them!) to determine which filler is suitable for your desired goal. There are many choices out there, but we believe you should work with an expert to decide which one is right for you.
Additionally, make sure the product is superior – at Skyn Lab we use Juvederm and Restylane fillers, which are two leading injectable fillers in the cosmetic industry currently. We require a full complementary consultation before any dermal filler injection, with possible same-day treatment. There are risks associated with any injection, and a thorough exam is mandatory to address any concerns you or your specialist may have beforehand. We recommend that you start with a small amount of dermal filler and see how you like it. Do not always go big – you can always add additional product. You will have a follow-up appointment several weeks after your treatment and can discuss additions at that time.
AFTER TREATMENT ADVICE
After lip filler appointment, here are some friendly reminders:
-Avoid sun, alcohol, strenuous activity and makeup application for 24 hours following the injection
-Avoid touching or rubbing of the treated area
-Do your best to sleep on your back in an elevated position
-Swelling, bruising, tightness and minimal pain may occur
-Make sure to go in for your review after 2 – 4 weeks!