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A Beginner’s Guide to Lip Injections

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If you’re considering getting lip injections, its best to start at the beginning and ask yourself why you want lip injections in the first place. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself the before having lip injection treatment:

Why do you want lip injections?

Do you want lip injections because you feel ugly? If you do, then it’s probably not a good idea as that feeling isn’t coming from the healthiest place. Lip injections won’t solve the way you are feeling in any permanent way.

Can you afford it?

Lip injections range from about $500 to $700 per syringe of filler ingredient and last about three to four months, but the effects vary from patient to patient. Ask yourself if you can you afford that much money every few months?

Are you comfortable with the associated risks?

Lip injections are generally a low-risk treatment. But if the doctor accidentally hits a blood vessel there may be some tissue loss. This along with irregularities of symmetry or shape, can largely be prevented by seeing an excellent doctor, but there’s still the risk of infection, allergic reaction, and so on. So just consider your willingness to take the above risks.

The best way to achieve optimal lip filler results is by visiting an experienced and qualified cosmetic doctor like lip injections specialist from Sunshine Coast – Dr Ballantyne.

What happens during the appointment?

Different specialists use different methods, but in general, the doctor will place a tube filled with cold air into your mouth as well as a numbing agent to help minimise your pain. The fillers (Restylane and Juvederm) are combined with novocaine so that the filler numbs while it beautifies your lips.

How much pain will I have?

Overall, the pain is minimal; most patients report that the feeling is more uncomfortable than painful. It feels a bit odd having a foreign substance injected into your lips. The worst part is the needle when its inserted into the lip for every little injection.

What about recovery time?

Recovery time with Restylane and Juvederm are minimal. Most patients return to work right after their treatment. Don’t worry it won’t be that noticeable, in fact, the only visible signs you’ll have is your beautiful, full lips, along with some bruising.

Take extra care and be gentle to your lips until the filler has a chance to settle. Excessive pressure can make them absorb back into the body. (Both Restylane and Juvederm consist of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body.)