Why Are Lip Fillers Used?
The Week Before The Procedure
- Three to five days before having a facial filler patients should avoid medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, and vitamin E as they can increase the risk of bleeding and thus bruising.
- Limit alcohol a couple of days in advance, again as this may cause increased bleeding and bruising.
- If patients are on a prescribed anticoagulant, they should consult with their prescribing physician before having a facial filler.
- Notify the injector of any autoimmune disorders that might be a contraindication.
Getting Ready For Your Lip Filler Treatment
What Are the Advantages of Lip Filler?
There are many advantages to lip fillers including but not limited to:
- They’re safe, along with the procedure itself, meaning there’s a low risk of complications or side effects
- They can boost your self-esteem
- They’re reversible. If you’re not happy with how you look, we can inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase to dissolve your lip filler.
Here at WIFH during a lip filler procedure, our professionals will apply a topical anesthetic to your lips. The topical anesthetic will numb your lips so you won’t feel any pain and the process is as comfortable as possible.
Then, a thin needle will be used to inject the filler into any or all parts of your lips, including the edges of your lips, the curve in the center of your upper lip, and the corners of your mouth. The entire procedure may take as little as 30 minutes or as long as two hours.
What Happens During a Lip Filler Treatment?
Lip Filler Consultations
Lip Filler Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
It varies from patient to patient. Our lip fillers contain lidocaine to make injection comfortable. Additionally, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin before treatment for additional comfort.
Lip fillers are a medical treatment and are very safe when performed by an experienced healthcare provider.
Yes! Lip fillers provide immediate results. We do advise our patients that full results can be seen in two weeks.
Lip filler is not permanent and can last anywhere between 6-12 months depending on the patient.
Should you experience an issue, hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, can be injected to dissolve your lip filler.
Getting lip fillers poses some risks, including:
- Bleeding and pain at the injection sites
- Cold sore reactivation
- Discoloration or tenderness
- Tissue death, or vascular compromise, can occur if lip filler is injected into or around an artery
- Your lips may be of different sizes, known as asymmetry
- The lip filler may bleed into other areas of your face, usually toward the nose