A perfect pout complements facial beauty like nothing else. Some people are born with this privilege, but many have naturally thin lips, which they may want to enhance with cosmetic treatments. Lip fillers are a viable choice here, as they can augment the lip’s shape, size, and volume, giving them a plumper, more rejuvenated appearance.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are dermal fillers injected into thin lips to make them voluminous. The main ingredient of these fillers is hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally occurring substance that fills out and rounds off defects in the underlying tissues in the lip area, producing a plumped-up lip appearance.
Table of Contents
- 1 What Are Lip Fillers?
- 2 Who Is a Good Candidate For Lip Filler?
- 3 How are Lip Fillers Done?
- 4 Types of Lip Fillers
- 5 How Long After Lip Filler Can You See Results?
- 6 Are Lip Fillers Worth Getting?
- 7 How Long Do The Fillers Last?
- 8 What are the Risks and Side Effects of Lip Fillers?
- 9 How Much do Lip Fillers Cost in Dubai?
- 10 What are the Lip Fillers made from?
- 11 How Painful is Lip Filler?
- 12 Our Surgeons
- 13 Book a Consultation
Who Is a Good Candidate For Lip Filler?
You are generally a good candidate for lip fillers if:
- You do not smoke or are willing to stop smoking six weeks before the procedure.
- You are experiencing lip volume loss.
- You are overall healthy.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations of the procedure.
How are Lip Fillers Done?
The cosmetician applies a topical anesthetic to the lips soon after you arrive at the clinic. It usually takes 30 to 40 minutes for the treatment site to become desensitized.
After that, the treatment provider uses thin-needled injections to administer lip fillers into different areas of the lip. The most common injection sites include the curve in the upper lip’s center (cupid’s bow), the lips’ edges (vermillion border), and the corners of the mouth (commissures).
The total lip filler administered in one session is typically 1 ml. The amount injected at one injection site may range from 0.05 ml to 0.1 ml, depending on the degree of volumizing required. The maximum depth of every injection is usually 2.5 mm.
The entire lip filler procedure takes anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the number of injection sites and the desired plumpness.
Types of Lip Fillers
The most common dermal fillers used for lip augmentation include:
How Long After Lip Filler Can You See Results?
Fillers change the lip appearance immediately. However, the first look is usually influenced by swelling, which subsides substantially in seven days and completely disappears in about two weeks. The desired lip shape becomes visible after that.
Are Lip Fillers Worth Getting?
Here are the salient benefits of lip augmentation with dermal fillers:
- Lip fillers deliver natural results.
- They remove fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
- They can even lift tired-looking, aged cheeks.
- They lead to zero downtime, meaning you can resume your routine activities right after the procedure.
How Long Do The Fillers Last?
The treatment results may last 9-12 (or, in some cases, 18) months, with the first sign of lip volume reduction appearing in 3-4 months. You will likely need a repeat treatment in 12-18 months to restore your looks. The longevity of lip fillers mainly depends on the type of filler solution and the individual metabolism rate.
What are the Risks and Side Effects of Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are overall safe with only a few risks. Those risks include the following:
- Bleeding and pain at the injection sites
- Cold sore reactivation
How Much do Lip Fillers Cost in Dubai?
A lip filler injection usually costs AED 1500. Therefore, the final price of the entire treatment will depend on the amount of filler and the number of injections.
What are the Lip Fillers made from?
The primary component of lip fillers is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance produced by the body. Although the HA used in dermal fillers is synthetic, it is well-accepted by the tissues when injected. Other ingredients in the fillers may vary depending on the specific product. It’s important to note that a lip filler is a thicker solution that the body doesn’t absorb quickly. Hence, when injected, it stays in the treated area for a specific duration, adding volume and plumpness to it.
How Painful is Lip Filler?
Lip fillers are usually minimally painful as they are administered when the treatment area is numb due to the topical anesthetic. They may, however, cause a stinging sensation at the injection sites, which is generally well within the patient’s pain threshold. Even some patients do not feel any pain during and after these injections.
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