Top 5 Myths about Lip Fillers
It will look obvious/too done (duck lips)
There is a fine line between creating a result that looks subtle and natural versus one that looks obvious or over-done. When a surgeon uses too much filler, it produces a less-than-natural aesthetic that doesn’t appeal to most. This can easily be avoided by using a clinician who is trained in facial aesthetics. You’ll end up with some subtle changes that will make a big difference while still appearing natural.
Any filler product will work in the lips
This is absolutely not true. Certain products should NOT be put in the lips, such as Radiesse®. Longer acting or permanent fillers such as fat transfer or silicone should be generally avoided in the lips. They are not reversible and require surgery to remove. The best fillers for the lips are Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers, such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero®. These are safe and reversible.
My lips won’t feel normal/they will feel funny
Using natural products such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero® will look and feel natural to the touch.
They do not last long
While temporary filler injections may need to be repeated after several months (depending upon individual lip movement), using micro-cannulas makes this a relatively pain-free process, and results in much less bruising or swelling.
The “Kylie Jenner challenge” is an option I can try at home
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It can lead to bruising, swelling, and permanent scarring.
For optimal, natural results, see a physician who is trained in facial aesthetics and performs lip fillers regularly.