Using Dermal Fillers to plump your pour has gone mainstream. Like lash fillers and teeth whitening, this trend exploded, infiltrating social feeds and beauty mags. Why? Lip fillers have made the process a lot easier and more affordable than traditional lip augmentation.
Dermal Fillers For Fuller Lips
While it was beautiful actor come humanitarian Angelina Jolie that piqued public interest, it was none other than the Kardashians who solidified the trend. Reportedly, when Kylie Jenner’s lips took the spotlight on reality tv, one London clinic reported inquires around the procedure rose by nearly 70% overnight.
Predictably, interest has fuelled supply. Today there are tons of innovative products and treatments. Lips have become big business, and today’s high-quality Dermal Filler can deliver plumpness and fullness (the two biggest wish-list items at our clinic) while maintaining a soft, natural feel.
When working with dermal fillers, Dr. Kamani works carefully to understand client goals. Is it glam or natural? Will the client’s natural lip shape allow fillers to deliver what the patient expects? Dr. Kamani works one-on-one to build up an understanding of a patient’s goals, so she can advise on how to achieve safe, natural-looking results. Lip fillers have to be injected in strategic microdoses to complement natural lip shape, and the client is always coached on what to expect. For example, a pout that’s truly extra may require several vials of filler—not to mention the commitment to maintain it.
What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers do not change the shape of the lips. The injectable is made a synthetically made hyaluronic acid, a compound that naturally occurs inside the body. This molecule is capable of holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water, and the result is a plumper, fuller lip.
How long does it last?
Like all Dermal Fillers, lip fillers aren’t permanent. How long yours will last depends on a number of factors, including your age and metabolic rate. However, a good ballpark is four to six months, although we’ve seen treatment last for over eight months.
How long does it take to heal?
Although lip fillers are an injectable treatment, healing doesn’t take long at all. There’s typically a little swelling in the first 24-48 hours, but as long as the practitioner is reputable and practiced, bruising is minimal, and most people can get back to their day right out the clinic door. If swelling does occur, a little ice wrapped in gauze usually does the trick.
Big lips have become big business—and a lot of boutiques and products make BIG promises. But this is a classic case of buyer beware. Doctors use high-quality dermal fillers and lean on their medical training and expertise to deliver great-looking results safely. The market is also full of watered-down variants (or products of much more dubious origin), administered by people who won’t know how to react if there’s a contraindication, like an allergic reaction. Do your research—and be careful.
It looks like the lip trend will go on for a while. Bigger, plumper, more shapely, glossier— beautiful lips make a statement before you’ve opened your mouth. Let Dr. Kamani help you make sure it’s a positive one. Call 604.222.9998 to learn more about lip fillers in Vancouver.