10 Things to Know Before You Get Lip Injections
Having a plumper pout is more popular than ever and the clienté¨le is getting younger and younger thanks to a certain Jenner. So, I decided to find out everything there is to know about lip injections before you decide to go under the needle. I went as far as getting them done myself for the purpose of journalism (of course!). Luckily I went to the very best in Toronto, Dr. Torgerson, Canada’s top head, neck and face specialists who performs surgical and non-surgical procedures out of his beautiful clinic in the heart of Yorkville. He helped to answer some of the questions, like “does it hurt?”, that had me literally trembling before it all went down. It was not what I expected (to confess, I knew very little) so from experience, these are ten things you never knew about lip injections:
1. Does it hurt?
It is a needle, so you’ll feel a prick. “There’s lots of things that we can do to make it more comfortable,” says Torgerson. “The product has been infused with a local anaesthetic called Lidocaine. So you’ll feel the needle go in, but as the product goes in it numbs and so as a result your actual lips when you’re done feel even more huge because they’re numb.”
(It didn’t hurt that bad at all and I have a very low tolerance for pain.)
2. Is there an anaesthetic?
“To make that needle poke a little more comfortable is we’ll put a topical anesthetic on your lips.”
(I accidentally licked my lips and it made my tongue numb too! It was pretty funny.)
3. How big is the needle?
“We use new technology called a Teosyal Injectable Pen and the pen basically seamlessly goes in completely linearly and with the same pressure so when it comes out it comes out very slowly and evenly. Because you don’t have the pressure differences it cuts the pain down as well.”
(It doesn’t look that scary and he’s right, it went in and out pretty easily.)
4. What is the product made of?
“Ninety per cent of the market right now of injectable fillers are injectable,” says Torgerson. “Injectables can mean anything that you inject, like Botox for example. In most cases, injectable fillers are made out of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural type of sugar and its already in your body. It’s in your skin, it’s in your joints, it’s in your eyeballs. It’s kind of a space filler. So it’s natural.”
(Most of my creams have Hyaluronic Acid in them.)
5. How long do the injections last?
“For some people it does last a year. But for the average person I would say it’s about 6 months. But it depends on the lips. If you have a little more bulk to begin with, it will last longer. If you have a smaller lip to begin with and it will go probably last about 5 to 6 months.”
(I’m one month in and they look awesome.)
6. Are there risks or side effects if you don’t plan on maintaining them?
“Everybody has the same question. No. It’s kind of like having a baby. Your skin is going to go back to how it was, it’s living tissue. People think that it’s like, you drink the youth potion and you must keep drinking it or else you’re going to crack up and die.”
7. Is there such a thing as bad fillers?
“Oh my gosh, there’s lots of bad fillers. Look for quality fillers. There’s lots of companies out there that are cheap, and ripping things off, maybe they’re made in China. We call it “rich face” for a reason because it’s not inexpensive.”
8. How do you avoid bad fillers?
“Don’t have them done by a nurse or a spa at half the cost. You want to go to somebody that is using the cutting edge latest technology because there are products that are getting continually approved, and improved. There are three major companies in Canada with the best fillers to distribute are the brands Juvederm (Allergan), Restylane (Galderma) and Teosyal (Clarion- Teoxane). So when you’re making this decision, make sure you’re going to someone who’s reputable, who has a good reputation online, and they’re using good quality product.”
9. Will your lips swell up after the procedure?
“Hyaluronic Acid is in love with water. After you get this done it will suck up water from your tissue and it’s going to hold on to it for the biggest part, for a few days. It is going to swell, and feel hard. For 90 per cent of people it’s not that big of a deal. But there are a good part of the population of people that super swell. It will feel hard and puffy for a couple of days. So people with that sensitivity, if you have something going on the next day we’ll probably give you a magic pill like a steroid to take. And that helps take down the swelling very quickly.”
(Mine were swollen for two weeks. I seem to be part of that 10 percent. But by the third week they looked great.)
10. Can you kiss after getting lip injections?
A: Yes, you absolutely can. The first couple of days it is a little bit more sensitive, and so what I recommend is that when you go home you put ice on it. Then about 7 to 8 hours later you may notice ‘something’s going on’ and that’s when it starts to draw in water. And then it will get hard and swell. That’s normal.
What are your Benefits of having Dermal Lip Fillers?
Gain More Confidence and Smile Again
As we age, our lips tend to lose definition and become thinner. You might not notice it at first, especially if you use make-up, but with time the shape is evident. Naturally, you are likely to notice the changes around the ‘Cupid’s Bow’, which is the V-shaped area of the upper lip. Vertical wrinkles start bleeding down, highlighting the problem even further.
If you want to get your youthful look and get that gorgeous smile back again, we have a solution for you. Derma Lip fillers are what you need in order to get more natural fuller lips. But why should you undergo this lip enhancement procedure in the first place? What are the benefits you are likely to enjoy?
We are going to explore the important of dermal lip fillers / lip enhancement, and why the procedure has grown in popularity in the recent times.
A more defined smile
Think about it: a beautiful smile is all about the teeth and the lips, right? Well, that’s true. If you have nice-looking fuller lips, there’s no doubt your smile will be more adorable. Dermal lip fillers are the answer to this. The procedure involves injecting lip fillers made of purified natural protein into the lips, making them fuller and more gorgeous.
Turns the corners of your mouth upwards
Just as mentioned earlier, when age catches up with us, wrinkles and loose skin are inevitable. When it comes to the lips, the changes are more evident, especially in the upper lip. You will start to notice vertical wrinkles bleeding before the problem proceeds further down. The further benefits of dermal lip fillers are that they help you turn the corners of your mouth upwards, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Non-invasive treatment with little downtime
Most cosmetic procedures require you to go into a theater and spend hours or so before the procedure is complete. Some of them are invasive to correct the affected areas. Well, this is not the case with dermal lip fillers. The benefits of dermal lip fillers or lip augmentation are that this procedure is non-invasive and takes less time. You can literally return to your activities after the procedure is conducted. One treatment is enough to give you your desired results. Amazing, right?
Where is the dermal lip filler clinic?
The best clinic or practice, with the most reputable cosmetic doctor in Arlington, Texas, can be found at Arlington Rejuvenate Med Spa is an award-winning advanced aesthetic, laser skin care clinic. Within our practice, they have a fully qualified, experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and aesthetic cosmetic doctor who understands skin and what is best for each individual patient. He listens to the needs of the patient and advise accordingly depending on the make-up and the structure of the patient’s face. You who will get 30 minutes of consultation, which is enough time for them to understand what you need in order to administer the procedure in the best way possible. The clinic uses only the very best ecologically approved products that have been proven to be effective. The doctor would never prescribe to giving a patient too many ml of product. However, they are the best at understanding a patient brief and have an understanding of the structure of the patient’s face in order to give the exact amount for the most perfect fuller and gorgeous lips.