Are you considering lip filler but not sure if this treatment suitable for you? Worried about side effects of lip fillers?
Please explore the most common questions we get about lip fillers.
Q: What are lip fillers, and how do they work?
A: Lip filler is an injectable hyaluronic acid treatment when filler is injected into the lips and instantly adds volume, shape, structure, symmetry and reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Filler is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid, which can be found naturally in our bodies. It contains a small amount of lidocaine, which helps to reduce any pain and ensure a comfortable experience.
Q: What should I expect during a lip filler procedure?
A: Lip filler appointment always starts with comprehensive medical consultation between Medical Practitioner and the Patient. The practitioner assesses patient’s anatomy, facial features, health and suitability for the treatment, while the patient can ask any questions and discuss desired results.
During the lip filler procedure, medical practitioner will cleanse and numb the area for around 10-20 min to decrease any discomfort, and then inject the filler into specific points on the lips. The process typically takes around 15-30 minutes and may involve some discomfort as some points may be more sensitive than other. Some gentle massage to lips may be applied after injections.
Q: Is lip filler a painful procedure?
A: The level of discomfort varies among individuals, but we always use a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic to minimize pain during the procedure.
Q: How long do lip fillers last?
A: The longevity of lip fillers depends on the type of filler used and individual factors, but generally, they can last between 6 months to 1 year.
Q: Are there any side effects or risks associated with lip fillers?
A: Like any medical procedure, lip fillers carry some risks, including temporary swelling, bruising, and redness. Severe complications are rare but may include allergic reactions, vascular occlusion and infection. All details, side effects, longevity, risks and outcomes regarding this medical procedure are discussed during comprehensive medical consultation between our Registered Nurse, Medical Practitioner and the Patient.
Q: How much do lip fillers cost in Gold Coast?
A: Lip filler costs at our clinic vary depending on the type of filler used. Prices can range from $320 to $599 per treatment, the most popular standard natural lip filler costs $449.
Q: Can lip fillers be reversed or dissolved if I don’t like the results?
A: Yes, we use hyaluronic acid-based fillers that can be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which can reverse the effects of the filler.
Q: What precautions should I take before getting lip fillers?
A: Before the procedure, inform your provider about any medical conditions or medications you are taking and clearly communicate your desired outcome and expectations. Be open and honest about any allergies, medications, or previous cosmetic procedures.
A few days before the treatment stay hydrated as proper hydration can improve the overall results and recovery process. Also, refrain from consuming alcohol in the 24 hours before your lip filler treatment, as it can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. If medically appropriate, avoid blood-thinning medications. Avoid dental treatments or procedures 4 weeks before or after your lip filler appointment, as it can irritate the lips and interfere with the healing process.
Q: What precautions should I take after getting lip fillers?
After getting lip fillers, follow our post-treatment instructions, which usually include avoiding certain activities and products.
Refrain from touching or rubbing your lips for at least 24 hours after the procedure. This helps prevent potential infection and allows the filler to settle properly. Drink plenty of water to stay well-hydrated, as it promotes healing and helps the filler to settle smoothly. Refrain from engaging in strenuous exercise or physical activities for at least 24 hours after the procedure to minimize swelling and potential bruising. If approved my your GP, avoid taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E for a few days after the treatment, as they can increase the risk of bruising. Refrain from consuming alcohol and smoking for at least 24 hours after the procedure, as they can also increase swelling and slow down the healing process. Protect your lips from the sun!
Remember that every individual’s recovery process may vary, and it’s essential to consult your medical professional for personalized aftercare instructions based on the specific lip filler used and your medical history!
Q: How can I ensure natural-looking results from lip fillers?
A: To achieve natural-looking results, firstly take the time to research and choose a reputable and experienced medical professional for your lip filler treatment. Look for reviews and before and after photos to ensure their match your expectations.
Schedule a consultation with the chosen Aesthetic Practitioner to discuss your goals, concerns, and medical history and CLEARLY communicate your desired outcome. Start with a conservative amount of filler and gradually build upon it if necessary.
By following these recommendations, you can prepare yourself for a better lip filler treatment experience. Always remember to consult with a qualified Aesthetic Practitioner for personalized advice based on your unique medical history and individual needs.
Disclaimer: Please be advised that the before and after images showcased for cosmetic non-surgical procedures have not been edited or tampered with in any way. The displayed photos are an accurate representation of actual patient results. However, individual outcomes may vary, and it is crucial to consult with a Medical Practitioner or Registered Nurse to discuss personalised treatment plan and options. This content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as a medical advice. Patients have willingly granted consent for the sharing of their images for informational purposes.