Dermal fillers are used to help restore volume and body and to define the border of the lips. Some of the reasons for considering dermal fillers in the lips include adding volume to the lips, reducing the appearance of smoker’s lines around the mouth, redefining the lip border, and lifting the lips so they have a youthful upward appearance.
What can I expect during my dermal filler procedure?
The dermal filler that is selected as being the most appropriate for you is injected into your skin using a very fine needle. Depending on the result you are trying to achieve, the filler will be injected along wrinkles and deep facial folds, or into hollowed out areas of the face that have lost volume due to age. The procedure itself should take approximately 15 minutes.
How long will it take me to see results?
After getting dermal filler injections, you will be able to immediately see results. The results will typically last 6-12 months depending on the filler used. After this period of time, you will need to undergo additional filler injections again to maintain your rejuvenated appearance. If you opt to stop getting injections at any time, your appearance will just revert to its original state.
How long will the results last?
Dermal fillers fade very slowly and gradually, so for the vast majority of patients, results should last between 6 and 12 months. After that, effects of the dermal filler gradually weaken, until your skin returns to its natural state. The specific amount of time dermal fillers last varies depending on the patient’s skin, the treatment area, and the type of product used. As treatment with dermal fillers is temporary, they require touch-up injections for maintenance, and eventually repeat injections.
How long is the recovery from dermal filler injections?
After receiving your dermal injections, you might experience some mild redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, or itching. These effects should clear up in less than 7 days. Redness can be concealed using foundation or concealer. In general, most patients experience little or no downtime – which means you can return to work and continue with your usual daily activities.
Are dermal filler injections painful?
Most patients only experience mild discomfort. As the needles used for dermal fillers are very fine, the amount of pain experienced by patients is minimal. Many of the dermal filler products available today contain a local anesthetic to minimise discomfort. Topical numbing creams and ice can be used to further minimise discomfort when injecting sensitive areas.
Are dermal fillers reversible?
Fortunately, there is the option of completely reversing the results obtained from dermal fillers if you are not happy with the results. A solution is simply injected into the treatment site which effectively dissolves the filler within approximately 24 hours.