Are lip fillers a good idea?

What are lip fillers?

Lip fillers are a type of aesthetic procedure where a ‘filler’ (such as hyaluronic acid) is inserted into the lips with a needle. They are commonly used on both the upper and lower lips to give an augmented look to the lips. Alternatively, collagen can also be inserted. Different doctors and different practices have their preferred methods of both technique and filler choice.

How long does lip filler last?

Lip injections are not a one-time deal. The filler will often dissolve or can sometimes even migrate. This means that you will need routine visits to your doctor to keep your lips in check, keep them nice and plump, and make sure that you have no moving filler issues.

Typically, the filler will need a top-up every six months, so make sure you are ready for that kind of investment (both time and money-wise) when considering the treatment. 

Where can I get lip fillers?

Lip fillers are typically offered at popular aesthetic clinics. Make sure that you research an excellent clinic before going, as, unfortunately, there are horror stories! The procedure is becoming more common, so a quick search online will typically provide you with an extensive list of clinics and doctors to choose from.

Clinics will often have photographs of before and after the procedure on their page so that you can get a good idea of what you will look like afterward. This is also handy in letting you decide whether a particular place is right for you!

Why are they so popular?

Thanks to the likes of Kylie Jenner, lip fillers have increased significantly in popularity. The beauty mogul has inspired an entire generation of young women to enhance their natural beauty by using lip fillers to give an exaggerated and augmented pair of lips.

The use of large lips has also been seen through the history of Disney princesses, who are often characterized by large eyes, a small nose, and a large pair of lips. 

This encouragement of this particular beauty standard by all ages has meant that lip fillers’ procedure is not dying down any time soon. The injections’ repeated nature means that clinics are more than happen to accept patients for lip fillers as they will then have repeat business. Lip fillers are a popular aesthetic treatment that is certainly here to stay!