I know I’ve been M.I.A for some time but I’m back and ready to give you guys reviews on trending topics!
One thing that’s super trendy at the moment are: lip injections/fillers
As someone who’s had fillers for some time there’s things you should know If you’re considering getting them done.
1.Lip Fillers (when done right) Look Natural
“Lip fillers = duck lips” is such a common misconception with people who may not be familiar with fillers and/or see people over-injecting thus causing them to stay away from fillers like the plague (I was guilty of this). If you’re an observer (like me) then you can study a face and tell whether or not they’ve had work done — I mean, I do this with actors/actresses on T.V and many times without even thinking. I’ve had issues with how thin my lips are since forever and the lip fillers idea was constantly shut down (by my mom) for the fear of looking like a “duck” A.K.A unnatural.
But there comes a time in life, where you’re like “f#ck it” and do it anyways.
If you want a natural look with lip fillers, make sure you voice your fears (on how you DONT want to look) with your certified plastic surgeon* and/or dermatologist. Keep in mind, when talking with your specialist be upfront, ask questions and tell them exactly what you want. The last thing you want to do is waste money on hyaluronidase to reverse the filler.
2. Juvederm vs. Restylane
I get Restylane Silk (although many may prefer Juvederm) and I’ve had no issues with it whatsoever. It feels and looks the same as those who use Juvederm however, if there is a difference I guarantee its minor. When choosing a product make sure to consult with your doctor on which he/she believes works better for the look you’re going for — If I remember correctly, I think there is also a slight price difference between Restylane and Juvederm (IIRC, Restylane is slightly cheaper)
3. Give it a Month
In general swelling lasts 2 weeks and the first (3) days are the worst however, for some reason the bottom lip heals faster than the top lip which is why my doctor always suggests to wait 2-4 weeks to see the final result (so the product completely settles). If you do choose to re-inject doctors usually do so after the (2) week mark. Keep in mind, the first (2) weeks you will experience stiffness and your smile will be a bit “off” but it will feel natural once the products settles — Give it a month!
Hyaluronidase is used to dissolve fillers, bumps and/or reverse the effects. Its recommended, if you feel the filler to gently massage the area so the product can smooth out. Do know, many doctors rather have you wait 2-3 months for the product to settle down than reverse the filler as it may cause unevenness. So, its super important to choose a doctor who listens to your concerns and knows what he’s/she’s doing.
5. Over-filling May Cause Creasing
Creasing is usually caused right on top of your lip and looks like a crease — where you can see where the fillers have been placed. I’ve had this recently and had no choice but to let the product settle because my doctor was against dissolving a little bit of the filler leaving me with my other option: add fillers on the creasing itself (which I felt would look unnatural). I have to say, it was the most uncomfortable experience as it made me super self-conscience for the first 2-3 weeks. Eventually, the product does settle and the creasing diminishes.