With an experienced aesthetician on your side, you can get natural-looking, customized lip filler results. Here’s what you should know to get the perfect lip size and shape for you.
You Need the Right Filler
Lip fillers use hyaluronic acid to add volume to the lips. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout the body. It can be harmlessly absorbed by your body over time. Fillers also contain lidocaine to help ease any discomfort during your appointment.
But just because fillers use hyaluronic acid, that doesn’t mean they are all the same. Some fillers are meant to add longer-lasting, thicker volume, while others are meant to erase vertical lip lines and still, others add subtle, soft volume. The right filler for you depends on how much volume you want, if you need to also erase wrinkles and if you need to change the shape of your lips.
Placement is Everything
Lip fillers are injected using a small needle--but it isn’t just one injection. Small amounts of filler are placed around your lips to enhance their natural shape.
Where injections are placed is incredibly important to natural-looking results. For instance, if the filler is placed too low on your top lip, it can appear to hang down or sag. If the filler is placed too high it can blow out your natural lip line, making it obvious you have filler.
The only way to ensure you get great placement is to work with an experienced and well-trained aesthetician. They can choose the right areas to build up your mouth’s natural shape. You can even help them achieve this by bringing in pictures of yourself when you were younger and had more lip volume. They can then see exactly how your lips were full before.
You Can Change Your Lips’ Shape
On the other hand, if you don’t like the natural shape of your lips, lip fillers can help change the shape of your lips somewhat. For instance, if the corners of your mouth turn downward, as in a frown, a little filler on the edges can help them turn more upward. If your cupid’s bow (the line on your top lip) isn’t very prominent, injections in the center of your lips can make it stand out more.
There are limits to how much you can change the shape of your lips. Bring pictures in of your goal lips so that you and your aesthetician can work together to create a plan for your lip shape.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our experienced team members work with you to ensure beautiful, personalized results from your lip filler treatment. We can help you get the perfect lip size and shape for your facet. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your lip filler consultation.