When it comes to plumping your lips there are quite a few options out there but how in the world do you know whats best for you!? Well, you don’t….Theres always your best friend “Google.” Definitely do your own research to get a little bit of knowledge of all the different dermal fillers. But lets face it…hearing about a person’s experience is much more interesting than doctors blabbing about the science behind it. Im not saying ignore the ingredients or go out on a lim trusting anyone to do it…but listening to women who have done it will give you more insight on the in’s and out of this procedure.
If you are curious about getting your lips done but still very skeptical about it….I want to reassure you that its not as bad as you think! Heres a few popular questions that I’ve been asked and hopefully it will help you become more confident in your decision.
1) Are you scared of the needle?
Don’t be!! The needle is veryyyyy thin and they put numbing cream on you. The longer you let it sit, the more effective it will be! I usually leave it on for about 15 minutes. Yes it’s still a little painful and uncomfortable, but it feels like someone is pinching your lips with their nails.
2) Worried about them looking like “duck lips?”
That just depends where you go! I don’t think any doctor tries to purposely make you look like a duck, but obviously some have more experience than others. Picking the product won’t determine the outcome of the way your lips will look. It has everything to do with the technique the doctor uses.
3) How do you know its a good doctor?
Before you choose someone make sure to LOOK AT THEIR WORK! Ask to see before and after images of previous clients. You’ll be able to tell if this person knows what they are doing. If someone says they don’t have any photos to show because they keep the privacy of their clients then you should RUN!
4) Whats the cost?
Normally a good place will charge anywhere from $500 to $1000. If you aren’t willing to pay that much don’t look for places that offer “good deals.” I’d say its worth the pretty penny! Don’t try to save money when doing something TO YOUR FACE! If cost is a consideration (and both cost about the same per syringe), Get Restylane. The reason is that Juvederm has 0.8cc in a syringe, while Restylane has 1.2cc in a syringe. Therefore, you have more material to use with one syringe of Restylane.
5) What if I get it done and end up hating it?
Well, theres good news and theres bad news. Good news, these fillers don’t last forever! Bad news, these fillers don’t last forever. LOL yes I meant to repeat myself. Rest assured, if you absolutely hate it the filler will eventually dissolve. You can even speed up the process by injecting Hyaluronidase to help dissolve it quicker. But for someone like me who LOVES doing this, not having fillers last longer than 6 months is annoying & expensive to keep up with. I know theres permanent solutions but I haven’t looked into that yet.
6) Is it dangerous?
No its not dangerous. The most popular fillers like Juvederm and Restylane have whats called “hyaluronic acid” in them. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar-water molecule that makes up the normal skin’s infrastructure, cushioning the collagen and providing support. All in which your body already has! So you are not injecting something foreign into your lips.
7) The difference between the two?
Restylane has a higher G prime than Juvederm. What that means is, it has a higher level of stiffness to the gel thats injected.results right away, have minimal bruising, no swelling, more volume than go for Restylane. If you want a more natural look, choose Juvederm because the smoothness of it will spread out into the tissue more evenly and clump less.
8) What you should expect after getting your lips done.
You may have some bruising. DUH, there’s a damn needle sliding in n out of your lips. You might feel some lumps and bumps. Don’t worry, thats usually just the swelling from the needle and trauma of the injection. DO NOT MASSAGE THOSE BUMPS THE FIRST 3-4 DAYS!!! It will drive the filler into another location and you’ll end up with uneven lips. Start massaging them out after a few days, and if you’re still concerned with the way those lumps look then contact your doctor for a follow up appointment. They can then decide if any corrections are needed. You might also notice some discoloration in certain areas. That might just be blood under the skin from the needle stick. Avoiding ANY aspirin or ibuprofen 2 weeks before filler (or Botox) injection can help reduce the severity of any bruise or bleed from that random vessel hit!
So there you have it! Hope those answered some of your questions and concerns.
It all comes down toBeach Gardens.
My Experience with Juvederm and Restylane.
Juvederm has been great for me for the past 4 years. Especially when I first started I didn’t want it to be too noticeable. This time around I wanted a lot more volume. Yesterday I tried Restylane and fell in love. With Juvederm I always bruised like crazy and once the swelling went done I felt like I never even got my lips done. Given thats it’s only been a day since I’ve had the Restylane I can’t compare long term between the two. My Juvederm usually lasted 3 months. So I’ll have to wait and see how long this one lasts me. So far, I’ve gotten no bruising, no bumps, no swelling. I love the shape of them and I know this is exactly how they are going to stay for the time being.
Before and After Photos. (sorry I didn’t give more of a profile look. Completely blew that one.) Hopefully you can still see the difference with these (some blurry) images.
I haven’t gotten any other procedures done except for Botox in my forehead ONCE. The pain was unbearable! I literally felt the needle scrape my bone! Maybe the pain won’t be as bad if I try it again considering Ive already given birth to a child, but not planning to do it anytime soon.