The Do’s and Don’ts of Lip Fillers

Lip FillerYour lips are subject to the same effects of aging as the rest of your face. As your body produces less collagen, your lips lose volume and become thinner. The attractive cupid’s-bow of your upper lip begins to flatten leading to less definition.

The process also causes fine lines at the corners of the lips to become more prominent. Now, instead of accenting your mouth, lipstick tends to bleed into those lines, further emphasizing their reduced size.

Lip fillers are a safe and effective solution to the problem of thinning lips. As with any cosmetic procedure, there are certain elements to consider before proceeding. Keep these tips in mind while making your decision.

  • DO take the overall proportions of your face into consideration. You may love Angelina Jolie’s look, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Be realistic about your goal.
  • DO choose a filler that contains hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm or Restylane. These newer products are safer and more long-lasting than collagen, the previous lip filler of choice.
  • DON’T render lip fillers useless by continuing to smoke. The habit creates undue stress on lips and the area around the mouth, aggravating the fine lines and wrinkles you’re trying to eliminate. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.
  • DO tell your skin care specialist about any allergies and medications you may be taking as well as if you’re prone to cold sores.
  • DO consult with your specialist about using receiving Botox injections prior to the filler. This can relax your mouth back into a neutral position which will result in a more natural look.
  • DON’T seek treatment from anyone other than a fully-trained and qualified skin care specialist. Successful use of lip fillers goes beyond a simple injection. It requires experience and skill to administer the treatment for maximum results.

Our professional experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic give you the personal attention you need and deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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