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Lip enhancements, also known as lip fillers and/or lip augmentation is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that helps your lip become augmented. Basically, the term ‘lip fillers’ and ‘lip augmentation’ are conflated and often used interchangeably but there exists a difference between both of them. Lip augmentation is a surgical process that is becoming minimally invasive, however, lip fillers are completely non-invasive treatment. Lips are an important part of your face that contributes a lot to your overall beauty. The more prominent your lips are, the more beautiful you look. Not only beautiful, but it lets you look young too. Your lips may begin losing volume over time due to different factors such as genetics, sun damage, smoking, etc. but get back this lost volume. Although lip enhancement does not reverse the aging signs directly, passively giving you fuller and plumper lips, it lets you look young to some extent. It does not delay the aging process at all yet thwarts the need for any invasive surgical procedure later.
It is assumed that lip fillers merely enhances the size of the lips, which is not true. Lip enhancement can be obtained for different purposes such as correcting the shape of lips, restoring previous lips size, smoothing the wrinkles you develop on the sides of your mouth while smiling, etc.
You will be considered an ideal candidate for lip enhancement if your overall physical health is in good condition, and do not have any oral infection. Getting lip enhancement treatment has not been approved during pregnancy. Yet for pregnant and breastfeeding women, lip enhancement is not the recommended treatment at all. If you use alcohol, you are more prone to bruising and redness. If you have any previous history of cold sores, the treatment tends to the recurrence of cold sores so it’s not a suitable treatment for you with cold sores. You must not have any chronic condition while going for this treatment.
If your lip size is small and you want to enhance the size of your lips, then lip enhancement is really what you need to go for.
If you have been taking blood thinners, stop taking them around a week before the treatment to thwart the risks of bruising or bleeding.
Stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for a week or two prior to the procedure since they increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Avoid alcoholic beverages for a day prior to the procedure since they increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. avoid green tea.
Avoid all dental procedures 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
Avoid all kinds of vaccination 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
If you have any active infection, you must inform your healthcare provider.
Stop using anti-aging skincare products 2 days prior to the treatment.
Wash your face and come to the spa without makeup or any other such product.
After the evaluation of your overall health and the factors you are prone to, your clinician begins the process. Before starting the procedure, the shape of your face is considered so as to bestow you with the best treatment. The clinician examines and measures your face and may take photographs of your face and lips.
The procedure actually begins when the healthcare provider applies a topical anesthetic to your lips to numb the lips. Anesthesia helps you feel comfortable without feeling any pain. 15 to 30 minutes are taken to let the anesthesia work properly. Then, the lip filler is injected into your lips through a thin needle. Due to anesthesia, you will feel pain, however, you will feel a pinching sensation. Throughout the procedure, an ice pack is applied to your lips to minimize the risks of bruising and swelling. This whole procedure takes around half an hour to 2 hours.
Afterward, the clinician will massage your lips, so it spreads thoroughly in the lips. You will be kept under monitoring to ensure you are not undergoing any side effects.
The longevity of lip enhancement hinges on treatment type, amount, and attributes. Injections, generally effective for three to twelve months, are popular. Implants offer a more enduring effect spanning several years, while the outcome of natural remedies can be variable. Keep in mind that as time unfolds, the effects of lip enhancement might gently wane in tandem with your lips' natural evolution.
The monetary aspect of lip enhancement sways according to treatment type, scope, provider fees, and location. Before embarking on this endeavour, it's wise to requisition a quote from your chosen provider. Remember that lip enhancement generally aligns with cosmetic procedures, which usually fall outside the ambit of insurance coverage.
Engaging in meticulous preparation for lip enhancement is pivotal. Abide by your provider's counsel, and factor in these salient recommendations:
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