Have you been entertaining the idea of making those filters a bit more permanent? Lip fillers are increasing in popularity thanks to social media, and are a relatively inexpensive, long-lasting enhancement procedure.
If you’re on the fence about making that plump pout a bit more permanent, we’ve put together this little page of information to help you decide whether it’s right for you.
What the heck do they even put in them?
Properly known as Dermal Filler Injections, there are a range of formulas used across the globe.
While collagen-based injections were once the most common, gels with the active ingredient of hyaluronic acid are now the primary method of dermal filling.
What’s gonna happen to me?!
Lip fillers are a pretty minor procedure, in the scheme of things. You'll let the cosmetician know what you want, they'll work their magic, a little bit of a prick and you're away!
Any good practitioner will have a thorough consultation prior to your procedure, not only for clarity on your desired result, but to rule out any contraindications.
Some of you might want that really extra, OTT look, while others might like to keep it a little more natural.
Once you’ve had your consultation, the actual procedure is pretty simple.
A registered nurse will likely apply some numbing cream before a couple of quick injections.
Sounds straight-forward...but, does it hurt?
Well, yes, a little. It’s not immobilizing, want to crawl into a hole type painful, but you can usually feel it for a couple of days afterwards. More so if you get a lip flip to go with your filler!
If you’re one to follow influencers and beauty bloggers, you might have noticed they can get a bit of bruising afterwards, too. It’s normal and will subside pretty quickly.
Swelling is common too, and might affect you more if you go for that mega plump look.
Your new pout will last anywhere from 6 - 18 months, depending on the individual.
Low upkeep? Yes please.
The most important thing is that you keep your lips hydrated afterwards.
Using a high quality balm on a regular basis will help ease discomfort in the early post-treatment stages, and will keep your newly enhanced lips looking bomb af for their duration.
Ellie Nourish contains a range of natural ingredients, including nourishing Vitamin E, and will ensure your face stays insta-worthy after you’ve filled those lips!
What about the risks?
As with anything, there are minor risks involved. There’s a super rare chance dermal fillers could cause blindness - about one in 20,000 are affected by this side effect. Most commonly, side effects are bruising and swelling, as mentioned above.
Allergies to certain ingredients, pregnancy, glaucoma and a handle of other conditions are a no-no. Your nurse will advise whether dermal filler injections are the right choice for you.
Actually….I’m not so sure.
Mate, nobody said you have to keep up with the Joneses. We reckon you’re pretty bloody stunning as you are, and just because your mate Jessica got it done, doesn’t mean you should.
Do ya research, ask all the questions, and have a detailed consultation before signing any waivers - you know what’s right for you.
At the end of the day, Ellie’s got your back.
Disclaimer: This article is based on readily available information and personal, lived experiences. Always do your due diligence before making the decision to alter your appearance or engage in medical treatments. Research your chosen clinic well. Ellie does not claim to be, nor attempt to replace the advice of, a qualified medical specialist.