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Try Lip Enhancement in Time for Valentine’s Day

When you want the perfect kissable pout, turning to cosmetic lip enhancements can be the perfect solution. And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to do some research. Here’s what you need to know about lip fillers.

Are Lip Fillers Comparable to Botox?

While lip fillers and Botox can both be used on the face, the truth is that they’re nothing alike. In fact, it’s incredibly important to understand that. While Botox is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, lip injections are designed specifically for plumping up the lips and giving you that perfect, kissable pout. Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles, but fillers work to plump up your lips by filling, plumping, and enhancing the smoothness of your lips. When you want to create a smooth surface and add volume, lip fillers are the way to go. In addition, it’s safer to use lip fillers, which are designed specifically for the lips, around the mouth than Botox.

How Do Lip Fillers Work?

As we mentioned earlier, lip fillers are used to add volume and create a smoother surface. And as is the case with most lip filler products, there are a few important primary ingredients that allow them to do their job. Most lip fillers’ ingredient lists include collagen or hyaluronic acid. Both Juvederm lip injections and Restylane lip filler have hyaluronic acid listed as a primary ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient for both of these lip fillers because it holds a lot of moisture at the injection site, which can give your lips a very natural look after they’ve been filled. Then there are collagen-based products like Perlane that work primarily to plump up the lips. Both types of products will give you an excellent, long-lasting result as long as you care for your lips properly.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Typically Last?

While most lip fillers typically last for six or more months, the reality is that your results will depend on a variety of factors. Some of the most important dermal filler results depend on how well you handle aftercare instructions. In addition, factors like your desired results and the type of lip filler you decide to use can have an effect on how long your results last. If you have a sensitivity to a certain type of lip filler, your results might not last as long as you’d like. That’s why it’s so important to work with your dermatologist to choose a lip filler that helps you achieve your desired results and that works with your body.

What Happens After A Lip Injection Appointment?

As with any semi-invasive procedure, you can expect a little bit of redness and swelling at the injection site. Your lips may also feel tender to the touch for a few days after your treatment session. Fortunately, none of these symptoms should last more than a day or two after your appointment. You’ll also be tasked with a specific set of aftercare instructions. And as we mentioned previously, how well you follow these instructions can have an impact on how long your results will last. Whatever the instructions, make sure you follow them closely.

If you’re ready to get your pout ready for Valentine’s Day, don’t hesitate to set up your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today.

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