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Boosting confidence levels and feeling comfortable in your own skin are just a couple of the reasons why people receive lip filler injections. In fact, temporary fillers are one of the most common cosmetic enhancements today. Despite the prevalence of this minimally invasive procedure, there are still a few things you should know about lip fillers before you schedule an appointment. Consider the following factors for optimal results.

Permanent Fillers vs. Temporary Fillers: What You Should Know

As the name suggests, permanent fillers are just that — non-reversible lip fillers. The challenge with permanent fillers is that if you don't like the results, there is little you can do to fix them. For many people, the risks associated with permanent fillers are the primary reason why they choose temporary fillers.

Temporary fillers, like the Juvederm and Restylane products, use Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a natural substance found in your body. These fillers will give your lips the subtle enhancement that you desire before the HA begins to break down as your body naturally absorbs it. 

How Long Do Temporary Fillers Last?

Temporary fillers that use HA can last for up to six months. During the six-month period, the HA will slowly break down and your lips will return to their natural shape and size. It is important to note that certain factors, such as your body's metabolism, will impact how long the fillers will last. 

Is It Possible to Only Inject One Lip?

The short answer is yes! Lip filler injections can be completed in either the upper or bottom lip, or you can also plump both lips. Your injector will help you decide the right level of fullness to complement your facial features.

What You Need to Know About Choosing the Right Cosmetic Injector 

To avoid a botched lip injection, you should only seek the services of a properly trained and licensed professional. Choosing the right injector is made easier when you read reviews and ask for certifiable before and after photos.

Finally, discuss your concerns, expectations, goals, and, of course, the cost of treatment with your chosen injector during a consultation. The right cosmetic professional will ensure that your smile remains balanced and that your fuller lips look natural.

Is There a Recovery Period?

The best part about lip fillers is that there is little to no recovery period. With this in mind, you should know that lip injections do have certain risks and potential side effects. For example, an allergic reaction could cause your lips to remain more swollen than they should be. Bruising and skin redness are additional side effects that can be experienced when you receive lip injections. Working with a trusted injector can help you mitigate these risks. 

Following the procedure, avoid the gym and any activities that increase blood flow to your face (such as yoga) for 24 hours. If you are more susceptible to pain and bruises, speak with your injector about using Arnica to reduce post-filler inflammation. As a general rule of thumb, any bruising associated with the fillers should be gone within five days of the injection. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

Are you ready to explore the benefits of lip fillers? Do you want to enhance your smile with the right cosmetic procedure? If you answered yes, schedule a consultation with Beauti Science Med Spa in Plano, Texas. 


About Beauti Science Med Spa

While pursuing her Nurse Practitioner credentials at the University of Texas at Arlington, Debbie Boyte is using her training in medical esthetics to perform a variety of treatments for clients throughout the DFW area. She is a member of the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals, as well as a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree. To schedule an appointment with her, please call 214-280-4316. You can also visit the Beauti Science website at

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