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Do you want fuller, more youthful-looking lips? While many people think of lip fillers as a cosmetic procedure for those in their twenties and thirties, the truth is that this procedure can be appropriate for anyone who wants to give themselves a little boost. Let's answer some of the common questions that you may have about lip fillers and how you can prepare for an appointment with our team.
Unlike other skin areas on the body, your lips do not have sweat glands. Sweat glands aid in moisturizing the skin, and since your lips do not have them, your lips have the tendency to dry out faster than other parts of your body. Additionally, as a normal part of aging, the lips can flatten and thin. Lips get their shape and retain that shape because of collagen. As we age, the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid causes the lips to lose their depth and shape.
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are critical for maintaining the lips that we desire. Collagen, a protein that is found in the dermis, gives your skin, especially your lips, structure and shape. Collagen production starts breaking down with age, as much as 1% per year. This can cause the elasticity in your lips to degrade over time. Hyaluronic acid has a twofold impact on your lips. Not only does it help your lips stay hydrated. It also helps nourish the collagen that helps your lips retain a youthful and glowing appearance. When the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in your lips and skin starts to dissipate, your lips will also start to wrinkle.
If you are generally in good physical health, have a positive outlook and realistic goals for an improved look and feel for your lips, and you are committed to maintaining great skin health, you are a good candidate for lip fillers. Lip fillers can lend volume and give more definition to your lips. They can help you look younger and more rejuvenated. Lip filler treatments are minimally invasive, require virtually little recovery time, and you can resume your regular activities immediately after a treatment. Lip filler treatments are also tailored to your individual needs to help you get a more natural look.
There is not an agreed upon age to start lip fillers. Some people who are older and have taken care of their skin throughout their life can choose to get lip fillers. For younger people, they may start to notice that their skin and lips start aging at around 25 to 26, when the body starts to pull back on its collagen production. Most people who are in good health are great candidates for lip filler treatment as part of a larger skin care regimen.
If you are getting lip fillers for the first time, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you might be wondering how long lip fillers last. Generally speaking, your body will naturally absorb the filler over time and depending upon the individual, lip fillers will last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.
Many people wonder if their lips will feel any different after the treatment. There may be some slight tenderness after a lip filler treatment, but most people only typically notice that their lips feel more supple and smoother.
After your treatment, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. Avoid any strenuous activity for 24 to 48 hours after a lip filler treatment, as activity can trigger swelling or tenderness. Staying hydrated, eating hydrated fruits and vegetables, and avoiding sodium will help prevent swelling. It is also important to avoid makeup after a lip filler treatment for at least 24 hours.
You will also want to avoid certain foods and beverages that may promote dehydration. For example, alcohol and caffeinated beverages should be avoided before and after a lip filler treatment.
The ingredients used in lip fillers are already naturally occurring within your skin, and contain additional numbing ingredients that make the process painless.
Lip fillers not only make you look and feel younger, but they also give you improved lip structure and, to a certain extent, can help redefine your facial contours. Here are some of the benefits of working with Skin Essentials for your lip filler treatment:
Lastly, lip filler treatment is a very quick procedure. In most cases, your session may only take about 30 minutes to complete. With the lip filler treatment, there is virtually no downtime and you can resume normal activities, like exercise, within 24 to 48 hours.
Skin Essentials is a unique partner for cultivating a therapeutic relationship for healthier skin, especially your lips. Our clinician, Dr. Imaan Joshi, has medical training in a plethora of fields, including Aesthetic Medicine, Dermoscopy, and Skin Cancer Surgery. Unlike other skin care providers, you get personalized, unhurried attention that helps you reach your goals with a holistic approach to healthier, younger looking skin.
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Skin Essentials will reopen the week beginning 11th October 2021.
Per NSW government regulations, only double vaccinated patients will be served when we reopen and we will be checking vaccination certificates for all patients upon booking. This requirement may change as of December 1st, and we will advise you accordingly.
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