When it comes to Central Florida lip injections, it’s normal for first-timers to have alot of questions. Even if you’re excited to get that perfect pout and finally have luscious lips, there are probably several questions running through your head. Any procedure is scary the first time you go through it, but we’re here to help reassure you before the big day.
To help you feel more prepared and at ease before your appointment, here are the three most common lip filler questions and their answers.
3 Most Common Lip Filler Questions
Are Lip Fillers Painful?
Patients often ask if lip fillers themselves are painful or uncomfortable. Others often ask if the needles used to inject the fillers will hurt. Whether you’re worried about the lip fillers hurting or the procedure hurting, you’ll be happy to learn the answer.
In short, neither lip fillers nor the procedure is painful. You may feel slight discomfort during the procedure but shouldn’t experience extreme pain. Even if you have low pain tolerance, your injector will use a numbing cream that will dull the sensation in your lips and make the whole ordeal less painful.
For those who have a particularly low pain tolerance, you may want to speak with your injector beforehand so that they can give you advice as to what you should do. They may have additional tips that you can follow beforehand or help ease your fears further.
As for whether the lip fillers themselves hurt, the answer is no. Once injected, you won’t feel pain where your lip fillers are. Your lips may be sore from the procedure, but after a few days, this feeling will go away, and you’ll hardly even feel them.
How Long Will My Lip Fillers Last?
Many people have questions about how long their lip fillers will last, but the answer isn’t all that clear. Some brands of lip fillers will last longer, while others have a shorter lifespan. We use Hyaluronic acid (HLA) lip fillers which can last six months to a year.
Here at Aesthetic Lane, we offer several types of dermal fillers, such as Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus, JuvedermVollure, Restylane-L, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Kysse. These HA fillers are all great for enhancing the lips.
How Can I Prepare for My Appointment?
Receiving lip fillers is not an invasive procedure, so you won’t have to worry about having to do too much to prepare beforehand. You’re welcome to eat and drink right up until the time you leave for your appointment, and we even recommend it. Afterward, your lips are going to be numb, which can make eating or drinking (even with a straw) more difficult.
To help the procedure and your recovery go smoothly, be sure to avoid blood-thinning medications for at least a week beforehand. Medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen can encourage bleeding and swelling, which you will likely want to avoid after your appointment. If you need to take pain medicine, ask your injector what they recommend, so you don’t increase your chances of bruising.
There’s a lot to think about when you come in for your first lip filler appointment, but there’s nothing to be worried about. Your injector knows what they’re doing and wants the best results for you. Call us if you have any other questions, and we’ll always seek to answer them and put your mind at ease.