Are you considering treating yourself to lip fillers? If you’re struggling with age-related loss of fullness, find yourself unhappy with your natural curvature (or lack thereof), or simply want a different look, you may be a candidate for an aesthetic augmentation. Before you dive in, take a moment to research your options and ask yourself one very important question: Why should I get lip injections?
Because You’re Tired of Overlining Your Lips and Still Being Underwhelmed
Every day, you tack an extra 10 minutes on to your morning routine, so you have time to transform your lips using a carefully applied coat (or three) of lip liner, lipstick and gloss. Your purse is never without at least a tube or two of some kind of plumping product. You find yourself smiling less and less in photos and contorting to find the most creative angles for selfies, so your lips aren’t center frame. Any of these sound familiar? We all have our own self-perceived problem spots, but lips can be particularly tricky, because they’re such a front-and-center focal point. Getting lip fillers is a very personal decision, but if the results will boost your confidence (and shorten your makeup to-do list in the process), then it might be the right option for you.
It Doesn’t Have to Be a Permanent Change
While some types of treatments are difficult to reverse, lip fillers don’t have to mean a lifelong commitment. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvederm XC can be erased using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which acts on and dissolves the originally injected solution. This doesn’t mean you should take injectables lightly, but it does give you a little more freedom to find the aesthetic outcome that gives you the overall look and feel that you prefer.
You may feel the need a “top off” your filler treatment every four to six months or so. As your body gradually reabsorbs the filler, the effects of the original injection will wane, and you may decide how you’d like to proceed.
You’ll Still Kiss Like a Pro
Many people exploring injectable lip fillers for the first time express concern over, not just how the fillers will look, but how they’ll feel. Nightmare scenarios like lumpy lips or a hard, inflexible pucker can be scary, but if you do your research and opt to only undergo procedures under the guidance of an experienced and licensed physician, there is no reason you won’t be rewarded with positive results. Dr. Catherine Cuite treats the lip area delicately resulting in the individuals’ natural beauty.
When injected correctly, lips with fillers don’t feel any different from pillowy, plump lips that have never been injected – in fact, products like Juvéderm® Volbella® have been specially formulated to add volume as well as hydration for a supple, refreshed appearance. You’ll be able to smile, purse your lips and smooch to your heart’s content, and no one – including your significant other – will be anything but impressed.
They’re Completely Customizable
Lips are not a one-size-fits-all item, and no reputable doctor will approach injectables with anything other than personalization in mind. You’ll receive a thorough consultation prior to scheduling a procedure, during which you’ll be asked a lot of questions and have an opportunity to ask anything that’s on your mind as well. Then, the doctor will make some recommendations regarding the amount of filler to be used, how and where it will be injected, and so on. In truth, great lip injections are part artistry, part medicine, and being under the care of a skilled physician will benefit you in more ways than one.
Side Effects Are Minimal
When you’re considering tweaking your lips, unsightly side effects are probably high on your list of concerns. Luckily, most fillers can be administered quickly and with relatively few signs that you’ve had anything done. You may experience slight bruising and some swelling from the injection sites, but that usually clears up quickly. Some patients also report discomfort during the injections themselves, but that can also be minimized using a local anesthetic.
From banishing insecurities to finally being able to vogue like a cover girl, everyone has their own personal incentive for pursuing advanced aesthetic services like lip fillers. Plan for stellar results by visiting Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center. To request your consultation, call Michelle, Aesthetics Coordinator, at (309) 243-3875 today.