There’s no doubt about it, plump lips look amazing. But, no matter how hard you try, lip gloss and plumpers only offer a temporary solution. For permanently fuller-looking lips, the only real solution is to have lip fillers. However, this is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly as it’s a medical procedure with its own advantages and disadvantages. To ensure you know what you are getting yourself into with lip injections, here are some questions to ask your doctor or medical professional carrying out the procedure.

1. How does lip augmentation work?

There’s more to getting lip fillers than just injecting chemicals randomly into your mouth; it’s a complex procedure that requires skill and expertise. There are so many different fillers available on the market, but most use a hyaluronic acid-base. Two of the most common fillers are Revolax fillers and Juvederm lip filler, which are strategically injected into certain parts of your mouth.

2. What results can I expect from lip fillers?

This depends entirely on the individual and what results they want from the procedure. One of the biggest misconceptions of lip fillers is how glaringly obvious the results will be. However, this is not the case! Any experienced medical professional will always try to achieve beautiful and subtle results with natural lip fillers, but of course, the desired effect is up to you. Whether you are looking for 0.5ml lip filler, 1ml or 2ml, your doctor will try and correct any insecurities you have about your lips, from the shape of them to the fine lines and wrinkles around them.

3. What can you do if the procedure goes wrong?

This might be considered a scary question but it can actually reveal a lot to you, such as if fillers are right for you and it can tell you more about the skill of your doctor. As with every medical procedure, there is some risk with permanent and dissolving lip filler, and it can be useful to know how your doctor will cope with an emergency.

4. Can I get lip injections with my medical condition?

It’s important to make your medical practitioner aware of any medical conditions you have, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Although many medical conditions won’t prevent you from having dermal fillers, you’re unlikely to be viable for lip fillers if you’re pregnant or have an autoimmune disease such as lupus.

5. Will the lip augmentation procedure hurt?

Before getting subtle lip fillers, you need to be certain that you can tolerate the pain, especially since you’ll need to get lip injections every few months. While dissolving lip fillers aren’t excruciating, some consider them to be uncomfortable and others think they’re painless.

If you’re interested in trying out lip fillers for yourself, then contact a member of the MedSkin team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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