Lip fillers are not just for plumper looking lips, what some women want to address is simply the asymmetry in their face - where one side of their lip is significantly smaller than the other, so a simple lip injection can correct this.
Previously collagen was used to correct lip asymmetry. However, since the early 2000s, lip dermal fillers have become the much safer and durable option for filling lips.
Dermal fillers such as Restylane are now the standard for lip augmentation. The hyaluronic acid in fillers such as Restylane is the same sugar as the one found naturally in the body. The whole treatment is completely natural and safe and millions of women are using this exact product, because they have 100% confidence that the results are beautiful.
Which Filler To Use For Lip Asymmetry?
If you’re really unsure what filler to use, then Restylane and Juvederm are usually the two most most commonly used by women because they know they're safely tried and tested.
Another one that is just as good as Restylane, is Juvederm. Patients usually report a longer durability and softer, plumper lip result than Restylane.
Never use Juvederm under the eyes, for the reason that it gives plumpness. Plumped lips yes! Plumped under-eyes? No! Restylane is great for under the eyes.
There are possibilities of side effects such as bruising, especially in individuals who are more susceptible to developing fever blisters. If a patient is known to be allergic to Lidocaine or a bacterial infection can occur.
There are a few important precautions to note regarding the do’s and don’ts following a lip filling treatment:
- There should be no excessive bending or strenuous fitness activity that will result in increased blood flow pressure to the lips.
- Avoid lip cosmetics that may cause potential complications, these include lip products such as lipsticks, lip gloss, lip liners and lip cosmetics.
- Avoid certain foods, such as hot foods, spicy foods, oatmeal and yogurt.
Lip fillers such as Restylane can last from 6-9 months. When the volume of filler noticeably starts to diminish, it’s usually a sign to book for the next top-up filler treatment, to have a little bit more injected, usually less than the first treatment, as there will still be some volume filler present.
Our body contains thousands of enzymes which carry out their daily metabolising activities. The enzymes in the skin go about their daily job to breakdown hyaluronic acid, into tiny sugars that are carried away into he lymphatic system.
The most important factor in getting a lip filler treatment, is to look for an injector who has extensive experience in giving filler treatments. Most importantly, you need to have seen the work they have carried out on other patients, because that is what will give you the peace of mind that your lips are in safe hands.
Your highest priority will be to ensure your lips turn out looking extremely beautiful.