Lip fillers can look unnatural for a variety of reasons. For one, generally too much filler is placed at a time. At Asterie Clinic, we rarely place more than 1ml of filler at a time as this is when we notice a higher chance of filler migration (where the filler moves to other parts of the face) and distorted looking lips. We aim to maintain the normal architecture of the lips, especially the cupids bow, while minimising projection and disruption.
While you can expect instant volumising of your plump new lips , there may be some degree of swelling that hides the final result and gives you lumps and bumps that will go with time. In the majority of cases, the lips are looking sexy from day 1. It can take up to 2 weeks to see the final result however.
We will provide you with an ice pack at the time of your injection, and recommend that you continue to ice the lips to reduce the swelling – if there is any, that is. We also recommend that you do not wear lipstick for at least 24 hours after injection. However outside of this, you can expect very minimal aftercare necessary to take care of your huge new lips.
We often hear that “thick fillers” are better. This is false propaganda spread by our competitors to unfairly upsell treatments to patients. All of our lip fillers cost the same. Keep in mind that thicker fillers are not necessarily suited to the lips. If a filler is too thick you are more likely to feel lumps, the filler is probably going to be less elastic and so more prone to migrate with the movement of your lips.
Sometimes, lip fillers can be combined with anti-wrinkle injections to maximise the flip effect and achieve the best result without overfilling the lips, however we would discuss this during our consultations to figure out what goals are right for you.
Our lip fillers typically take less than 15 minutes to inject, however, there may be a little extra time spent in numbing the lip and preparing you for the best result. Overall, it’s an easy, effective procedure that gets you feeling incredible with ease.
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