When we hear the words “lip injections,” we immediately picture an image of duck lips in our heads. No wonder there is a stigma about cosmetic procedures, because all it takes is seeing one bad over-the-top lip job, to put you off for life.
Despite big advances in cosmetic procedures and the rise in popularity which grew to 115 percent since 2000, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are still many myths. Even when it comes to non-invasive procedures like temporary fillers, it’s not shocking to see that people react negatively. What is surprising is how misinformed everyone is about the entire process.
Therefore the cosmetic dermatologist Whitney Bowe explained which of the rumors are true or false. So if you are thinking to try injectables, this article will probably help you to help you decide whether its for ou or not.
1. There’s nothing I can do to fix it, if my lips turn out bad.
Some fillers like the poly-l-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite take a year or two to break down, so it is true that until that day comes, you might be stuck with the look. On the other hand, if you use a hyaluronic acid filler and one with a small particle size such as Restylane Silk it will result in a very natural look. What is most important if you decide you don’t like it, your doctor can use an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler immediately. All you have to do is wait for the swelling to go down and your lips are back to normal.
2. Once you start getting the treatment, you’ll have to continue forever or else your lips will look saggy because lip fillers stretch your lips out.
Dr. Bowe says that this is not even slightly true. Hyaluronic acid naturally exists in our bodies and actually stimulates collagen production. When your body will dissolve the filler after six months to two years. What’s left over actually thickens your skin’s dermis. It will prevent fine lines and wrinkles as well.
3. Fillers are for older people I am still too young.
Mostly the fillers are used to treat the effects of aging. However, patients of all ages are using fillers to enhance their features as well. According to Dr. Bowe, hyaluronic acid fillers trigger collagen production, which prevents or slows down aging signs and wrinkles.