Lip Fillers – Gifted Discount in exchange for Instagram Photo
How are we all doing?
I wanted to give you all a very detailed post about my lip fillers. They have now completely dissolved and I feel like that’s a perfect time to reevaluate on my experience.
I was kindly gifted a discount for my experience in exchange for an Instagram post, however I still paid money so I’m not sure how to disclose this so I’m going to say Gifted?
What to expect…
I’d just like to explain that although now fairly common, this is a medical procedure. Please keep that in mind if you’re considering lip fillers.
I’ll dive right in and answer the obvious first. Having Lip Fillers is NOT painful. If you experience any pain or discomfort you must stop, don’t bare it. Don’t put on brave face. Stop.
You will be given a numbing gel or failing that, an injection if you still have some feeling in your lips. I asked for more numbing as I could still feel my finger on my lip when I touched it. After the second application of numbing gel, I felt no pain.
However, you will feel a small amount of pressure, tugging, slight sharpness or cold feeling as the filler is injected (similar to a IV drip).
Lip Filler Products
I researched prior to having lip fillers and found that the two most common fillers are called Juvederm and Restylane. Both are made up of Hyaluronic Acid.
This acid is a product that is natural to your body (however the injectable version is synthetic) and acts as a sponge that attracts moisture. Any skincare product that has Hyaluronic Acid in it will boast too smooth, plump and hydrate the skin which is why it is so commonly used in lip fillers.
My procedure was completed with Restylane. This also had a small amount of Lidocaine inside which helped to keep the pain from creeping in.
So many people have different opinions on this, so I’m going to add my personal experience here in the hope it helps make your decision.
I planned to have 1ml but only had 0.6ml. This was due to the follow up appointment being missed (my fault). Then, not being able to return (also my fault). In hindsight, I wish I would have had the full 1ml there and then.
The follow up appointment is so that you can spot any unsymmetrical aspects or parts that you want to be a little more plump.
The swelling for me was quite intense, also I seemed to have a reaction to the numbing cream as my lips got VERY dry and flaky for a few days.
Having to go through that twice would have potentially tainted the experience for me. That was just my personal experience, so it could be completely different for you.
I’m definitely considering having lip fillers again and would opt for the 1ml this time. I loved the shape and size of my lips during the swelling process.
The aftercare is pretty simple. Use ice to help with swelling. Keep your lips clean for the first 24/48 hours (or as directed). Don’t panic if there is a lot of bruising. You know, the usual.
My Procedure, Results and Final Thoughts?
The only other medical procedure I’ve had was a wisdom tooth removal, so it was definitely less of an ordeal (and less envasive) than that. I wasn’t in any pain or discomfort. Although I was quite nervous but this quickly dissipated.
I really loved the results although, looking back on photos I wish I could have changed the shape slightly so they were fuller in the middle and less on the edges. Also, it may have been the fact that I didn’t have the full amount but I felt they didn’t last the 6-9 months advertised.
Something else I wasn’t quite prepared for was the sensation of having filler in your lips. This sounds silly, I know but I really hadn’t considered being able to feel the filler in my lips. I would liken it to having an inner tube in your lips.
If you’re considering this procedure, please do your research. Find the best clinic for your needs. A cheaper price could compromise safety and results. Lip fillers are not without risk and although common and reversible, I would hate for you to have a bad experience with them.
If you still have questions about my experience with lip fillers, please feel free to drop me a comment below or send me a DM on Instagram.
Until next time lovelies,
P.S – I had my procedure with Dr Eldimarys