Are you considering getting Lip Filler Injections?
Before undergoing the procedure, Ovo Medi Spa is here to resolve any questions or concerns you may have.
We can explain side effects and risks of Lip Fillers.
1 | What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are cosmetic lip procedures to give volume, symmetry, and shaping to the lips by injecting hyaluronic acid.
This procedure makes it possible to get your ideal lips without having surgery.
Lip fillers are also an effective treatment for those who are concerned about wrinkles and dryness of the lips.
2 | Do Lip Fillers Hurt?
Pain is always very subjective and it all depends on the person receiving the treatment.
Some may find the pain to be minimal, whereas others may feel it more strongly.
Numbing cream is applied to the lips prior to the procedure, which takes away most of the discomfort.
The pain of Lip fillers comes from the pinching sensation of being poked by a needle, but a lot of filler for the lips contain lidocaine which helps to alleviate any discomfort throughout the procedure.
In other words, your lips will gradually become more numb.
Since getting Lip Fillers is a quick process, any pain is usually brief and will subside within a short amount of time.
However, if you are anxious about pain, or if you are prone to pain, you may want to use a supplemental pain reliever such as laughing anesthesia which is offered at Ovo Medi Spa.
3 | Side effects and Rrisks of Lip Fillers
It’s always better to know the risks and potential side effects before getting any procedure done.
Here are the main 5 risks of Lip Fillers treatments.
Bleeding can occur due to the needle puncturing the lips, and especially because the lips are a very vascular (lots of blood supply/veins) part of the body.
Minimal bleeding should be expected, but it is not considered anything out of the ordinary for lip filler procedures.
Due to the vascularity of the lips, bruising can also occur after a lip filler procedure.
This should go away naturally in the days following a lip filler procedure.
The above symptoms will usually subside within a few days.
However, it is recommended that you refrain from strenuous physical activity such as exercise, alcohol consumption, and prolonged bathing in hot temperatures for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of the human body.
However, symptoms of allergy may occur in rare cases.
If you experience symptoms such as swelling, redness, or itching, please consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Bumps in the Lip
The amount of hyaluronic acid injected into the lips is different for everybody as there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to facial features such as the lips.
When filler is injected into the lips at a greater quantity than it should, the filler may form ‘balls’ or bumps in the lip.
Sometimes even after injection, the filler may shift due to constant moving of the lips, and bumps can form.
For this reason, it is crucial to seek out a licensed and highly experienced injector who understands your needs and does not have the tendency to over-fill the lips.
Remember, the best lip fillers are natural-looking and built up gradually.
Repeated, lip filler injections can also increase the risk of bumps.
Sometimes, lip fillers may need to be dissolved if there is a persistent lump, the areas are overfilled, or there is filler migration beyond the lips.
Due to the lips being punctured by a needle, swelling after the procedure is normal and to be expected.
Patients can apply Arnica gel to their lips and apply ice to help with this.
Hyaluronic acid is injected under the skin, but if injected into an artery by mistake, it can block blood vessels and cause issues.
When a blood vessel is blocked, oxygen and nutrients are not delivered to the skin beyond it, which can result in necrosis of the skin if not properly treated in time.
Necrosis essentially means the skin’s blood supply is cut off, thus causing that area of skin to die.
There will be warning signs such as initial lightening of the skin followed by darkening of the skin (unlike bruising), and increasing significant pain.
In these cases, hyaluronidase will have to be used in the affected area as soon as possible.
Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence. It is also influenced by the amount used, the rate of injection and the depth involved.
4 | How to Avoid Risks of Lip Fillers
Lip filler injections require the careful selection of a suitable amount and pace of injection and carries risks such as lumps and ischemia as we explained.
In order to minimize these risks, it is essential to have your lip filler procedures performed by a physician with extensive knowledge and experience.
Discuss your goal in detail at the consulting and avoid clinics that recommend excessive treatment or offer deals that seem way too good to be true.
Get Lip Filler Injections Without Worrying!
At Ovo Medi Spa, we offer everyone a free 30-minute consultation prior to treatment in order to determine what is the best treatment to achieve your desired goals and to listen to any concerns you may have.
Our professionals have extensive knowledge in the procedures we offer.
If you are interested in Lip Fillers or have any concerns, feel free to contact us for a consultation.