It’s time we give fillers a little more than lip service. Why do lips matter so much to so many of us? A quick google search just on the history of lipstick reveals that society has been hooked on enhancing the pout since ancient times. Full, colorful lips are a symbol of youth and fertility, so it’s no wonder we all subconsciously gravitate toward that being our preference.
So beyond lipstick, let’s talk about lip fillers: the good, the bad, and the ugly (because let’s face it when they go awry, it can get downright ugly).
Remember: trends are trends, they constantly change!
Like it or not, beauty often flows in trends. Remember the 90’s when pencil-thin brows were all the rage? Raise your hand if your search before this one was on brow fillers or microblading! You see where we’re going here, right? Kylie may rock that signature kisser like it’s never going to go out of style, but then even she decided to tone it down last year. We always strive for a natural look , which is never out of style.
The lesson: when it comes to lips (and brows), what you want today my not be what you want a few years from now. But beyond trends, there are bigger concerns when it comes to permanent lip fillers and implants. They can be downright dangerous!
Here’s the thing… our goal is always to educate you and help you find the treatments and solutions that will work best for you now and later. One thing we can’t do though is stop time. The good news is, even though you’re still going to age, we have solutions to correct the unwanted signs. As you age your facial structure will change; it will shift and move. Permanent fillers don’t have the ability to adjust to your aging face so what looks good now may not look good in a few years. Unlike fillers composed of HA (Hyaluronic Acid) which is not foreign to the body and can be revised easily if you don’t like the way you look, permanent fillers require surgery to remove and have also been known to cause irreversible damage.
Consider your reasons
We see patients of all ages in our office. For older patients, it’s often the lack of definition they’re looking to correct. Younger patients usually seek a little added fullness. When you come to us for a consultation, we’re going to get very real with you about what you can expect for results and if your desired outcome is truly achievable. We are here to help enhance and illuminate your natural beauty and hopefully give you more self-confidence in how you look.
Know your options and manage your expectations
As we’ve mentioned, we’ll always dive deep with you on your goals and we will help you set realistic expectations. We only offer safe, FDA approved injectables from Allergan. They all have a hyaluronic acid-base (Juvederm, Volbella, and Vollure). Depending on which option is right for you, you can expect the effects to last anywhere from six to 18 months.
No fear if lip trends change (wink wink). A full assessment with Dr. Iannitelli will help you identify the best plan for you.
While most lip injections will require no true downtime, you may experience a bit of swelling and bruising so it’s best to plan your social calendar accordingly.
Safe and natural-looking results found here
The bottom line is, we always have your best interest at heart. A little boost to the lips can go a long way in helping you feel like your best self. Our goal is to keep our patients happy, healthy… and the most beautiful version of themselves without ever having to hear the words “did you get some work done?”
Interested in learning more? Give us a call today at 480-845-4121.