TEN Things You Should Know Before Getting Lip Injections

THIN lips are a thing of the past. No need to scour the beauty shelves looking for specific volume enhancing lipgloss anymore! Lip fillers have been made popular by celebs like Kylie Jenner, Bella Thorne and Hailey Baldwin. Contrary to what most think of lip fillers, the goal is to have natural accentuation of the lip structure, not to make it look swollen or artificial. Because lip liner only goes so far, Dr. Reza Mia, one of South Africa’s leading Aesthetic Medicine practitioners and doctor to the stars, explains ten things to think about before injecting.

TEN things you should know before getting lip injections.

  1. Don’t expect to get Kylie Jenner lips after the first procedure. Bring inspiration photos to the appointment, but ultimately, you and your doctor should decide what look is best for your face. You should also expect to increase the size gradually over time – not all at once – for the most natural results.
  2. The type of filler commonly used in lip augmentation are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding shape, structure and volume.
  3. If you decide to stop getting injections, lips will return to their original state. Contrary to what is believed, lips will not turn saggy or wrinkly.
  4. Lips can look different, depending on the person injecting them. So it’s important to do your research on doctors, and make sure that the one you choose will give you his honest opinion to get the best look. To avoid a botched job, you’ll want to go to an expert who is highly experienced in this specific procedure.
  5. Don’t exercise after the procedure! Avoid activities that increases blood flow to the face, this includes getting a massage or a facial.
  6. Getting lip fillers can be a quite uncomfortable, but you can choose to have lips numbed beforehand. This is often done with a topical cream anaesthetic.
  7. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be completely erased, if the desired result or look isn’t reached. Hyaluronic acid is not permanent, so an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected. The enzyme will then dissolve the filler.
  8. If done correctly, lips with fillers injected don’t feel any different than real lips.
  9. Slight bruising and bleeding at the site of injection is normal and expected. The bruises should fade after five to seven days.
  10. The effects of lip fillers typically last around six months. After that, more injections are needed to keep the volume in the lips.

Contact Dr. Reza Mia on 086 062 3367 or visit his website at www.drrezamia.com for more information.

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I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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