5 Tips for Perfect Lip Filler Results
If you’re considering lip fillers for the first time, there are a few tips to keep in mind that can ensure you love your new lips. Whether you want Angelina Jolie’s or Kylie Jenner’s voluptuous mouth – or you desire a more subtle change – taking the right steps can help you achieve natural looking results.
(1.) Lip Fillers: Bigger Isn’t Always Better
When it comes to looking natural, one size does not fit all, and bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.
Lip filler injections should work to balance the entire face. It is scientifically proven that the people who are considered the most attractive have very proportional features. So huge lips paired with a tiny nose or smaller eyes can actually look out of place and incongruous.
(2.) Lip Fillers: Take it Slow
One of the keys to making larger lips look great it increasing lip size gradually. Spacing out injection appointments, rather than going big all in one session, gradually expands the area. This helps prevent the lips from protruding forward in “duck lips” – and allows for the filler to assume a more natural shape over time.
(3.) Lip Fillers: Keep it Real
You want to look like you were born with gorgeous lips…not like you have inhuman lips that are not anatomically possible!
To be believable you should respect the shape of your natural lips, and enhance them without trying to make your lips look completely different. This way you will still look like “you” – just a better version of you with fuller, sexier lips.
(4.) Lip Fillers: Choose the Right Product
There are a variety of injectable lip fillers on the market, most of which are a type of Hyaluronic acid.
Restylane Silk, Juvéderm Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra, are all FDA approved hyaluronic acid lip fillers – but they have different attributes, including how long they last.
Restylane Silk typically only lasts three to six months, so if you don’t want to make as big a commitment this is a good starter filler. However Juvéderm Volbella and Ultra can last up to a year in the lip area (and up to two years in other areas of the face) – so these are a great choice for more long-lasting results. Typically, Oakland County Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali prefers to use Juvéderm lip fillers because of how long they last.
- The thinner formulas of Juvéderm Volbella and Restylane Silk provide soft and subtle enhancement to the lips, without adding significant volume. These hyaluronic acid based lip fillers help retain moisture in the lips, keeping them soft and “kissable.” And, Juvéderm Volbella lip filler can last up to a full year!
- New Restylane Kysse is a lip filler that adds volume and smooths upper lip lines and lasts longer than Restylane Silk. Kiss can for up to one year, and offers the added advantage of enhancing lip color.
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC lip filler offers the most dramatic lip enhancements. This formulation has a larger particle size than other lip fillers, so it is the most thick and dense of the lip filler formulations. Ultra Plus XC can also be injected more deeply into the skin, creating more substantial volume and lift. Ultra Plus XC is an ideal choice for women emulating the striking look of models and influencers like the Kardashians & Jenners.
(5.) Lip Fillers: Choose the Best Medical Injector
As important as the brand of lip filler you choose is who administers the product. Remember, the injector essentially “sculpts” the shape of your lips, by injecting several minute amounts of lip filler in several different areas of the lips.
Getting the right shape and preventing lumps, and creating a smooth, uniform finish, is truly part science and part art. So the skill and technique of your medical provider is really the most important factor in achieving beautiful, full, natural looking lips!
Our master aesthetician Jessica Schroeder, RDH, LMA, CLT has almost 20 years of expertise in the plastic surgery and aesthetic industry. She has established a reputation as one of Oakland County’s foremost lip filler injectors. And our nurse injector Jamie bring years of experience in neurology and neurosurgery to her skill as a lip filler injector.
Best Lip Fillers in Oakland County
Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best technologies in facials fillers, lip fillers, and wrinkle and line fillers. He and our nurse injectors will take the time to discuss your appearance goals, to help you decide which lip filler is right for you.
Schedule a consultation to see if Juvéderm, or another facial or lip filler procedure, is right for your beauty goals. Then relax in our Oakland County Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
Lip Fillers | Oakland County Med Spa: 248.335.7200