The Blog Common Myths About Lip Fillers
Lip augmentation, also known as lip filler, is a treatment that can improve your lip shape by making it fuller, plumper, more symmetrical, and more defined.
These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. The most common fillers are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid, it is a natural substance found in the body. Lip filler adds volume and definition to the lips by drawing water to the area, softening and plumping the upper and lower lip.
If getting plump, kissable lips is at the top of your to-do list, then lip filler offers a safe way to perfect your pout. But as with many treatments that seem too good to be true, there are myths that pop up about the safety and effectiveness of this treatment.
We’ve separated the fact from fiction so that you can make an informed decision about safely changing your appearance.
MYTH: Lip Filler is permanent and cannot be reversed.
With lower quality fillers, results can last 3 months or less. Contour Clinics uses only premium lip fillers, and hence the results of our lip filler treatments last between 6 and 12 months. If you’re unhappy with your lip filler results however, it can be reversed. A reversal agent called Hyaluronidase is injected into the skin to dissolve the hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronidase (Hyalase) is a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that works to break down hyaluronic acid, supporting its rapid and constant turnover. Hyalase converts the filler’s breakdown, reversing its effect without harming the skin’s surface or dermal structure.
MYTH: Getting lip filler is extremely painful.
This isn’t true, as long as you’re in experienced and capable hands. Some people experience no pain at all, and others report only mild discomfort. At Contour Clinics, we pride ourselves on being the cosmetic injectable experts. Using the latest injecting techniques, lip fillers performed by our practitioners are minimally uncomfortable. Importantly, Contour Clinics only uses lip fillers with a built-in local anaesthetic. This combined with ice packs, topical anaesthetic (numbing cream) and the option of a dental block or happy gas (Entonox) makes lip fillers at Contour Clinics some of the most comfortable available.
MYTH: There is only one ‘good’ brand of lip filler.
There are several different types of lip fillers available; dermal filler comes in various thicknesses and brands. Here at Contour Clinics we offer an array of options. So, depending on the type of skin that you have or the type of outcome that you’re looking for, we have all of those options available to personalise your treatment.
MYTH: People who get lip fillers look fake.
Lip fillers should definitely never look fake. When done correctly, lip fillers create a subtle, natural enhancement in the volume and shape of your lips. It’s important that practitioners understand the anatomy of the lip, and know that around the lip itself there is a strong sphincter muscle called the orbicularis oris muscle, so understanding the way that the lip moves and the anatomical structure is crucial to achieving a nicely defined, plump, natural looking lip. Do your research and only get dermal fillers and lip injections from an experienced aesthetic expert. When performed by the right practitioner, your lips will still look like your lips — only better.
Cosmetic technology and science have advanced to ease the anxiety around these simple procedures but dermal filler myths still circulate where there is lack of education.
You deserve to feel good about yourself when you look in the mirror, and we have the means to do so in this day and age. It’s important to get any cosmetic procedure done by experienced, trusted medical professionals who will lead you on your self-improvement journey.
At Contour Clinics, we only ever use premium injectables and all of our treatments are performed by expert clinicians for the best results. We also offer complimentary top-ups or corrections as part of our guarantee when our suggested treatment plan is followed.
For more information, visit our Lip Filler treatment page.