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  • Our lips decline in volume with increasing age, light damage, and a variety of genetic factors.

  • So with lip filler (or lip augmentation) procedures becoming increasingly common in the States.

  • Thanks, Kylie

  • Are there any problems with the rising trend?

  • What actually happens when you get lip fillers?

  • Lip fillers are typically made from hyaluronic acid which may be the safest option we have today as

  • hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our skin, regulating nutrients, hormones, and the movement of cells

  • It's unlikely that you'll have an allergic reaction to it upon injection. But how does it work?

  • Although this type of procedure varies depending on the person's facial structure and their own goals,

  • the most common procedure addresses a deflated vermilion, or drooping around the upper lips.

  • Upon injection, hyaluronic acid, which is a very polar sugar, physically fills the lips

  • but also attracts your body's natural stores of water and moisture to create a plumper look.

  • Doctors will most likely use injections to correct pre-existing asymmetry in your lips,

  • or to create a Cupid's bow, the dip in the central upper lip that's considered youthful or desirable.

  • Squeamish about needles?

  • Usually an anaesthetic similar to the one you get if the dentist can be applied before

  • or mixed in with the lip filler itself to reduce pain.

  • Post injection, the lip filler will be metabolised by the body between four and twelve months,

  • depending on the metabolism and physical activity of the person.

  • But are there any side effects?

  • Even with the best technique, there will be a lot of swelling and bruising at the sites of injection anywhere

  • from two days to two weeks.

  • Short term complications, like lumps, can be massaged in or treated with hyaluronidase,

  • an enzyme that will degrade the lip filler safely and rapidly.

  • This enzyme may also be injected in the lips if someone was unhappy with the results

  • allowing a complete reversal of the filler

  • Long-term, or late onset effects, like infections, chronic inflammation,

  • and allergic reactions have occurred as well.

  • However, these are extremely rare

  • They're usually associated with a non-licensed person performing the procedure

  • and can be treated easily with oral medication.

  • The only downside might be the $500 to $2000 dollar costs

  • which depends on the amount of injections you require.

  • So if you're willing to put your money where your mouth is,

  • Lip augmentation could be a safe procedure and its risks can be minimized

  • when you work with a certified professional.

  • If you're curious about what else is going on in your body,

  • check out our new playlist, ASAP body.

  • You'll learn facts about everything from Botox to steroids.

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Our lips decline in volume with increasing age, light damage, and a variety of genetic factors.

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Should You Get Lip Fillers?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/30
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