Over the last few years, it’s safe to say that plumped up, full-looking lips have become more desirable than ever before. Whilst they may not be to everybody’s tastes, for the most part, lip fillers are now more desirable than ever before, with ‘lip fillers’ being one of the most highly searched beauty and cosmetic-related terms on the internet. Lip fillers are designed to help plump up and fill out the lips, but what exactly are they, how do they work, and what do you need to know about them? Well, worry not, because below we’ll be telling you everything you need to know about lip fillers. So, grab a cup of tea, get comfortable, and let’s learn more about lip fillers and how they work?
What are lip fillers made from?
Generally speaking, lip fillers come in the form of dermal fillers. Most dermal fillers contain HA, also known as Hyaluronic Acid. This compound is actually synthesized naturally within the human body. HA can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water, which makes it very useful when it comes to cosmetic and beauty treatments and procedures. Once the HA is injected into the lips, it helps to plump them up and fill them out. The body gradually breaks it down over the course of several weeks/months, which is why repeat treatments are required.
How do they work?
So, now that we know what dermal fillers are, let’s now take a look at exactly how they work. Hyaluronic Acid is injected directly into the part of the body that the patient wishes to plump up and fill out. Now, depending on which dermal filler you use, the results will last different durations. Some last months, whereas others can last for years. Dermal fillers however, do not work in the same way as botox, as botox is designed to help smooth out wrinkles. For best results, people often combine the two treatments, resulting in a much younger-looking complexion.
Different types of dermal fillers to choose from
In most cases, you will often find that there are two individual types of dermal filler to choose from. These are: natural, and, synthetic. Natural dermal fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid, and are much safer as there are fewer risks of allergic reactions. With natural fillers, results are noticeable right away, though generally after three months or so, the results may fade as the filler will be broken down by the body. Here, a repeat treatment will be required. Synthetic lip fillers however, generally last much longer than natural fillers, which is why they are considered to be semi-permanent. These are not broken down like natural ones, so the results are only affected by aging in the rest of the face.
When should you get lip fillers?
Many people choose to get dermal fillers in their lips when they begin to notice visible signs of aging. Lip fillers help to provide plumper, more luscious-looking lips, and they can help to smooth out wrinkles and deep lines around the mouth, giving you a more youthful-looking complexion. In reality however, you can get them whenever you like, just be sure to speak to your local dermatologist/skincare beautician and to weigh up your options.