Lip filler injections are a cosmetic procedure performed by a qualified nurse or doctor to make you lips fuller and plumper. The topic of lip filler injections and keeping safe should be foremost on peoples minds when contemplating to have lip augmentation. Modern day dermal fillers are now the most common method of performing lip augmentation. The most common type of dermal filler used today is made from a substance which is found naturally in your body, known as hyaluronic acid. Because HA occurs naturally in the body there is much less chance of the body having an immune reaction to the filler product.
In the not too distant past, lip fillers were made from collagen, fat injections or implants. These methods were often associated with greater chance of side effects. Hyaluronic acid fillers are considered to be much safer and have the capability of being dissolved if required.
Hyaluronic acid fillers have a consistency which allows the injector to have a greater degree of artistry. The cosmetic injector is able to control and manipulate the shape, structure and volume of the lips. The results from lip fillers can typically last approximately six months before needing repeat treatment.
The benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers include;
Hyaluronic Acid fillers do not come without side effects. When making a decision to have lip fillers, you should always consider that side effects are real and can potentially occur. When you make a decision to have lip fillers you are also accepting the personal risk that things may not go as hoped. It is always good to be optimistic about results of cosmetic procedures, however it is also good to be realistic and weigh up the pros and cons of any procedure.
Temporary side effects from HA dermal fillers may include;
More serious side effects can occur and may include;
Keeping safe when having lip fillers involves finding the right doctor to perform the procedure. This is perhaps the single most important thing that you can do to keep safe. Many people shop for lip fillers based on price alone. This is a mistake that people often make to their own detriment. When it comes to your health, safety and appearance, never make a decision based on price alone. Always choose the person most qualified and experienced to perform your lip fillers. The less inexperienced the injector the greater the chance of adverse effects occurring. At ACM we recommend you choose a doctor registered with APRA and belonging to the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia – CPCA, as well as a doctor that has many years of experience in the field.
For more information about lip filler injections and keeping safe, please contact;
Dr Rahma Targett
Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St,
Phone 0403 690 03 for bookings.