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February 18, 2023 | 4 min read
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    Dermal fillers, especially those in the lips, are one of the most highly demanded medical aesthetic services in the world. At AMARA Med Spa, our team of trusted providers have a combined 70 years of experience in injectables alone. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on dermal fillers…and learn what sets AMARA apart.

    WHAT ARE LIP FILLERS?

    Lip fillers are dermal fillers injected into lips, designed to restore or add volume to the lips. Dermal fillers are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) — HA is a naturally occurring substance that is produced in the body. What differentiates dermal fillers from one another is primarily molecule size. Typically, lip fillers are made with a smaller molecule size, creating a softer effect.

    SHOULD I GET LIP FILLER?

    Deciding to have lip filler is a personal decision. Some common reasons people seek lip fillers are:

    • ADD VOLUME

    • RESTORE A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE. As we age, our lips become thinner, our philtrum (the groove between your upper lip and septum) gets longer and flatter, and the distance between the corners of our mouth increase. We can counteract the effect of aging by restoring lost volume and shape in the lip area.

    • CORRECT OR ADD SHAPE

    HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PRODUCT TO CHOOSE?

    There are plenty of dermal filler options available today so choosing which product to go with probably seems confusing. At AMARA, our expert aesthetic injectors will help you select a product based on your goals and achieving optimal results. We price all of our lip fillers the same to prevent price from becoming a persuasive factor. We carry the full range of Juvederm, Restylane, and Revanesse dermal fillers.

    HOW DOES LIP FILLER WORK?

    Dermal fillers mimic our body’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers add volume to the tissue and reenergize the existing collagen, providing for more natural volume.

    HOW LONG DO LIP FILLERS LAST?

    Over time, hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally absorbed, a process that typically takes 6-24 months. Factors like age, metabolism, and placement of the filler can affect longevity. . If, for any reason, a client wants to speed up this process, we can inject Hylenex, a product that dissolves dermal filler in a matter of days. Lip fillers, in specific, typically last anywhere from 6 to 12 months due to the smaller molecule size and the fact that the lips are in area of constant movement.

    WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?

    A typical lip filler appointment begins with a consultation. During the consultation, we review your medical history, discuss your goals, talk about expectations, and create a custom treatment plan. If you decide to move forward after the consultation, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream to make the procedure comfortable. Most clients report feeling a slight pinch, but the filler itself does not hurt. Once numbed, the lip filler injections take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

    WILL I BRUISE OR SWELL?

    It’s possible you might bruise, swell, and/or experience sensitivity in the treated area. A majority of the bruising, swelling, and sensitivity resolves in the first 72 hours, but it can take up to 2 weeks to completely settle. It’s completely normal for swelling to be uneven, to bruise on one side, but not the other, or to experience different side effects at each appointment. For example, you might bruise after your first lip filler appointment but experience no bruising at all after your second.

    WHAT IS THE RISK?

    Lip fillers are generally considered a safe procedure if, and only if, you choose an experienced provider. Your provider should have a deep understanding of facial anatomy and experience in safe injectable practices. Injecting dermal fillers is an art, so it’s important to find a provider who understands facial proportions and can give you the look you want without looking overdone.

    CAN YOU GET FILLER WHILE PREGANT OR BREASTFEEDING?

    There are no studies on whether lip fillers are safe during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It has not been approved by the FDA. As a measure of precaution, we do not perform lip fillers on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE AMARA FOR MY LIP FILLER?

    At Amara Med Spa, our approach to lip fillers is based on our principle of enhancing each client’s unique beauty. We listen to your goals, assess your natural structure, and shape, and design a custom treatment plan for you. Our team of trusted aesthetic injectors have a combined experience of 70 years in injectables alone. While we stay with the latest techniques and trends, our foundation is providing natural results and following trusted injectable practices.

    Dermal fillers, especially those in the lips, are one of the most highly demanded medical aesthetic services in the world. At AMARA Med Spa, our team of trusted providers have a combined 70 years of experience in injectables alone. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on dermal fillers…and learn what sets AMARA apart.

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