Dermal fillers are a safe way to get fuller lips. Don’t let these common misconceptions keep you from getting the pout you’ve always wanted.
Myth 1: Lip Fillers Require a Lot of Downtime
Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive treatment to enhance your lips. You’ll likely experience some swelling, but it should subside after a few days.
To reduce the swelling and bruising:
Reduce your sodium intake before and after the procedure.
Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners.
Avoid hot and cold beverages.
Don't use straws until the swelling subsides.
Remember to check with the person who does the procedure for any lip filler aftercare instructions. Fact: lip fillers are safe and do not require significant downtime for most people.
Myth 2: Lip Fillers Hurt
You’ve heard that getting lip fillers is painful. The idea of someone coming near your lips with a needle seems scary. The truth is most people do not experience much pain.
You might feel slight pressure or discomfort, but your mouth will be numbed for the procedure.
Fact: lip fillers aren't painful.
Myth 3: Fillers Cause Lips to Deflate or Sag
One of the most common myths about dermal fillers is that they’ll cause your lips to deflate like a balloon. Once you get fillers, the myth claims, you’ll have to get them forever or your lips will sag.
In reality, fillers increase the amount of collagen your body produces in the mouth area. This will keep your lips plump even as the fillers dissolve. The process is gradual — depending on the type of dermal filler you choose; it can take anywhere from six months to a year.
Fact: dermal fillers won’t give you saggy, deflated lips.
Myth 4: My Lips Will Look Fake
You’ve probably seen a celebrity or social media personality with giant lips. Some people love that look, and that’s fine! If that’s not what you’d like from dermal fillers, though, you’re in luck. A skilled expert can give you subtly plumper, natural-looking lips. They’ll consider the natural shape of your mouth as well as your aesthetic preferences.