5 Things To Check Before Having Lip Fillers
The use of lip fillers as a beauty enhancer has been growing over the last few years. Lip fillers have been getting more and more popular as a trend, giving rise to other sub trends, both positive and negative. One trend that has stemmed from the use of lip fillers is the rise of ‘bogus’ nurses and other beauticians who are performing lip filling procedures.
This is resulting in more people developing lips that are lumpy and disproportionate in size. Besides lumpy lips, one other side effect of these side surgeries is the development of infection and in more serious cases, ulceration which is a situation whereby a lip tissue dies resulting in it going black.
Before you go for your dermal surgery, here are five things you have to check to make sure that all goes well with the surgery.
1. Choose a licensed clinician
The person who will be administering the dermal fillers must be licensed and well trained to do the procedure. Yes, if you go on YouTube and search for “Lip filling surgery”, chances are, you are going to find many tutorials that will make the procedure look like a walk in the park, which might mislead you into thinking that you can do it by yourself, which isn’t the case. Injecting Hyaluronic acid takes great precision and skill that takes years and multiple trials to learn.
2. Check the Filler type
Before the Hyaluronic acid is injected into your lips, you should check to see which type of acid is it. In some rare cases, people have developed medical complications after getting their dermal fillers. These medical complications are often due to the chemical used and they appear later on when you are back on. If you have noted down the acid type, you can reference it in case of any complications to get help faster.
3. Make sure the environment is professional
As said in the introduction, there are many bogus beauticians nowadays who often assure you that they can do the procedure at home. Yes, there are some people who’ve had the procedure done at home but we recommend that you don’t take such a chance. A home environment is neither clinical nor sterile. This can lead to infections that can sometimes be life-threatening.
4. Book a follow up beforehand
Lip filling is an immediate procedure whose results often appear within a few minutes. Nevertheless, you have to book a follow up for your beautician or doctor to check for any complications if they occur. Sometimes, when you look at yourself in the mirror, it might seem as if everything else is okay. Some complications can only be recognized by an experienced person.
5. Capture before-photos
After getting your lips filled, you will need to compare and check to see the difference. To do that effectively, take a selfie at least 30 minutes before the procedure. After the procedure, take another selfie, if possible, in the same position and compare to see the differences if there are any.
To conclude, lip filling can be a complicated procedure. This is why you have to do your homework before the procedure to ensure everything goes according to plan.