Lip Filler Myths – Fact or Fiction?
Things You May Have Wondered About Lip Fillers
As a patient, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction – especially when most of the information you hear is from either those who make the product or those who sell the product! Don’t buy into poor-quality products or settle for subpar service! Aesthetic Med Studio has professional injectors that can give you the real answers to all your questions – starting with various myths about lip fillers!
“Lip filler hurts really bad!” – FICTION
Every injector injects differently. The truth is that your pain will depend entirely upon the technician; some injectors are more skilled than others but the key factor that makes one experience less painful than another is the technician’s ability to create a relaxing environment for their patients.
At Aesthetic Med Studio we also offer a topical lidocaine to apply 30 min before the procedure. Additionally, the technicians continually interview patients, asking them to rate their experience on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being extremely painful); more often than not the pain level does not exceed a 4. While the injection isn’t completely insensate, it is relatively painless! Understandably, having a needle poke your lips is an unusual feeling and not something you’d want to feel every day; however, when you go to someone as skilled as the technicians at Aesthetic Med Studio, the worst part about lip injections is truly the anxiety before the treatment.
“My lips will go back to normal after the filler wears off.” – FACT
How long your results will last varies based on the product that you choose, but a good ballpark for optimal results is 6-8 months. After the product is metabolized by your body, your lips will return to the same shape and size that they were before the injection. The longer you keep up with your lip fillers, the longer they tend to last. A highly experienced injector – like the technicians at Aesthetic Med Studio – will not only give you beautiful natural results but also educate you on how to make your lip filler last.
“Some lip volumizers last for a year or longer.” – FACT
Juvederm Vollure and Restylane Kysse have both been clinically tested as the longest-lasting on the market. It’s important to understand, though, that the longer a product lasts in the lips, the less volume it will give. Aesthetic Med Studio helps patients decide which product is the right choice for each client; to compare volumes or long-lasting results among products, set up a free consultation today so we can help point you in the right direction.
“Juvederm gives the ‘most natural look’ for dermal fillers.” – FICTION
When it comes to all injectables, your results are going to be determined 90% from the injector and 10% from the product. The 10% that the product is going to control is:
- Consistency (how it feels when it is in your lips)
- Volume (different products are approved for different volumes)
- Length of time it lasts (different products are approved for different lengths of time)
Everything else including symmetry, the natural look, artistic balance, and harmonization (the correct lip to face ratio) is going to be determined by your injector. At Aesthetic Med Studio we often tell people that when you buy a syringe of filler, you’re not only buying the product but the experience of the artist who will be injecting you. We love Juvederm but the truth is, when you go to a Master Injector (such as the ones we have at Aesthetic Med Studio) the injector is the one who actually creates the natural look.
“All dermal filler products for the lips are the same.” – FICTION
There are many different brands! The favorites of a medical spa will come down to the injector. However, not all brands are the same. As of now, the best two on the market for lips are Juvederm and Restylane. These two products are the Gold Standard when it comes to product quality, versatility, consistency, and length of time that they last. We are fully confident in every product that these brands offer, which is why we carry every product in each of these lines.
There are other products on the market, such as a newer one called Versa (Revanesse Versa), that are not at the level of quality that Restylane or Juvederm provide. Versa is a cheaper product for a medical spa to purchase but is often sold at the same price as the Gold Standard products. In a trial of 50 patients, around ½ of them claimed that they were unsatisfied compared to their previous results with Restylane or Juvederm. The things that Versa patients were routinely unhappy with:
- Consistency of the product: it has a high chance of balling up on the lips
- Length of time it lasts: most patients reported it lasted 1.5-2 months less than other products
- Volume achieved (or rather, unachieved): on average patients had to use 1.5 – 2 syringes to achieve the same results as 1 syringe of Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Plus.
At Aesthetic Med Studio we want to ensure that you receive the quality products and the excellent service you need. Not all lip filler products are the same – and not all technicians are the same!
Whether you’re considering lip filler for the first time or looking to find a better service, Aesthetic Med Studio is the perfect choice for both professionalism and personal care. Set up a consultation now to discuss the right options for you! Don’t settle for poor-quality products or services – get real facts about lip fillers and receive expert advice from our specialists! For further information, please contact us today!