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    Lip Fillers at Beacon Dermatology: What to Expect Before and After

    Posted on February 13, 2024
    by Beacon Derm

    If you want to enhance the volume and shape of your lips without undergoing surgery, lip fillers are a great solution. This treatment involves injecting a dermal filler into your lips, and while the results are temporary, they can be very effective.

    Before you get lip fillers, it’s important to be well-informed about what to expect before and after these injectable fillers.

    At Beacon Dermatology, our cosmetic dermatologists are top in their field. Dr Metelitsa teaches injecting internationally and is considered a global expert. All injections are performed by a dermatologist. Our clinic uses the best dermal filler with the highest safety profile.

    In this article, you’ll learn about lip fillers’ cost and quality balance, in addition to realistic timelines and potential side effects to help you decide whether lip fillers suit you. You’ll also learn essential aftercare tips.

    Let’s get started!

    What to Know Before Injectable Lip Fillers

    Before and After: Injectable Fillers
    • Communication: Scheduling a consultation with qualified providers is the first and foremost step. It’s not just a formality but an opportunity to discuss your expectations, goals, and any questions you may have. During this consultation, we will guide you towards the most suitable approach for your unique facial features. Effective communication at this stage sets the stage for a successful and satisfying lip filler experience.
    • Cost: Prices can vary depending on the type of filler and the number of syringes used. While it’s wise to keep your budget in mind, prioritizing quality over cost is also essential. This is because investing in a skilled professional ensures better results and a safer experience.
    • Pain: While some may experience mild discomfort or pain during the process, we prioritize pain control to minimize any potential discomfort. We use options such as topical numbing, Penthrox, and Tylenol, as necessary.
    • Side effects: We will assess your medical history during your consultation and inform you of potential risks or complications. Common side effects, such as redness at the injection site, mild swelling, and temporary discomfort, are typically transient and resolve quickly.
    • Results: Understand the realistic timeline for results as well. While individual responses may vary, lip fillers typically last 6 months to 1 year.
    • Treatment time: Usually, we book treatments in time slots of 20 to 30 minutes. This allowance helps obtain consent, apply numbing medication as necessary, and take photos to monitor progress and the procedure.

    What to Know After Injectable Lip Fillers

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    Before and After: Injectable Fillers

    Cheers to your plumper, beautiful lips!

    To ensure longer-lasting results, take note of these easy but essential aftercare tips:

    • Cold compress:
      • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
    • Medication considerations:
      • Tylenol can be taken if needed.
      • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - NSAIDs (e.g. Ibuprofen) as they can increase the risk of bruising.
      • Consider non-drowsy antihistamines if experiencing swelling.
    • Activity restrictions:
      • Avoid sucking motions, such as using straws and kissing, within the first 48 hours after the procedure. This is because excessive movement or pressure on the treated area can disrupt the settling process.
      • Avoid vigorous exercise on the day of treatment.
    • Other restrictions:
      • Refrain from touching the treated area for at least 6 hours.
      • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption for at least 72 hours after the treatment. Alcohol causes dehydration and increases the risk of swelling and bruising.
      • Avoid hot or spicy foods in the first 48 hours. Opt for cooler, softer foods.
      • You can resume your regular skincare routine after 6 hours.

    Don’t miss your follow-up appointments to ensure a longer-lasting outcome. Don’t hesitate to contact your treatment provider if you have any other concerns or experience any complications or negative side effects.

    READ MORE: Fillers vs Botox: What is the Difference?

    Get Started with Lip Fillers at Beacon Dermatology, Calgary, Alberta

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    Book a consultation with us.

    Lip filler is an excellent treatment to achieve a more youthful appearance. At Beacon Dermatology, our goal is natural-looking results.

    Are you interested in lip fillers or just want to learn more about them? At Beacon Dermatology, we offer customized consultations with our specialists, who can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the procedure.

    Schedule your consultation today, and let us help you achieve your desired results.

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