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Lip Filler | Luxury Insider
Another edition of celebrity insider, giving you the low-down on the latest celebrity trends and insider secrets! This time we’re talking lip filler.
With Kylie Jenner admitting to having the procedure done regularly to achieve her famous plump pout lip filler has become super trendy with girls, and guys have been running to their nearest surgeon or beauty therapist to have the procedure done.
So I thought it would be a good idea to do this post for those of you who just want to know what the hell all the fuss is about and also those of you who are considering getting it done. I know it’s hard to find somewhere with all the facts you need to know before deciding to go ahead with the procedure so I’ve decided to do all the hard work for you instead.
There are so many mis-conceptions about lip filler but a lot of the stuff you hear is also true, so if you’re thinking of getting your lips plumped or just want to know more about the latest global beauty trend then look no further. I’ve got you covered…
What is lip filler?
Lip filler an injectable dermal filler used to augmentation the size and shape of a person’s lips. It’s used to increase volume, alter shape and is made of a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body and when used as a filler in the lips, dissolves completely over time, thus not being a permanent substance in the lips long-term.
What is the best type of filler?
There isn’t really a best type, it all depends on your body and what it reacts to better and also the skill of the practitioner that is administering it. Certain types of filler can be absorbed by the body quicker than others thus meaning the results wont last as long and you’ll have to end up re-doing the procedure fairly quicker than expected.
However, Juvaderm is a popular type of filler and is the filler of choice for Kylie Jenner and plenty of other celebrities. Teosyal kiss is another popular type of filler and is used a lot in the UK.
Where can I get it done?
The procedures is often performed by either a plastic surgeon, nurse and can even be done by dentists. Legally beauticians are not meant to be carrying out the procedure if they’re not a fully qualified nurse but many of them do – so please make sure you do your research and find someone qualified and experienced.
How much does it cost?
The average price for 0.5ml of filler is anything from £150-500. It does vary depending on how much you get, where abouts you live and which nurse or doctor you go to for the procedure.
How much do I need?
Most people start of will 0.5ml of filler and may increase to 1ml or anywhere up to 2ml depending on the look their trying to achieve. However, the average amount most people tend to inject is around 1ml, and most practitioners will never inject more than 2ml.
Can it damage my lips?
Getting dermal lip fillers done is a pretty safe procedure due to the fact that it’s made from hyaluronic acid and dissolves after a few months to a year. However, will cometic procedures there are risks. Infections from the needle or your body rejecting the substance, stretched or ripped skin on the lips as a result of too much filler being applied, and also lip deformities due to the filler being injected incorrectly. However, the great thing about lip fillers is that they can be removed almost immediately with a solution that is injected into your lips to dissolve the filler instantly if something goes wrong.
So that’s pretty much the basic info about lip filler. Hopefully it’s helped to give you some more information about the procedure and the actual filler itself and if you are planning on having the procedure done I say go for it, but do think about it carefully, why you’re actually doing it and go to a nurse or plastic surgeon that is qualified. There are a lot of unqualified beauticians out there offering cheap alternatives with disastrous results so pick wisely and be safe!