My lips are the finger prints of my being
Lip fillers for a more natural look
Full lips with an accentuated border have often been associated with beauty and youth. Tribal peoples worldwide have introduced various materials into and through the upper and lower lips of all genders to enhance beauty. The perceived ideal size of lips has varied over time and in different cultures.
Around 1900, surgeon tried injecting paraffin into the lips without success. Liquid silicone was used for lip augmentation, starting in the early 1960s but was abandoned thirty years later due to fears about the effects of silicone on general health and long term aesthetic outcome.
About 1980, injectable bovine collagen was introduced to the cosmetics market and became the standard against which other injectable fillers were measured. However, that collagen does not last very long and requires an allergy test, causing the patient to wait at least three weeks before another appointment, after which more waiting is required to see cosmetic results. Currently, fillers containing hyaluronic acid have captured the attention of consumers and aestheticians around the world.
Pre and post care instructions
Avoid blood thinning agents like over-the-counter medications such as nurofen for 3 days.
Avoid supplements, including Gingko biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.
Do not do any strenuous exercise for 24 hour after the procedure as it may accentuate bruising.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores.
Please let your registered nurse or doctor know if you are prone. Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders.
Avoid massaging, or picking around the injection site to prevent infection.