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3 Common Lip Filler Myths

Debunking 3 common myths about Lip Filler - Dr Hayley Elsmore, The Courtyard Aesthetic Clinic, Newport, Isle Of Wight

When you hear the words 'lip filler', people always imagine 'trout pouts' and duck lips. All it takes is to see one bad lip job to immediately put you off this cosmetic procedure but what people don't know is, is that when done well, results can be so natural that people shouldn't even know you have had anything done.


Dr Hayley Elsmore is here to debunk some of those common myths and concerns surrounding lip filler and help inform anyone who is curious about this treatment.


Myth 1: My lips will look fake and obvious


We have all seen our fair share of bad lip filler jobs that are over-injected and look too fake. It's enough to make you want to stay away from a needle. However, the truth behind the pictures is that dermal fillers can look natural - some people just prefer it not to.


Dr. Hayley's advice is to have an understanding of what you want to achieve from the treatment. Always listen to your practitioners advice as they will know how much filler is needed without it looking obvious. A trained medical practitioner can give a subtle hint of volume and shape to your lips to produce the desired outcome.


Most importantly, be realistic and work with the face you have. Lip filler can add body and volume but it can't and should not change the shape of your mouth so much that it looks odd on your face. A subtle lip filler can be a small tweak to your natural lip shape and still fit with your natural features.


Myth 2: Lip fillers stretch your lips and deflate once the filler wears off


There is a misconception that lip filler can do some permanent damage when it starts to wear off. However, if you have gone to a trained medical professional, your lips won't have been over filled and the product used does not contain any harmful chemicals.


Dermal filler is hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the body and it simply stimulates the production of collagen. Over the course of 6 months – 2 years, your body’s natural enzymes will begin to dissolve the fillers. Meaning the residue will actually thicken the outermost layer of the skin, making it appear smoother, younger and healthier.


Myth 3: Fillers are irreversible


Some people think that fillers are a permanent alteration of the face, which cannot be reversed. However, filler products that contain hyaluronic acid can be reversed by injecting hyaluronidase that breaks down the hyaluronic acid causing the filler to disperse and leave your skin the way it was before the filler was administered.

So if you were to have lip filler and were not happy with the results, it is possible to correct it. However, if the job is done correctly and professionally in the first time - this correction should not be needed!


Always make sure you research your practitioner and have a good understanding of the facts so you can benefit from these procedures and happily ignore the rumours of misinformation.





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