Lip Fillers – All Your Questions Answered!

Fillers in Dubai | 9 August 2019

Q: How long does the procedure take?

Less than an hour. First, your injector will cleanse the area and apply a topical numbing cream (it needs about 20 minutes to kick in) or inject you with lidocaine. Then, the injections themselves take 15 to 20 minutes.

Q: How bad does it hurt?

Most women say the lidocaine shot hurts most (like an intense bee sting). As for the filler itself, it can be best described as an immediate pricking sensation, then uncomfortable pressure as the filler moves throughout the lips.

Q: Will they look good right after?

You’ll see immediate volume, but expect a few days of bruising and swelling (so schedule accordingly).

Q: What about the side effects?

You may notice some small bumps under your lips. They usually smooth out on their own within a week or two, but if not, your injector can remove them. While rare, more serious complications (like a blood clot) can occur, so if you’re experiencing significant pain or skin discoloration, see a doctor ASAP.

Q: How do I take care of them after?

No touching your lips for 48 hours after injections. And hold off on exercise for a few days, as it speeds up your blood flow.

Q: How do I maintain them?

Touch-ups every three months to a year. Why such a big window? Factors like filler consistency and lifestyle can affect longevity. For instance, in patients who are more physically active, their filler dissolves faster than in those who are more sedentary.

Q: What if I hate them?

Your doctor can dissolve the filler by injecting lips with the enzyme hyaluronidase. Most reputable derms will do this for free if you’re not happy with their work.

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