According to this article in Pub Med - The History of injectable facial fillers - in 1981, bovine collagen was the first agent approved by the FDA for cosmetic injection. Since its approval, dozens of injectable filling agents are already FDA-approved for cosmetic use.
Today's lip filler injectables typically use hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs as a substance in the body, and is considered far safer than previous injectables.
Lip fullness and definition are critical aesthetic factors associated with attractiveness, which is why lip augmentation with HA fillers has become so popular. In this article, the research indicated that Hyaluronic acid fillers turned out to be an effective and safe treatment.
Because of the increased popularity of lip fillers, advanced injection techniques have been designed to achieve optimal results.
If you are considering getting lip fillers, be informed about the procedure and products and that the injector you choose is educated and experienced in administering lip fillers.
Think about what your aesthetic goals are.
Generally, for ridges around the lips or smoker's line, conservative amounts of lip filler are used. If you are looking for more volume and fullness, the dose will be larger. When you are starting for the first time, it is advisable to start with small quantities. You can always add a little more when you see the results of the first treatment.
Secret Faces uses two of the most widely used hyaluronic acid lip injectables Restylane Kysse and Saypha Volume.
Restylane Kysse adds volume, smooths upper lip lines, and enhances lip colour for up to one year. Created specifically for the movement of lips, Restylane Kysse is made with XpresHAn Technology's innovative cross-linking gel for precise, natural-looking results.
If you have never had lip injections before, Restylane Kysse is a good choice.
Saypha® volume increases lip volume and enhances definition. They are non-surgical, with minimal recovery time, which helps to ensure immediate, natural-looking results. The added lidocaine and thin wall needles make the injection even more comfortable for you. The results are not permanent but are long-lasting. Saypha filler is absorbed by the body, and its results last between 6-10 months.
Help your lip filler injections heal faster.
Once you receive your lip filler injections, you may be given an ice pack to minimize the chance of bruising. You may experience a little swelling over the next few days, which is typical. A topical cream for the lips may speed the healing process and reduce bruising.
The final result.
Most of the swelling should subside in about two to three weeks. If you feel that your lips are not quite full enough, schedule a follow-up consultation.
Remember to drink plenty of water for the fullest-looking lips, as the hyaluronic acid in the filler responds to your body's hydration level.
Depending on your rate of metabolism, and the product used, you can expect the effects of lip filler to last between 12 and 18 months.