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First Time Getting Lip Fillers: Things to Know

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First Time Getting Lip Fillers: Things to Know

Are you considering getting lip fillers for the first time?

Exciting times! Lip fillers, commonly referred to as dermal fillers, have become an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment over the past decade. They primarily provide enhanced volume to the lips and can also offer minor changes to the cupid’s bow and the overall shape of the lips.

If you’re unsure about what to expect or how to prepare when it comes to your very first lip enhancement appointment, fear not! Our team at Essence Cosmetic Medicine have got you (and your lips) covered.

In this blog, you will find all the information you need to know before getting lip fillers for the first time as well as useful information when it comes to preparing for your first appointment.

What are lip fillers?

Lip enhancements are a form of dermal filler injection. They are designed to primarily enhance the natural appearance and volume of the lips utilising hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in skin hydration.

To add volume and improve the shape of the lips, hyaluronic acid lip fillers can be injected into precise areas, according to your personalised treatment plan. Other aesthetic goals can be achieved with lip fillers, for example, if you would like to reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth, fillers can be strategically placed to help achieve this.

What steps should I take to prepare for my appointment?

Before undergoing your treatment with lip fillers, you should research your chosen clinic to feel confident with the experience level of the clinic’s injectors that may perform your procedure. Although treatment with lip filler may seem simple, only an experienced and qualified injector should perform the treatment for a number of reasons, including to achieve the best results and to prevent side effects.

After you feel comfortable with your choice, you should then schedule a consultation. A consultation will help your injector to create a personalised treatment plan, and will allow you to discuss your desired results, as well as any past or current health factors that may need to be considered to determine your suitability for the procedure.

We recommend to avoid taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, as they can potentially cause bruising to persist for longer.


What are the pros of lip fillers?

As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Australia, lip fillers can provide quite a list of benefits. Since the treatment is highly personalised, patients can address their specific aesthetic concerns, which can help many feel more confident about the appearance of their lips and enjoy the changes that they want.

Benefits of a lip enhancement can include:

  • Plumper Lips with an Enhanced Volume – Lip fillers essentially ‘fill’ the lips, helping to increase their size and creating a fuller and voluminous look. This is especially beneficial for those seeking lip fillers to enhance their naturally thin lips or those whose lips have lost volume through ageing.
  • Improved Shape and Definition – Lip fillers can help improve the shape and definition of your lips, giving them a more attractive and natural-looking appearance. This can be particularly beneficial for those who have asymmetrical or uneven lips, as lip fillers can help create a more balanced and harmonious look.
  • Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles – As we age, fine lines and wrinkles can begin to develop around the mouth, making us appear older than we actually are. Lip fillers can help reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, giving you a smoother and more youthful look.
  • Natural-Looking Results – One of the biggest advantages of lip fillers is that they can provide natural-looking results. Experienced practitioners such as our doctors at Essence Healthcare, can carefully control the amount of filler used, ensuring that your lips look natural and proportionate to your face.
  • Long-Lasting Results – The results of lip fillers can last between six to twelve months, depending on the product used and how your body will naturally metabolise the product. This means you can enjoy your new look for an extended period without needing to go for touch-ups frequently.

What can I expect during my lip filler appointment?

After you have had your initial consultation with one of our doctors, your dermal clinician will first begin by numbing your lips with a topical numbing cream (anaesthetic) to minimise any feelings of pain or discomfort.

Once your lips are completely numb, your dermal clinician will proceed to inject the filler into your lips by way of a syringe needle, whilst carefully controlling the amount of filler used to ensure you can achieve your desired outcome.

A standard lip filler appointment will typically take 30-60 minutes and the results are immediate.

What should I expect after my lip filler appointment?

After your lip enhancement appointment, you can expect to see some mild swelling, bruising and slight tenderness. These symptoms are completely normal and will subside within a few days.

It’s important not to apply pressure on the lips or touch them too much, although this may be tempting after your first appointment, to avoid further bruising or obstruction to the final result.

Your dermal clinician will provide you with post-treatment care instructions to ensure you feel fully informed on the dos and don’ts of lip fillers.

Why is Essence Cosmetic Medicine in Melbourne the right place for first-time lip fillers?

The team at Essence Cosmetic Medicine in Melbourne understands that getting lip fillers for the first time may feel a little overwhelming, as you may feel unsure about what to expect both during and after the treatment. Our team strives to provide a comfortable and supportive experience, listening to your concerns and being transparent about what the treatment involves.

To personalise your procedure so that you can get the best results possible according to your individual preferences, we will create a personalised treatment plan, as well as inform you about the steps you can take to prepare and sufficiently heal from your procedure.

Putting your wellbeing first, we only use high quality dermal lip fillers. Not only does this improve the reliability of the procedure, but it ensures that you can achieve more natural-looking results.

If you’re ready to try lip fillers for the first time, book your consultation to discuss how we can achieve the results you want!