I’ve got to admit, watching lip tutorial videos are SO addictive. Instagram has millions of them, featuring girls from all over the world showing dozens of ways you can glam your lips – lip contouring, lip glitter, glossy lip, matte lips, the list goes on forever. Well, after binge-watching probably about a hundred at one go,
I’ve come to envy some lips that definitely stood out from the crowd with their incredibly smooth and pout lips. No contouring done yet. There is no denying that some of these girls have done some work, specifically lip fillers and lets just put it out there – there is nothing wrong with that. Everyone should be able to do whatever they want with their lips, just maybe don’t go overboard. Remember Lil Kim? Yikes.
Now that that is out of the way, let’s talk lip fillers. These days, injectable lip fillers is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. Thanks to Kylie Jenner, who is pretty much the global ambassador of full, plump lips, the hyaluronic acid filler is becoming popular in the market of fillers. What is hyaluronic acid anyway? The substance is a natural substance found in the body which helps to increase volume in the lips. It is so popular that even Kylie Jenner swears by it, as she mentions using Juvederm, referring to the name-brand filler that is mostly made up of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid fillers improve the appearance of your lips by adding shape, structure and volume. It’s the most “natural” option out there, since the substance itself is already found in the body. This also makes allergic reaction very unlikely which is a huge A plus because that is the last thing you want for your lips.
Compared to other fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers offers less bruising and swelling. Like any cosmetic enhancements, they come with side effects, which may alter from one to the other. With hyaluronic acid fillers, bumps and lumps might appear on your lips but they dissolve easily so that’s a plus too. These lip injections lasts around 6 months, though you could customize to last a shorter period of time.
Naturally, anyone would want it to last as long as possible right? Well, not Kylie. She recommends to go for a filler that lasts only 2 to 4 months so that you have the option of stopping it altogether. After all, you do want your lips to look as natural as possible and with the hyaluronic acid fillers, you get control over lip volume, which means that the amount of substance injected can be controlled.
Hyaluronic acid fillers seems to be the best option out there, but before you start showing pictures of Kylie Jenner or any other celebrity to your doctor, make sure you find the right one. Do your homework and learn about their techniques before you book an appointment. While we all want full, pout lips, don’t forget that one size does not fit all and you should always work to balance the entire face.