Lip fillers have become an ever-growing popular treatment in the beauty world, with celebrities showing off their voluminous and plump lips that many of us envy. However, while there are some inspirational pouts, there are also a long list of horrific lip fillers that are bound to put you off. There are several ways in which lip fillers can look bad, and it is predominantly down to the clinic you choose. To give you a better understanding of the world of lip fillers, we’re going to answer the rather common question “why do lip fillers look so bad?”
Why Do Lip Fillers Look So Bad?: How Not To Regret Your Fillers
While it may seem like a simple injection to the lower and upper lip to give a little bit of volume and definition, there is actually a lot that goes into lip fillers. From the shape of your lips to the key points on your lip line, there are several things that you need to consider when booking in for filler treatments. LasaDerm has years of experience in providing professional and high-quality lip fillers for clients, even appearing on Dr Christian Jessen. We would like to share this knowledge with you, so that you can avoid lip fillers that you regret. We will be going through the following:
- What Are Lip Fillers?
- Fillers In The Wrong Hands
- Understanding Lip And Face Shapes
- Pacing Yourself
- Staying Natural
- Unattractive Bruising
Before booking in for lip fillers in Milton Keynes or within the surrounding area, it is important that you have a full understanding of what lip fillers actually are and how they can help. Many clients ask for lip fillers and each are looking for a different outcome, whether it be volume or definition. Let’s take a closer look at the basics of lip fillers, and what they can really achieve.
Lip fillers, also known as lip augmentation, are a form of cosmetic procedure that involves injecting a dermal filler into the top and/or lower lip. The amount of filler that you require will ultimately depend on what you wish to achieve, but it is important to make sure that you understand how much is required to create your desired outcome to ensure you do not overfill your lips. Lip filler is mainly used for the following three purposes:
The most common form of filler is hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found in the human body, and helps to increase the volume of your lips. Compared to its older counterparts, hyaluronic acid is safe to use, and the effects often last a lot longer. It is extremely important that you ask your clinic what form of filler they use before having treatment, as this can alter the outcome, or you may be allergic to the chemicals used. If you would like to test out fuller lips before going ahead with treatments, you can always purchase a plumping lip gloss such as the Too Faced Lip Injection gloss to achieve a temporary look.
There are plenty of cases of individuals wanting lip fillers on a budget, and opting for a clinic that either has less experience or uses cheap products to complete treatments. While we fully understand that not everyone has the funds to afford the lips of their dreams, it is extremely important that you do your research to ensure that you trust the clinic. There are many risks that come alongside opting for someone with minimal experience, such as:
- Severe and painful bruising
- Wonky lips
- Swollen lips that do not go down
- Tissue death
- Blindness – in rare cases
When booking in for lip fillers with a reputable, reliable and trustworthy clinic, you can ensure that you are in safe hands and that side effects or risks are kept and a minimum. A professional will understand your required outcome, take note of your facial and lip shape, and give you a judgement of how much or little filler you may require. If you are thinking about having lip fillers, we would highly recommend coming into the LasaDerm cosmetic clinic in Milton Keynes or the surrounding area for a consultation. During this consultation, our cosmetic surgeons will talk you through all of your options, and what the best route is to complete your look.
While looking at some images of celebrities with lip fillers may give you some inspiration on the look you wish the achieve, it does not necessarily mean that the type of filler you require is the same. The shape of your natural lip line, as well as your face structure, has a big impact on how much filler you require and where this filler should be placed. The reason LasaDerm looks at the shape of your lips and face is to gather a better understanding of what will give you the look you require while remaining natural. Your lip fillers should always enhance the beauty that you have, not recreate it.
Before booking in for a consultation, there are a few basic definitions of parts of your lip that can help you direct your surgeon to the right location for injecting filler. These definitions are as follows:
- Cupid’s Bow – this is the double curve of your upper lip and it usually resembles a Cupid bow, from the Roman God of love.
- Philtrum – this is made up of two columns that are placed on the Cupid’s bow leading up to your nose. This is the dipped part between your lip and nose.
- Vermilion Border – this is the lip line.
- Tubercles – these are natural bumps that occur on the lip. Usually with three on the top and two on the bottom.
Along with the “Cupid Bow” technique, there are a whole host of different ways you can fill in your lips to achieve different looks. The main shapes are as follows:
- Classic – a subtle augmentation that helps to give volume, particularly to older individuals or those that have lost volume through aging.
- Rubina – heavily dependent on the facial structure and usually looks best for those with a long length between the nose and the chin.
- Cupid – defines the cupid bow, making you look youthful and defining your lip shape.
- Pearlique – accentuates the lower lip and is ideal for those wanting to create a fuller look through their lower lip rather than the Cupid’s bow.
- Hollywood – uses all three of the upper lip points to accentuate the lip line and provide a fuller look.
- Angelic – best for those with a narrow lip line, providing a defined Cupid’s bow and fuller, more voluminous lips.
A lot of clients want their lips looking fuller immediately, and while lip fillers are able to do this, it is important that you do not go for a lot of filler in one go. It is both expensive and dangerous to put too much filler in your lips, and can cause lifelong problems of distortion. We would always advise that clients gradually fill their lips, coming back if they wish to have more filler, rather than doing too much in the first appointment.
Another mistake that people make is going back to their clinic too often, which again, can cause extremely dangerous issues. It is important that while you are making your lips look fuller, you continue to make them look natural. Ensuring that you stick to your natural lip lines and occasionally use filler to define those lines and add volume. While there are many things that you need to consider about the timing of your appointments, there are a few myths about lip fillers, some of which are often questions that our clients ask before having treatment. If you are thinking about contacting the team for treatments, make sure you take a look at Cosmopolitan’s article for more information about what to expect and common fears.
As has already been said, ensuring that your lip fillers are natural will minimise the risk of them looking out of proportion to the rest of your face. There are a number of ways in which you can make sure that you achieve a natural look when booking in for lip fillers. Please feel free to contact the team to discuss any of these methods, all of which will be discussed with you during a consultation with our professional team.
There is a very specific ratio that your surgeon should keep in mind when injecting lip fillers. When using the right ratio, this should make sure that you maintain a natural-looking lip. According to Dr Esho, your lips should have a 1:2 ratio of the top lip to bottom lip in the centre of your mouth, while the corners of your lip should have a 1:1 ratio.
The materials used to inject your lips also needs to be taken into consideration. While you often just think of lip fillers as one material, there are actually a whole host of different material types used for filler treatments. Those that consist of materials that enhance your lips natural mucosa can give a natural look, rather than making your lip look like an animation. Again, it is also important that you make sure the filler is injected into specific parts of your lip, and it’s just another reason as to why you should ensure you have a professional surgeon.
Bruising is a common side effect of having lip fillers, so it is likely that you may experience slight bruising for a few days after your treatment. A bruise occurs when small blood vessels break and enter the soft tissue beneath the skin. If you are to experience bruising, it is most likely going to occur on the upper lip rather than the lower lip, but it could occur on both. Each face is unpredictable, and some may find that they bruise more than others; however, this bruising should in no way be excessive, and when using a professional surgeon, bruising should be minimal.
Two for the most common causes of lip filler bruising are that you either didn’t do your research on the clinic’s experience, or you have had far too much filler injected into your lip. This is why it is extremely important to do your research before you have treatment, as it can cause extreme discomfort, distortion of lips, and severe bruising. If bruising does occur, then try not to touch the area unless you are applying gel or cream. Make sure you wash your face regularly with soap and water to avoid bacteria getting into the injected area. Cold packs or compress can also help with bruising, particularly if there is also swelling of the area.
Lip fillers That Look Good
All of the things that have been discussed can be avoided by booking in with a reputable and professional clinic. As has been said, it is extremely important to research, research and more research. If you are looking for lip fillers and would like to know more about what would be best for you and what to expect, feel free to book in for a chat with our team! In the meantime, take a look at Huda Beauty’s article for advice on things to know before lip injections.