When it comes to lip fillers, there is no one-size fits all solution. There are many different types of lip filler that can be used for lip enhancement.
From the way they are produced, to the ingredients they contain, and the results they can achieve, all these factors and more differ from brand to brand.
So how do you know which lip filler is best? And more specifically which is best for you?
Whilst you would hope any injector is always adequately trained and using a reputable brand with your safety and best interests at heart, sadly this is not always the case. From time to time, some of the brands being chosen are inferior, cheap and obtained on the black market.
Here’s a few safety things to remember when it comes to filler…
1) Think Premium
If there’s one thing you don’t want to scrimp and save on, it’s your face. Avoid anyone listing dermal filler treatment with words like ‘hugely discounted’ or ‘budget’. Not only does this create huge red flags around the ingredients and quality of the filler itself, but these sorts of phrases also tend to lend themselves to injectors who don’t understand the importance of patient safety.
The industry-leading brands of filler are all evidence-based, backed by science and therefore safe and predictable in their usage. Medical professionals who are dedicated to education and patient welfare are unlikely to be your cheapest option.
2) Look For Proof
Unfortunately, the internet is swamped with fake lip fillers. So even if you opt for a brand, you think is reputable, you are putting your trust in the injector that these are in fact directly from the supplier. It's always good to have your injector show you the filler, it’s packaging and storage before going ahead, just to check everything looks in order.
3) Results should always be reversible
Typically, when you’re receiving a lip enhancement, your injector will use a hyaluronic acid filler which is dissolvable and will be metabolised or broken down by your body naturally over time. It is also important that a dermal filler can be reversed in the event of a problem where the filler needs to be dissolved/reversed and sadly some of the cheaper products that can be obtained are very difficult to dissolve. Again, if you see a cheap deal, you know you will not be receiving a premium filler.
"Always ensure the fillers you are receiving are non-permanent and dissolvable."
Once you’ve established that your practitioner is a medically trained professional and the brand of filler being used is reputable, then the next stage is your practitioner will recommend which may be best for you specifically.
1) What are your goals?
Give some thought to what you want to achieve with fillers. Some people will be looking for a subtle enhancement, others will be looking for a more glamorous pout or definition of the lips. This information is crucial to help your practitioner decide on which filler may be best for you.
2) Allergies and intolerances
Be sure to share any allergies and intolerances you may have with your injector. If there’s even a small chance that this substance may be traced within the filler ingredients, then they’ll need to choose an alternative brand.
Different fillers will offer different results. It is important your practitioner understands this and recognises which one to choose based on your anatomy and your wishes.
The key takeaway here is to remember that there is no one brand of filler to suit everyone."
There are plenty of reputable options, and there are sadly also plenty of dangerous ones. Give your face he protection it deserves and invest yourself in a practitioner who is medically qualified and who’s number one priority is your safety.