Separating myth from the truth on lip augmentation

May 7, 2019

There are lots of myths circulating about lip augmentation and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. The experts at Dr Nestor are specialists in the arena of dermal fillers clients can rely on. We’ve put together a guide to some of the most common misconceptions about lip augmentation to lay your fears to rest.

Misconceptions about lip augmentation

1. Lip augmentation can stretch your lips

Many people think lip augmentation stretches lips, meaning that after just one treatment you need to keep on having your lips filled or they sag and deflate. We can categorically state this is not true at all. Even if you’ve had regular lip augmentation for a number of years you can still stop the treatments and not experience side effects of this nature.

Lip augmentation involves injecting hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the human body. This filler stimulates the production of collagen, which is what makes the lips look fuller. The body’s natural enzymes break down fillers over a period of six months to two years and any that remains will add a thicker appearance to the outermost dermis of the skin and continue to reduce the look of fine lines or wrinkles.

2. Fillers are for old people

Many people do opt for lip augmentation to combat signs of ageing, however, this treatment is suitable for people of any age.

3. Lip augmentation will make my round face look ever bigger

Fillers are used to target certain areas and can actually add definition. Lip augmentation will not cause a more rounded facial appearance.

4. Lip augmentation just doesn’t look natural

It’s always important to understand the lip fillers that will be used for any cosmetic procedure and to choose an aesthetics team with expertise. If an unnatural look is achieved, this is generally down to the lip fillers used as well as a lack of experience from the cosmetic clinic conducting the procedure. Any type of cosmetic skin care treatment should be carried out by qualified and experienced professionals in order to achieve the best results.

Dr Nestor’s Medical and Cosmetic Centre is located in Dundas Street, Edinburgh. We’re proud of our award-winning treatments and state-of-the-art clinic. Get in touch to discuss any concerns you may have about lip fillers or any other popular cosmetic treatments.