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Common Myths of Lip Fillers

Updated: Feb 16

There are several myths and misconceptions surrounding lip fillers, and it's essential to separate fact from fiction to make informed decisions about cosmetic injectables. Here are some common myths associated with lip fillers:

common myths of lip filler melbourne cbd

Myth #1 Lip fillers look unnatural.

Reality: When administered by a skilled and experienced cosmetic injector, lip fillers can provide natural-looking results. The key is to use an appropriate amount of filler and to consider individual facial features for a harmonious appearance.

Myth #2 Lip fillers are painful.

Reality: While some discomfort is possible during the injection, our lip fillers contain a local anesthetic. At Radianne Skin, we use additional numbing techniques to minimize pain such as a strong numbing cream in addition to a vibration tool. Many people tolerate the procedure well with minimal discomfort. Almost all of our clients tell us that they feel no pain at all during the treatment!

Myth #3 Lip fillers are permanent.

Reality: Lip fillers are temporary, and their effects usually last for 6 to 9 months. This can be an advantage for individuals who want to try the treatment without committing to a permanent change.

Myth #4 Lip fillers are only for creating larger lips.

Reality: Lip fillers can be used for various purposes, including enhancing lip volume, defining the lip borders, reducing fine lines around the mouth, and achieving a more balanced and upturned smile. The goal is not always to create significantly larger lips.

Myth #5 Lip fillers are only for older individuals.

Reality: Lip fillers can be suitable for a wide range of ages. Some younger individuals use lip fillers for subtle enhancements and hydration or to address asymmetries, while older individuals may use them to counteract volume loss associated with ageing.

Myth #6 Lip fillers are dangerous.

Reality: Lip fillers, when administered by qualified healthcare professionals, are generally safe. However, like any medical procedure, there are risks and potential side effects. It's crucial to choose a reputable and experienced cosmetic injector to minimize risks.

Myth #7 Lip fillers are only for women.

Reality: Lip fillers are not exclusive to any gender. Both men and women may choose to undergo lip filler treatments to achieve their desired aesthetic goals.

Myth #8 Lip fillers cause lumpy or bumpy lips.

Reality: Skillful injection techniques and the use of quality fillers typically result in smooth and natural-looking lips. Any lumpiness or irregularities are often associated with poor injection practices.

It's important to consult with a qualified and experienced healthcare professional to address individual concerns, receive accurate information, and ensure a safe and satisfactory outcome when considering lip filler treatments.

We are located in Melbourne CBD, central to many of Melbourne's suburbs in terms of accessibility. Book a consultation with us now to discuss how we can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals!


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