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4 Questions to Ask Your Lip Filler Specialist

Lip fillers are an excellent way of enhancing your natural beauty by defining and plumping your lips. However, before you undergo this cosmetic treatment, here are some questions you must ask your skin care specialist.

Some people are born with thin lips, while others may experience a loss of volume due to the natural aging process. Regardless of the reason, lip filler treatments are a highly effective way to add volume, structure, and shape to your lips. 

If you are considering a customized lip enhancement treatment, here are some benefits you’ll receive: 

  • Enhanced appearance 
  • Natural and long-lasting fullness 
  • Quick treatment times
  • Little to no downtime required
  • Minimal side effects

Lip enhancement procedures are very popular today. However, before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to book a consultation with your skin care specialist so they can help determine if this is the right option for you. 

Customized Lip Filler Treatments in Kelowna 

At our Kelowna skin care centre, we offer a range of anti-aging and cosmetic treatments, including lip enhancement procedures, to help meet all your aesthetic goals in the safest, most comfortable, and quickest way possible. Whatever your needs, we can create a customized treatment plan to give you the most desirable and long-lasting results. 

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4 Questions to Ask Before Your Lip Enhancement Procedure 

Lip fillers are a wonderful and safe way of enhancing your natural beauty by plumping and defining your lips. However, as with all cosmetic treatments, there are certain things you should consider before you take the plunge. 

Here are some of the top questions you must ask your skin specialist before undergoing this procedure: 

1. Will Lip Fillers Help Me Achieve My Aesthetic Goals? 

A good lip filler treatment will enhance the natural shape of your lips and add youthful fullness to your mouth. It is often recommended for patients who are concerned about: 

  • Naturally thin or uneven lips
  • Lips that have lost volume due to age
  • Fine lines around their lips due to smoking or age 

A reputable clinic will always offer you a free consultation before any procedure, so take advantage of this. During this appointment, you can discuss your aesthetic goals, what outcomes you are looking for, and whether lip fillers can help you achieve this. 


2. Are Lip Fillers Safe for Me? 

While lip fillers are a very versatile and safe way to achieve fuller lips, they are not the right cosmetic treatment for everyone. It’s important to discuss any medical conditions you have with your skin care specialist if you are planning on having a lip enhancement procedure. 

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have lip fillers. If you have an active infection around the lips, such as a cold sore, you must wait for it to heal before having a lip enhancement treatment. 

Speak to your lip filler specialist if you have: 

  • Diabetes
  • Lupus or any other autoimmune disease
  • Any problems related to blood clotting, such as hemophilia, or if you are taking blood-thinning medication. 

During your consultation, make sure you inform your specialist if you have any allergies and about any medications you are currently taking. 

3. What Type of Fillers Should I Have? 

In the past, collagen lip fillers were very common. However, the effects of these don’t last as long as hyaluronic acid fillers (typically 3-4 months), so their popularity has waned. The most popular types of lip fillers are those that are composed of hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm. These will give you natural-looking results that last between 9-12 months. 

Our Customized Lip Filler Treatments in Kelowna 

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we offer a range of lip fillers including JUVÉDERM®, Belotero, and Restylane®. These are FDA-approved lip fillers and hyaluronic-acid based, so they are natural and safe to use by our trained health-care professionals.


4. What Happens in the Week Following My Treatment? 

Typically, a lip filler treatment will take around 30-45 minutes and most patients can continue with their normal daily routine immediately after the procedure. You should notice an improvement in your appearance as soon as the treatment is completed. 

However, there are certain things you can do to ensure optimal results. This includes: 

  • Avoid wearing lipstick or putting anything else on your lips for 24 hours after the treatment 
  • Avoid hot drinks, alcohol, and sun exposure for 24-48 hours after your treatment 
  • Gently apply a cold compress to your lips to minimize any swelling 

Some swelling, tenderness, and bruising around the lips is common and this can last up to 10 days following the treatment. If you are having a lip filler treatment for an important event, make sure to schedule your appointment at least two weeks beforehand. 

Book Your Lip Filler Appointment Today

If you want to find out more about the costs and benefits of our customized lip filler treatments and how our team of skin care specialists can help you quickly and safely achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us at 250-868-9290 or fill in our online contact form.


Q; How do lip fillers work?

During the treatment, your skin care professional will insert the gel underneath your skin using an ultra-fine lip injection. This gel works to add volume and fill in any wrinkles around your mouth for a smoother and younger-looking pout.

Q: Are lip injections painful?

Most patients find that the lip enhancement procedure is mostly pain-free. However, your skin care specialist can use a topical anesthetic cream before your treatment to ensure you stay comfortable throughout your appointment. 

Q: How long will my lip filler results last?

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers will provide natural and wonderful looking results that can last for 6-12 months. 

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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