Lip fillers are an incredible aesthetic treatment that are one of the hottest beauty treatments available right now, but before you get one, there are a few things that you should be asking and thinking about before booking one.

Firstly, speak to your aesthetician before having your treatment done. Speaking to them can help you to decide exactly what results you are looking to achieve and can allow you to ask any questions that you have before you potentially have any regrets. This is one of the most crucial steps as it allows you and your surgeon to work together to create the perfect look for you!

Second, always take it slowly, you can always have more done later. When it comes to lip fillers, make sure you take it slowly as overfilling is something that most women find is a huge regret, just take it step by step and you can always have your lips filled further if you want them to be more plump.

Third, think to yourself “how big do I really want my lips to become?”. Before even booking your first consultation, you really need to think about this as it could be a huge change. For many people they can feel as if they have wasted their money as their lips haven’t’ changed enough for their liking or on the flipside, can feel like they have received more than they bargained for with too much of a change. All you need to do is have a proper think about what results you want and to make sure that you convey this to your aesthetician.

Fourth, make sure you prep properly before your lip filler appointment. For a week before your appointment, you won’t be able t take any form of aspirin, anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or things such as multivitamins as these can thin your blood and cause major bruising following your appointment. It’s also best to avoid alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours before and after your appointment too to avoid swelling.

Fifth, be prepared for a super quick treatment. The appointment itself will only take around an hour or so and a lot of that will be speaking with your aesthetician to decide what you are looking for. Your aesthetician will pinpoint on your lip exactly where they are going to inject the lip filler and regardless of what you are looking for, you will be able to see your results almost immediately. It’s normal to expect some form of bruising so they won’t be Instagram ready immediately, but over the next couple of days any bruising and swelling should disappear and you will be left with the lips you’ve been dreaming of.

Sixth, you need to know the risks associated with it. Lip fillers are often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure” as they can be performed so quickly and a lot of people just assume that it is completely risk free. As with any treatment, there is always a possibility of an allergic reaction and if you’re prone to cold sores, having a lip filler treatment can trigger one to happen.

That’s really all you need to know about lip fillers, you always just need to make sure you ask the right questions and prepare correctly for the treatment you are going to have.