If you dream of a fuller, plumper pout, lip filler is probably the simplest solution. Made of naturally occurring, super hydrating hyaluronic acid gel, dermal fillers give the lips immediate and long-lasting volume. But as with any aesthetic treatment, there are a few important questions to ask before getting lip fillers. Here’s everything you need to consider prior to booking! 

Am I A Good Candidate for Lip Fillers? 

We love lip fillers, but the truth is that they’re not for everyone. The most important question to consider is your health status. Ask your nurse practitioner about contraindications, and consider also speaking to your doctor before scheduling an appointment. 

These are the main contraindications you need to know about: 

  • You have an active infection or irritation near the lips
  • You’re allergic to local anesthetic, hyaluronic acid, or any of the other filler ingredients
  • You’ve had previous negative reactions to fillers 

Beyond that, we take a few more precautionary measures at SEV and recommend you avoid dermal fillers if you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding 

You may also need to wait until you’re done with treatments if you’re currently undergoing radiation therapy, laser therapy, chemical peels, or microdermabrasions, or if you’ve recently taken anticoagulant medications or antibiotics.  Also ensure you have not gotten any new vaccinations or dental work in the last two weeks.


How Do I Find the Best Med Spa for the Treatment?

Choosing your medspa for lip fillers is a serious consideration. You want to ask yourself what you’re looking for in a service provider. We think the most important factors are medical accreditation, hygiene and cleanliness, the experience level of the injector, and whether the medspa and nurse injectors make you feel comfortable. 

You can usually figure this out by reading reviews, looking at the medspa’s social media galleries, and inquiring directly about medical accreditation. 

At SEV, we pride ourselves for going beyond these basics. Each one of our medspas is a carefully-designed, luxurious space where customers can relax. Our nurse injectors aren’t just aesthetic experts, but they’re compassionate individuals who know how to make clients feel listened to and taken care of. If you have any doubts, you can’t go wrong with lip fillers at your nearest SEV location.


What Type of Lip Fillers Should I Get?

There are a few different kinds of lip fillers that vary in consistency and results. For plump, pillowy lips, Juvéderm Ultra XC is the ideal filler, but you can achieve very natural results with more fluid fillers like Restylane Kysse. At SEV Laser, we carry a variety of fillers to give you your best results. Speak with your nurse injector to decide what filler is best for you.

Plus, you also have the option to receive a full vial of filler or just half, and your nurse injector has a lot of control over where the lip filler is injected. Explain to your nurse injector what kind of results you hope to achieve, and we’ll help you choose the filler that’s best for you. 

What Aftercare Will I Need? 

It’s always good to ask what kind of aftercare you’ll need after a cosmetic service. While you’re at it, you can also ask your provider what recovery will look like. 

The good news is that lip filler aftercare is very simple! For a few days after the injection, it’s important that you keep your lips clean, stay hydrated, and avoid intense activities. You should also avoid drinking from straws, since that puckering expression can feel uncomfortable If you feel a bit of soreness, you can always ice your lips. Keep in mind that bruising and swelling is expected so plan ahead if you have any events in the near future! 


How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

There’s no excuse for opaque pricing. Your medspa should be able to tell you exactly how much your lip fillers will cost, or at least give you a clear estimate. At SEV, you can check out our injectable prices easily. The costs are based on the SEV location as well as the specific type of filler that’s being used.


Ask Away! 

There are a lot of questions to ask before you get lip filler. The good news is that here at SEV we’ve got the answers. You can email us, call us, or even reach out on social media if you’re curious about something we haven’t covered in this post. 

Prior to each appointment, you can bet your gorgeous lips that you’ll get a full consultation!  During the consultation, you’ll get your chance to ask every last-minute question you have. 

Do you feel like most of your questions have been answered for now? If so, you can simply go ahead and book your lip filler appointment!