Duck Faces Are For Selfies

Webster’s defines a selfie as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.” Selfies have become increasingly popular over the last several years and almost every selfie of the younger generation has a girl with “duck face.” We think that duck faces are for selfies and should stay there!

What do we mean by that, you ask. As we age, our lips start to thin, and we lose some of that volume we knew in our youth. For some, thinner lips can cause us to feel insecure and looking for a solution to help plump our lips so many turn to lip fillers for more volume. When getting lip fillers, it’s important that the person administering the filler has good experiences with creating a natural look. If not, you may end up looking like you have a permanent “duck face” and no one wants that!

What are lip fillers?

As lip enhancements are a popular trend right now, many are using dermal fillers to plump up their lips. Lip fillers are an injection of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in your body, that attracts water and fills the lips from the inside. Once injected, the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips. WebMD shares some of the benefits of using dermal fillers, including control over lip volume and reasonably lasting results. There are several different fillers used to get different results. For example, Juvederm is used for a fuller effect, while Beletero and Volbella can give a more subtle enhancement. What an easy way to get plump lips once again!

What can you expect?

Lip augmentation is a quick procedure done right in the spa with little to no downtime. After a topical or local numbing agent, you are ready for your injectable. Next, we will carefully mark your lips and use very fine needles to inject the substance into your lips. No matter if you are trying to enhance your naturally thin lips or replace the fullness you have lost over the years, Juvederm® offers a solution that will wow you! You can expect to see almost immediate results, that show plumper, fuller lips that feel completely natural. You may even have a new infatuation with lipsticks!

What is the perfect size?

Most fillers come in a 1 ml syringe, so that is the approximate amount that most people start out with. We know that symmetry is important and will use our expertise and your desired results to come up with the best look for you. This Cosmopolitan article gives us the takeaway that a 50/50 ratio is ok, but the upper lip should not be bigger than the lower lip. Going slow with the fillers and seeing how your lips will take the injections, is the best way to avoid the “duck face” and give you a nice and even look.

What should I avoid?

While there is little to no downtime, there are a few recommendations of what you shouldn’t do after getting your fillers. Don’t exercise the day of your procedure. Exercise increases blood flow to your face, which isn’t advisable. We also recommend that you steer clear of massages or facials after your procedure. Lastly, you should avoid painkillers, fish oil and Vitamin E. These are known to thin the blood and thinner blood can lead to bruising or bleeding in the treated areas.

We can thank celebrities like Lisa Rinna and Kylie Jenner for bringing lip augmentation to the forefront of the beauty industry. However, you don’t have to be a star to have plump and pouty lips. You too can have this sexy and a sought-after look. Alazzo Med Spa can help you achieve the look you desire. Call today to talk to our staff and schedule your lip consultation.

Melissa Bolden, CRNP

Melissa Bolden, CRNP graduated from University of Maryland with a Masters in Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Melissa has owned and operated Med Spa’s since 2003. Her vast knowledge of aesthetic services and drive for perfection as well as her ability to achieve maximum results places Melissa at the top of the Med Spa industry.

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