Post-Pandemic Lip Filler in Toronto: How to Do It Right

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Face, Treatments

This the perfect time to consider lip filler in Toronto. You may be easing out of daily mask-wearing and flashing your smile more often these days. If your lips have been neglected for a year or two, it may be surprising to see that fine lines and volume loss have crept up, even in that short amount of time.

A soft, subtle boost for your lips can do wonders, but does lip filler make you nervous? Some people worry that lip filler will transform them into a cartoon character. It’s no wonder that some stereotypes about dermal lip filler persist. There are celebrity examples all over social media demonstrating overblown “lip filler gone wrong.” There are even social media camera filters designed to poke fun at the too-much-lip-filler look.

Rest assured, it is possible to beautifully augment lips in a personalized and proportionate way. In fact, the really well-done lip filler all around you probably escapes your notice simply because an expert job doesn’t look “done” at all.

If you’re ready for luscious lips this season, here are a few tips to ensure that you get the natural-looking results you want. Beautiful, not blowfish.

1. Ease Into the Volume You Want Over Time

If you previously had lip filler and you’ve let it fade over the past pandemic year, you may be tempted to refill and replace your lip volume all at once. However, natural-looking results are built up over time. You can expect some mild swelling for 3 to 5 days post injection, and it may be a couple of weeks before the product integrates to look and feel soft. Try adding subtle enhancement during treatments spread a few months apart, rather than over-filling in one appointment. Remember, you can always add a little more later once you’ve become accustomed to your results.

2. Pay Attention to Proportions

An experienced lip filler injector knows that the ideal upper and lower lip ratio is close to 1:1.60. Of course, everyone’s mouth shape and lip size are unique to them, so you’ll want a customized approach. Yet keep in mind that if your aim is a top lip the exact same size as the lower lip (or bigger!), you might get a “trout pout” effect. Some of the “lip filler gone wrong” images seen online show a large, projected upper lip that was not treated with optimal proportions in mind.

3. Choose Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are plentiful. They are available in various thicknesses and from several reputable Health Canada-approved brands. HA is a naturally occurring hydrophilic molecule, which means that it draws water into it. It’s also dissolvable. Some filler products contain polymers or calcium and are designed to last for years. However, these are not without potential complications such as hard lumps, and they are far more difficult to reverse if you don’t love the results.

4. Only Choose Experienced, Medically Qualified Practitioners for Lip Filler in Toronto

You may think that lip filler is as easy and safe as a manicure. It has certainly become more mainstream, and it’s considered very safe in the right hands, but technique matters a tonne. There are safety danger zones around the lips, and product selection and placement can make the difference between lips that you feel sexy in or awkward, unnatural lips. A skilled injector will listen to your goals and be able to give you soft, hydrated-looking lips; a fuller, pouty mouth; or softened fine lines around the lips. Everything ranging from barely there to “WOW” is possible, depending on the technique. You can choose exactly what you want!

Lip filler season is here! Draw all the right kinds of attention to a sultry smile with lip filler. Toronto’s Sovereign Skin has passionate and highly trained cosmetic injectors ready to meet with you and get you the results you’ll love.

Sovereign Skin

(647) 343-0801

59 Hayden Street, Suite 701 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7