What Are Most Common Side Effects of Collagen Lip Injections?

Side Effects of Collagen Lip Injections
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Since years, there have been multiple ways to enhance* your facial features, especially lips. When it comes to the world of cosmetic techniques, collagen is a great development; and when it comes to lip injectable for volume, collagen injections are diversely used to attain the desired results. In fact, collagen fillers are used to enhance* other facial features as well. Even in case of wrinkle lifting and accidental disfigurement of the facial features, collagen injections are being diversely used across the globe. Though there are other materials and substances too that can be chosen as lip fillers, collagen has been naturally chosen as it is a vital part of the natural skin shaping and tightening

Collagen injections are available in different forms and some people prefer a more natural substance for collagen lip fillers or injections. Talking about different materials that are used as collagen lip fillers, some usual types of lip fillers are made from types of hylauronic acid. Among other lip fillers are synthetic lip injectable that may not go along well in the body. It has been find out that in vase of wrong choices to cut down injection costs, there have been terrible and painful results including disfigurement and lumping of skin of lips.

Is Collagen Lip Injection a Popular Way to Plump Lips?

Collagen lip injections are actually one of the most common lip filler injectable. These are not comparatively risky or invasive but since it is an artificial procedure, some side effects are bound to happen. If performed by an experienced cosmetic specialist or dermatologist, the effects are more desirable and less problematic. Still, some minor side effects can easily be relieved by home remedies and ways like ice packs. It is always suggested to not to overlook any complication no matter how minor it may be. Always consult your doctor if you experience any problem post collagen injections. If the necessary precautions are taken and the practitioner is good, collagen injections are good choice for lip augmentation. They are getting more and more popular with every passing day all across the globe.

What are The Ingredients Used in it?

There are various types of lip fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth for augmentation and desired shaping up, but the most common ones are the products that include substances related to hyaluronic acid as it is a natural substance that helps collagen development and is also found in the body which initiates and boosts* volume of lips.

Hyaluronic acid fillers can advance the emergence of your lips by providing:

  • Contour
  • Structure
  • Volume

Like most injections, the consequences characteristically last for around six months and after that more injections are needed to keep the desired volume of the lips.
Products generally contain:

  • Restylane, Restylane-L
  • Perlane, Perlane-L
  • Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra XC
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

All of these products are injected in the same way and give you almost similar results. And they all contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic.

Most Common Side Effects of Collagen Lip Injections?

Artificial treatments come in with their own set of side effects that may or may not occur. To discuss some common side effects of the collagen injections, a list is stated below:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Allergic eruptions
  • Bleeding
  • Itchiness
  • Discoloration
  • Lumps and irregularities in the lips
  • Redness
  • Infection
  • Mistaken blood vessel injection leading to tissue loss
  • Ulcers
  • Scars
  • Stiffening of the lips

Before deciding on collagen injections for lip augmentation, remember that you should be in good health and preferably a non smoker. Avoid collagen injections if you have:

  • Oral herpes
  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Blood-clotting problems

The most vital step is to find a doctor who is competent and experienced in giving injections and one whom you can trust. Always remember that if you are considering lip augmentation to make someone else happy or to trying to be someone, definitely think. Also, it’s significant to have practical expectations about the result. Your practitioner can be the best one to discuss the pros and cons of your lip augmentation options like collagen injections and help you decide which procedure or product is best for you.

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