How long before an event should I get lip injections?
Whether you have a wedding, a milestone birthday, an anniversary, an important presentation or another key event where you want to look your absolute best, planning the details means a lot. And beauty prep is usually a key part of that. One of the more common treatments planned for before an important event is lip injections. Getting lip injections helps achieve youthful, supple lips. You can enjoy a full, appealing pout, or a more rejuvenating, smooth and supple smile, including the skin around your lips.
But there is a timing element involved, as even lip injections, with their short recovery period, need some time to settle into your ideal look for your upcoming event.
The ideal filler
For your lips, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers achieve soft, full, natural-looking results. HA fillers are a gel-like substance that plump the skin and can be customized to give your lips a major boost in volume, or achieve a more subtle, smooth, youthful look.
HA fillers are a “go-to” when it comes to the right filler to use for a big event. If you don’t like the results, HA fillers can be easily reversed. If you have your lip injections early enough, if you decide you want to go bigger, you can add more filler to achieve the volume you want. If you’re not sure how much volume you think you’ll want, you can start smaller and give yourself at least a month or more before your important event to allow for adjustments or touch-ups and full recovery after each injection.
Timing is everything
When is the best time to book your lip fillers when you’re getting ready for your big day? Earlier is usually better. You’ll need time for any bruising and swelling to fade, which typically takes a few days to a week. Lips can appear fuller than you planned at first, and this initial fullness will fade over about one or two weeks. So the answer is, if you know how much filler you want, and you’ve chosen your ideal lip injector, give yourself at least two weeks before your important event when getting lip injections.
Choosing the right injector
You’ll want to be sure your injector is the right fit for you and you love the results they achieve. If you don’t already have a preferred injector whose treatments provide the perfect, supple pout you’re looking for, you might want to explore your options until you feel completely confident, especially if your event is a major one, such as your wedding. In this case, if you’re looking for the right injector, you’ll need time to ensure you can experience what they have to offer. You may need to plan ahead by 3-6 months.
Lip injections at SGK Plastic Surgery
At SGK Plastic Surgery, we artfully use lip fillers to provide a natural, attractive look. Our injectors’ aesthetic skills with injectables come from their advanced training and extensive experience as aesthetic providers. Their eye for beauty and facial aesthetics, steady and gentle hand, and welcoming manner make us a perfect choice for your lip injections leading up to your big day. SGK Plastic Surgery is known as the premier plastic surgery center in the region because patient satisfaction is so important to Dr. Kim and her team. We love to see patients feeling beautiful and confident! Call today for a consultation.