Getting Ready for Your First Lip Filler Appointment: What to Expect

Preparing for your first lip filler consultation might be exciting or it may seem daunting as you embark on your journey into aesthetic enhancements. If you have questions or concerns about the process, potential discomfort, or the expected results, rest assured, we’ve got you covered at VitaLab Wellness.

No matter what you’re feeling about your first appointment, let’s take a look at what you can expect when you come to our La Jolla, CA office.

Defining Your Aesthetic Objectives

Your journey to achieving the lips of your dreams begins with setting your aesthetic goals. Whether you seek a subtle enhancement or a more striking result, a broad spectrum of possibilities is available with Restylane lip fillers. Your VitaLab Wellness injector will work closely with you to understand your expectations. Bringing images to demonstrate your desired outcome can serve as a valuable reference for your injector. This way, the conversation about your expectations becomes more focused, and it helps your injector select the most suitable Restylane product for you.

Tackling the Discomfort

If the thought of needles makes you queasy, don’t let that dissuade you from exploring lip injections. At VitaLab Wellness, we employ several methods to manage and minimize discomfort during the procedure. Ask your injector about various numbing options that temporarily decrease the sensation around your lips. Moreover, Restylane lip fillers include lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which can further alleviate discomfort. While there might be a brief ” ouch ” moment during the injections, it generally feels like a small pinch.

Plan Your Appointment Strategically

Although lip fillers can be completed rather swiftly (often within 45 minutes or less), you should plan the timing of your appointment wisely. Possible side effects like swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, and bumps are usually temporary and may influence the appearance of your lips post-procedure. You don’t want to plan your lip filler appointment right before an important event. Give yourself ample time – a few weeks at least – for any side effects to subside.

In preparation for your treatment, discuss with your injector any medications or supplements you are taking, including aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as these may cause swelling and more bruising.

Avoiding strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and heat after the procedure is also recommended as well. Additionally, you’ll want to refrain from applying makeup for at least 24 hours to keep the area clean.

Look Forward to Natural-Looking Results

You might wonder if it will be glaringly obvious that you’ve had fillers post-procedure. Rest assured, unless you’ve chosen to enlarge your lips significantly, people will notice how radiant you look without realizing why. Restylane offers results that enhance your natural beauty, not override it.

Arranging Your Follow-Up Appointment

Ensure to book your follow-up appointment before you leave VitaLab Wellness. Ideally, this should be scheduled about two weeks after the procedure to check that any side effects have faded. During this appointment, you and your injector will evaluate your results and determine whether your aesthetic objectives have been met.

Sometimes, achieving your desired outcome requires more than one session. The beautiful results from Restylane lip fillers can last anywhere from nine months to a year.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Embarking on your aesthetic journey can be an exciting experience! At VitaLab Wellness in La Jolla, CA, we’re committed to giving you the results you’re looking for.

A consultation is an excellent starting point where we can answer all your questions, guide you through the process, and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Ready to take the next step? Schedule a consultation today by calling our office at 858-999-0159 or using our online booking tool.