If your clients are keen to perk up their pout, a filler is the obvious place to start. But how many of us really understand the difference between the injectables, non-injectables, hyaluronic acid fillers or dermal fillers on the market? We’ve got the lowdown on the current range of hyaluronic acid fillers; if you are wondering which option is right for your clients’ lips, look no further.
Hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers consist of glycosaminoglycan, a naturally occurring protein found in human skin, eyes and connective tissue. This means that it is a natural molecule that is already in existence in your body.
Hyaluronic acid fillers improve the appearance of your lips through enhancing shape, structure and volume. Typically, the results of a hyaluronic acid filler last for around 3-7 months before further treatments are required. They are the most popular way to improve the appearance of our lips nowadays, though they come in two different types: a hyaluronic acid lip injection and a non-injectable hyaluronic acid filler. We consider each, in turn, below:
Hyaluronic acid lip injections
Method: A topical numbing agent will be used on the lips prior to the injection to ease the discomfort, or a nerve block injection might be given so that the lips are completely numb. Fine needles are then used to insert the hyaluronic acid substance into the lips, which are then massaged to distribute the filler, and finally, ice is applied afterwards to ease discomfort and control swelling.
Benefits and drawbacks of hyaluronic acid lip injections
Hyaluronic acid lip injections offer a few noticeable benefits but also come with disadvantages. Before you make the decision on which hyaluronic acid filler is right for you, we have compiled a list of benefits and drawbacks:
Benefits of hyaluronic acid lip injections:
- The difference will be noticeable immediately
- Results will last around 6 months
Drawbacks of hyaluronic acid lip injections:
- Healing time is usually a few days
- Discomfort during the hyaluronic acid filler procedure
- Bleeding from the injection site
- Soreness at the injection point
- Swelling and bruising around the lips
- Cold sores or fever blisters, particularly if your client is prone to them.
Non-injectable hyaluronic acid filler through the hyaluronic filler pen:
This revolutionary hyaluronic acid filler device has been used for decades by diabetics, for administering insulin. The hyaluron filler pen improves the appearance of lips through hyaluronic acid fillers, but without the need for any needles or injections.
Method: The hyaluronic acid filler is gently forced into the top layer of lip using air pressure. It is administered as a lip filler using a special piston that is half the size of an injection needle. As a completely safe and pain-free treatment, the hyaluronic acid filler mixture is absorbed and distributed more easily than those hyaluronic acid lip injections and without the side effects.
Benefits and drawbacks of hyaluronic acid filler pens
The hyaluronic acid filler device is a completely different hyaluronic acid treatment compared to hyaluronic acid lip injections. Here are a handful of the many benefits of hyaluronic acid filler:
Benefits of hyaluronic acid filler pens:
- No pain
- Instant results lasting 3-7 months
- Hyaluronic acid is evenly distributed unlike injected fillers
- No bruising, bleeding or swelling
- No needles
Drawbacks of hyaluronic acid filler pens:
The filler is not placed as deep into the tissue as an injection would be, rather it goes into the top layer of the dermis – the Papillary dermis. The main drawback when compared to an injected filler is that it may not last as long as an injectable hyaluronic acid filler. However, hyaluronic acid filler pens allow hyaluronic acid to be more evenly distributed, so create a much more natural effect.
Hyaluronic acid filler cost
You might be weighing up the pros and cons of both hyaluronic acid fillers and be asking yourself the question – how much do hyaluronic acid filler pens cost?
Here at HyaPenPro, our non-injectable hyaluronic acid filler device comes included with masterclass training and full HyaPenPro certification. Once fully accredited you can offer competitive hyaluronic acid filler treatments to your client.
Check out the HyaPenPro – hyaluronic acid filler to find out more on the best hyaluronic acid filler on the market.