I am so excited to share my experience and let you know that I finally got lip fillers for the first time! I’ve always wanted to do it and not because it was a trendy thing to do but because I wanted to add more volume to my lips. I always wanted to see how the whole process is. So here is my story…
As I walked in the Parfaire Medical Aesthetics– that’s where I got my lippies done. I was second guessing my decision on getting fillers. I was so nervous walking into Parfaire I almost talked myself out of it. But I calmed my nerves and walked through those doors.
Let me start of my saying that I started following Parfaire Medical Aesthetics for a long time now. I loved the before and afters I saw on the website and Instagram. It was only months later that I reached out to them and ask and scheduled the lip fillers procedure!
I talked to a few of my girlfriends who have done lip fillers and wanted to hear their experience and how they loved it. I spoke to a few girls and I remember hearing that the experience was painful. Once I heard that, I freaked out. I cannot handle pain, at all. I’m afraid of needles and blood makes me cringe.
So going into my appointment, I came in the office and filled out a form. This is your basic form- info, allergies, questions, concerns, etc.
Once I sat in the chair in the procedure room, I was so nervous. That’s probably what I told Dr. Moses after I introduced myself. Dr. Moses reassured me not to be nervous. She was AMAZING at calming my nerves. We had a consultation before the injections happened. She looked at my lips and told me exactly where she was going to inject the dermal filler.
She gave me a few options on what kind of dermal filler there are and she recommended me the Versa + Dermal Filler.
Once we went over that, she numbed my lip area. That numbing cream was so strong , my tongue felt it too. Haha. We waited for about 10 mins until the numbing cream was in full effect. She started to insert the needle in my areas she told me she was going to during our consultation and that was the moment I was so nervous for. But honestly, I overwhelmed myself with this worry- the pain was so tolerant. The needling going into my skin felt like a little shock just for a second and after that, I didn’t feel anything else at all.
After she added the lip fillers, she asked how it looked and if I wanted to add more. Since it was my first time doing anything to my face and lips. I wanted to do the bare minimum. So we only did half a syringe and I’m happy that’s what we did. I would rather gradually plump the lips than doing it all big at once and making it completely noticeable and having that drastic change.
HERE IS A BEFORE & AFTER:
After that she added an ointment on my lips and gave me a few ice packs for the road.
I had a meeting right after the appointment, she did such an amazing job at making sure there was minimal swelling and no bruising. And if I’m being honest- there was absolutely no bruising and no swelling. There was just a little bit of stiffness. And that was totally normal. Since this was my first time getting them done I wasn’t sure what to expect. The next few days were so easy, I had no swelling and a tiny little bruise that wasn’t even noticeable on day 3, which went away on day 5.
I am amazed at how easy the during and post treatment was. I’m absolutely grateful that I found Parfaire Medical Aesthetics and for Dr. Moses. She truly did an amazing job! I can’t wait for my next appointment with her!
14 DAYS AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
I absolutely love the plump and volume I now have in my lips. Even know its such a small difference and honestly no one noticed the difference. I am so happy with the result.
THINGS I WISHED I KNEW BEFORE… I received a packet of instructions after the appointment. It is things I wish I would of known before going into my appointment.
7 Days Before treatment :
Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen and Aleve. Avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Omega-3 capsules.
If you have a history of Cold Sores, take you prescribed medications 24 hours prior treatment.
Do not have any alcohol 24 hours before and after your treatment to avoid extra bruising.
Arrive to the office with a clean face. Don’t wear any makeup.
Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any or it’s ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders.
A topical numbing ointment or through small lidocaine injections may be used to maximize your comfort during the procedure.
You may experience a mild amount of tender or stringing sensation following injection.
To ensure a smooth and even correction, your practitioner may massage the area treated, which may cause a temporary, minimal amount of redness to you skin.
Immediately After Treatment:
Redness, minimal to moderate swelling may be expected. Bruising may also be visible.
It may b normal to experience some tenderness at the treatment sites that can last for a few hour or days.
It is common to feel a firmness in treated area the after the first few days and weeks of the treatment. Over time, the area will soften and “settle”, leaving you with a soft natural looking result.
Apply an ice pack to the area treated (avoiding pressure) as this help reduce swelling and the potential for bruising.
Do not rub or massage the treated areas for the first few hours and up to 2-3 days. When cleansing your face use gentle, sweeping motions.
Avoid exercise the day of treatment.
Avoid aspiring or ibuprofen products for the next few days.
Avoid alcohol for the next 24 hours.