Kylie Jenner, kind of, reinvented fuller lips. And the world hasn’t been the same ever since. Fuller lips have taken the beauty world by storm, while making for excellent pout-selfies at the same tie.

Fuller lips have become the new norm and skimming through your Instagram feed, you’ll soon realize that this beauty trend is here to stay.

Tired of over-lining your lips? Well, here’s some science that might just be able to help you out.
So, what exactly are lip fillers?
 

So, what exactly are lip fillers?

The procedure aims to alter the appearance of your lips by making them look fuller. The effects, more importantly though, are not permanent. They can last for about four to six months. So the good news is that they aren’t an alteration for life.

But while they aren’t permanent, you still need to ensure that your research is thorough, since they are a pricey affair and directly impact your well-being as well.

Let’s go through the key elements of this procedure:

Know your stuff:
 

Know your stuff:

Don’t just blindly jump onto the bandwagon!

First and foremost, choose a reliable doctor, preferably one who has operated on or treated you before. There has been one too many horrifying cases of the procedure going tragically in novice hands. For instance, the procedure, if not done correctly, could make your lips look uneven, a recipe for complete disaster.

Take a look at their past records, you can even check for their reviews online, and choose a doctor that you believe will help you attain the kind of lips you desire. Try and get suggestions from the experts in this field.

Choose your injector wisely:
 

Choose your injector wisely:

Along with choosing the right doctor, another crucial aspect that remains is choosing the correct filler. The most common ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which gives your lips the desired volume, making them appear luscious.

Just like in art, fillers have different formulas and a ton of variations here as well, depending on how plump you want your lips to be. So, you will need to do a little bit of research on the fillers to know which one suits your needs best.

Don’t go overboard:
 

Don’t go overboard:

If this is your first time with lip fillers, you are probably feeling overwhelmed by all this information.

Before you delve further, you need to be sure as to the size of the lips you wish to have post the procedure.

While some wish their lips to be emphatically in-your-face, others prefer them to be rather subtle. Before you book an appointment, be sure as to how dramatically fuller you want your lips to be.

The regular amount of filler per session is one syringe, which is equal to one ml. If you wish your lips to be even fuller, you might want to up the filler amount about to two or three ml.

The last thing you need to decide is if this procedure is worth it?

The road to getting prettier can be painful:

Getting syringes rammed into your lips can really hurt, especially in the region around your cupid’s bow. One usually applies a numbing cream before going in for the procedure, in order to reduce the pain. But even if you can bear the pain, we’d suggest that you to ditch the numbing creams because they swell your lips, making it difficult to gauge the true effect of the filler.