Christmas is around the corner and this is a time when we want to look great for all those parties and events.  But it is also a busy time where you don’t have as much spare time to look after yourself.  If you are thinking about getting lip fillers for Christmas to boost your look and confidence, here are some important things to you need to know.

What are lip fillers?

Most of the time, lip fillers are made from either collagen or Hyaluronic Acid (HA).  You may see other products, but these are the two you want to stick with.  Both are injected into the lip with the aim of increasing the size.  Collagen works by just pumping up the lip while HA fillers do the same but also trap water inside to give a natural pout which is why many people favour it.

There are plenty of lip fillers on the market.  A brand like Juvéderm is one of the big ones but there are others.  If you are using a licensed practitioner, they will always use top quality products, so you don’t need to worry about the quality.  Even within brands, there are different types of fillers with some offering a subtle lift but others a more noticeable change.

Getting lip fillers for Christmas

Getting lip fillers for the first time can often require a couple of treatments to gradually build up to the look you want.  This means you might want to start the treatment ahead of the Christmas busy season, so you have the time to get your look just right.  Most treatments last for 4-6 months, so even if you get treatment in October, it will still be looking good at the end of December.

Another reason to have the treatment ahead of the big party season is that you can see some slight swelling in your lips when you first get the treatment.  Most of the time, a little ice on the lips and taking something like arnica tablets can help to reduce this.  It usually only lasts for 24 hours.

What if you don’t like it?

Another reason that HA fillers are particularly popular is that they can be removed if you decide you don’t like the look.  There’s an enzyme called hyaluronidase that is used to naturally dissolve HA and restore your lips to their former size and shape.  So, if you get the treatment in October and decide it isn’t for you, there’s plenty of time to reverse it and have your normal look back for Christmas.

The perfect Christmas treat

Lip fillers can be the perfect Christmas treat for yourself in the lead up to the busy holiday season.  By using a qualified practitioner, you can be certain you are getting top quality products and a reliable result.  Then you can have the boosted, natural looking lips you want for Christmas and start the New Year with a real confidence boost!  Just remember to give yourself a bit of time before the holiday season to get those treatments in place for the best results.