Learning to love my brand new lip fillers.....
Then I found my brand new job in the facial rejuvenation industry and I began to see the fab results coming out from the treatment rooms day after day.
So started my questions to the injectors..
How much would you put in my lips?
Should I get my lips done
My cheeks are done so what's next??
My decision took time as I did like my lips already and I loved my shape so I didn't want to loose my Cupid's bow and heart!!
On a quieter day in the clinic I was asking the nurse the same old questions so she said right "it's lunch time lip time!!!" So I scoffed my salad and hopped in the chair...
Here are my thoughts and musings from the start of my lip filler treatment right through to two weeks after my treatment.
After a consultation on what look I wanted and signing a few consent forms along with my medical history form my treatment can go ahead.
Numbing cream was applied before treatment is administered it ends up on my tongue and I feel like I'm drooling - funniest feeling ever but no pain.
During lip filler treatment - pain = 0-2 out of 10, I have small tender areas around the lip border area. My nurse is attentive and very gentle, she makes me feel at ease and I have full faith that she is doing an amazing job, she shows me in the mirror as we go and I am loving the instant effect the filler has.
20 mins after treatment I am numb and a little tender.
I am quite swollen but loving how they look, I am a bit more sore and tender as the cream start to wear off, my lips feel huge - bit like duck lips - and are very red .
I get quite a few compliments while I'm on the desk at work.
2 hrs after and the numbing cream has worn off completely and my mouth doesn't feel so enlarged anymore. Slight discomfort in area and a tight feeling.
3 hrs after treatment and I tried to drink water from drink bottle and found it is a bit achy - was worried about eating but you work it out with some practice.
Kissing my babies goodnight felt really funny.
My kids didn't notice - My husband is not sure and wont give me an opinion!
He hates anything to do with fillers and wrinkle relaxers.
Lip area red borders have slight colour (bruising?) where injections went in.
Instructions from Nurse: No kissing or drinking from straw for 48 hours and take care with the lip area and any activities involving that area for up to 2 weeks the product can move around a bit.
I finished work and ended up eating icecream for dinner as I liked the cold on my lips - lips feel very tight and very big but are settling nicely.
9pm Bedtime - I am quite sore and it's making me grumpy I feel like my lips could burst - I remembered when my cheeks felt that way so I'm hoping this settles and I love them like I love my cheeks.
The Morning After..........
6am - slept pretty good - lips less red and settling nicely. I keep applying my blistex to keep them moisturised - the inside of my lip feels funny - heading to work so can have Nurse and Doc check my progress - not that I am concerned.
Morning after feelings - I'm regretting them - they don't feel like me, I tell the nurse at work and she says everyone says that the day after.
24 hrs after treatment - at work and they feel fine but slightly hard.
No lumps a few injection site bruises - red areas
Eating is fine and drinking is fine
Sat morning - 2 days after treatment.......... They are amazing
I'm loving them and they look better in my face now. Whether I'm used to them now or they have shrunk a bit I don't know but it they are looking fab
Vibes on Day 3 after treatment: "Woo Hoo Thursday is lips day!!" Get them done and let the swelling go down in time for Saturday fun! I get lots of compliments at our work pole dancing catch up.
Sunday - 3 days after treatment............
Super dry in the corners - no lumps - yay!! but I keep putting on blistex as I was warned they would be dry.
I am comfortable with them but I feel they aren't me! I am a bit self conscious that they are too fake for me. I run into my boss at a cafe and she is one of those super honest types - with out prompting she says she loves them and that the nurse did a fab job. She is with one of our awesome Doctors and the Doctor tells me she warns her clients they will hate her for approx 5 days!! So I'm still in that zone.
Apparently I'm still swollen and they will go down more... relief was how I felt.
I'm not into the fake look so I really want them to just be my lips but fuller.
Monday - 4 days after treatment..........love them!
They feel less foreign and look better on my face.
I feel like they have softened and they are comfortable to have now.
I'm freaking out about lumps but there are none!!
Now I am worried they might not stay big enough after swelling goes....
Tuesday - 5 days after treatment............
I head to work and see the Nurse and my workmates , we all say how good they look! I'm very happy. I do notice they change slightly the more hydrated I am
Thursday - one week after treatment............ and I am so happy with how they look and feel! I wish I had done it sooner. They are my lips but fuller and I love how they make my face look. Kate did my brows (tint and wax) so i feel fresh all over 😍
Friday - over one week since treatment......... head to work and had a few new lip ladies so it was great to be able to tell them about my roller coaster of a week with my lips and how I love them now.
Putting on lipstick is funny the shape I’m used to is not there of course so my makeup muscle memory has to adjust to the larger lip area - heading out for a hens night and can't wait to take my new lips on an outing... I settle on nude matte lip colour as gloss makes them look far too huge.
Everyone asks about kissing and I have found that after a week they now feel fine and like my lips - it’s only my brain that’s freaking out about the kissing ruining them or creating lumps (stupid brain!! haha!! )
2 weeks after treatment..............
Headed to the races and got lots of compliments from friends who hadn’t seen me since I got them done and didn't know I had them done. Also chatted to some new people and told them where I work and they commented how nice my lips looked! Not too fake but nice and hydrated and full.
3 weeks after treatment .............Random moment
Whistling to a budgie stuck in a tree and it feels so funny....haha
Considering Lip Fillers or any other Dermal Fillers??.......
Your best option is to book a free consultation with the Dr or any of the Nurses at Bramis Facial Rejuvenation Clinic and they will advise of the best options for your face, budget and lifestyle. And if you call the Inglewood clinic you may even get a chance to talk to me!
Clinic details are below:
Facial Rejuvenation Clinic
Inglewood : 9370 1195 - Shop 1/839 Beaufort Street Inglewood WA
Subiaco: 9388 2697 - 220B Nicholson Road, Subiaco WA
This post is not paid or sponsored it is just my own honest opinion about a treatment that I researched, chose and funded by myself for myself.
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Hi my name is Brie.