Experience With Emervel Lip Fillers
For the longest time, I had been self-conscious of my upper lip having a very slight unbalanced look. It was subtle and for the most part could only be seen in selfies when you can really stare and examine. For several years, it bothered me; I’m now 23, but was 22 when I finally decided to purchase my first lip filler procedure. Living in Montreal, Canada, I believed that I would have to travel south to a different city like Los Angeles or Miami, but did some searching around anyways. I stumbled across the office of Dr. Karl Schwarz. His resume is beyond comforting, and once I finished looking at the “before and after” comparisons of his former clients, I decided I would give it a shot.
I called his office and they told me that I could schedule a consultation, and if I wanted to go ahead with the procedure that they could do it in that scheduled time slot. Sure enough I went and immediately felt it was right for me. The only concern I had was that I did not want overly injected looking lips. If you’re reading this then I’m sure you’ve already seen or know enough to understand what I mean. I wanted to keep the natural appearance, but to fix the small unbalanced look of my upper lip.
If your doctor will not take his/her time to talk to you prior to the procedure, or answer your questions, consider going somewhere else. You are the customer, and the procedure is happening to your body. After being reassured that my concerns would not be an issue, Dr. Karl Schwarz applied the numbing cream to my lips. This is almost the exact feeling when you go to the dentist and they numb up your gums for a shot, but the little pinch is on your lips not into your gums (huge pain difference).
I went with half a syringe of Hyaluronic Acid but only needed a squeeze or two of the filler to do what I was wanting. With the rest, he portioned it around my lips as he saw best (your doctor should know how to ration it around evenly). I ended up with slightly more plump lips as well and absolutely loved it. I almost felt stupid for not going with a full syringe from the very beginning (I did go back several months after for a full syringe though). The procedure itself only takes a couple of minutes to complete before you are handed an ice pack and told not to run or workout for the rest of the day to avoid increased swelling from rushing blood.
At no point during the post-op did I experience pain, and only minimal bruising was visible. The bruises that did show up were very small and mostly on the sides of my mouth where the lips are a bit more sensitive, but even those went away the next day. I iced my lips 3 or 4 times throughout the first day, but none after. Some doctors will suggest that you massage your lips gently, but my doctor said that he already massaged it and made all his adjustments so to just leave it alone while it heals.
One thing to remember is that these lip fillers are not permanent, which is both good and bad. For the half syringe of Hyaluronic Acid, I paid $300 CAD (a full syringe would cost $600), which if you get the procedure done every several months adds up quickly. The good part about it is that you can get a procedure done that will enhance your lips, or fix something about them that you feel self-conscious of, with little to no risk of something going wrong. If you find that the doctor did not pleasantly balance the injection, then you can get more injected on the side that feels slightly smaller, or you can get Hyaluronidase injected to essentially dissolve the lip fillers.