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The Kylie Jenner effect: What you need to know before getting lip fillers

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Kylie Jenner's lips continue to dominate conversations when it comes to the Kardashians... Whatever your thoughts on her pout, she certainly got everyone talking!

Many women are attempting to recreate the social media sensation's look and opting for lip fillers, but some end up with bad results. If you're thinking about getting lip injections, you need to do it properly and know your facts. To help you out, we've spoken to Dr Jules Nabet, Cosmetic Doctor and Medical Director at Omniya Medi-clinic...

Choose the right doctor

It is very important to go to a reputable and well-known doctor as if it is done well, lip fillers can be very effective and subtle, but if done wrong the results can be awful. You need to choose a doctor who has many years' experience.

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Opt for hyaluronic acid

A hyaluronic acid-based filler is the only lip filler you should consider as this is the most natural and is temporary (it is naturally found in the body, is biodegradable and is metabolised over time.) It is also elastic and follows the movements of your face and lips, giving a more natural look.

The results are instant

Although your lips will be a little swollen at first, you will see the full after-effects after 24 hours, when the lips have had a chance to settle down. Hyaluronic acid fillers last about nine to twelve months.

Take care of them

Don't touch your lips for 48 hours after injections. It's also best to avoid exercise for a few days, as it speeds up your blood flow.

Maintain them

Dr Jules advises to touch up every three months to a year. The recommendation varies from person to person as lifestyle can affect longevity. For example, patients who are more physically active will see their filler dissolve faster than whose who are more sedentary.

What if you don't like them?

No fear - your doctor can dissolve the filler by injecting lips with the enzyme hyaluronidase. If you're really not happy with their work, most doctors should do step for free.