Hello lovely people!
After months and months of contemplating getting lip injections I finally put the phobia of needles aside, did some research and made it happen.
Living in Launceston, Tasmania there are not many places you are able to go and get this treatment done so I was looking at going interstate until I found out one of my favourite beauty salons Vogue at The Charles actually had a very professional and experienced Nurse Injector travel down once a month from her salon in Sydney to do non-surgical facial treatments. I was wrapped I could get it done locally! I have been to Vogue on numerous occasions for a few different treatments and I can not fault their quality of service and attention to detail.
I was pretty nervous after arriving at Vogue but after meeting my nurse Francine Ithier (Owner of Miss Franc) my nerves had calmed a little. She did a consultation with me and I spoke about what I wanted and what I did and didn’t like. We decided I would go for 1ml of Juverderm and she would even out my lips and give me a more plump look. After this Fran applied a numbing cream to my lips and I sat back and relaxed for around 15 minutes while the cream kicked in!
The whole process of Fran actually doing the injections lasted only around 10 mins. As mentioned I do have a phobia of needles so I sat there with my eyes closed the whole time she was doing the injections haha. I did take one of my best friends and she held my hand the whole time! Pain wise, you can still feel the needles its a pinch and a bit of a sting but nothing unbearable, the worst is the first couple of needles on your top lip. I would recommend not wearing any makeup there as mine was completely ruined by the numbing cream and then by my eyes watering!
First glance in the mirror after the injections, to be completly honest, I wasn’t sure what to think. My lips looked totally different and it was a pretty big change so prepare yourself for that. I wasn’t in pain after they were done they just felt swollen and it was a little uncomfortable to eat and drink at first. The following 3 days I experienced a lot of swelling and bruising. I was able to cover all the bruising with makeup though.
I have attached an image of my lips during the recovery, you will be able to see all the swelling in the top image especially on my top lip this was one day after. The second image was taken the following day you can see the bruising had come out a lot more, mainly on my top lip again. The bottom image was taken 5 days after the treatment with lipstick applied, I still had slight swelling on the top lip. I would say it took a bit over a week for all the swelling to completely go down and for the lips to settle and let you see the shape. There was hardly any pain while the lips were recovering, my lips just felt tight and they were a little dry so I would recommend investing in some pawpaw if you are looking at getting them done.
I am so happy with the results that Fran has achieved with my lips. I think she had done a great job of evening them out, adding more volume and still maintaining a natural look. I am interested to see how long the fillers last as the first time they usually go down a lot quicker and need touching up so I will keep you all updated! I have had a couple friends of mine who have had their lips done by Fran and they all extremely happy with them also, so I would 100% recommend Fran & Vogue. I have attached links below to both of their websites if you are wanting to do any research or know any more information.
Vogue & Miss Franc are lovely enough to offer my followers a discount if they are wanting to book in to get their lips done. All details will be on my Instagram page in the next few days so if you are interested follow me for all the details!
Lastly below is a before and after image so you can see the difference. You will notice my top lip is a lot more fuller now!
Thank you so much for reading.
Much love, xoxo