ABOUT LIP FILLERS / LIP INJECTIONS
Over time the body naturally loses volume and begins to deplete, this can happen with Lips too! Whether you want to address a thin and depleted lip with visible lines around the mouth or want to enhance your lip appearance, lip injections are a wonderful way to add a fresh and luscious feel to your lips.*
*Individual results may vary with different individuals.
Who Is a Good Candidate For Lip Injections?
If you have naturally thin lips that seem to vanish when you smile, lip fillers (lip injections) can correct this, allowing your smile to reach its full dazzling potential. As we age, our lips also get thinner, and you may want your beautiful, full lips back again. Now you can undo the effects of aging.
Do you think that your face will appear more balanced if you had fuller lips, or do thin lips make you feel self-conscious? Lip filler treatment can restore your confidence. Some people have a full lower lip and a thin upper lip. Again, lip injections are the answer. Any of these issues make you a good candidate for lip filler treatment. Talk to us about lip injections today.
How Does it Work?
Lip injections are fast becoming the preferred way to getting plumper and more luscious looking lips. When you choose to get your lips looking fuller at Yaletown Laser Centre, we first apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort you may experience. Patients who are sensitive will appreciate the local anesthetics used in the cream.
Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that is naturally produced by our bodies is the main ingredient in many dermal fillers, and is broken down naturally by our bodies over time, which makes it a safe option for many people who wish to have plumper lips. After the dermal filler is injected into your lips, your lips are then massaged to evenly distribute the filler so that you get natural fuller looking lips.
After this short lip injections session, you are ready to face the world with your fuller lips, with no downtime and instant results. It’s all in a day’s work!
Are There Side Effects? Swelling or Bruising?
Swelling and bruising after lip injections vary by each individual. It is normal to have some swelling and a general “tight” feeling after the lip injections treatment. Bruising can happen and we recommend pre and post treatment homeopathic arnica which helps reduce the risk. Refrain from consuming Asprin, anti-inflamatories, fish oils, alcohol and other blood thinning agents can also reduce bruising.
Dermal Fillers Used For Lip Injections
From smoothening lines and wrinkles, to plumping lips, dermal fillers are the preferred method of getting natural, younger looking skin. There are many dermal fillers available, and the right one for you will depend on various factors such as the area you want treated, how elastic your skin is, how much sun exposure you have had, your budget and more.
Dermal fillers consist primarily of Hyaluronic Acid which is a substance naturally produced by our bodies, making it an ideal ingredient. Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Perlane are main choices as dermal fillers for lip injections.
Is There Any Reason I Should Not Do Lip Injections?
Lip Injections are not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding women, patients with any autoimmune diseases or disorders, sensitivity to hyaluronic acid or local anesthetic. It is important that you inform us if you regularly take any aspirin, anti-inflammatories or anticoagulants during your consultation with our Medical Doctor.
Will My Lip Injections Treatment be Painful?
We always do our best to minimize any discomfort during your lip injections treatment. We start by applying a topical cream, which helps to numb the skin in the area we are treating. The products we use also contain local anesthetic, which helps immensely with sensitivity as well as icing the area. These in combination with an experienced and gentle touch helps create a positive and comforting experience.