Why would I need a lip injection procedure?
Lip injections are used to increase the size, volume, and the shape of your lips. The injectable fillers are a great non-surgical option to enhance the appearance of your lips.
What material are lip injections made of?
The injectable fillers used in lip augmentations are made of a hyaluronic acid gel, which is a substance that naturally occurs within the skin and is what helps with volume and hydration. This gives natural looking results.
How soon will I see the results?
Your results will be visible instantaneously, as well as some minor swelling. Lip injections are easy to do on your lunch break because they do not take long and the results are quick. The swelling should go away within two days.
How many treatments are needed?
The amount of treatments you need depends on what kind of result you want from the procedure. A conservative augmentation that has subtle changes usually only needs one injection; something more involved would need more volume. This will be discussed over at a consultation appointment.
How long do the injections last?
The injectable fillers are only temporary. On average, they last around 6 months, depending on how the filler absorbs into your body over time. Some patients metabolize the filler faster than others. On the high end, the filler can last for a year. It is impossible to predict how quickly your body will metabolize it.
How do the lip injections work?
The lip injections work by using a syringe to inject hyaluronic acid under the skin of your lips to increase the volume and enhance the shape of your lips. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs within the body, so it is a natural option to help increase the size and shape of your lips. The ultimate result is that your lips will be fuller and plumper for up to a year.
What are the risks with lip injections?
There are very few risks associated with lip injections, but it can happen on rare occasions. Some patients seldom experience an allergic reaction to the filler. If you are concerned that you might be suffering from an allergic reaction, call us right away.
Can you reverse the treatment if you want to?
In the event that the filler has overfilled an area or if you are unhappy with the change in appearance of your lips, the doctor can dissolve the filler using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Generally, the filler will dissolve gradually over the course of a year, however, so the results are not going to be permanent anyway.
What is the recovery time?
For the first couple of days following your injections, your lips might be a little bit swollen. In some cases, slight bruising might occur at the injection site as well, but that will dissipate in a couple of days. Otherwise, this is a procedure that can happen during the work day on your lunch break. You can return to work right after your appointment; just be aware that there might be some noticeable swelling.
Will they still feel like my lips felt before getting filler?
Absolutely. They will be fuller but will not feel any different sensation-wise than they did before. You will just have more lip surface area, not less sensation.
How do I get started?
To begin your journey with lip injections, you need to call our office and schedule a consultation. There, you will be able to express your concerns and, together with the doctor, formulate a plan to have the lip injections performed to have plumper and fuller lips.