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Everything You Need to Know About Getting Lip Fillers

Lip augmentation with lip or dermal fillers is a cosmetic procedure available to individuals that are interested in achieving fuller, plumper lips. Although it is a temporary solution for thin lips, it can last as long as three months to a year.

Doctors typically recommend using lip fillers that have hyaluronic acid as the main component. Most formulas contain the same essential ingredients with slight variations to the duration and density of the filler, and many contain lidocaine, to reduce the discomfort of the treatment. For example, Restylane offers a lip filler that is effective in increasing the overall volume of the lips, such as Restylane Kysse.

Juvederm also has a variety of lip fillers such as Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Volbella XC, that provide a naturally appearing plumpness to lips. Lip filler treatments can achieve a plush pillowy effect or simply more defined lips depending on the product and the injection techniques used. A benefit is that filler products have the potential to be layered and mixed in order to achieve the best results.

A typical lip augmentation procedure costs between $600 to $1000 and the experience of the injector typically correlates with the price of the procedure. As is typically true, you get what you pay for when it comes to lip injections. It is extremely important to seek out a highly-qualified, Board Certified professional with experience performing lip injections in order to ensure optimal results.

The procedure itself is relatively quick. The target lip areas are first cleaned by the injector and numbed with a topical numbing cream which takes approximately 10 minutes. Once the local anesthesia has taken effect, the injections of the lip fillers are completed in as little as 15 to 20 minutes. Most lip fillers result in a minor pricking sensation but you may also experience some discomfort as the filler moves throughout the lips. Results can be seen immediately after the treatment but a few days of recovery are required.

After the procedure, the lip area will be sensitive from the swelling and there may be some bruising caused by the injections. There may also be side effects such as small bumps under the lips. However, these effects will subside on their own within a week or two. In rare instances, there have been concerns of blood clotting or intense pain and skin discolouration. These effects require immediate medical attention.

To maintain the optimal results from the lip fillers, a touch-up procedure is recommended every three to twelve months, depending on your lifestyle. For example, patients that are physically active tend to need a touch-up appointment sooner because their fillers often dissolve faster. If you no longer want your fillers, the injector can easily remove them with a simple injection of the hyaluronidase enzyme.

If you are interested in learning more about lip augmentation with fillers, we would like to invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Edelstein and his team.

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