Injectable dermal fillers have been growing in popularity as a minimally invasive alternative to facial cosmetic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), soft tissue fillers were the second most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in 2016, with 2.6 million treatments performed in the United States.
Injectable filler treatments help to reduce the signs of aging, such as downturned lips, shape loss, smoker’s lines, volume loss, and much more to restore your natural, youthful appearance. Using water-based products, such as Juvéderm or Volbella, we can help increase the dimension, shape, and size of your lips to enhance the balance and symmetry of your appearance. Treatments provide immediate results and usually last less than an hour. Lip injections are FDA cleared, safe, and suitable for men and women, ages-16-and-up.
When lip fillers are performed correctly, they look natural. Expertly injected lips provide fullness and structure to balance, correct, and enhance your facial features. Celebrities have used injectable fillers for years to defy the effects of gravity and to reduce the appearance of aging—all without you ever knowing it was enhancements or fillers.
Typically, no sensation is felt during a lip filler because we use a medical grade, topical anesthetic agent, as well as an anesthetic agent within the injected product.
Yes; because we use FDA cleared, water-based products, our lips injections are safe.
The results from lip injections are long-lasting, ranging from three to nine months. Once your lip goals are achieved, you may return for touch-up sessions as needed. Additional fees may apply for touch-ups.
Lip injections are unique because they are both effective and safe, and they produce a near instant result. Injected fillers feel smooth and softly enhance your appearance.
Whether due to aging or personal preference, you can now enhance the symmetry of your facial features using facial injections. Lip fillers involve a series of tiny injections that will boost and build your lip definition. Once you begin the treatment, our qualified specialists will determine the best strategy for placement of the product to achieve your desired outcome. Lip injections performed correctly will feel cohesive and smooth, with the product virtually undetectable to others. Your new lips will appear as your own, and not “augmented” in a negative way.
Most patients require only a single injection for their lip goals, which can be completed in just one visit.
The treatment from start to finish will probably take about 30 to 45 minutes.
Once you receive the treatment, the results are immediately visible.
You will be able to return to your normal activities on the same day of your injection appointment, with the exception of drinking or working out, as these may increase the possibility of swelling.
As with any injection, bruising or swelling may occur during post treatment. If you have any other concerns, please discuss these with Dr. Grossgold at your scheduled consultation.
Products that are indicated for use in the lips, such as Juvéderm or Volbella, are often times hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in every cell of your body, keeping them hydrated and plump. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, so it acts like tiny water balloons. When injected, this substance instantly produces volume.
For most patients, other than keeping your lips hydrated, no follow-up care is needed. In some cases, we may recommend lightly massaging the lips post treatment.
Because fillers provide immediate volume, patients should expect to see some increase in the shape or size of their lips. Some may experience bruising or swelling, which is temporary. Some may require additional treatment to achieve their lip goal shape / size.
Anyone who is looking to enhance the shape or size of their lips may receive lip injections.
For those suffering from cold sores or herpes breakouts, we recommend waiting until the affliction has completely healed before coming in for lip injections.