Medical Aesthetics

Lip Injections – Add Shape and Volume With Dermal Fillers

The lips are one of the most attractive areas of the face and have been highlighted since time immemorial. Lip Injections San Diego uses dermal fillers, notably hyaluronic acid, a common and safe procedure.

However, seeking treatment with an expert injector who understands how to achieve natural results is important.

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Lip injections are a great option for many patients looking to achieve their desired lip shape or add a little extra oomph to their lips. Genetics, age, smoking cigarettes, and sun damage can all cause lips to lose volume over time. Unlike surgery or laser treatments, dermal filler lip enhancements are safe and easy to perform in our office with no downtime required.

One of the best things about lip injections is that they can be customized to meet each patient’s unique needs. The type of filler used, the amount of product injected, and the injection technique all can be adjusted to create the desired outcome. The procedure is painless, thanks to a topical anesthetic that is applied and the filler itself contains a local anesthetic. Bruising can sometimes occur, but it is usually mild and short-lived.

Once the bruising subsides, patients will notice their newly enhanced lips. They will look natural-looking and have a subtle yet attractive look. Our expert injectors know how to use hyaluronic acid fillers to correct uneven lips, lift the corners of the mouth, and smooth out lip wrinkles that become more prominent with age. They also understand how to sculpt and balance the lips so that they look balanced with the rest of the face.

While the results from lip injections are long-lasting, it is recommended to come in for touch-up sessions to maintain optimal outcomes. The regenerative properties of the hyaluronic acid will fade with time and regular maintenance is essential to prolonging your results.

Another benefit of lip injections is that they are not permanent. Eventually, the hyaluronic acid will break down in your body and it will be reabsorbed by your tissues. When that occurs, you can return to your normal routine with no ill effects other than a little bruising or tenderness at the injection sites. Those who choose to have lip injections done on a regular basis typically have their results last up to a year. The procedure can be easily repeated if necessary. If you are a candidate for lip injections, we would be happy to discuss your options and help you find the right treatment for your needs!

Lip injections are a great option for patients who want to add more shape or volume but don’t have time to commit to a full surgical procedure. It is also one of the most affordable options in cosmetic enhancement. Unlike surgery or laser treatments, the dermal filler procedure is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime after treatment. A topical numbing cream is applied to the lips before injections for comfort, and ice packs can be used after treatment to help reduce swelling. Depending on the type of filler and how much volume is added, results may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. Touch-ups are recommended to maintain optimal results.

The most popular dermal filler for lip augmentation is hyaluronic acid-based solution, such as Restylane or Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that your skin creates to retain moisture, so this injectable can integrate seamlessly into your natural beauty. In addition to enhancing your natural lip shape, hyaluronic acid can also help restore volume lost through age. We are proud to offer both long-lasting and short-term hyaluronic acid fillers in our Gilbert, AZ med spa, so you can achieve the look you love.

While some people think of Instagram influencer lips when they hear about lip injections, the treatment is super customizable. The team at our med spa can work with you to determine what kind of augmentation you are looking for, from subtle to dramatic. Whether you want just a small amount of volume or a completely new lip shape, we will find the perfect solution to complement your complexion and style.

A common concern when it comes to lip injections is the potential for bruising and swelling. While these side effects are normal and temporary, it is important to choose a skilled and experienced injector to minimize them. We will apply a topical numbing cream before your procedure to ensure your comfort, and we use very fine needles to make the injection process as quick and painless as possible.

It is also important to avoid certain medications before your injections, such as blood thinners, which can increase the chance of bruising and swelling. Additionally, it is recommended to sleep with your head propped up for the first two weeks after treatment to speed up the healing process. You can also take an herbal supplement such as Arnica montana to decrease bruising and swelling.

Many people who are interested in lip injections want to avoid “duck lips” or a “trout pout.” They have a specific look they are hoping for and want the result to be natural. Fortunately, a more subtle enhancement is entirely possible with lip fillers at Fugo Plastic Surgery.

A consultation with our expert team is the first step towards a more naturally-shaped mouth. We will take time to examine your lip symmetry and shape and suggest the right amount of filler for you.

During your treatment, we will inject hyaluronic acid-based fillers into strategically chosen points around your lips. Hyaluronic acid is a compound that occurs naturally in the body and does an incredible job of pulling in moisture and holding it in place to create volume. It is also safe for your skin. After your procedure, hyaluronic acid will gradually break down and be replaced with natural collagen to continue building your lip volume.

As we’ve mentioned before, a consultation is key to achieving the perfect results for your unique needs and goals. Our expert team is committed to ensuring that you are happy with your results and will make sure that we are working with what you already have rather than trying to completely alter your face.

Once you decide to move forward with your lip filler treatment, you will need to schedule a time that is convenient for you. During your appointment, we will sanitize the injection site and apply numbing cream to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.

For most patients, a single session is enough to get the results you are looking for. However, if you are not quite there, we may need to come back for another round of injections to achieve your ideal results.

After your treatment, there will likely be a bit of swelling and bruising for a few days. This can be minimized by taking a homeopathic supplement called arnica montana and applying ice after your procedure. You can also sleep with your head elevated to reduce inflammation and take pain medication like Tylenol if needed.

Lip injections are a safe procedure when performed by an experienced medical professional. The procedure is similar to getting a regular filler, and it begins with the lips being numbed with topical anesthetic. Then, a small needle is used to inject the lips. Some people experience a little discomfort during the treatment. However, we use ice packs, numbing cream, and vibration-distraction (vibrating the skin with pen-like devices to distract the nerves that detect pain) to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

Lips are a sensitive area, and they are often more prone to swelling after treatment. Patients can expect their lips to be swollen for about a day or two. During that time, it is best not to exercise or consume alcohol. Both of these can increase the amount of blood flow to the area and cause more swelling.

Generally, hyaluronic acid fillers are safe for all skin types and can be reversed if you are not satisfied with the results. However, some people are more prone to bruising than others. This is because each time a needle penetrates the skin, it can damage underlying blood vessels. This can lead to redness, scabbing, and swelling. To reduce the chances of bruising, we recommend that you avoid aspirin and other NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, etc.), fish oil, vitamin E, and other supplements that thin the blood for 10 days before your appointment.

It is also important to make sure you only get dermal filler injections from a licensed doctor or dermatologist who has extensive training and experience. Do not get lip fillers from a beauty salon or spa, as they may not be properly administered and could ruin your lips. Moreover, you should never let a friend or family member administer your fillers because they are not qualified.