Various lip irregularities, either congenital or after injury, can be improved by careful application of injectable fillers. Thin lips can be made fuller and the shape of lips can be improved.
A non-surgical lip augmentation, temporary or permanent, can be achieved with injectable materials. There is a variety to choose from and their individual benefits will be discussed during a consultation.
Pronounced smile lines [nasolabial folds] create an impression of sorrow or fatigue. They’re also a sign of aging. Their correction is carried out in conjunction with a face-lift. In some patients, it is possible to obtain a significant improvement without face lifting with injectable fillers.
Over time our fat pads in our cheeks fall, dermal filler in the cheeks will lift the nasal labial folds (smile lines) giving a more youthful appearance in a very subtle way.
Our lips start to recede as we age, filler can improve the lip lines and border. Dermal fillers will restore volume and provide a natural lift for a more youthful appearance.
A numbing topical is placed on the site of injection, or a lip block (similar to a dental block) if lips are being enhanced. Temporary facial fillers do not contain any anesthetic, the topical makes it more comfortable. Once the facial filler is injected you will notice the results immediately.
Don’t massage treated area.
Bruising at the site of injection and may have some temporary swelling. You may feel lumpiness initially (although not always visible), it should subside over time. The lips will have more swelling due to the lip block injection and product,. It can take up to two weeks to see the final result of the lips. It’s best to avoid Advil / Aspirin or other blood thining products 7-10days prior to injection. This will help avoid bruising.
Immediate happiness, no waiting for results. Most dermal filler products last 6-9 months on average. The actual product stays in the skin up to a year. It breaks down slowly each month. Botox Cosmetic injections combined with a dermal filler will actually help the filler last longer.Back