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Choose Lip Fillers for a Sexier Pout

Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure that provides you with plumper natural-looking lips. Your doctor can use dermal fillers to improve the shape and volume of your lips. These fillers are FDA-approved and are safe injectables.

This minimally invasive solution is a quick and easy process. There are only three steps to it: an initial consultation to discuss your goals and review your medical situation, the actual injections, and a minimal recovery time.

Are Lip Fillers Right for Me?

During your consultation, your doctor will go over your medical history and evaluate your lips. They will also ask about your aesthetic goals to make sure that you have realistic expectations. This helps them determine what augmentation options can work for you. You also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

You may not be a candidate for lip fillers if you smoke or have:

  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Blood-clotting issues
  • An active oral infection
  • Allergies to any of the ingredients or lidocaine

Let your provider know about any prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements you are currently taking.

What Can I Expect on Injections Day?

Various types of dermal fillers work for lip augmentation, but many providers now recommend hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance present in your body. It helps add shape, volume, and definition to your lips.

An injection appointment usually lasts less than one hour. Your doctor will apply a topical or local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. They mark the areas before injecting the filler with very fine needles into your lips.

Make sure to not to use lip products or consume alcohol right after the procedure. You should also avoid using straws to drink or touching your lips.

You may experience the following side effects for a few days:

  • Bleeding, redness, or tenderness at the injection sites
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Results and Maintenance

You should notice a difference right away and after a few days of healing your lips should feel natural. You won’t need additional sessions unless your provider chooses a treatment plan for gradual results.

If you don’t like the way your lips look after the augmentation, the process is generally reversible. You can also just wait until the fillers’ effect decrease within several months.

Results last up to six months and your doctor will determine the appropriate schedule for touch-ups.

Contact Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 to schedule a consultation to discuss your lips augmentation options.