Lip injections, also known as lip fillers, can be a great way to add volume to your lips. Unlike invasive and expensive surgical procedures that involve pain and downtime and come with surgical risks, lip fillers can help to achieve similar aesthetic results, whilst being performed quickly as an in-office procedure. This makes them a safer, more convenient, and more affordable option to help you achieve your desired results.
Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler, designed to add volume to the lips and make them appear plumper, softer, and smoother. People choose to use lip fillers for a variety of reasons including:
- To restore volume in lips that may have thinned with age
- To correct the shape of the lips (such as if they are asymmetrical)
- To smooth lines and wrinkles
- To improve self-esteem
Most lip injections consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that works to keep skin hydrated and plump. There are many different brands of FDA-approved lip injections on the market, but the most popular include Juvéderm and Restylane fillers.
The in-office procedure involves injecting a synthetic hyaluronic acid solution into the target area. In some cases, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the area prior to the treatment, to help alleviate any discomfort. The procedure typically takes minutes and may be repeated over several sessions to achieve the desired results. There is no downtime involved with few if any, side effects. Results usually last 12-18 months, and sometimes longer, but this does depend on factors, such as the type of filler used, the area injected, and age.
Tips To Get Perfect Results
There are a number of steps you can take to help ensure you get the results you want with lip fillers:
1. Consider your Aesthetic Goals.
Irrespective of the reasons behind having lip fillers, it is important to think about the look you are hoping to achieve from treatment. Consider factors such as the shape of your face and overall skin condition and tone to help you decide on the results you are after. Discuss your options and seek advice from an experienced provider to help you.
2. Bring a Photo.
If you have a particular lip size or appearance in mind that you are hoping to achieve, take a photo with you to your consultation, like you might take a photo of a hairstyle when visiting a hair salon. Your provider can explain whether the look is achievable and help you decide on the best option to achieve your ideal results.
3. Only Use a Highly-trained Professional to Deliver the Treatment.
Using experienced and properly trained providers helps to ensure that you get your desired aesthetic results and to minimize the risk of complications.
4. Think About the Type of Lip Injection that Would be Best for Your Needs.
Different lip fillers offer different results, so choosing the right one can help you to achieve your desired results. For example, some fillers are used to add fullness to thinning lips, while others help to reduce lines that develop above the upper lip or around the mouth. Ask your experienced provider for advice if you are not sure which one is best for you.
5. Only Use Lip Fillers Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This means a product has been rigorously reviewed and tested and that the benefits outweigh its known potential risks for the intended persons. This helps you to achieve the results you are after and reduce the chance of any side effects or complications.
6. Follow Aftercare Instructions to Help your Lips as they Heal.
You will be given aftercare instructions to help your lips to heal, reduce the chance of any problems occurring, and prolong the results. Guidance may include applying an ice pack to reduce pain and inflammation, drinking plenty of water, avoiding the use of lipstick and lip balm, and avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
7. Allow Time for the Filler Time to Settle.
Avoid wiping your lips, kissing, using a drinking straw, or smoking for at least 24 hours as puckering your lips or applying too much pressure to the lip area could disturb the filler.
8. Avoid Damaging the Lips.
If your provider applies a topical anesthetic or nerve block injection prior to treatment, you should allow time for the medication to wear off before eating and drinking, as you may not have sensation back and could risk burning your lips on something hot or biting your lip. You should also try to avoid alcohol for 24 hours as this could make any bruising worse, by thinning the blood.
9. Ensure You are in Good Physical Health Before Having Lip Fillers.
Any type of medical or cosmetic procedure can come with some element of risk so make sure you’re in the best health possible can help to reduce the chance of any complications. A good provider will check your health history with you prior to treatment, so be sure to raise any concerns and tell them if you have any allergies.
Lip Injections, Dallas, TX
Lip filler injections can save you the cost, discomfort, and risks that are associated with cosmetic lip surgeries. If you would like to learn more about the treatment, contact the highly-trained professionals at Privé Aesthetics. Our specialists provide a range of affordable beauty medical aesthetic services to help you look and feel your best. Our treatments include dermal fillers, Botox and other wrinkle relaxers, skin rejuvenation treatments, laser treatments, microneedling, non-invasive fat removal, and much more.
To find out more or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, call us at (817) 739-6640, use our online appointment request form, or visit us today in Hillcrest Ave, Dallas. We are conveniently located across the street from Southern Methodist University (SMU).