Refreshing the appearance of your lips is an easy and inexpensive way to restore youthful vibrancy to your entire facial appearance, improving the appearance of your smile. For more information on how you can enhance the appearance of your lips, as well as other cosmetic concerns, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, serving Texas residents in the Houston metropolitan area.
Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation With Dermal Fillers
The lips are often among the first areas in the face to exhibit early evidence of aging and sun damage. Flat, thinning lips marked by vertical lines, commonly called “smoker’s lines,” give you a prematurely aged appearance even when the rest of your face still looks young. A lip augmentation procedure with hyaluronic acid fillers replenishes fullness and volume, restores symmetry, and adds definition to the lips while reducing the appearance of those pesky vertical lip lines. A lip enhancement treatment can quickly revitalize your entire facial appearance without much expense or invasiveness.
The most suitable filler formulas will be used to create added plumpness and definition in the lips. You may choose from an array of dermal filler options and Dr. Bachilo will recommend the filler most suitable to your specific aesthetic needs. Options for dermal filler treatments include Juvederm XC and Juvederm Volbella, one of the newest fillers specifically indicated for lip and perioral area injections.
While lip filler injections are not particularly painful, Dr. Bachilo takes extra precautions to ensure that you experience no discomfort during treatment, such as applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment area before administering the injections. In addition, Dr. Bachilo will recommend the best dermal filler or combination of fillers to achieve your aesthetic goals, based on your condition and skin type.
It is usual for some patients to experience minor swelling, redness, and/or soreness in the treatment area for several hours following treatment. To alleviate any discomfort, Dr. Bachilo recommends applying ice packs to the treatment area and taking Tylenol or other non-prescription pain medication.
While there is no downtime required after lip injections, you must avoid touching or rubbing your lips, as well as kissing anyone, for about 24 hours after treatment. It is also important to protect the lips from extreme sunlight or cold weather for several days after this cosmetic treatment.
You may be a good candidate for lip filler treatment if you are a healthy adult and you wish to enhance the volume and definition of your lips, enhance the cupid’s bow at the top, or eliminate vertical perioral lines (sometimes called “smoker’s lines”) around the outline of the lips. It may not be possible to undergo lip enhancement if you suffer from medical conditions affecting the lips and mouth.
You will notice a dramatic improvement in the shape and volume of your lips immediately after treatment. However, the full effects of your treatment will become visible after all swelling subsides, typically about a week or two after treatment.
Additionally, the dermal filler injections will produce continued improvements as the hyaluronic acid in the gel formula begins to attract moisture to your skin cells, making the skin of your lips more hydrated, which means your lips will appear plumper, smoother, and fuller. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin and body that decreases with age, leading to volume loss throughout the skin.
Depending on which lip injections Dr. Bachilo selects for you, the results of your lip filler treatment could last anywhere from about six months to a year.
Wouldn’t you love full, smooth lips? If you live in the greater Houston area, and you’re ready to perk up your appearance with noninvasive lip augmentation techniques, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bachilo today!
Lip Fillers Before and After
WHAT DERMAL FILLERS MAY BE USED TO ACHIEVE LIP AUGMENTATION?
There are several lip injectables on the market to help augment volume in the lips and erase vertical lines around the mouth. Among the most popular are Restylane, Juvederm Ultra XC, and Juvederm Volbella XC
HOW LONG DO LIP FILLERS LAST?
The longevity of lip injections depends on the type of lip filler used, but on average they last four to six month. Occasionally they may last up to a year.
WHAT DOES LIP FILLER DO?
Lip fillers help to define lip border and plump up the lip for a more attractive and full lip appearance.
CAN LIP FILLER BE REMOVED?
Yes, if you are not pleased with results of your HA lip filler, it can be removed with the use of injectable enzyme which will dissolve the filler completely.
HOW MUCH DO LIP INJECTIONS COST IN HOUSTON?
Lip injections prices in Houston may vary from $450 to $800 per syringe. The cost of lip fillers depends on the product used and provider delivering lip injection.
WILL I FEEL LIP FILLER IN MY LIPS?
When lip injection is done appropriately, you should have natural soft feel to your lips. You may experience temporary sensation changes in your lips due to lidocaine (a numbing medicine) present in most fillers.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF LIP INJECTIONS?
As with any injections there is a risk of bruising and infection, which are minimal. There is also risk of asymmetry and need for additional injections. Your provider will discuss all risks and alternatives in details with you during your consultation.
DO LIP INJECTIONS HURT?
There is some discomfort associated with injectable treatments, but it is minimized with the use of topical anesthetic, ice and vibration distraction devices.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AFTER LIP INJECTION?
You will see results immediately after your lip injection. There may be some swelling and bruising for a few days following treatment.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK AFTER LIP INJECTION?
You may return to work immediately after lip filler treatment with expectation of some swelling and bruising. Bruising usually can be covered by makeup.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE LIP INJECTION?
It is recommended that you do not take any medications that can increase potential for bruising for one week prior to your injectable treatment. This includes avoiding any aspirin and ibuprofen containing products as well as supplements such as fish oil and high doses of vitamin E. Tylenol is safe to take prior to injections.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER LIP INJECTION?
It is expected to experience some swelling and mild bruising after injectable filler treatment. These usually subside in few days to a week.
HOW CAN I MINIMIZE BRUISING WITH LIP FILLER INJECTION?
You can minimize bruising after lip injections by avoiding the use of aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil and vitamin E one week before treatment. You can also take Arnica supplements for a few days prior and a few days after treatment. You may use topical Arnica gel for any bruising that occurs.
ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVES TO LIP FILLERS?
Threads can be used in the lips to produce subtle augmentation to lip and lip border. Fat injections, utilizing your own fat, can be done instead of use of HA fillers. Silicone lip implants may be used for a more dramatic augmentation.
WHERE CAN I FIND LIP FILLER SPECIALS IN HOUSTON?
If you are looking for lip injection discount in Houston, make sure to visit our Specials page for any ongoing filler promotions.
CAN I FINANCE MY LIP INJECTION TREATMENT?
We offer financing options on injectable treatments and other cosmetic procedures through Alphaeon credit, GreenSky and CareCredit.
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