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. Thin, flat 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. Lip injections replenish fullness and volume, restore symmetry, and add definition to the lips while reducing the appearance of those pesky vertical creases around the edges of the lips. A lip enhancement treatment can quickly revitalize your entire facial appearance without much expense or fuss.
The most suitable filler injections 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 may include Juvederm XC or 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 recovery time required after lip injections, you must avoid touching or rubbing the 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 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. Lip injections may not be suitable for you 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.
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, sensual lips? If you live in the greater Houston area, and you’re ready to perk up your appearance by adding volume and fullness to your lips, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bachilo today!
Lip Fillers Before and After
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