Lip filler injections are one of the easiest, safest and quickest ways to achieve more attractive lips. If it is your first time getting lip filler, however, you may be curious and even intimidated by this non-surgical lip procedure. At Avance Plastic Surgery, we want our patients to be well-informed about lip filler injections and understand what to expect in terms of the process, results and recovery.
The modern cosmetic industry offers a variety of lip fillers to choose from. The biggest difference among lip fillers, however, is the gel consistency. The thickness of the gel can address specific concerns and shape unique aspects of your lips. You can trust that Dr. Dayan and our skilled aesthetic team will help you select the right one for your goals. Here are a few common questions about lip fillers that may help you get comfortable with this popular treatment:
What’s Inside a Lip Filler?
When injecting anything into your skin, it’s important to understand what is inside. Lip fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a complex sugar that is naturally found in your skin that keeps it soft, moisturized and youthful. In crystal-clear gel form, synthetic-based HA can add volume under the lips to increase their size, shape and projection.
How Long Will My Lips Stay Plump?
One of the only drawbacks of getting lip fillers compared to lip plastic surgery is the longevity of the results. Depending on the specific filler you receive, your beautiful plump results will last about 6-12 months before gradually fading.
Will My Lip Filler Be Painful?
It is not uncommon to worry if your lip injections will hurt, as the lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the face. Don’t worry; you’ll be given numbing cream before the injection, and most filler products also contain lidocaine to ease discomfort.
Can Lip Fillers Treat My Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
Yes, if you have thin or uneven lips that are also surrounding by deep lines and wrinkles around your mouth, filler injections can help. Be sure to tell your injector about your desire to create plump lips and address your wrinkles at the same time, as this may require a different type of filler.
Ready to regain the sensual and attractive lips of your youth? Let Avance Plastic Surgery help. We offer a full menu of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to ensure we meet the concerns and goals of every patient that walks through our doors. Contact us today to schedule your Lip Filler Consult.