Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation

 

Want to plump up your lips? Lip augmentation can improve the shape, structure and volume of your lips. All lip fillers are not created equal. Each one offers a slightly different benefit based on the size of the hyaluronic acid molecule and composition of the filler.

 

RESTYLANE SILK

 
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Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth. Silk has smaller Hyaluronic acid particles yielding silkier, smoother, natural looking lips.

lasts approximately 10 months

 
 

JUVEDERM ULTRA XC® & PLUS XC®

 
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Juvederm Ultra XC®  is designed to add fullness and plump up your lips. It contains larger Hyaluranic acid particles that pull more water to the injection area and give you lavish, voluminous lips!


lasts approximately 1 year

 
 

JUVEDERM VOLBELLA XC®

 
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Juvederm Volbella XC® contains a combination of large and small Hyaluronic acid particles. It brings subtle volume to your lips while maintaining a more natural look and softens and smooths vertical lip lines.

lasts approximately 1 year

 
 

Before Being Treated With Derma Fillers

 

Your lips will be numbed with a topical anesthetic and there is anesthetic in the filler as well. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising for a few days/ 2 weeks after your procedure. To minimize these side effects consider doing these things pre-procedure:

  • Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St Johns Wort, Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) and vitamin E supplements 5 days prior to your procedure

  • Avoid Alcohol for 24 hrs prior to your procedure

  • Consider taking an antihistamine for 2 days before your procedure to decrease swelling.

  • Consider taking oral Arnica for 2 days before your procedure to decrease bruising.

 
 

Risks Associated with Derma Filler Injections

 

Severe complications from dermal fillers are uncommon, however, we’d like you to be aware of them. These risks may vary depending on the filler used and include:

  • Acne like skin eruptions

  • Asymmetry

  • Bruising and bleeding from the injection site, swelling

  • Damage to the skin that results in a wound and possible scarring

  • Infection and the injection site

  • Lumps or palpable filler under the skin

  • Over correction of under correction

  • Blindness

  • Skin necrosis due to an unidentified intravascular injection of filler.

Please note that all of the Hyaluronic Acid fillers and Radiesse (CaHA) have an antidote that will dissolve the filler and likely resolve an intravascular injection.