Lip injections are becoming increasingly popular in cosmetic procedures. Soft, pillowy lips are a bold feature that can enhance any look. If full lips are what you’re looking for, they can be achieved safely with minimally invasive lip injections.
Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to understand the ins and outs of the procedure, what to expect and to have a thorough consultation with a trusted provider to ensure you have a positive experience. If you are interested in trying lip filler or are simply curious about what getting lip fillers entail, this post is for you.
What are Lip Injections?
Lip injections are typically administered through a lip filler, which is a form of dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the only temporary lip filler approved by the FDA, and is naturally occurring in the skin and is commonly found in skincare products. It has hydrating properties, helping the skin hold onto water which creates a plumping effect.
At Beauty Boost we offer high-quality, trusted Allergan fillers including Vycross and Juvederm. Our expert injector will work with you to determine which filler is best for you based on your desired results.
Are Lip Fillers Permanent?
Because we use naturally occurring fillers, they are completely dissolvable making them an excellent temporary option as you determine the right look for you. The hyaluronic acid is eventually metabolized by the body, and the rate at which this occurs varies by the patient considering factors such as activity level, and metabolic rate. On average, lip fillers last anywhere from eight to ten months, depending on the patient.
Do I Need a Consultation or Can I Schedule my Appointment Right Away?
Before embarking on any cosmetic procedure, we strongly recommend having a thorough consultation to walk through the process, communicate the look you’re after, address any concerns, and to work with your practitioner to determine the best treatment plan for you.
What Can I Expect From the Procedure?
We believe in making the lip injection experience as comfortable and efficient as possible. To offset pain or discomfort and reduce downtime after the procedure, we offer a dental block with a local anesthetic to our patients so that the procedure is PAIN-FREE! During the procedure, your practitioner will carefully administer fillers into the lips to achieve your desired result, and the process is complete in under an hour.
What Is the Recovery Process Like?
After receiving lip injections, results are nearly immediate! Within the first 1-2 weeks, patients will experience some swelling and bruising. Patients are recommended to be gentle with their fillers during the first few days, and to refrain from strenuous activity or treatments such as facials so their fillers can settle into place without being altered. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, many patients can resume normal daily activities fairly quickly, but it is important to talk to your practitioner for specific instructions.
At Beauty Boost, we are here to assist you in enhancing your natural features and celebrating your unique beauty. Whether you are ready for full, plump lips, or want to smooth and subtly enhance what you naturally have, we can work with you to create your custom treatment plan. Our expert injectors are knowledgeable, experienced, and excited to help you feel your best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.