What is lip filler?
Lip filler is a cosmetic procedure using injectable dermal fillers to increase lip fullness and enhance shape. These fillers contain substances that replicate what is naturally found in the body, like hyaluronic acid, to help maintain volume and hydration.
How long does a lip filler appointment take?
The lip filler procedure can typically be completed within 15 to 30 minutes. Add 30 minutes for numbing. This makes it popular for individuals looking for quick yet significant aesthetic changes.
Do lip fillers hurt?
Most people experience a slight pinch or discomfort during the injections but not severe pain. We use a topical anesthetic to numb the area, ensuring a more comfortable procedure.
How long do lip fillers last?
The longevity of lip fillers can vary depending on the type of product used and the individual’s metabolism. On average, lip fillers last between 6 to 18 months, occasionally more. Most last somewhere in the middle. However, maintenance treatments can help to sustain results.
Can lip fillers look natural?
In the hands of a skilled injector, Absolutely! We take pride in our very natural-looking results. The goal is to enhance your lips, not change them completely.
Are there side effects to lip fillers?
Like any procedure, lip fillers can have side effects, but they are usually mild and temporary. Common side effects include redness, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. However, these usually subside within a few days.
Are lip fillers reversible?
Yes, one of the benefits of hyaluronic acid-based fillers is that they are reversible. If you're unhappy with your results, a product called hyaluronidase can dissolve the filler quickly.
Can anyone get lip fillers?
Most adults in good health can consider lip fillers. However, individuals with certain allergies, skin conditions, pregnancy, or breastfeeding should avoid this treatment. Always consult with your injector when searching for "lip fillers for me" to make sure you are a good candidate.
What is the difference between lip filler vs lip flip?
Lip Filler: This procedure involves injecting a hyaluronic acid filler into the lips to add volume and shape. It can increase the size of your lips, define the lip borders, and correct asymmetries or balance disproportionate lips.
Lip Flip: This is a less invasive procedure that involves injecting a small amount of Botox or another neurotoxin into the muscles just above the upper lip. Rather than adding volume, a lip flip relaxes the muscles around the mouth, causing the upper lip to roll slightly upward and outward when you smile. This creates the illusion of a fuller upper lip without increasing size. A lip flip's effect is more subtle than a lip filler, typically lasting around two to three months. Read more here.
Consult with your injector to see which procedure is right for you.