Your lips are one of the most prominent features of your face. Dressing them up is part of dressing for any occasion. As you age, you may notice a loss of fullness and volume. While this is a perfectly natural part of aging, it’s not a part you have to live with indefinitely. You can safely regain lost volume and fullness with lip augmentation and injectables.
What You Need to Know
Some of us are born with full lips, and some of us aren’t. Some of us lose our full lips as we age, and others see fine lines and wrinkles creep in, changing the appearance and appeal of their lips. Smokers develop perioral lines over time. All of these are common problems our practice helps improve with injections.
Lip treatments can be scheduled anytime; however, bruising can occur. You may feel less self-conscious by scheduling treatment for a time when public appearances will be minimal.
If you have a history of cold sores, you’ll want to start medication two days before treatment. Be sure to discuss any cold sore history during your consultation so we can help you prep and receive the maximum outcome.
Lip treatments are mildly invasive. Swelling can occur, and if it does, you can treat it using an ice regiment.
Opting For Lip Injections
Choosing to use lip injections is a big decision for some patients. We trust the Allergan family of fillers, and we’ll help you create the best treatment plan for you. Opting for injections is a very personal decision. We recommend them based on safety, minimal side effects, and – most importantly – results. Depending on the chosen filler, our patients don’t require another treatment for 6-18 months.
Many of today’s lip injectable treatments are dermal fillers. These types of fillers are sometimes referred to as “hyaluronic acid fillers.”
Hyaluronic acid fillers, which have largely replaced collagen fillers, can improve lip appearance by adding shape, structure, and volume. These fillers have numerous benefits including:
- Lip volume control
- Gradual pace treatment
- Long-lasting results
The results of lip treatments are not permanent, but depending on the chosen filler, they can last for over a year. In addition to long-lasting results, lip injections are a quick in-office procedure with little to no downtime. A local numbing agent is often applied before the procedure to ease discomfort, so don’t let the common dislike of needles stop you from finding out if an injectable dermal filler is a good choice for you. Our team is entirely committed to your best outcome and comfort.
The Importance of Experience
Lip injections can be dangerous if improperly administered. As a consumer, you should be aware of the requirements for injectors in the state of Virginia. They must be a licensed medical professional, which would include registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and doctors of medicine (MDs). In addition to a medical license, providers should have attended injector training and completed a preceptorship with an expert injector.
You may be wondering about lip treatment cost. Contact us today to find out. We’ll schedule an in-person consultation to discuss your desired results and the most cost-effective treatment plan available. You’ll also get to meet our staff of injector experts. We have over 32 years of combined experience and regularly provide training and precept for new injectors. You can rest assured you’ll be in great hands.