11 Things to Know About Lip Injections

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Lip Fillers: 11 Things to Know Before Getting Lip Injections

Are you thinking about getting lip fillers? Here, all you need to know about non-surgical lip augmentation.

Full, pillowy lips are never a bad thing to have. Just one scroll through your Instagram feed and chances are more than 99 percent you’ll see a lovely looking face with plump, juicy lips staring back at you. Non-surgical lip augmentation is an easy way to enhance your appearance. With the right cosmetic dermatology provider – read someone with injecting experience – your lips will look subtly and naturally fuller.

  1. You can pick and choose where to get lip filler injected

    If there’s an area on your lips you want to target the fullness, tell your provider. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to lip injections. You can fill the top lip only, bottom lip only or focus the filler into the center area. An experienced injector, such as the cosmetic providers at Schweiger Dermatology Group, know exactly how to perform lip filler treatments so the lips are symmetric and natural-looking.

  2. Only go to a licensed cosmetic dermatology professional

    You should only go to a cosmetic dermatology professional, such as a physician assistant, nurse practitioner or dermatologist for your lip injections. Only seek out experts who are highly experienced in lip filler. At Schweiger Dermatology Group, we’re proud to have some of the best injectors in the country, some of whom have been named Most Loved Injector by Real Self.

  3. Your original lips won’t sag after injections fade

    Despite what rumors you may have heard, your lips will not become saggy if, at some point, you don’t want to get lip injections anymore. Your lips will return to their normal self once you stop injecting. Also, good news—the hyaluronic acid that gets injected into your lips with filler has been shown to regenerate even more HA production where it’s injected. Meaning that your lips might stay fuller due to earlier injections.

  4. Lip injections are the definition of a lunchtime procedure

    You can book an appointment for lip injections during your lunch break or after work and not have to worry about putting a paper bag over your head afterwards. There is no downtime with lip filler treatments. The procedure itself only takes about 20-minutes. Any numbing cream you have on will start to fade after about 15 minutes. You can carry on business as usual after your appointment, but there may be some bruising for about 3-5 days afterward. Lipstick helps cover it up, but you may want to plan for a time you don’t have any big events coming up that week.

  5. You will have instant gratification

    You will see the results almost immediately. Your lips will be a little swollen at first but you’ll see the effects of the fillers pretty quickly. Give your lips 24 hours to settle and the swelling to calm. Then you’ll be seeing your filled-out lips as they will be for the next few months.

  6. It doesn’t have to hurt

    If pain is not your thing, you ask your provider to numb your lips before the treatment with a topical anesthetic. A numbing cream is smeared onto your lips until you feel pretty much nothing at all. You may still feel a little pressure from the injection, but no real pain.

  7. Lip fillers don’t last forever

    Hyaluronic Acid fillers last about four to six months. Some people’s bodies metabolize the filler faster, while it can sustain longer in others.

  8. There is a triple action lip filler

    Volbella, the newest product from the Allergan family of fillers, is a true multitasker. It’s unique in that it plumps as well as hydrates lips plus it smoothes out lines around the mouth. The result is a smoother and fuller pair of lips that don’t look drastically different than the pout you were born with—just a touch more voluptuous. The secret sauce is VYCROSS technology, which attracts and retains moisture thanks to special levels of HA (hyaluronic acid).

  9. No exercising after the treatment

    If there’s an area on your lips you want to target the fullness, tell your provider. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to lip injections. You can fill the top lip only, bottom lip only or focus the filler into the center area. An experienced injector, such as the cosmetic providers at Schweiger Dermatology Group, know exactly how to perform lip filler treatments so the lips are symmetric and natural-looking.

  10. Your lips will get a massage after the treatment

    To help break up any lumps and bumps from the procedure, your provider will give your lips a little massage after injecting.

  11. You can always reverse it

    Not in love with your new lips? Since hyaluronic acid is not permanent, your dermatology provider is able to inject an enzyme called hyaluronidase to quickly dissolve the filler.

Are you interested in learning more about lip fillers? Schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our expert injectors. Consult fee will be applied to the price of your treatment. Call 844-DERM-DOC or email contact@schweigerderm.com.

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