How Lip Fillers Work and What To Expect After
For many people, the quest for fuller looking lips is an ongoing journey. Most will spend a lot of money on store-bought cosmetics that promise to make lips look fuller that actually irritate the lips, causing them to swell temporarily.
While lipsticks and lip liners can create a look of fullness, once the color fades off, your lips are back to their normal thin state. Getting lip injections often gets a bad rap, thanks to some well-known celebrities who have gone overboard with their cosmetic work. But for those who seek natural looking fuller lips that won’t fade away, our cosmetic providers are expert injectors who can carefully and skillfully plump your lips.
How do Lip Fillers Work?
Lip fillers are made with an ingredient called hyaluronic acid; a natural product that is responsible for locking moisture into the skin. Most lip fillers contain the numbing medication lidocaine as well as the filler itself; thereby creating a painless process. The fillers we use at Schweiger Dermatology Group have proven to be excellent treatments for enhancing the appearance of lips that might otherwise seem too thin. Thicker, more volumized lips not only help you look younger, but in general women who’ve undergone this treatment are ecstatic about the results. This type of lip augmentation can last for up to 9 months.
What to expect after Lip Filler Treatment?
Taking no longer than 30 minutes, lip filler treatment involves a tiny injection into the targeted area. Immediately after the procedure you can resume normal activity. Generally, we will apply ice before you leave the office in order to help with any swelling and bruising that might occur. We take a less is more approach to lip injections. Your provider will schedule a follow up appointment with you to check on progress and to determine if more filler is needed to achieve your desired look.