Lip Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. It helps increase volume in your lips. These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called “Hyaluronic Acid Fillers” the most common dermal filler used today.
Most providers use Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based filler which is injected into the lip to increase volume and size. HA fillers work by not only plumping the lip directly, but also trapping water within the lips for a natural, plump pout.
Dr. Kay always uses a hyaluronic acid gel filler when patients come to our Pasadena or Beverly Hills locations. Some of the fillers Dr. Kay use for the lips include Revanesse Versa for a plump, soft pout or Restylane Silk for natural lip rejuvenation.
At your consultation, Dr. Kay will take some time to talk to you about your concerns and overall goals you would like to achieve. This allows Dr. Kay to select fillers that will best suit your desired outcome. l.
The amount of filler a patient needs varies depending on a number of different factors. When seeing Dr. Kay for a non-surgical lip augmentation she will help you determine the appropriate filler and amount needed to achieve your beauty goals.
In some cases, patients will require multiple visits to achieve the results that they ultimately desire from lip filler.
Hyaluronic acid fillers last between 6 and 12 months depending on the patient and how their body metabolizes the product. Patients with faster metabolisms and fitness fanatics might experience short longevity.
Immediately after treatment, your lips may appear swollen. Before you leave, we’ll give you a cold pack to help minimize swelling. Taking Arnica before and after lip filler can help prevent bruising.
Any swelling should subside within 24-48 hours. Patients should allow a full 2 weeks for the lips to heal. The size and shape of your lips at the 2 week mark is generally the way they will look until a touch up is needed.
As always, if you have any questions or need a touch up give us a call! (Link to phone number)
Complications with lip filler are usually rare. However, with any injectable there is always a slight risk of an adverse reaction. It’s always important to disclose any allergies and medical history prior to Dr. Kay injecting. A well-qualified and trained professional to complete the treatment.
HA fillers can always be dissolved should you have a change of heart. Whether you went to another provider or have changed your mind, Dr. Kay dissolves lip filler with an injectable enzyme called Hylenex. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
HA Fillers are absorbable dermal fillers that have been approved by the FDA specifically for lip augmentation. Fillers like Juvederm Ultra Plus or Restylane Silk are examples of lip fillers that have been approved by the FDA.
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