Injectable dermal fillers are a natural and non-invasive way to add fullness to your lips. And if you’re ready to have a smooch-worthy Valentine’s Day, your journey to a plump pout starts at your dermatologist’s office. You can boost your confidence in as little as one lip injection appointment. Here’s what you should know about the lip enhancement process.
Non-surgical lip enhancement is a popular cosmetic treatment. During this simple procedure, dermatologists use injectable dermal fillers to increase the volume of the lips. Hyaluronic acid is the most common type of dermal filler used in the lips and is the main ingredient in the filler Juvederm®.
Lip injections also improve the shape of the lips, so the results often look more even and natural than other lip enhancement options. There is also less bruising and recovery time. Dermatologists can inject the lips gradually over several appointments until the client is satisfied with the shape and volume. These results last about six months, but your dermatologist can tell you how often you should return for injections.
Injectable lip fillers are a great option for anyone looking to subtly improve the shape, symmetry, and fullness of their lips without surgery.
Before you book your lip enhancement appointment, your dermatologist may want to see you for a consultation. During this appointment, you can discuss your desired results. The dermatologist will explain what to expect during the injections and from the final outcome. They may also take some photos to show your enhancement progress.
The lip enhancement process is quick and minimally invasive. During this appointment, the doctor will cleanse the lip area and apply a topical anesthetic. They will then mark the injection site on your lips before inserting the filler with a thin needle. The actual injections will only take a few minutes. You might feel a pinch, but the injection shouldn’t be too painful.
As for side effects, you may notice some swelling and bruising after your appointment. It’s possible that your lips will also look uneven or lumpy for a few days, but these lumps will even out as the swelling goes down. Remember that redness, bleeding, and tenderness are also possible in the first few days.
Your dermatologist will give you aftercare instructions, like applying ice throughout the day, to control any side effects. Be sure to seek medical attention if you experience signs of an allergic reaction like severe swelling, hives, itching, fever. You should also call your doctor if you notice signs of an injection or have any other concerns.
If you’re interested in booking a lip enhancement appointment before Valentine’s Day, contact the team at Pacific Dermatology Specialists today. We offer Juvederm lip injections among our many cosmetic dermatology services, and our dermatologists are committed to delivering beautiful and natural results. We have offices in Carson, CA and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles area, so we invite you to book an appointment at a location near you.