Lip Fillers and Injections
Lip injections and dermal fillers are two popular cosmetic procedures that can improve the looks of your lips and minimize wrinkles or fine lines.
Lip injections are a type of dermal filler that use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occuring filler. Fillers like Restylane or Juvederm are injected with a thin needle into the lips, and results normally last from six months to one year. Lip injections are ideal for patients seeking fuller, more defined lips.
During your consultation, Dr. Love and his R.N. team will discuss all of your options with you as well as your goals and the desired look you want to achieve, then help you determine which procedure is right for you.
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are several different types of dermal fillers:
- Hyaluronic acid (HA): An acid that naturally occurs in your body. It hydrates and plumps your skin.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA): A naturally occurring mineral compound found in your bones. It’s used to treat deeper wrinkles and skin folds.
- Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA): This substance is used to smooth out deep facial wrinkles. It stimulates your cells to produce more collagen which will plump and smooth your skin.
- Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA): This filler consists of microspheres and collagen, which fill in deep wrinkles and help firm your skin. It is one of the longer-lasting solutions, producing results that can last up to five years. It does require allergy testing to make sure you will not have a bad reaction.
Restylane a hyaluronic acid* filler, adds volume and fullness to skin to even out moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
• Refyne – Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology™ to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions.
• Defyne – Crafted with XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Also helps restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions.
Restylane Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to one year, all while enhancing texture and color of the lips and maintaining a full range of expressions. Kysse adds volume, smooths upper lip lines, and offers precise, natural-looking results.
Versa, a hyaluronic acid-based*, is ideal for smoothing and softening facial wrinkles and folds like laugh lines.
Belotero® is a hyaluronic acid filler effectively used most under the eyes and to thin lips.
Bellafill® uses collagen and small polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres to add volume to wrinkles, reducing their appearance and smoothing skin.
With age, your skin’s natural collagen supply decreases and you may start to notice wrinkles and facial aging. Activate the skin’s natural regenerative process with Sculptra Aesthetic and help replenish lost collagen1-3, the most common protein in the body that supports cells and tissue. This FDA-approved injectable subtly and gradually over time helps restore facial volume.
**Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. This gives treatments that contain it a high safety profile, and is increasingly common in most injectable fillers today.
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers for Lips and Face
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive procedures that require little recovery time, and most patients can expect to see results within a few days following their procedure.
Dermal fillers offer a range of benefits, including:
- Restoring lip size
- Plumping thin lips
- Correcting asymmetrical lip shape
- Smoothing wrinkles and fine lines
With little downtime and few side effects other than some slight bruising and swelling, fillers are an excellent option for those looking to enhance their appearance with minimal risk.
The Lip Filler Procedure
Before your lip filler procedure Dr. Love and his R.N. team will meet with you for an initial consultation, during which he will discuss with you your goals and evaluate your facial features. An appropriate filler will be selected based on your needs.
The procedure begins with a topical numbing cream applied. A very thin needle is used to inject the filler into your lips to create a more full and voluminous look. Additionally, dermal filler may be injected into any deep lines or wrinkles around the sides of your mouth to help fill and smooth them.
After the procedure, you may experience some minor swelling or discomfort, but these effects usually subside within a few days.
Discover the Fuller Lips of Your Youth with Lip Fillers from Love Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics
Whether you are looking for fuller lips or a smoother complexion, Dr. Tim R. Love and his R.N. team at Love Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics can help you achieve the look of your dreams using the latest dermal fillers and lip injections. Dr. Love has more than 30 years of experience creating stunning results that look and feel natural, and his commitment to excellence means you can be confident your face and lip fillers will be flattering and flawless.
Contact us today at 405-751-5683 to book your consultation and get started on your journey to a more beautiful you!
Do lip injections hurt?
Most patients report minimal to no pain during the lip filler procedure. A topical numbing cream is usually applied to your lips before the injection, and the needle used is very small and applied with careful skill and precision, so discomfort is minimal.
How long is the recovery period after getting lip injections or fillers?
Recovery time after a lip filler procedure is usually very short. Most patients can resume normal activities within 24 to 48 hours, although there may be some minor swelling or tenderness for a few days. It is important to follow post-treatment instructions to ensure a safe and successful recovery.
When will I see results from my lip filler procedure?
Results from lip filler procedures are often visible immediately after the injection. However, the full effects of the procedure may take a week or longer to show as any swelling or tenderness subsides, and the filler settles in.
How long do lip fillers last?
How long the results last depends on the type of filler used. Most fillers will last six months to a year, although some can last up to five years. The results can vary from person to person as everyone metabolizes the filler at different rates.