While most of us have heard of injecting fillers into various parts of the face – particularly if you watch certain reality shows about the rich “elite” — many of us are unclear on what exactly a filler is and what it does. Fillers, in general, are injected into the skin to make the given area fuller and plumper.
They are commonly added to areas that have fine lines, or areas that are thinner or have lost volume due to age, such as the cheeks. Injectable fillers are also commonly used to plump up the lips and achieve a great smile. Many who are considering lip injections have questions to consider prior to making the decision to enhance their smile.
Here are the most common questions we at Lucere Dermatology and Laser clinic get about lip fillers.
What Are Lip Fillers Made Of?
Most lip injections are made up of hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced in the body and is largely made up of sugar and water. In the human body, HA is responsible for making skin (and lips) look plump; as we age, it depletes over time – which is why we lose volume in these areas as we get older. So, it makes sense that this substance is injected back into the body for the same purpose. Hyaluronic acid is often used in popular skincare items as an added skin-boosting benefit.
What Types Of Lip Fillers Do You Offer?
We offer the best fillers administered by our expert Edmonton team. The fillers we offer include safe and effective brands like Juvederm, Restylane, Emervel, Volbella and Sculptra.
Where Can Lip Fillers Be Injected?
Lip injections can be placed in various areas of the lip. The most common areas to inject include the cupid’s bow (the peak of the upper lip), the vermillion border (the area between the skin and pink part of the lip), and the body of the lip. A consult with us will help determine where the best places to inject your lips are, given your lip shape and the esthetic results you desire.
Do Lip Injections Hurt?
The potential pain involved with lip injections is a really individual experience. Because a needle is injected into the skin, there is potential for pain there, especially if you have found prior injections, blood draws, or vaccinations painful. However, a local topical anesthetic can be used to reduce the discomfort, and many report no sensation of pain whatsoever when using this. Some fillers also contain an anesthetic called lidocaine, which can help reduce the sensation. After the injection, there may be some swelling or bruising in the areas that were injected. This is temporary and subsides within a day or two.
Are Lip injections Safe?
Lip injections are safe when injected by a licensed provider with training, education and experience. At Lucere Dermatology and Laser Clinic, you can rest assured that our team is well trained, under the guidance of our Board-Certified Dermatologist and expertly trained Aesthetic Nurse Injectors.
There are some side effects to injectable fillers in general, including tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. We attempt to minimize these by using expert injection techniques and the best product for you. It is important to talk to your doctor about your health history and medications prior to getting injections.
What If I Don’t Like The Results?
One of the most important parts to this process is consulting with our team in order to determine the best course of treatment for you, given many factors, including your lip shape, your desired fullness, and how dramatic or subtle you want the results to be. We will work within your preferences to achieve the look you want.
It is important to know that the results are temporary, lasting from 6 months up to 2 years. Results are almost immediate, and the full look should be apparent by 2 weeks post-treatment. In our experience, lip injections that are requested often result in subtle yet desirable changes. If you prefer a dramatic lip volume change, then this will be reflected in the results.
What Is The Average Cost Of Lip Filler?
This is a question best answered during your consultation with our Edmonton team at Lucere Dermatology and Laser Clinic. The costs involved depend on a few factors, including what filler is best for you, and the amount of filler needed to achieve the look you desire.
At Lucere Dermatology and Laser Clinic, we understand that you have important questions about potential procedures – including lip fillers. Lip fillers are a safe and effective way to add temporary volume and fullness. Visit us today for your no-cost consultation, to see how we can help enhance your gorgeous smile!