The lips are one of the main areas of the face that the public notices when they are looking at other people. The lips can make a person look younger or older depending on their appearance. Lips that are thin can make a person look older while lips that are full can provide a person a more youthful appearance thanks to the size and volume of the lips. Looking to get an appearance to the lips that are full, luscious and younger? Take a look below to learn more about hyaluronic acid lip fillers treatment.
Many of the dermal fillers used on the lips are made of hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that is naturally found in the body and this means there is little chance of an infection from the injections since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body that serves as part of the support structure of the skin. Hyaluronic acid, much like collagen, is vital to enjoying healthy skin. It helps the skin stay hydrated through the attraction of water molecules and it also promotes the production of collagen. As a person ages, the skin loses hyaluronic acid which means the skin will have more wrinkles and it will also become thin and loose in appearance (including the lips).
Hyaluronic acid lip fillers have many benefits and they include:
While most lip fillers that are injected into the treated area can be reversed, that doesn’t mean that patients should be worried that their results will be less than ideal when they visit the office of a doctor to get lip filler injections. Patients should visit an experienced injector that can show “before and after” photos of actual patients so a person interested in getting lip filler can have a better idea of what to expect when it comes to the final results.
In addition, a medical professional that is experienced in performing lip filler injections can provide results that are natural in appearance and do not look overly filled or too big in relation to the other features on the face. Even if a patient wants to have lips that are considered to be voluptuous in size, the results still need to be realistic in appearance and not so “overdone” that they have a fake or unnatural appearance.
The first step in preparing for a lip filler treatment is to not be nervous when you visit the medical office. Some of the nervous feeling might come from being unsure about what to expect or simply being afraid that the final results will look too large or it will be too obvious that the lips have been injected with filler. The medical professional that performs the lip filler treatment is prepared to answer any questions about the treatment and will be ready to put the patient at ease.
Once the patient has asked all of the questions related to the procedure, the process will begin by applying a numbing cream to the treated area. After about 15 minutes, the lip injection treatment will begin. There might be some slight discomfort as the injection is being performed but this discomfort will quickly pass. The lip filler is strategically placed along the border of the lip, in the lip lines, as well as in the body of the lips if that is necessary to gain the desired final results.
Overall, a hyaluronic acid lip filler treatment takes about 15 minutes to perform. As mentioned above, the results are seen almost immediately and the patient will leave the medical office with lips that are filler and more youthful in appearance.
The cost of lip fillers depends on the amount of filler used, any fees charged by the doctor or the medical facility and the area of the country where it is performed. In general, the cost is anywhere from $600-$900 per syringe.
While there might be some discomfort during the actual lip injections, this will not last long and the patient should not expect the discomfort to continue for an extended period of time. There will be some swelling and bruising after the treatment but both of these conditions will resolve on their own in about a week (or less). Patients can put an ice pack on their lips to help with the swelling. In addition, the person that received the lip injections should refrain from applying makeup to the lips on the day of the treatment.
The final results can last anywhere from three months to a year (or more). The length of the results varies per person and it also depends on the amount of filler used during the injection treatment. The body will naturally absorb the filler so repeat injections will be necessary to maintain the results.