Losing volume in your lips as you age age is natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to just accept it. Whether you long for a bit more fullness or a dramatically plumper look, dermal fillers can help.
Such aspirations are common, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, who reported a 50% increase in lip augmentations in adults between 2000 and 2016 alone. Many people appreciate that dermal filler injections are quick and require no downtime for recovery, unlike cosmetic surgery.
To get started with dermal fillers for your lips, schedule an appointment with us at Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness. We’d love to help you feel more confident about your appearance.
How do dermal fillers work?
Each dermal filler product contains a unique blend of specialized ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other substances that naturally occur in the body. Once injected in the treatment area, the gels restore lost volume and fill in shallows and creases. Dermal fillers can also add plumpness to lips that have always appeared thin.
What is lip filler treatment like?
Dermal filler lip treatment typically requires a 30-60 minute appointment. This varies, depending on factors such as how many injections you’ll need to suit your goals. The session starts with a consultation and examination, during which your face is cleansed and the injection sites marked. Between injections, we carefully massage the filler gel into place, making sure the plumping and contouring provide your desired look.
When do lip filler results appear?
Dermal fillers don’t affect muscle function, like treatments such as Botox, which bring about gradual results. Instead, they instantly add volume and smoothness. In other words, you’ll leave your treatment session with fuller, plumper lips.
Do dermal fillers in the lips hurt?
Because dermal fillers are injected with a needle, you may experience some amount of discomfort. That said, the area will be numbed first for greater ease and most people tolerate the treatment well. Some people compare the sensation to a tiny pinch. Others remark on a slightly odd sensation while the gel moves within the lips, or say it’s no more intense than a routine vaccination.
Are lip fillers safe?
Working with a qualified, experienced professional who uses quality products can help ensure that your dermal filler treatment is as safe and seamless as possible. Like all cosmetic treatments, however, side effects are possible. These include bleeding from the injection site, swelling, bruising, infection, and allergic reaction. The most common side effects tend to be mild and short-lasting. If you have a medical condition, talk to your doctor before getting dermal fillers.
How long do lip fillers last?
Dermal filler results last for varying amounts of time, but usually around six months. As you approach this time mark or start noticing less volume, you can schedule additional treatment.
To get all of your questions about dermal fillers answered, contact our office in Sumter, South Carolina. Our team is ready and willing to assist you in meeting your aesthetic goals.