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Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers, also known as lip augmentation or lip injections, are substances such as hyaluronic acid that are injected into the lips to add volume and improve their appearance. This cosmetic procedure aims to create fuller lips, reduce fine lines, and enhance overall facial aesthetics. Commonly performed in medical offices or clinics, the effects are temporary, lasting several months.

What do Lip Fillers do?

Lip fillers, or lip injections, can enhance the lips by achieving various aesthetic goals. These include:

  • adding volume for a fuller appearance
  • reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips
  • improving lip symmetry
  • defining contours
  • contributing to overall facial harmony

What are the different kinds of Lip Fillers?

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Hyaluronic Acid Fillers:

Widely used, containing a natural substance (hyaluronic acid) found in the body for moisture retention and volume. Examples include Juvederm and Restylane.

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Collagen Fillers:

Less common today, these fillers incorporate collagen, a protein that gives structure to the skin, enhancing lip fullness and definition.

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Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers:

Made of calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance found in bones, these fillers add volume to the lips and stimulate collagen production. Radiesse is a well-known example.

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Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers:

Gradually stimulate collagen production for a natural-looking enhancement over time. Sculptra is a commonly used poly-L-lactic acid filler.

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Fat Injections:

Involves transferring fat from one part of the body to the lips for a more natural feel. This method may require additional sessions for optimal results.

The choice of filler depends on factors such as patient goals, practitioner expertise, and lip characteristics.

What are the potential side effects of Lip Fillers?

The potential side effects of Lip Fillers may include:

  • mild redness
  • swelling
  • asymmetry
  • bruising
  • tenderness

Most of those potential side effects should resolve in a few days, however, asymmetry would require further consultation. To minimize lasting side effects, follow post-treatment instructions, report unusual side effects promptly and consult thoroughly before deciding on any Lip Fillers or any other cosmetic procedure.

What is the typical Lip Filler treatment like?

  1. A standard lip filler procedure starts with a consultation to discuss goals and assess suitability. 
  2. On the treatment day, the provider cleans and numbs the area before strategically injecting filler into the lips to enhance volume, definition, and symmetry. 
  3. Results are monitored, and adjustments may be made as necessary. Recovery is typically quick, with potential for temporary swelling or bruising. 
  4. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled for assessment and touch-ups. The procedure is relatively brief, lasting less than an hour, and is done by a qualified professional for safety and optimal results. The effects are temporary and depend on factors like filler type and individual metabolism.

Should I get Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are well-suited for those looking to achieve fuller lips, address aging-related changes, and improve overall facial harmony. Suitable candidates are in good health, maintain realistic expectations regarding temporary results, and are willing to consider periodic touch-ups.

You can consult a qualified medical professional to see if Lip Fillers are right for you. Our office is available for consultations at 31 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township NJ. To schedule an appointment, you can call the following number: 855-611-9116