When it comes to beauty trends, soft, full lips are at the top of the list. So, it’s not surprising that many women are looking to enhance their lip size, shape, and definition.
While lipstick, glosses, and lip pencils can help, they are often unable to produce desired effects, even with expert-level application.
If you’ve been searching for a more effective and long-lasting way to achieve the perfect pout, it may be time to consider lip filler.
Continue reading for everything you ever wanted to know about lip filler, including what patients can expect should they decide to undergo treatment.
Are Lip Filler and Dermal Filler the Same Thing?
Lip filler and dermal filler are essentially one in the same. They are both products that are injected into soft tissue to plump, define, correct, or enhance.
Lip filler typically consists of a hyaluronic acid gel, such as Juvederm, and is used to augment or enhance lips.
Dermal filler is a more general term for injectables that can volumize and reshape multiple areas of the face, not just lips.
Is Lip Filler Painful?
Lips can be a sensitive area to inject. Accordingly, most practitioners apply a topical anesthetic to numb the lips prior to injection.
For improved patient comfort, certain lip fillers, like Juvederm Ultra XC, are formulated with lidocaine.
What Happens During Lip Injections?
During a lip filler treatment, lips are cleansed and numbed with a topical anesthetic. Then, a very fine needle is used to administer filler as a series of small injections.
The process typically takes 30-60 minutes, and patients are free to resume all normal activities immediately after.
Are Lip Injections Temporary?
Before undergoing lip filler, it’s important for patients to know that effects are temporary. Over time, the product is metabolized by the body, and results gradually fade.
With that being said, most patients can enjoy lip filler benefits for six-to-12 months.
Can Lip Filler Be Reversed?
One of the key advantages of a hyaluronic acid lip filler is that it can be reversed. In the event of an undesirable outcome or complication, an enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected to partially or fully dissolve the filler.
Learn More About Lip Filler
If you are considering a lip filler treatment, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Nalan Narine.