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Your lips say a lot about you. They’re among the first facial features someone notices when you speak or smile. Full, voluptuous lips are regarded as the youthful standard, and, unfortunately, your lips can lose their plumpness over time, giving an aged impression. First encounters mean a lot, including that first date, and having lips that are thin in an image can lead to a lack of confidence or a negative perception from another. Your lips say a lot about you, and when they lose their youthful shape, what they say about you could be negative. However, treatments exist that can help restore your lips’ plump look. Yes, lipstick and lip liner can improve your lip’s appearance, but they won’t restore them to what they once were. A lip filler will.
A lip filler is a non-surgical treatment that can restore your lips by enhancing their shape, making them well-worthy of a pucker. The treatment is perfect for anyone seeking to improve their lips for anti-aging purposes or to achieve an aesthetic preference. If you are a resident of Sacramento, CA, or surrounding areas and desire fuller lips, please contact Aesthetic Envy at 916-333-4906 or visit our contact page to schedule a lip filler consultation.
What’s suitable for each person is undoubtedly subjective, but when it comes to lip fillers, some options don’t look right or have a good result for some. Here are some guidelines to follow to reduce the chances of looking too fake or off balance.
Avoid trends you see on social media. Some may not be healthy or even what they appear to be. Plus, they change so quickly that you might regret it. When it comes to your face, opt for results that fit your lifestyle and facial features, different from what others might be doing online.
Trust your doctor to give you the truth. Rely on the consultation to ask questions and share your wishes, then listen to suggestions based on your trained medical professional’s perspective.
Consider all your options for a few days. You may not want your lips to be much fuller; just give a lift, which can come from BOTOX® instead. A “lip flip” amplifies the natural shape of your lips without exaggerating for a more realistic effect. And you can always add filler in subsequent appointments for a fuller look later.
The JUVÉDERM® family of lip fillers is an excellent option if you seek to add volume to your lips. We currently offer JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is beneficial if you seek to achieve full, voluptuous lips and have had the treatment performed before. The filler lasts approximately six months to one year.
We currently carry Restylane® Kysse and Restylane® Silk. The two dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid and can add volume to your lips. Restylane® Silk features smaller hyaluronic acid particles, which allows it to create smooth, natural-looking results. Restylane® Kysse is notable because it’s designed to keep natural lip movement intact with its XpresHan technology, an innovative cross-linking gel for hyaluronic acid and water particles that allows for natural, long-lasting results. Restylane® lip fillers can potentially last up to one year.
Most people don’t consider BOTOX® for fuller lips, but fillers can be avoided while giving a natural poutier look. Filler adds volume and makes the lip larger, but BOTOX® relaxes muscles, and by relaxing the muscle around the mouth, it rolls the lip outward. Lip flips generally look more natural than lip fillers.
BOTOX® can also minimize creases around the lip area, elevate mouth corners, and reduce marionette lines when injected in the lip area. It can be used alone or in combination with fillers for a subtle look, giving the appearance of a fuller lip before adding fillers.
BOTOX® will slowly return your muscles to full function, so the change in your lips won’t be too noticeable. Be sure to bring this up at your consultation to discuss if BOTOX® is part of the solution for your lip needs.
During your pеrsonal consultation, our practice focuses on thе mеticulous placement of cosmеtic injеctablеs, ensuring results that harmonize with your unique facial aesthetics.
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Your lips are an integral part of expressing your beauty. Cosmetics, such as lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liners, are often used to emphasize their beauty, but, for some, the lips lose their plumpness, making those particular cosmetics ineffective. Lip fillers can restore your lips or enhance their size. The no-downtime procedure is perfect for anyone, regardless of skin tone and type, seeking to improve their image by enhancing their lips.
At Aesthetic Envy, we carry the lip-beautifying lip fillers JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®®. If you are a resident of Sacramento, CA, or surrounding communities and are interested in learning more about the lip fillers we carry and how the treatment can benefit you, please contact us at 916-333-4906 or visit our contactpage.
A lip filler involves injecting a dermal filler into your lip’s soft tissues to enhance their shape and create a more contoured image. Lip fillers are typically composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance your body naturally produces that is essential for the composition of connective tissues. The filler is temporary and requires little to no downtime. There are several options for lip fillers. At Aesthetic Envy, we utilize two of the most recognized fillers, which are:
A lip filler has many cosmetic benefits. The aesthetic-boosting treatment can enhance your beauty while retaining a natural look. The treatment is also customizable, so the number of injections will be based on your desired goals. Other benefits of a lip filler include:
Ideal candidates for a lip filler are those struggling with:
Because the lip fillers we offer are made of a naturally present substance in the human body, the treatment can be performed on most men and women of all skin tones and types. The treatment is perfect if you want to increase the overall definition of your lips. During an initial consultation, your lips will be assessed, and your desired goals will be discussed.
During your lip filler treatment, your injector will inject your preferred dermal filler into strategically determined sites of your lips. These strategically placed injection sites and which filler is used will be based on your desired look, which will be discussed during your initial consultation.
The injection will not be painful because each lip filler we carry consists of lidocaine, a numbing agent that temporarily numbs the target area. In addition, a numbing agent will be applied so that your treatment is as painless as possible. The number of injections used depends on your desired goals, ultimately determining how long your treatment will take. After your injector has completed injecting the lip filler, they will begin to massage the area so lumps do not form, making your results consistent, smooth, and even. Typically, a lip filler treatment takes approximately 45 minutes.
Lip fillers are the ideal lip enhancement treatment because they require no downtime. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. However, mild side effects may be experienced, including bruising, swelling, and tenderness around your lips, but these are generally tolerable and tend to subside within one week. Retaining your results’ integrity may require you to avoid exercise, wearing makeup, and sun exposure for at least one day.
Your lip filler results will be noticeable instantly. Your lips will be visibly fuller and plump, creating a more youthful image. However, it can take some time for your final results to be realized until the swelling completely subsides. Patients typically need only one lip filler session to achieve the results they want. Your results will last approximately one year, but follow-up sessions can be scheduled to maintain your results, as the hyaluronic acid will gradually dissolve. If you are dissatisfied with your results, you can schedule an appointment to receive an injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid.
Lip fillers are safe when performed by highly trained and experienced professional medical providers such as plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, or registered nurses. That’s because your delicate lips are one of the most complicated areas to have non-invasive facial enhancements performed.
Since dermal fillers can be considered expensive to some individuals, the temptation might be to perform lip filler enhancements on themselves or a friend. Not surprisingly, materials for DIY cosmetic treatments can be found on the internet. But since you cannot be sure they are FDA-approved solutions, it’s a bad idea to use them. Poor-quality lip filler injections are dangerous, possibly causing allergic reactions or disfigurement.
There are a lot of advertisements for having a quick lip plump service done at your local beauty salon, nail shop, or other places where the expertise of a medically certified provider is unavailable. These should be avoided.
Long-term damage is a huge possibility when lip fillers are injected incorrectly or in the wrong spot. This cannot be left up to guessing or assuming. Knowledge of the body is essential for safety and good results.
One hazardous risk includes vascular occlusion, which occurs when filler stops circulation in an artery. This may happen to anyone, but a trained medical professional will recognize and treat the situation immediately before damage occurs.
Expect your doctor to have your best interests at heart, discuss your goals for volume and shape, and work with your natural silhouette. At your consultation, be sure to share your reasons for being there and how close to nature you’d like to stay. Natural-looking results typically come from respecting and enhancing the shape you were born with.
There are many lip-look trends going around, but we suggest you stick to the board-certified docs who practice the tried-and-true techniques and resist the temptation to push the limits.
Reputable injectors understand and respect the limits of a good lip filler job. Starting small is always suggested for many reasons, including protecting your health and appearance. So if your lip filler desires are “go big or go home,” don’t be surprised if your trained medical professional recommends the latter.
Using too much lip filler at one time can permanently stretch your lip skin, resulting in permanent damage and discomfort where surgery may remove excess skin from the lips. If you want fuller lips, it’s best to have a strategy in place where you gradually achieve that goal.
There’s also something else to be considered with overdone lips. A psychological effect can cause a person to lose the idea of proper proportions. Once used to the larger lips, even if at first they aren’t flattering or natural-looking, it can become hard to scale back since smaller lips may feel wrong.
If appointments are available for the day, we offer the possibility of same-day appointments. A full consultation includes everything from assessing facial balance, understanding goals and expectations, covering potential risks and complications, and seeing if you’re a candidate for the options we have in our office. And this takes time.
Also to be considered is adhering to a specific protocol before injections: for 48 hours prior, you need to refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, taking blood thinners, St. John’s Wort, vitamin E, and fish oil, all of which can lead to a higher chance of bruising or swelling. If you don’t plan for that before your consultation, you most likely can’t have injections immediately after. Ask when booking to see what time frame is available and if you qualify for a same-day injection appointment.
More than 3.4 million patients sought soft-tissue filler in 2020, and it wasn’t just for looks. Sure, some wish to increase the volume of naturally thin lips or ones that are becoming thinner with age. But there are a few other reasons that patients consider lip injections.
We can correct a deformation from a congenital occurrence or an accident.
All humans have imperfections, but fixing more significant imbalances can help a person feel better about an area they’ve previously been embarrassed about.
Some experience a hindrance in the pronunciation of certain words due to lip shape imperfection, and fillers may be able to solve this issue.
Feel better about yourself and gain a competitive edge in the business world, looking more youthful with fuller lips.
Hyaluronic acid and collagen regeneration can help some to experience more moisturized lips from the inside out, even in dry winter months.
Lips that have lost their sharp outline can result in blurs and bleeds of lipsticks, but we can recreate a defined lip line to help keep lipstick in check.
Following your lip fillеr trеatmеnt, expect somе tеndеrnеss and swеlling. To prevent infеction, avoid touching your lips, maintain skin clеanlinеss with soap and watеr, and postponе makеup application. Whilе lip fillers involvе minimal downtimе, be cautious about ovеr-еxеrtion, as swеat and hеat can impact rеsults. Avoid alcohol consumption, as it can thin blood and contribute to bruising. Your injector may recommend applying a prescription ointment or sеrum multiple times daily for skin moisturе. While you’ll notice instant plumping, full rеsults typically еmеrgе in about 2 wееks, varying by individual.
The first few days after the injection can show a bit of uneven bruising or swelling before settling. Avoid massaging freshly injected lips, which can move the filler around, causing inconsistent results or loss of solution. Lip fillers usually take 6-12 months to dissolve, so if you’re unhappy with the volume, have visible bumps or have other complications, you may want quicker results.
Be sure to allow around two weeks before finally deciding if you’re happy with your treatment results. If you decide you want reconstruction or changes, think about all of the options for reversing your lip fillers.
Fillers formulated with hyaluronic acid can be reversed with an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. The body produces hyaluronidase naturally, which breaks down over time, so by injecting more, your lips can reset to their natural shape within days. While this may help remove some fillers, it’s not a guaranteed procedure and should only be relied on as an option if necessary.
The durability of your fillеrs dеpеnds on your mеtabolism, and lip fillеr patiеnts should gеnеrally avoid sun еxposurе or usе an SPF lip balm. Staying hydratеd is crucial, as hyaluronic acid works to rеtain moisturе in your skin.