If you desire fuller, plumper lips, dermal lip injections are for you. Dr. Syed Bokhari and his team at The Beauty Medics help residents of Riverside, California, and the surrounding areas get the lip enhancement they desire with products such as JUVÉDERM, Restylane, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC. Call the office or use the online booking agent to arrange a free consultation and learn more about how you can augment your look with more voluminous lips.
Many types of dermal fillers can enhance your lips. Most contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in your body. Hyaluronic acid helps your cells hold onto water, and thus enhances the volume of your lips when injected strategically.
The fillers improve your lips’ shape, volume, and structure. You can go from thin lips to plump lips in just a few injections. The injections do not change your lips’ sensation — they feel like your natural feature.
Everybody metabolizes the injections differently, but expect your lips to retain their new look for about four to six months. Results are not permanent. You then need a repeat procedure to maintain the look.
Set up a consultation to discuss your goals. Dr. Bokhari and his team choose the product and dosage that’s best for you. Most people don’t need more than one to two syringes of filler.
You can also have the fillers added gradually over several weeks until you achieve the look you want. It’s easier to add volume over time and makes for a less noticeable change to your features.
You will see the effects of the injections almost immediately, but schedule them several days before a big event in case you bruise.
The procedure takes only a few minutes. Most dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, but the team may apply ice or a topical anesthetic to the injection sites to ease discomfort. They use a thin needle to inject the agreed-upon areas. The sensation is like a pinprick or a strong pinch. You may feel a stinging as the filler enters your lips, too
Once the injections are complete, you can go on with your day. Lipstick and balms should be avoided immediately after the injections.
Any side effects are short-lived. You may have some redness and swelling at the injection sites. Bruising, tenderness, and activation of fever blisters are possible, too. If you have discomfort following lip injections, you can apply an ice pack to reduce discomfort.
*Individual results may vary