With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you want to make sure you can pucker up with confidence. But what if you’re a little embarrassed about your thin, dry or crooked lips?

Thanks to the FDA approving lip enhancement treatments just a few years ago, it’s become one of the fastest-growing procedures in the U.S., and it might just be the answer to your Valentine’s smooches.

What you need to know about lip enhancements

Lip enhancements are injections made from hyaluronic (HA) gel. The gel can hold as much as 1,000 times its weight in water. That’s why it works so well for antiaging and hydration.

When HA is in a cream, it works at your skin’s surface level. But when it’s injected into your lips, it can provide longer-lasting results, plumping up and evening out your lips for the perfect Valentine’s kiss.

What to expect during the treatment

We provide lip enhancements in our offices, sometimes in less than half an hour.

Before starting, we mark the areas around the lips where the needles will be inserted. Most people require a minimum of two injections to improve the shape and plumpness of their lips. After treatment, avoid wearing lip balms or lipstick for about 24 hours so your lips have time to heal.

It’s not as painful as you think

While having tiny needles pushed into your lips might sound painful, enhancements are not as sore as other invasive procedures. The procedure is similar to getting pain medication injections at the dentist.

A topical numbing cream is rubbed at the site of the injections along with a numbing agent, so you shouldn’t feel anything at all. After the procedure, you may experience slight tenderness for a day or two.

Be realistic about your treatment

It’s important to have realistic expectations about your lip enhancement treatment. Not everyone will get voluptuous lips, but most patients do come close to their desires. Remember, we can only improve what you already have. So, if you have naturally thin lips, we can achieve plumper lips, but they may not be as full as you hope.

But if you have uneven lips, lip injections can reshape them to appear more uniform, giving you natural-looking results and lips that you’ll be proud to pucker on Valentine’s Day.

The biggest benefits of lip injections

Other than a fuller, more aligned pout, here are some of the best benefits of a lip enhancement:

Minimal bruising

Compared with other types of fillers, such as collagen, patients experience less swelling and bruising.

Control over volume

We can control how much product is used to create your desired lip volume.

Longer-lasting results

While the procedure can be erased if you’re not happy with the initial results, lip enhancements can last 4-6 months at a time.

Almost no allergic reactions

Allergic reactions are quite rare since hyaluronic acid is a natural chemical found in your body.

Gradual treatment

We’re happy to perform injections gradually during several appointments until we achieve your desired pout.

Get the perfect Valentine’s Day kiss

Whether you already have a Valentine or you’re hoping to meet someone special on Feb. 14, our team at The Beauty Medics wants you to feel your kissable best. Along with Syed Bokhari, MD, and our experienced support staff,  we provide a professional, medically safe environment, state-of-the-art procedures, and options to boost your confidence and restore your self-esteem.

A lip enhancement treatment will ensure you’re pucker perfect and ready for an unforgettable kiss. Our office serves patients in and around Riverside, California. Book your treatment at The Beauty Medics. Contact our office today for an appointment.