How Long Does a Lip Injection Procedure Take?
As time passes, the lips begin losing volume, which causes them to appear thinner. However, individuals who desire fuller lips now have an option – lip augmentation with fillers which are FDA-approved and authorized for sale in Canada by Health Canada. At Skinjectables Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, lip fillers by brands such as Teosyal® and Juvederm® are available to make your lips more voluminous, as well as help make your lips more symmetrical and defined. A beautiful, full pout will help improve your overall appearance, and give you a younger, more supple look.
If you have naturally thin lips and would like a fuller, more voluptuous pout, you may want to consider having lip fillers injected. In addition, if you enjoyed fuller lips during your youth and you notice that they are starting to thin, our expert Nurse Injectors can easily restore that lost volume with lip filler. In addition, they can also use a different filler to address the fine lines that surround the mouth.
Safety is of the utmost importance, for this reason, patients who should not consider a lip augmentation with Juvéderm® products include those who:
Writing down questions to ask during your initial consultation is encouraged.
Some common questions include:
– How many syringes of lip fillers will be necessary to attain the lip enhancement results you desire?
– May I see some before-and-after photos of patients who had lip enhancement procedures with Juvéderm® and Teosyal®?
If you choose to have lip enhancement injections with lip fillers, ask about pre-treatment recommendations.
During your consultation, you need to be prepared to provide your Nurse Injector with:
Your Toronto Nurse Injector also needs to know if you:
Prior to beginning the lip injection procedure, your Nurse Injector will use a topical anesthetic to numb your lips. It takes about 20 minutes for this anesthetic to reach its full potential. Once the numbing agent takes effect, the lip enhancement procedure will begin. Besides the topical anesthetic, all of the fillers we use contain the numbing agent lidocaine. This ensures that patients remain comfortable throughout their lip enhancement procedure.
You will be able to leave directly following your lip enhancement procedure with lip fillers in Toronto, Canada: Most of our patients return to their everyday activities immediately after their lip filler treatments.
How Long Does a Lip Injection Procedure Take?
Do Injections with Lip Filler Hurt?
When Will the Results be Visible?
What Can Lip Filler Accomplish?
How Long Will My Results Last?
How Long is the Recovery Period Following Lip Filler Injections?
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
What is Collagen?
What is Juvéderm®?
How do I Maintain My Lips?
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Your lips may appear puffy or slightly swollen for a few days after the injection procedure. The recovery period and downtime however, are minimal. Patients who undergo lip injections for lip augmentation can go back to their normal daily routine very soon after treatment. Any numbing agents should begin to wear off shortly after the procedure, and after receiving post-treatment instructions from your Nurse Injector, you can walk right out of the clinic and resume your daily routine with no downtime and minimal interference in your life. You may want to take it easy and avoid making any big plans (such as a wedding or important event) for the few days after the procedure in case you experience any swelling or bruising. You should not exercise the day of the procedure, before or after receiving the treatment, and you may want to avoid exercise for a day or two afterward. You should also avoid anything that increases blood flow to your face like getting a massage or facial.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers has become a very popular procedure lately for enhancing the lips to give them a fuller, more sultry appearance. Lip augmentation can be performed via a number of techniques from lip injections to surgical implants. Most patients prefer injectable treatment because it is less invasive and strikes a happy medium of semi-permanence. The duration of results from a lip injection procedure can vary greatly from person to person, but the majority of treatments last less than a year. The dermal lip fillers injected during the procedure will last around nine to twelve months for a typical patient before being reabsorbed back into the body. Some patients choose to get further injections after six months to maintain the results of their lip filler.
After your procedure, you can decide if you are happy with your results and would like to schedule a touch-up treatment to retain your lips’ fuller, enhanced shape and appearance. If you decide lip augmentation is right for you, it is important to understand that to maintain augmented lips, you will need to develop a relationship with your cosmetic care provider and go in regularly for follow up treatments. Some patients who get regular touch-ups over a period of time find they are able to go 12 months or more before requiring a full lip injection to maintain results.
You should experience only minimal pain during the procedure. Your Nurse Injector will use a topical anesthetic numbing cream to provide relief. Each time the syringe enters your skin you will feel a slight prick, which should cause only minor, if any pain. At most, it may feel like a small pinch.
As with any medical procedure, however non-invasive, there are possible risks. Having an allergic reaction to the dermal filler is one of the risks. For this reason, a skin test is performed to prevent this from occurring in patients who may be allergic. Additionally, there are some minor, non-allergy associated risks with lip injections. The most common side effects are bruising, swelling, and redness, which if they occur should only be minor and subside after a short period of time.
These are some of the most popular reasons for undergoing a lip enhancement procedure.
Candidates for lip enhancement usually want to give their lips a fuller, more luscious appearance. If your upper lip or both of your lips disappear into a thin line when you smile, you may be a good candidate for lip injections.
Some candidates for lip injections want to balance out the appearance of uneven or asymmetrical lips, enhance the shape of their mouth, or decrease how much of their gum line shows when they smile.
If you are in good overall physical health, have a positive attitude, and realistic goals and expectations for lip augmentation, you are most likely a good candidate for lip injections.
Juvéderm® lip fillers are priced by the syringe: At the Skinjectables Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, each syringe typically costs $700.
Choosing an experienced Nurse Injector to perform your lip augmentation procedure is vital. To learn more about how we can help you restore or maintain your youthful appearance, or what we can do to provide you with the voluptuous lips you desire, contact the Skinjectables Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, Canada, at 416.546.5200 to book your consultation.
Lip injections with dermal fillers are very effective at increasing lip size, as well as improving lip structure and contour. Using dermal fillers to add volume to lips has become increasingly popular, as patients covet the sexy, beautiful lips of actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Kylie Jenner, and Scarlett Johanssen.
In addition to plumping up lips, dermal fillers are also able to smooth out the lips, restoring youthful vitality to a wrinkled or withered mouth area. Since lips are a key facial feature, creating a subtle increase in volume will lead to an improvement in your overall appearance.
Lip injections typically last around 9 months to one year, after which further injections will be required to maintain your fuller and plumper lips. Some patients prefer maintaining the fullness of their lips with more regular injections at 6 month intervals.
Full, luscious lips make a face look more beautiful and are an indicator of youthfulness and good health. If your lips are thinner or smaller than you would like as a result of genetics or aging, and you desire fuller, poutier lips, then lip augmentation via a lip injection procedure might be perfect for you. While “overdrawing” your lip outline with makeup can help make your lips look fuller for a day, lip enhancement with dermal fillers creates a more enduring solution that will feel and look more natural, and won’t wipe off at the end of the day.
The “vermilion border,” the sharp line between the lips and the surrounding skin is the typical site that is enhanced using lip injections with dermal fillers. By injecting a dermal filler into this part of the lips, it is possible for a cosmetic nurse injector to shape, define, and fill out the lips. It is also possible to enhance the “cupid’s bow,” the v-shaped area in the center of the lip, using dermal fillers to make the “v” shape more pronounced.
We frequently use the Juvéderm® product line when performing lip injection procedures at our clinic in Toronto. All the lip fillers used for lip augmentation from this product line consist of hyaluronic acid (HA).
Juvéderm® has a line of fillers that can be used to address a variety of facial characteristics that occur as we age. In addition, Juvéderm® Ultra is approved by the FDA for adding volume to the lips in adults who are at least 22 years old.
This product is designed to add volume to, and plump-up the lips. Juvéderm® Ultra is ideal for individuals with lips that are thinning due to the natural aging process or for those who would just like more voluptuous lips.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
This dermal filler is very similar to Juvéderm® Ultra, just thicker. For this reason, it is used to correct deep folds, severe wrinkles, lines from the corners of the mouth that extend downward toward the jawline as well as to add volume to the cheeks. Juvéderm® Ultra Plus plumps the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. All of the dermal filler products that we carry at Skinjectables in Toronto, Canada, contain lidocaine. This dermal filler is also used for what is referred to as the ‘liquid face lift’ and can be used to rejuvenate the hands.
This product was created to address fine lines. Our Injection Experts typically use Juvéderm® Refine to address crow’s feet, superficial forehead lines and smile lines.
One of the biggest concerns for people who are considering dermal filler injections is a fear of looking unnatural after their procedure: The RHA Dynamic Fillers by Teosyal® are excellent for addressing this concern. In addition, choosing a Nurse Injector who has experience performing these kinds of injections can make an enormous difference in the final result.
Traditional Fillers vs. Resilient Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
The difference between traditional fillers and RHA fillers is that resilient hyaluronic acid fillers have the ability to recoil and then spring back to their initial form. For example, after being bent, stretched, compressed or altered during facial expressions, they bounce back to their original shape. These resilient HA fillers deliver a very natural-looking result. In addition, resilient hyaluronic acid fillers take longer for the body to metabolize; therefore, the patient enjoys longer lasting results than those that are typically seen with traditional dermal fillers.
While Teosyal® offers four grades of RHA Dynamic Fillers, at the Skinjectables Cosmetic Clinic in Toronto, Canada, we offer three of them. The grade a resilient hyaluronic acid filler receives is based on its concentration of HA and the product’s intensity. These variations determine which areas of the face and wrinkle depth (or hollows) that each product is best suited to address.
A Lip Filler Longevity Study for Juvéderm® Ultra:
According to a study, 78 percent of the people who were treated with Juvéderm® Ultra experienced improvement in the look and feel of their lips, results were still evident 12 months after their initial lip injection treatment. Since hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and lip fillers promote the production of collagen, many patients require less product on follow-up visits.
What Side Effects are Possible Following Injections with Lip Fillers?
Patients typically experience swelling following injection treatments with lip fillers; therefore, patients should schedule their first treatment at least 72 hours before any type of social event (e.g., family reunion, wedding or high-school reunion, etc.).
Following lip injections with lip fillers, some of the most common side effects include tenderness at the site of injection, bleeding from the injection sites, redness, bruising and inflammation. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days.
Recognizing More Serious Side Effects Following Injections with Lip Fillers
As with any procedure, complications are possible. While complications following lip injections are rare, addressing this topic is essential to ensure our patients know what could indicate a serious side effect.
Symptoms to watch for that indicate a more serious complication include:
What If I Am Not Happy with the Results?
Although uncommon, in the event that a patient is displeased with the results attained through the injection of lip fillers, options are available.
The approach used depends on a variety of factors, including:
Removal of Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers in Toronto
Products that consist of HA can be removed either completely or just partially with hyaluronidase. This enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles.
Issues that hyaluronidase can address include:
The information on this page serves to provide you with a basic, yet detailed overview of lip injections. It is important however, if you are seriously considering a lip enhancement treatment, to consult with a qualified, experienced cosmetic clinician for information tailored to your specific situation and expectations.
Your Lip Injection Consultation
After you arrive at Skinjectables Cosmetic Clinic for your lip injection consultation, you will meet with a Nurse Injector to assess your overall health and suitability for the procedure, and to discuss your goals and expectations for lip enhancement. During this initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to tell us what you are hoping to achieve with lip augmentation and your Nurse Injector will evaluate you for the procedure once they understand your goals and provide you more information to help you make your decision.It is important to be very open and honest about your expectations and your medical history. Be prepared to answer questions like:
What outcome do you expect from the procedure?
What is your current use of alcohol or tobacco?
What medications, vitamins, or supplements are you currently taking?
What medical conditions or drug allergies do you have that you know of?
Are you currently undergoing treatment for any medical conditions?
What to Expect During the Procedure
Lip injections with dermal fillers are a very easy and convenient procedure for your Cosmetic Nurse Injector to perform. They can be performed in our clinic in a minimum amount of time, with little to no downtime or recovery period, and minimal preparation beforehand.
Your practitioner will first prep the site of injection by disinfecting it and may apply a topical anesthetic numbing cream. The procedure should typically take less than an hour to complete and you will be given instructions for aftercare and recovery before you leave the office.
Using a syringe, your Nurse Injector will inject the dermal filler into your lips, around the edge of the lip. Each time the syringe enters your skin for an injection, you will feel a light prick, which should cause only minor if any pain.
Questions to Ask Your Injector About Lip Injections
It is important for you to take an active role in your lip enhancement procedure to make the best, most well-informed, and intelligent decision about your lips. You want to be sure you have a qualified, experienced cosmetic Nurse Injector that you like for your procedure.
Here is a list of questions you may want to ask during your initial consultation:
Are the results I’m seeking realistic and achievable?
Am I a good candidate for lip injections?
Do you have any lip injection before and after photos I can see for this procedure?
How many lip injections treatments have you performed?
How long will the procedure take?
What will I need to do on my end to get the best results?
What kind of recovery period should I expect?
What will be the cost associated with my procedure?
If you’re considering lip injections you should find a highly qualified Nurse Injector to assess your needs and expectations, and perform the procedure.
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