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Lip Augmentation with Hyaluronic Dermal Filler

Looking to enhance your look? Lip enhancement has become very popular with the use of non-permanent hyaluronic dermal filler. This product has proven to be very effective at augmenting the Shape, Contour and Volume of you lips.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our products come in the form of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own natural hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid dermal filler products are injected into the lip region to enhance volume, smooth away upper lip wrinkles, and define contours providing immediate results.

Our Nurse Practitioner will complete a thorough review of your health history, perform a physical examination, discuss your treatment goals, and review potential adverse events and management strategies if such events occur. A local or topical anesthetic is typically utilized to block the nerves ending to reduce pain during treatment. Your skin will then be cleansed and sterilized with Stanhexidine 2% with 4% isopropyl alcohol. Depending on the area that requires enhancement, injections may be completed by the use of serial injections with an ultra fine needle, and/or a cannula (a sterile plastic needle) to instill the clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid. We will then review post-procedure care.

We instruct all individuals coming in for hyaluronic dermal filler treatment to avoid substances that increase their risk of bleeding such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as Naproxen/Ibuprofen, excessive alcohol intake, vitamin E supplementation, and other herbal/dietary supplements that may increase risk of bleeding at least one week before treatment, provided these agents can be discontinued safely.

You will see results typically within a week post injection.

Lip shape, size, volume is highly variable from person to person; therefore, we utilize an individualized approach to lip enhancement to ensure a natural appearance.  Our Nurse Practitioner will provide realistic recommendations and attainable goals to achieve the best results.

You can return to normal activity after the procedure. However, we do recommend the following:

  • Not touching, rubbing, or manipulating the injection area
  • Avoiding extreme heat (sun exposure, sauna, tanning beds) for 2 to 3 days
  • Avoiding strenuous activity for 2 to 3 days
  • Avoiding the application of makeup for at least 24 hours

Results of hyaluronic dermal filler injections can typically last between 6 to 18 months depending on location and product utilized. Hence, maintaining this effect is up to you, and this puts you in control of the way you look.

Hyaluronic dermal filler is not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women, anyone with a history of an allergic reaction to the drug or any of its active ingredients (collagen, eggs, or lidocaine), as well as any infected or inflamed skin, bleeding disorders, and individuals with a tendency to produce excessive scarring such as keloids and/or hypertrophic scars.  Please inform us if you have or are experiencing any of the mentioned conditions.  Also, please inform us if you have experienced a herpes viral infection, as preventive treatment can be utilized to prevent flares.

The vast majority of patients do not experience any side effects.  Common and minor side effects include infection, local irritation, minor bruising at the injection sites, and headache. Rare side effects include tissue and retinal necrosis, embolism, or serious allergic reaction.

Please contact us immediately if you experience increased pain or unforeseeable swelling after your treatment.

Each individual has different needs.  Here at Infinite Medical Spa dermal filler injections are calculated on a “per syringe” bases.  This means our Nurse Practitioner will need to determine the precise amount of product needed to attain your desired results. Contact us today for a consultation.