Lip Fillers: Everything You Need To Know
Lips are a central feature of the face. Full and defined lips can give the whole face a feminine and youthful look. Beautiful lips can enhance your smile and give you a refined appearance.
Not everyone is endowed with full and shapely lips. Lips also tend to become thinner, drier and less defined with age, which can make us look older than how we feel. If any of this is the case with you, getting lip fillers from trained professionals at Bespoke Rx can help.
Lip fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are temporary injectables used to enhance the shape and size of the lips.
Many of our patients who would like to enhance their lips have expressed fear of undergoing lip augmentation. Their main concerns were looking “overdone” and disastrous complications. While these concerns are reasonable, rest assured that the lip fillers of today are vastly different from those used in the ’00s era of overfilled lips. Our goal at Bespoke Rx is to enhance your natural beauty with safe products and tested techniques.
Lip fillers are injectables used to enhance the fullness and shape of naturally thin lips or lips that have lost their contours due to aging.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are temporary, injectable dermal fillers used to enhance the appearance of lips by adding volume and definition..
And while there are many different types of dermal fillers on the market, we only use dermal fillers made of Hyaluronic acid – not to be confused with Hyaluron Pens (more on that here).
HA is a gel-like material naturally found in the body, including the skin. It helps bind water to collagen, giving your skin a plump and hydrated look. But just like with collagen and elastin, HA production tends to decline as we age, which can result in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin and loss of volume and firmness.
Dermal fillers can help correct these signs of aging. They can also give the face more definition and volume. When used for lip augmentation, these injectables create fuller lips and/or improve their shape.
Lip fillers last anywhere between six months to one year. Their longevity depends largely on the product being used, the site of injection, and how quickly your body breaks it down.
Lip Fillers Offered at Bespoke Rx
The different types of dermal fillers offered today all provide unique benefits. At Bespoke Rx, we mainly use fillers made by Restylane as well as Revanesse Versa. We may use a combination of different fillers depending on what we need to achieve. You will be informed during an initial consultation on which filler will be used during treatment and what you can expect.
Revanesse® Lips™+ is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can be used for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients 22 years of age or older.
Another FDA-approved filler used for lip augmentation, Restylane Kysse can also be used to treat wrinkles. What sets it apart from other dermal fillers is that it uses XpresHAn Technology, which allows the filler to mold with the tissue of your lips for natural, flexible, movement.
Restylane-L is perfect for patients seeking to enhance the size of their lips. Additionally, the filler can be simultaneously utilized to treat concerns such as nasolabial folds.
Restylane Refyne is an exceptional filler option if you seek to add a subtle enhancement to your lips. This particular filler utilizes XpresHan technology, which allows the face to retain natural facial movements after injection.
How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?
Because each individual has unique needs and desires, the pricing for lip fillers can vary greatly. We will develop an individualized treatment plan and pricing based on your specific goals. Currently, our lip filler treatments are $700, and include a lip flip (if needed) and Alastin Inhance – a post-injection serum – to take home.
What To Expect Before, During & After Treatment
If you are a new patient at Bespoke Rx, one of our providers will take the time to get to know you during your first scheduled visit. You will be asked to fill out forms, and we will check your medical history and your current health. First appointments typically last for about an hour. You will be advised on how to prepare in the days before your first treatment.
Your provider at Bespoke Rx will inform you on the best course of action, including the type of filler, injection technique, and the best course of action to achieve the desired outcome. You can expect this type of treatment to last for approximately 15 to 60 minutes, with downtime only caused from swelling and bruising.
Because all fillers used at Bespoke Rx contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, the treatment is generally tolerable. However, everybody is unique and tolerates pain differently, so your provider may apply a topical anesthetic to help mitigate feelings of discomfort. Without a topical anesthetic, you may feel a slight pinch and stinging. Small amounts of filler are used, typically around 1ml.
Once your provider has finished with the treatment, they may apply an ice pack to the treated area to further reduce discomfort and swelling.
You will notice results immediately after treatment. But it will take a few weeks for the fillers to settle, swelling to subside and for the final results to appear. You will be able to enjoy your results for a relatively long time, possibly up to two years. But if you wish, you can have lip fillers redone every six to twelve months to keep your lips looking their best.
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Lip fillers are a safe, temporary and non-invasive injectable treatment that can enhance the appearance of lips without looking overdone. No matter if you have naturally thin lips or if your lips have changed with age, this treatment can make a big difference in your overall appearance.