Bigger, fuller lips continue to gain popularity worldwide. Whether you were born with naturally full lips or smaller, thinner lips, you may find that they are deflating with age. To combat this, lip enhancements can help you achieve your desired look, and give you the confidence you’ve been wanting. The procedure itself consists of the talented Dr. Bryan W. Rubach and his Nurse Injection Specialists tweaking your lips’ shape, structure and volume depending on your personal preferences.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Throughout the years, the material that doctors used for lip enhancements has changed drastically. Now, our doctors turn to hyaluronic acid fillers, as they are safe, natural, and long-lasting without being permanent. Dr. Rubach uses fillers such as Juvederm Ultra Plus and Volbella. You can expect results to last 12-24 months based on filler. Injections can be given gradually to ensure your lips look natural. If bumps occur, they dissolve easily, and hyaluronic acid produces less bruising compared to other fillers. Hyaluronic acid is similar to naturally occurring substances in your body, meaning there’s a decreased chance for allergic reactions as well.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Rubach will talk with you about the exact outcome you want and what to expect along the way. To make the procedure more tolerable, he will use a local numbing agent on your lips such as an ice pack or even nerve-blocking injections similar to what you receive at the dentist. Once your lips feel numb, he uses fine needles to inject hyaluronic fillers in the necessary areas and give you an ice pack to place on the treatment area. You should be able to notice a difference immediately! Avoid using any lip products directly after the procedure.
The side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers are generally temporary and should only last a few days. You may experience some bleeding, swelling and bruising around the injection sites. You may also notice redness and tenderness at the site of injection. If you’ve had any reoccurring cold sores or fever blisters in the past, also called herpes simplex, these may also be reactivated during the healing process.
More serious side effects include prolonged swelling or bruising that lasts seven to 10 days, infection, ulcerations, scarring, stiffening of the lip, allergic reactions and itching. These side effects are less common, and if they occur, check in with your doctor.
The lip enhancement procedure is fast, and you’ll immediately feel more confident. Call us today to set up a consultation, we can’t wait to give you the lips of your dreams!