Have you always wanted a fuller, plumper pout? Most people desire more voluminous lips, which drives them to stock up on all of the lip plumpers the market has to offer.
While these products may produce results, they are often minimal and last only when the product is applied. A more effective and longer-lasting way to add volume to your lips is by getting lip filler.
Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center provides lip injections in Sacramento, CA. We work with patients in surrounding areas, as well, including Tahoe, Modesto, the Bay area, and the Oregon border. Read on to learn more about lip filler and how it can improve your appearance.
What Are Lip Injections?
More commonly known as “lip filler,” lip injections are injectables that increase the volume within the lips, creating a fuller appearance. These are dermal filler injections that can help thin lips become plumper.
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. When hyaluronic acid is added to the lips through dermal filler injections, it makes them appear to be fuller and more pronounced.
Lip filler is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. There is no need for anesthesia, incisions, or sutures. Lip injections are outpatient procedures that allow patients to return home and resume normal activity right away.
Restylane is a line of dermal filler products that are used to address various cosmetic concerns. Common uses for Restylane fillers include enhancing the cheekbones, smoothing wrinkles, and adding fullness to the under eyes.
Among the Restylane product line is a lip filler called Restylane Silk. With Restylane Silk lip injections, patients can see a significant yet natural-looking enhancement of the volume in their lips.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Another popular line of dermal fillers is Juvéderm. Products in the Juvéderm line are used to add volume to hollow cheeks, smooth crow’s feet, and create a stronger jawline.
Several products in the Juvéderm line can be used as lip fillers. These include Juvéderm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC, which can increase fullness under the lips and create a plumper-looking mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Injections
While a lip filler is a very simple procedure, many patients still have questions about what this treatment involves. The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about lip injections.
Do I Need to Have a Consultation to Get Lip Filler?
Before scheduling an appointment for lip injections, our providers will examine your lips to make sure that you are a good candidate for lip filler. Once we determine that lip injections are the right treatment for you, we can move forward with your lip filler appointment.
How Are Lip Injections Given?
Having lip filler administered is a quick and easy procedure. During your appointment, you will be able to sit comfortably in a reclined position. Our provider will then administer your lip injections in multiple sites along the lips. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be applied.
The brand of dermal filler used will be discussed during your initial consultation, as will the amount of filler. These factors will vary from patient to patient, as each person’s lips will have different needs.
The entire lip filler process takes about 20 minutes to complete. Once your injections have been administered, you will be able to return home and resume normal activity immediately. There is no recovery or downtime required after having lip injections.
Will I See My Lip Filler Results Right Away?
Your lip filler results will be visible in the hours that follow your session. The hyaluronic acid in the dermal fillers will produce an immediate plumping effect that will give your lips a fuller appearance.
It is important to note that lip filler is not a permanent procedure. Your lip injections will last anywhere from three months to one year, depending on the brand of filler that was used.
As time passes, the filler will begin to dissolve and your lips will gradually return to their original size. At this point, you will be able to schedule further lip injections to maintain your aesthetic goals.
Will My Lip Injection Results Look Natural?
Many patients are concerned about whether their lip filler will look natural. We work directly with you to make sure that your lip injections are administered in a way that complements your appearance. This is why the type of injection and volume of filler used will vary from person to person.
Some patients only need a small amount of filler to see significant results, while others may need more. We will determine how much filler can be used for your treatment during your initial consultation appointment.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?
The cost of lip filler varies depending on several factors. This includes the brand of filler that is used and the amount being used. Some patients require only minimal filler volume, while others require much more. On average, the cost of lip injections in Sacramento can be anywhere from $400 to $700 per syringe.
Lip Injections in Sacramento
When lip plumpers and other treatments haven’t added fullness to your lips, lip injections could be the best way to see real results. Lip filler is a simple, effective procedure that uses dermal filler injectables to add volume to the lips.
Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center offers lip injections to patients from Sacramento, Tahoe, Modesto, and other surrounding cities. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic professionals, please call our office today.