3 Things to Know Before Getting Lip Injections

Lip Augmentation in Beverly Hills

Are you lacking lip fullness or definition and want to explore your treatment options? Lip augmentation with injectable fillers has never been as safe, predictable and popular as it is today. Before you take the plunge, Dr. Charles S. Lee and the team at Enhance® Medical Center encourage you to remember three things:

1. Your Injector Matters

Not all injectors offer the same qualifications or expertise. The most trusted injectors have high-level training and years of experience. They understand the nuances between the different products and how each behaves. They are experts in lip and facial anatomy and know exactly how much product to use to produce the results you want. The best injectors also have a light touch and will not over-inject you or make your lips look comically oversized or full.

Make sure you do your research and choose your injector based on their medical qualifications, experience, before-and-after photographs and patient testimonials.

2. The Popularity of HA Fillers

The most popular way to inject the lips is with hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in your joints and connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid works by attracting water; once injected into your lips, the filler draws water to your lips to give you the plump pout you want.

There are differences between hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Some offer more plumpness and volume, while others can add more definition and structure to the lips. Your injector will help you select the specific filler that best aligns with your unique goals.

Another benefit to hyaluronic acid-based fillers is that they are completely reversible. If you find you are not happy with your results, your provider can simply inject a special enzyme into your lips to dissolve the filler and restore you lips to their pre-treatment appearance.

3. Lip Fillers Are Not Permanent

Eventually hyaluronic acid is metabolized by your body and the filler gradually dissipates. Depending on the specific lip filler used and how you process it, you can expect your results to last six to nine months on average. If you wish to maintain your results long-term, plan for routine touch-up treatments.

Have Questions about the Lip Fillers We Use?

For more information about the products and techniques we use at Enhance® Medical Center, please request a consultation with our team today. Give us a call or send us an email to schedule an appointment.

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