How to Maintain Beautiful Lips After Lip Enhancement

Posted on: Monday, November 16th, 2015  In: News

Lip Enhancement New york City

What Is Lip Enhancement?

Lip Enhancement via filler injections will bring fullness, balance and body to your lips, and give you that softer, sexier look you desire. Lip injections are preformed on patients who are awake. Most patients do not require any freezing or pre-treatment. Some patients who are anxious about needles can be pre-treated with a numbing cream or nerve block. If you would like a pre-treatment, please let us know when you book your Lip Enhancement, so that we can schedule an additional 15-20 minutes to your appointment (the amount of time it takes to pre-treat your lips).

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Youthful skin is naturally rich in Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that binds water, thereby giving it volume, hydrating the skin, and promoting the softness and facial fullness. As we age, the Hyaluronic Acid diminishes, causing a loss of volume and the appearance of facial wrinkles. 30 million people have been treated with Hyaluronic Acid globally. When injected, Hyaluronic Acid is eventually absorbed and broken down by the body. Consequently, results last between 6 and up to 9 months in the lips.

Lip Filler Options

There are various Lip Fillers available, with the main differences being how long the effects last and how the filler feels. There are some Hyaluronic Acid Fillers that help to smooth and improve hydration of the lips, while others have more volumizing properties that can contour the lips, adjust asymmetry, and plump up tired and deflated lips subtly. At The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey, we use only the latest brands of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers to provide softer, more natural results and cause less discomfort and bruising to our patients. During your consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj will recommend which of the brands, Captique, Collagen Replacement Therapy®, Evolence, Juvederm®™, Perlane, Radiesse®™, Restylane®™, or Sculptra®™, is the best option for your specific needs. These Lip Fillers may differ slightly in terms of consistency (thickness), durability and cost, but all contain non-animal derived Hyaluronic Acid, and are FDA-approved, safe and effective. Once injected, these substances will lift, add volume, and help diminish fine lines for long-lasting results. Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid-based Fillers include:

  • Proven safe and effective – FDA-approved.
  • Delivers instant improvement to the lips.
  • Quick and easy procedure (takes less than 20 minutes), there is no downtime.
  • Supple, natural results.
  • Temporary effects (the product is reversible/biodegradable) that can be easily corrected if you are not satisfied with the results.

You might consider Lip Enhancement to address the following issues:

  • Your lips have always been thin and seem to disappear when you smile.
  • As you have aged, your lips appear thinner and less full.
  • You feel self-conscious about how your lips look.
  • Having fuller lips will help you achieve Facial Harmony.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip Fillers are a safe way to enhance the volume, contour, definition and overall shape of your lips for a fresh, exciting look. Besides creating the lips you have always wanted, treatment can reduce the signs of aging by addressing your lips’ texture and smoothness, and filling the lines and wrinkles that are caused by smoking and/or pursing your lips over time.

  • Vertical lines (or lipstick bleed lines) and smile lines can be softened by augmenting the edge of the lips.
  • Creation of a natural contour for the lips through the restoration or enhancement of the volume of the lips.
  • Lifting the edges of the lips to restore their youthful appearance.
  • Create a stronger, more beautifully defined Cupid’s bow.
  • Treating the area underneath the mouth (the marionette area) to provide support to the lip, brightening the lower face profile.

How is Lip Enhancement Preformed?

Lip Filler Injections can be completed with virtually no downtime and minimal preparation. Dr. Slupchynskyj will prepare the treatment area and take precautions to minimize your pain. The procedure should take less than 20 minutes, and you will be given instructions to follow before you leave the office.

Are there side effects associated with Lip Enhancement?

Side effects are rare but may include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and discoloration at the injection sites. These effects typically subside within 1 to 2 days after treatment.

Will my lips be swollen after Lip Enhancement treatment?

Immediately after your Lip Enhancement procedure, you will experience some swelling; however, swelling is usually minimal and hardly noticeable. It is recognizable only the day after your procedure when the swelling goes down, you may notice that your lips look slightly smaller than they appeared immediately after the injections. Dr. Slupchynskyj’s patients seldom experience any bruising or excessive swelling that temporarily makes it obvious they had Lip Enhancement done.

How long do the results of Lip Enhancement last?

Enhancement from Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers typically lasts for about 6 to 9 months. The exact time varies between patients and the type and amount of filler that is used. Since Hyaluronic Acid is completely absorbed and broken down by the body over several months, a retreatment session is recommended every 6 months to maintain optimal results.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment for Lip Enhancement with Dr. Slupchynskyj.

You can contact Dr. Slupchynskyj's patient coordinator and they can answer additional detailed questions, schedule a consultation, or schedule surgery.