Lip injections are becoming increasingly popular because they can be completely customized to the patient’s needs. If you want to enhance your appearance by augmenting your lips, addressing aesthetic concerns, physical imperfections, or restoring your youth to combat the aging process, we can help. At the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA, our experts can choose a dermal filler specifically designed to treat the lips that will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
How Effective Are Lip Injections?
Lip injections are administered with dermal fillers specifically designed to augment one or both lips. These injections are extremely effective because they are versatile, completely customizable, and they deliver instant results. Patients love lip injections because they can help them reach their aesthetic goals in a quick, virtually painless treatment session, and they will be able to enjoy the results as soon as the treatment is over.
A Customizable Treatment
When it comes to lip fillers, different patients have many distinct goals. Some want to simply make their lips bigger and add significant volume. Others want to restore the volume that they have lost as a result of the aging process. Others who have been born with naturally thin lips want to add volume to their lips to achieve their aesthetic ideals. Whatever the case, our injectables specifically designed to enhance the lips can meet your unique needs, whatever they may be.
We will completely customize your treatment, including the type of filler we use down to the total amount of product that we inject into your lips. Unlike many other areas of the face, the lips are delicate, so attention to detail is critical. If you have imperfections such as asymmetry or lack of proportion in your lips, then we can also use the right lip filler to address and correct those concerns.
Another reason why lip fillers are so effective is that they address the area of concern and deliver immediate results. Once your chosen filler is injected into your lips, you will see an immediate improvement in your problem areas and the appearance of your lips.
You won’t have to wait for results to appear, but it is important to note that your initial results will not be your final results. Your lips may initially look larger than you expected but will settle into your lips in the week following your treatment. You’ll see the final results within seven days of your injection.
Lip injections provide patients with an effective way to reach their aesthetic ideals and enjoy the treatment results for a significant amount of time. Based on the product used during your treatment session, you will be able to enjoy fuller lips for a year or longer.
When you begin to notice a change in the appearance of your lips, you simply need to schedule a follow-up treatment at our office. We will inject the necessary amount of product to help you maintain your ideal lips. Regular follow-up treatments as soon as you notice a change in your results can help you enjoy your fuller lips long-term.
The Treatment Process
Your Pre-Treatment Consultation
The first step in the treatment process is a consultation at our office, during which we will learn more about your lip goals so that we can design the right treatment plan for you.
At the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, we are proud to offer multiple options for patients who want to enhance their lips with a dermal filler. Since different patients have unique goals when it comes to lip injections, we offer different fillers from various product lines to meet the needs of patients with different goals.
Designing Your Treatment Plan
We will evaluate your lips in person, learn more about your aesthetic goals, and make recommendations based on those goals and your preferences. We will also ask you some questions about your health history, primarily to confirm that our fillers are safe options for you. Once we make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in our fillers, we can move forward and design your treatment plan and schedule your appointment.
Choosing the Right Filler
We offer several hyaluronic acid-based fillers, all of which can be used to add volume to the lips. Each of these is an effective way to augment the lips and deliver subtle, natural, and long-lasting results. Based on your ultimate goals, we will design your treatment plan with one of these dermal fillers so that you can meet your aesthetic lip goals. Some of the fillers that we offer to enhance the lips include:
- Restylane Silk
- Juvederm Volbella
Preparing for Your Treatment
The pre-treatment preparation prior to lip fillers is minimal. After your consultation, we will provide you with some ways to prepare for your treatment. Typically, you’ll be asked to avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications in the days leading up to your treatment and avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours before your appointment. You won’t have to worry about arriving with a clean face because your injector will clean and sanitize your lips before beginning the injection process.
Many dermal fillers are formulated with lidocaine, which will help enhance your comfort during the treatment. Additionally, we can apply a topical numbing solution to your lips before beginning the injection process to ensure optimal comfort. Our goal is to help provide a painless and enjoyable experience.
Once your lips become numb, your injector will administer your chosen filler in the necessary amount to one or both of your lips. If you suffer from lip lines above your mouth, your injector can also treat those lines with your chosen lip filler based on your treatment plan. The entire process only takes a few minutes to complete, and then you’ll be able to look in the mirror and see your results.
After your injections, you’ll be provided with some instructions on how to care for your lips in the days after your treatment. There is no downtime, but you must follow some post-treatment directives. Some of these directives may include the following:
- Avoid heat
- Avoid salty foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid putting pressure on your lips
- Avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours post-treatment
As soon as your injections are over, you’ll be able to see immediate results. However, the best results won’t be noticeable until one week following your treatment. It takes time for the product to settle within the lips.
All of the lip fillers that we offer will deliver long-lasting results. Depending on which product is injected into your lips, you may be able to enjoy your results for six months to a year or longer. Once we determine which filler will help you meet your goals, we can also provide you with details about how long you can expect that filler to last.
The good news is, once you begin this treatment process, your follow-up appointments will be few and far between because, by their very nature, these dermal fillers are intended to deliver results that last for a significant amount of time.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for lip fillers are women who want to enhance their lips for aging-related or cosmetic reasons. Women whose lips have thinned from the aging process and those who were born with naturally thin lips can benefit from lip injections. Some patients will not qualify for this treatment for safety reasons, including pregnant or nursing women.
Additionally, if you have an infection in the planned injection area or are allergic to any of the ingredients in these fillers, you will not qualify for treatment. Whether you want a significant amount of filler in your lips or a very small amount that delivers the most subtle and natural-looking results, we can help meet your aesthetic needs. No two patients will have the same treatment plan because we take pride in customizing our treatment plans down to the very last detail.
Enhance Your Lips
Adding volume to your lips can both combat the aging process and create facial balance. If you’re ready to improve your appearance with a quick and effective treatment, our experts can help. Contact us today at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, to learn more about our dermal fillers specifically designed to enhance the lips and schedule your initial consultation.