Think about beauty. Now think about beautiful lips. Though bigger doesn’t have to be better, fuller lips are universally loved for their youthfulness and ability to take your face from average to gorgeous. Everyone may not realize what a difference a full set of lips can make, but everyone recognizes when there is a beautiful change in your appearance.
Lips can gradually become thinner over time, or you may simply want to refresh your look. Our family of experienced aesthetic providers at ENVY Skin Clinic in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California is here to assist. Although you might feel confused about your options, let’s take a closer look at lip injections.
How can I plump up my lips?
For a full, sweet look for your lips, many people turn to fillers. Although this is a fast, well-tolerated option, many people reel at the mention of fillers – the images of overfilled lips and faces have been making their rounds on social media and other websites for years. Filler nightmare stories are common in certain circles, and many people believe that treating your thin lips with filler is a faux pas.
If you choose lip fillers to give your kisser a boost, it’s important to ask your aesthetic provider about the amount of product that’s necessary, but it’s just as important to make sure that you’re utilizing the services of a trained and certified professional. Without guidance and assistance from an experienced professional, you run the risk of bad results, infections, and other harm.
Plumping up your lips is a quick and easy process. Once your provider establishes the proper filler for your needs, you’ll be scheduled for your appointment, unless your provider has what we need to help you in stock. For your injection, your provider will use a non-toxic pen to mark the injection sites around your lips.
Your provider may apply a topical numbing cream. After a brand new, sterile needle is filled with the compound, your provider safely and strategically administers your injection. The exact placement of each injection depends on the best look for your overall face. Your injections should take no longer than 20 minutes.
What are the best injectables to plump my thin lips?
Before we recommend any type of treatment, we sit with you for a full consultation. During your consultation, make sure you share your entire medical history with your provider. This includes any recent medical procedures, any vitamins or supplements you’re taking, and any chronic conditions, skin conditions, or skin allergies you may have.
The best injectable for you depends on all of these factors, plus what you want for yourself. For some, having smooth lips with a subtle boost is the goal, while others want more dramatic results with a full, show-stopping pout. The most popular fillers include the hyaluronic-based compounds Juvéderm® and Restylane®, with both fillers having several treatment options.
Restylane is a family of fillers that treats lips, hands, and other areas that benefit from extra volume. For lips, we typically recommend Restylane-L for a full look, but for a silky finish for dreamy lips, we recommend Restylane Silk, which smoothes even deep wrinkles on the lips.
Like Restylane, Juvéderm, which shares the same parent company as Botox, offers plumping and smoothing benefits. There are a number of Juvéderm fillers, but our champions are Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Volbella. Juvéderm Ultra is a tried-and-true option, but Juvéderm Volbella is made to give a full, natural look.
What happens after I plump my lips?
Fillers go to work instantly, elevating your lips to a gorgeous new place. Not only will your lips look fuller, the area around your mouth will be smoother with less-noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. You can expect soreness and bruising for a few days after the procedure, but you should feel normal after that. If you’re experiencing any unexplained pains, or an infection, contact your primary care doctor, as well as your provider at ENVY Skin Clinic.
Results from Restylane and Juvéderm can last up to one year, with Juvéderm typically outlasting Restylane, but Restylane is a better option for many. At ENVY Skin Clinic, we won’t be able to give you a new face, but we can give you a quick boost of confidence — and a pair of gorgeous smackers. Call us today at 818-275-2771, or book an appointment with us online.