Everything You Need to Know about Lip Injections

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Your lips undergo many changes throughout your lifetime and this can have significant effect on how you look. Excessive sun exposure, accidents, and other causes can damage or change the way your lips look. It’s also common for the aging process to thin out the natural fat in your lips, causing them to lose volume and appear shriveled.

Lip Injections

Fortunately, a variety of lip injections and other cosmetic procedures can correct such imperfections and help make your lips and smile more beautiful. Results often are nearly instantaneous, and there typically is little to no irritation. Some minor swelling is common, but typically goes away in a matter of hours.

If you are looking into potential cosmetic procedures, such as lip injections, or have particular issues you want addressed, the following information will be helpful.

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation can be done with lip injections that will help to reshape your lips and restore their youthful appearance and vitality. Lip injections are among the least invasive and most cost-effective treatments, and can produce terrific results when done by a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Commonly used injections include Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and many others, all of which can address particular issues and help to maintain your youthful appearance.

Restoration with Dermal Fillers

Juvederm, Restylane, and other commonly used fillers are applied using a small needle in a relatively painless procedure. Dr. Parvin Mani of San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic will strategically inject very small amounts of the preferred dermal filler, which is clinically tested and contains FDA-approved ingredients. Most are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance already found within your body.

Hyaluronic acid is found in its highest concentrations in the fluids contained within your eyes and various joints. The FDA approved its use for a variety of treatments, including lip injections, and the results can be fantastic. When strategically placed in your lips by a skilled professional, the dermal fillers create a thin fluid pad that looks natural, while restoring your youthful smile.

Treatment Regimen with Lip Injections

Lip injections often require about three treatments, although it can vary by patient. Each treatment is done about a month apart, so you could complete your transformation in as little as two months, from your first injection to your last. The downtime between treatments better enables your body to adapt and provide optimal results.

Dr. Mani is better able to diagnose your progress and more effectively treat you on your follow-up treatments, resulting in a great new smile in as little as a couple of months. Once you have completed your initial lip injections treatment, you should be able to maintain your new smile for up to a year, with nine months being common for follow-up treatments.

Conditions Treated with Lip Injections

There are many conditions that lip injections can treat and help you to maintain your beautiful smile. As you age, your lips lose the natural fat that gave them volume and thin out over time. Lip injections commonly are used to treat thin lips by removing aging lines and wrinkles that your lips might have developed and give them more volume.

Asymmetrical lips also can develop as your lips age, and strategically placed injections can restore their symmetry and natural beauty. Thin lips and asymmetrical lips are the two most common conditions for which injections are used, and are common conditions associated with aging.

Lip Fillers at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Lip injections enjoy a high success rate due to their relative simplicity and use of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, but only when prescribed and performed by highly trained, skilled, and experienced medical professional like Dr. Parvin Mani.

As with any medical procedure, you only will obtain the best results when a skilled professional has the opportunity to diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment based on your known medical history. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Parvin Mani of San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic to see if lip fillers are right for you.