Get beautiful, full-looking lips
Whether you were born with thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural aging process, there are many ways – including both non-invasive and surgical – to make them look full, plump, and youthful.
How lip enhancement works
Lip injections using natural or synthetic fillers can keep your lips plump for months at a time. Lip implants and other surgical procedures can also be performed for a more permanent solution.
When to Consider lip enhancement:
- Your lips have always been thin and disappear when you smile
- As you age, your lips have become thinner and less full
- You feel self-conscious about how your lips look
- Having fuller lips will help balance out your face
Frequently asked questions
Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions about Lip enhancement. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, chat with us now or give us a call: (646) 882-6278.
How do lip fillers work?
Modern dermal fillers are gel-like substances made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar molecule found in our own skin; because it’s natural, there’s a very low risk of adverse reactions. Lip fillers are made up of millions of tiny bubbles that attract water when injected. Sitting below the skin layer in the lip, they gently plump up the skin above it, creating a stunning and natural definition of the lip.
Can lip fillers be used for all skin types?
Yes, hyaluronic acid fillers are appropriate for all skin types because are colorless gels that are not visible under the skin.
Do lip filler treatments hurt?
Your lips will always be numbed with a very strong, specially-made local anesthetic cream that effectively numbs the injection area within 5-10 minutes. Your lips will be so numb that we advise you to avoid hot food or drinks for a few hours afterward, so you don’t burn your tongue.
Will I be able to feel the filler once it’s been injected into my lip?
It depends on the type of filler used, but typically in the first few weeks after your treatment, your lips will feel a little firm. This is completely normal and will improve over the next few weeks once any swelling settles and the filler absorbs. The area treated will be massaged during your treatments to smooth out the filler, but they may appear uneven for a few days, again due to the swelling effect.
What should I avoid after a lip treatment?
You can go back to your normal, daily activities immediately after a lip treatment. We will, however, give you a few simple rules to follow that will help you avoid the possibility of complications.
Are there any potential side effects?
The common side effects include mild discomfort during the procedure and temporary redness, as well as swelling or bruising; you may also have temporary asymmetry. Rare side effects include skin infection and granuloma formation, and even rarer side effects include skin necrosis and blindness.
What if I don’t like my results?
The key advantage of using hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are temporary. If you don’t like the results, they will diminish in time and return to how they were pre-treatment. We will always establish what result you want before commencing the treatment so there are no surprises. We will show you your lips in the mirror after half of the injections so you can tell us what you think. For first-timers, we always suggest a lip definition treatment before trying volumization.
Will my lips be swollen after my treatment?
It’s completely normal and expected that your lips will swell a bit, around 15% more than the actual final size. They can also look at little asymmetrical because of this. We, therefore, recommend slightly overfilling on the day of your treatment, so that when the swelling has gone, your lips are a perfect size.
Which filler would you recommend for the least swelling?
For the least amount of swelling, our 1ml premium lip filler gives you the most realistic shape immediately after being injected. What you see on the day of injection is almost exactly what you’ll have long-term.
To retain my results, how often do I need treatment?
As a rough guide, treatments can be done every 3-6 months to help maintain a consistent appearance. Most people having lip fillers for the first time only want a very subtle boost, which only requires a small amount of filler (this will dissolve within 3 months or less). Lip volumizing treatments, on the other hand, will last longer, since more product is used. Either way, lip fillers can be easily and safely repeated within these time periods if you desire further enhancement.