Looking to enhance your natural lips, but don’t know how? With all these new procedures, products, and at home DIY’s, the options are endless - and overwhelming. Don’t panic, we are here to help! Lip fillers have become a widespread phenomenon, but if that is too daunting for you, lip flips are a great alternative.
Consider lip fillers if your favorite plumping gloss is just no longer cutting it. Lip fillers are a versatile treatment which involves injecting fillers into your lips to add volume, creating a fuller, more voluptuous lip. For lip fillers, we first apply topical numbing cream and let you numb for 15-20 minutes during which Dr. Hayag will assess the shape and size of your lips. After choosing the appropriate filler for you, she will then inject it using small needles for the most natural looking lip enhancement
Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, however as the filler is very water absorbent, swelling can happen after the procedure but will go down in the following days. Fillers can last anywhere from 6-9 months depending on how much you move your lips. If you are unhappy with your results for whatever reason, the filler can be dissolved and removed.
Fillers are great, but they aren't for everyone. If you are happy with your lip size, but would like more of a pout, try a lip flip. During the treatment, neurotoxin is injected into the upper lip to relax the muscles and evert the upper lip. This creates an illusion of a fuller, poutier upper lip. Neurotoxin typically takes around 2 weeks for maximum efficacy so the results are not instantaneous. Different from fillers, neurotoxins cannot be dissolved, but only last 3-4 months, depending on how fast your body metabolizes the neurotoxin.
As with all injectables, there is a possibility of swelling and bruising after lip filler and lip flip, so it is important to stop the following medications (be sure to consult your doctor first)! Also make sure to avoid dental procedures and vaccines 2 weeks before and after your fillers.
- Advil (ibuprofen)
- Aleve (Naprosyn, Nuprin)
- ginkgo biloba
- omega 3
- omega 6
- fish oil
- vitamin E