Lips tend to lose volume with age.
Using a hylauronic acid based formula, our lip fillers can help erase fine lines and the appearance of a small mouth.
“Will my injected lips look natural?” Volume will be added to the lips based on your desired result.
“Are fillers painful?” The use of dental blocks numb the lips, resulting in a painless procedure. Hate that thought of an injection? Don’t fear; Restylane and Juvederm are mixed with Novocain (lidocaine) to reduce discomfort.
“What about “duck lip” or “trout pout” ?
These looks can be avoided by careful placement of the lip filler. Specifically, ensuring that the “Cupid’s bow,” located at the center of the upper lip remains intact, & the area where the lips pinkness meets the flesh (Vermillion Border) is enhanced.
“What is the cost?”
Prices are based on a “per syringe” basis. Please call us to schedule your consultation for a price quote.
“How long do lip fillers last?”
The average duration of between treatments is four to eight months. This is contingent upon the product used & result desired.
“What should I do before my treatment?”
At least three days prior to your treatment, avoid blood-thinners, such as Aspirin , Motrin , or Aleve, as well as an excess of Vitamin E.
“What should I do after the lip injections?”
Do not manipulate the injected area, as this may move the product. Dr. Messina will provide you with a complimentary ice pack to reduce swelling and tenderness. Should you have any concerns, please contact Dr. Messina immediately.
“How many syringes of Juvederm or Restylane will I need?”
The number of syringes needed for lip enhancement depends on lip size and desired result. Normally a single 1cc syringe is enough to give the desired natural looking result. If you want extremely full lips then a second syringe can be added.
“How do I prepare for lip injections?”
It is recommended that any medication , supplement or vitamin that can cause bleeding be held for before injection.
A single syringe of Juvederm Ultra or Restylane L can restore the volume to a lip while maintaining a very natural youthful appearance.
Lip filling Juvederm Ultra XC
The Lips are the essence of beauty. A natural looking lip full of body yet supple can be achieved with just a few simple injections.
Dr. Messina allows for numbing of the lips and with the use of special order blunt needles allows for a nearly painfree experience with minimal bruising.
The popular fillers for Lips are Restylane, Defyne, Juvederm Ultra.
Fine Lines and Smokers Lines of the Lip
Fine lines around the mouh and lips are a special concern and require a specific dermal filler in order to have a pleasing result.
Fine lip lines or “ Smokers Lines” should be filled with the thinner dermal fillers such as Belotero and my favorite Restylane Silk.
Restylane Silk and Belotero both fil fine lines without skin discoloration resulting in a natural looking lip.