Toying with the idea of getting a lip augmentation but don’t know where to start? Before you make the commitment with a provider it's important to understand lip injections from start to finish and what to expect with pre and post care.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of the 15.9 million minimally invasive procedures completed in 2018, 2.69 million were soft tissue fillers. This makes fillers the second most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, only behind BOTOX.
Define your lip goals
Every augmentation begins with a consultation. Are you looking for subtle shape or dramatic volume? Do you want to add contours or reduce fine lines? Whatever your desired results, your provider will design an injection plan to help you achieve your desired goals.
The two most popular dermal fillers, which are comprised of hyaluronic acid, are Juvederm and Restylane. Juvederm provides a wide range of volume options from subtle to super voluptuous. Restylane is a good choice for softer, natural fullness, and smoothing vertical lines around your mouth.
After your initial consultation, your provider will be able to tell you which product will work best to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. In some cases, you may opt to use a combination of fillers, rather than just one.
What to expect with lip fillers
Lip injections take roughly half an hour and require no downtime. Prior to injection, your provider will administer a numbing cream to reduce discomfort. Then, your provider will slowly inject filler in and around your lips to attain your discussed results. Side effects include bruising and swelling at the injection sites. These can be minimized with over the counter pain medications and applying ice to the injection area. Each person is different so make sure to consult with your provider to see which solutions would work best for you.
Changes to the size and shape of your mouth will be immediately visible after the fillers have been injected, however, final results won't be visible for about two weeks after the swelling subsides. All lip fillers are temporary and last about six months, to maintain the best results periodic treatments are recommended.
If you’re ready to perfect your pout, Georgetown Aesthetic and Tracy Holzman, BSN, RN can help.
We work with each of our clients to ensure your lip enhancement is the right one for you. As a board-certified nurse, As a board certified Registered Nurse, Tracy has specialized in the aesthetic field of medicine since 2011. She is a former Aesthetic Sales Representative for the products she now injects and I have over 2000 hours of training with the top plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists across the United States.
Give us a call at (202) 440-3326 to schedule your complimentary consultation or ask any questions you may have.