As you age, your lips can lose some of their volume. Sometimes other factors such as smoking, sun damage, or weight loss can also cause your lips to appear thinner. If you are over 21 and you are unhappy with the size, shape, or volume of your lips, a lip filler treatment can help address your complaints. At Radiant Divine Medical Spa, we offer different lip filler options including Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra. We would love to answer any questions that you have about these aesthetic treatments.
What Is Lip Filler?
A lip filler is a solution that is injected into your lips or the area around your lips to add extra volume. Both of the treatment options that we offer are made from synthetic Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body so these solutions are biocompatible. Uses of lip filler can include:
If you have thin lips due to genetics or age and you want to augment them and make them plumper and fuller, lip fillers can help you to achieve this. Augmenting your lips can help to restore them to the fullness that you had in your youth, or to plump them if you are unhappy with their natural size.
Smoothing Out Wrinkles
Many of our patients also have concerns about the fine lines and wrinkles around their mouths. Lip fillers can also be used to fill out these lines and make the area around your mouth smooth and free from fine lines.
Correcting Lip Shape
If you are happy with the overall plumpness of your lips, but your lips are uneven, you can help to balance the shape of your lips by using lip fillers. We can target specific areas of your lips including the edges, the corners, or one side more than the other.
What Are the Options And Which Is Right For You?
There are multiple different options that you can discuss with your doctor for plumping and augmenting lips. We offer Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra. The one that we recommend will depend on your individual circumstances.
Restylane Silk Lip Filler
Restylane Silk is unique among Restylane products because the solution has smaller and smoother particles of hyaluronic acid. This means that it is specifically designed for use in smaller and more sensitive areas such as the lips. It can provide subtle and natural-looking results and it was the first FDA approved product of its kind for use in lip plumping and wrinkle reduction around the mouth. It can take a few days for the results of Restylane treatments to be fully seen, with most patients reporting the best results after 14 days. This treatment takes around 50 minutes to complete and the results can last for up to 1 year.
Juvederm Ultra Lip Filler
Juvederm Ultra adds fullness to thin lips and features a solution that is smoother and thinner. It can also be used in other areas of the face such as in nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Results may be seen faster with this filler as opposed to other options. Juvederm Ultra can also last for up to 1 year, although the results can vary. Juvederm Ultra and Restylane Silk both include lidocaine to help with comfort during injection. Be sure to mention to us if you have a sensitivity to lidocaine so that we can recommend other options.
Commonly Asked Questions About Lip Fillers
How Long Will They Last?
The longevity of this treatment is different for every patient. However, most people report the plumpness and augmentation to last between 6 months and 1 year for both products.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Any pain experienced during the treatment is generally very mild. The lidocaine in the products helps to reduce any discomfort, and topical numbing creams can be used. Most patients only feel slight pressure or a little pinch. The procedure is typically tolerated very well.
What Happens During a Lip Filler Treatment?
Before your lip filler treatment, you’ll have a consultation with us to make sure you are a good candidate for lip fillers. We’ll help you decide on the product that is best for you and talk about the expected results. During your appointment, we’ll apply the topical anesthetic and then begin the injections. The amount of product that we use will depend on your natural features and your end goals. Typically we use 1-2 syringes of Restylane Silk or Juvederm Ultra for lip augmentation.
What Will the Recovery Process Be Like?
Lip fillers are a fast in-and-out treatment with little to no downtime. You may experience some slight bruising or redness at the injection site, but this is generally mild and temporary. You’ll be instructed to take care of your lip area for a few days. You will want to gently ice the area as instructed by your doctor, and avoid touching the injection sites and surrounding areas, especially if the topical numbing cream is still in effect. To keep the product in place, you may also be asked to refrain from puckering motions such as using a straw for a short time after the procedure.
Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra Treatments in Cleveland, OH
Both Restylane Silk and Juvederm Ultra can be good options for lip enhancement and augmentation. If you are interested in plumping up thin lips or reducing some of those fine lines and wrinkles from around your mouth, you can contact us for more information about lip fillers. At Radiant Divine Medical Spa, we would love to give you more information about this treatment and answer your questions with a personalized consultation. Give us a call today for our services in Cleveland, OH.