Voluptuous lips are timeless and allow one to look more youthful and also help balance the features of the face. Not all of us were born with full lush lips, but we can all achieve the look because of incredible hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm®. These advanced lip augmentation fillers are long-lasting and deliver a smooth, plumped up pucker that looks natural and appealing.
HA for Voluptuous Lips
The advancements in beauty science have taught us all that hyaluronic acid is one of the finest fillers for lip augmentation. When injected into the lips, HA acts as a cushion of pillow-y volume that is also soft due to its unique ability to attract water to the area.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by the body, but as we age, it starts to reduce significantly. Less HA means that more wrinkles and sagging skin can form as well as thinning lips. Both Restylane® and Juvéderm® are superb synthetic HA fillers that deliver a natural, full smoothness.
Both HA Lip Fillers Are Winners
Dr. Falcone and her skilled aesthetic nurses will help you decide which filler for lip augmentation is best for you. Both Restylane® and Juvéderm® have excellent track records, and both deliver spectacular results. If for any reason you didn’t like your results, both fillers can be liquefied with a product called Hylenex. What can be confusing is the fact there are 5 different types of Restylane® and 5 different types of Juvéderm®. The Falcone Center currently offers a total of 14 different types of injectable filler. It is through the consultation process that we will discuss your concerns and provide you with options for treatment that will work within your budget and produce the desired result.
Cost of the HA fillers ranges from $500 to $750 per syringe. We suggest all our patients enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions rewards program for Allergan fillers and the Aspire rewards program for the Restylane® fillers. This can help you save money over time by tracking your injections and utilizing your rewards points. Ask the Falcone Center staff if you have questions regarding getting registered for the reward programs.
Minutes to Fuller, Lusher Lips
Lip augmentation via filler is fast, minimally-invasive, and avoids surgery. You can walk in with thin lips, and leave our office in minutes with a new look. Dr. Falcone prefers to use injection cannulas to help minimize the risk of bruising. Even though most of our patients do not bruise with use of injection cannula technique, you will still have some swelling after lip injections. Plan your treatment when you would be ok with 3-5 days of swelling. Some patient like their swollen and plump lip look right after injection. Others don’t want anyone to see their swelling. The Falcone Center offers Friday and Saturday appointments so that you can recover over a weekend if swelling is a concern for you.
We recommend that you stop all blood thinning medications and supplements at least 10 days prior to treatment to minimize risk of bruising. Examples of blood thinners include but are not limited to Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Motrin, Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen and Aleve. If you are taking medications and supplements please discuss this with our injectors prior to treatment to assess bruising risk.
Both Restylane® and Juvéderm® injectables contain lidocaine as a numbing agent. In addition, the Falcone Center team can apply a numbing cream and/or provide some small lidocaine injections to ensure you are comfortable for the treatment.
To maintain your full lip look, you will need follow-up sessions in the future usually at 6-12 month intervals depending on the filler selected and your desired level of fullness. At your consultation, our experts can discuss a personalized treatment plan with you so you will know exactly what to expect.
The full, sexy lip trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and HA fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® at the Falcone Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA, and Maple Shade and Lambertville, NJ make it easy to achieve the natural, smooth and plumped up look. If you’re excited about a little lip augmentation, then, consider us here at the Falcone Center. Our doctor and nurse injectors are both talented and skilled and excellent at creating fuller, lusher lips with injections. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!