A natural looking lip enhancement
can create beautiful results.
What is Lip Filler / Augmentation?/
Lip injections have gained popularity as more people realize that they can plump up thin lips, create symmetry or change their lip proportions to create a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Lip Augmentation involves using dermal filler, (facial injectable filler) to enhance the shape, texture and surface of the lip in a way that is aesthetically appealing. Lip plumping done by lip injection can create a pout that is exotic, sensual, and naturally beautiful. Lip filler creates this result and combats the outward signs of aging by re-volumizing, smoothing out the edges around the lips and creating a youthful shape and appearance. I recognize that the lips are one of two main focal points of the face, the other being the eyes. A natural looking lip enhancement can create beautiful results.
How is Lip Augmentation Done?/
Lip fillers are administered with a fine needle, into various parts of the lips to create a natural, beautifully fuller look.
When lip filler is done correctly, the results are gorgeous. The following outlines what you can expect when you come see us for your lip filler appointment. Patients will have their makeup removed from the mouth and surrounding area upon arrival for their appointment. A numbing cream will then be applied and allowed to sit for approximately 5-15 minutes depending on the sensitivity of the patient’s lips. I will have already chosen a consistency of lip filler that will accomplish the desired results, as expressed during the consultation.
The fillers chosen for lip enhancement tends to be on the softer side, in terms of consistency, as I want the lips to appear and feel supple, smooth and full. A small amount of lip filler is used to outline the border of the lips to give definition and shape. The product is then introduced into both the deep and superficial layers of the lip with great care. At this stage, the injector’s knowledge of how much and where to put the filler is crucial to achieving a beautiful, natural look. It is important to place the product in a manner that preserves and/or enhances the shape of the lips including the cupids bow. The key to amazing lip augmentation results is the maintenance of the precise proportions of the top and bottom lip in relation to the patient’s facial features and underlying facial structure.
Considerations that Relate to Lip Enhancement/
It is important for you to communicate to me what you are looking for when having a lip enhancement.
It is important for you to communicate to me what you are looking for when having a lip enhancement. Different ethnicities naturally will have different ratios of upper to lower lip size. Many doctors like their patients to bring in a picture of the lips that they want if the chosen picture is a fit for your natural face shape. If you are unsure, bring in a few pictures during the consultation and we can discuss what is possible. I have a number of techniques and formulations that I will use to create the results you desire using a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler for the lips such as Stylage, Restylane, Volbella, or Juvederm.
I also advise patients to think seriously about whether they wish to see an immediate dramatic change, or a gradual lip enhancement over time. If you have thin lips and want one syringe or more of filler added to your lips, your lips will look noticeably more plump immediately after treatment. Some patients want a more gradual result which builds over time so that it appears more natural and is not so noticeable all at once. Please let me know your preference doing the consultation.
Choosing a Lip Filler for a Beautiful Lip Enhancement?/
When selecting a filler for my patient’s lips, I selects only from the top products that are all Health Canada approved.
Lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and are extremely safe with a low risk of side effects. All lip fillers that I use already contain lidocaine which is a numbing agent that makes the procedure comfortable for the patient. I will recommend one of the following fillers: Stylage small or medium, Restylane, Juvederm, or Volbella. I tend to use softer, more fluid lip enhancers when doing lip injections because I want to avoid any lumpiness and achieve a plump, smooth, and soft lip augmentation.
How Long will it Last?
Hyaluronic lip enhancements typically last from 4-8 months depending on the product used and the patient’s individual metabolism. Metabolism of the hyaluronic acid is increased in the mouth area through increase blood circulation which results from eating, drinking and constantly speaking.
Potential Side Effects with Lip Injection/
After lip enhancement, there is potential for some minor bruising that will resolve within 5-7 days. I recommend avoiding painkillers (Tylenol is fine) and other supplements that include fish oils, ginseng and Vitamin E about a week before your procedure as they may thin the blood and make you more prone to bleeding during the procedure.
Lip enhancement procedures are done using hyaluronic acid (HA) and are therefore reversible if you are not happy with the results. This can be achieved by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase into the lips after treatment will filler. A great initial consultation, where your wants in terms of shape, size and proportions are discussed with your doctor, can typically ensure that this, “reversal” is not necessary. Still, we always have hyaluronidase on hand at our location.
Lip Filler Costing
The price for lip enhancement depends on the brand of filler used and the amount of facial filler injected. Most patients will do very well on one syringe of product, but we do have patients who will request more. In terms of brands, Juvederm, Teosyal, Restylane and Stylage are all priced similarly and have about the same, “lasting time” once injected. Volbella is an Allergan product that tends to last longer once injected and carries a slightly higher cost. If you are searching for a good quality lip enhancement with fillers in Toronto or the surrounding area, you can expect to pay between $500-850 per syringe. During your consultation with me, we will decide together how much and what brand of filler will be used. The price will be set at that time so that there are no surprises post treatment.
Getting WOW Results/
I truly enjoy the artistry of lip augmentation. It is not only challenging from the technical aspect of injecting but also because every patient’s face and lips are different and must be handled in a very individualized way. This approach takes time and a keen artistic eye. I want all of my patients to have a WOW result and am happy to put forth the time needed to accomplish that goal!