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Lip Augmentation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Treatment
When you picture a movie star leaning in to kiss his or her perfect companion, you usually imagine plush, red lips coming together for that Hollywood moment. If you weren't genetically blessed with full lips or if the natural aging process has caused your lips to thin out, there is still hope that you can have one of those picture-perfect kisses of your own. With one of our options for lip augmentation, Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center can help you get the luscious lips you’ve always dreamed of.
What to Expect at Your Lip Augmentation Appointment
Have a Pre-augmentation Consultation
If you're considering a lip augmentation, sit down with one of our aesthetic injection specialists to determine the best product and procedure for your lips. We offer both Juvederm and Restylane Silk hyaluronic acid fillers for lip augmentation in our Beverly Hills medical spa and can help you in choosing which of these popular dermal fillers is right for you.
Our aesthetic injection specialists can help you determine how much fuller you want to see your lips. By evaluating your ideal look and your current lip size, you and our team will put together a plan tailored to your needs and desires.
Prepare Before Your Lip Augmentation Treatment
Your body must be ready to meet your new, fabulous lips. Because you'll be receiving injections directly into your face and lips, avoid using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and forms of Vitamin E supplements. The use of these common medications can cause a reaction at your injection sites that you can easily prevent.
Throw away those cigarettes and pick up your water bottle at least six weeks prior to your procedure to promote health and faster healing afterward. Avoid alcoholic beverages for a few days prior to treatment as well, as alcohol acts as a blood thinner and can increase swelling and bruising. You want your post-treatment lips to look luscious and full, and good health habits are your ticket to youth and beauty.
Your Lip Augmentation Treatment
The lip augmentation treatment will be performed in our Beverly Hills medical spa quickly and efficiently, and we'll have you on your way in no time!
Using a fine gauge needle, your licensed injection specialist will begin to administer the FDA approved lip filler. Each syringe contains lidocaine to numb the area during the procedure, providing you with pain relief and added comfort. With just one round of treatment and less than an hour in our office, you'll see fuller, more luscious lips that will last three to six months. We will work to schedule a follow-up appointment before you leave to ensure that you come in for touch-ups prior to your filler wearing off. This will help you maintain your results.
Relax After Treatment
After your lip augmentation treatment, stay out of the sun and tanning beds. Continue to avoid blood thinners like aspirin, Vitamin E and alcoholic beverages for a while to avoid bleeding, swelling and bruising. Stick to cold compresses at first to give your lips time to heal. In just a few days, you'll be enjoying your more luscious lips without any evidence of the augmentation. Then, you can spend all the time on the beach you want with your fuller smile.
If you're interested in a lip augmentation in Beverly Hills, look no further than Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, the premier Beverly Hills medical spa owned by a renowned dermatologist, a board certified plastic surgeon and two board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Contact us today to set up your pre-procedure consultation and learn more about our options to give you the fuller lips you've always wanted.