The prospect of getting lip injections can seem scary, particularly when you see photos of overdone lips with lumps, uneven volume, or simply just too large. However, these types of lip filler results are far from the norm. Lip enhancement is an exciting beauty trend that adds fullness to your lips, giving them a youthful, sexier look. As long as your treatment is performed by a skilled injection specialist, your results can look incredibly natural with spectacular anti-aging results.
If you’re nervous about looking overdone or having botched lip filler results, it’s essential to select an experienced provider in a reputable and respected aesthetics practice. In Los Angeles, this can be very difficult, because there are medical spas on almost every corner. This is especially true here in Beverly Hills.
So why should you choose Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills, CA?
Lasky Aesthetics isn’t just another medical spa; our practice is owned by four renowned aesthetic physicians: a dermatologist, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and two board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Additionally, our injectable providers are highly-skilled, experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Finally, we only use FDA-approved hyaluronic acid lip injections, providing our patients with the safest experience with the best cosmetic results.
Consultations at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center is unique. After meeting with our practice manager, your injector will come in to speak with you about your lip enhancement goals. We will go over your medical history, current prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, herbs and supplements you’re taking, and other important health facts. This is to ensure that you can safely receive lip injections.
After examining your lips, discussing your goals, and confirming you’re a good candidate for treatment, we will schedule your lip filler treatment with your aesthetic injector at a later date. We will also give you instructions for how to prepare for your appointment to ensure the best results.
After confirming that you followed your pre-care instructions, our first step will be to ensure you’re comfortable. Lip injections contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic. However, some patients benefit from topical numbing and/or ice prior to the first injection. Discuss your options with your provider during your consultation.
Lip injections are administered using a very fine needle. Your provider will strategically place the filler into your lips. After each injection, she will also gently shape the filler into the right areas of your lips. She may also apply ice in between injections to reduce swelling and ensure your comfort.
After your lip injections procedure, you will see some immediate results. After a few days, the swelling will subside, and the full results will be apparent. Results last several months, but this varies from patient-to-patient. Discuss realistic expectations with your provider during your consultation and treatment.
After your lip injections treatment, you will schedule a follow-up appointment. This is to check on your full results once the swelling has subsided. Your provider will examine your lips and discuss any concerns you may have about your enhancement. If necessary, a little bit of lip filler may be placed to finish your look.
To maintain your results, it’s important to schedule and keep appointments for touch-up lip injections.
There are several different reasons for lip injections. All determine placement of the filler and the type of filler recommended. Different reasons for lip injections include:
Your lip injections can satisfy one or all of the above. Discuss your options with your injection specialist during your consultation in our Beverly Hills medical spa.
The lip injections we use here at Lasky Aesthetics in Beverly Hills come from two popular FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler lines: Restylane and Juvederm. Which lip filler is right for you? That depends on your needs and which lip injections will best provide you with your desired results.
Allergan, the makers of BOTOX, manufacture the Juvederm family of dermal fillers. All Juvederm fillers are FDA-approved, and many are suitable as lip fillers, depending on your needs. At Lasky Aesthetics, we provide Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella lip fillers. Both are suitable as lip fillers as well as treating the nasolabial folds and marionette lines that surround the nose and mouth. Volbella is thinner and smoother than Juvederm Ultra, which often makes it the better choice for vertical lip lines, as it reduces the overfilled look that some other fillers created.
Restylane-L is the original Restylane filler, developed by Galderma, one of the most trusted names in dermatology. Restylane is suitable in the lips; however, Restylane Silk was developed specifically for lip enhancement. Restylane Silk was the first dermal filler designed specifically for lip injections. Its smoother formula makes it perfect for vertical lip lines, like with Juvederm Volbella.
Still have questions about lip injections? Most people do. We can address most of these during your personalized consultation, but we’ve also assembled the most common questions about lip injections below.
With the right technique and lip filler, lip enhancement can look good on most patients. However, not everyone is a good candidate. Discuss your options with our providers to find out if lip injections are right for you.
Each hyaluronic acid lip filler has its own longevity as determined during clinical trials, although longevity also varies from patient-to-patient. On average, lip fillers last 4-6 months, but it also depends on the brand and type of filler; for example, Restylane lasts 3-4 months, while Restylane Silk lasts up to 6 months.
Your provider will be able to tell you how long you should expect your lip filler results to last based on the filler you use, but the filler chosen isn’t dependent on how long the results last. Rather, we choose the right lip filler to achieve the visual results you want.
Some patients also metabolize fillers a little faster. If this is the case, discuss your options with our providers.
The majority of lip filler patients describe the procedure as very comfortable. Most only feel a little pinch. Each syringe of lip filler contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic. After the first injection using a fine gauge needle, the lidocaine gets to work to numb the area. Some patients also benefit from a little topical numbing and/or ice prior to the first injection.
Prices vary based on patient needs. However, most patients usually need only 1-2 syringes. Prices change, so we recommend that you call us for our current pricing on lip injections and other treatments you may be interested in.
If you don’t like your results, or if you come to us after having a botched lip treatment at another practice, we can help. Hyaluronic acid is reversible using another injectable product called Hyalurondase. Call our practice if you want to schedule an appointment to dissolve your lip filler or other hyaluronic acid filler treatments.
Lip injections should never feel hard. The goal is to create soft, natural-looking lips that also feel natural. If your lips feel hard, call our practice for assistance.
The injections do not cause cold sores; however, if you have the herpes virus that causes cold sores on the lips, lip injections can trigger an outbreak. We recommend getting an oral antiviral prescription to take before and after your lip filler treatment to prevent an outbreak. Discuss your options with your provider during your lip filler consultation.
Lip injections have not been tested for safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding; therefore, it is not known if lip filler treatments are safe during pregnancy and while you’re nursing. For this reason, we do not recommend injectable treatments while you are pregnant or nursing your baby. You can, however, come and see us about safe skin care treatments and products you can use. You deserve to look and feel beautiful during these amazing life experiences.
No. While the internet has allowed us all to find amazing deals on otherwise expensive products, it has also opened the door to illegal buying and selling of controlled substances. Dermal fillers are prescription medications and can only be purchased legally from the manufacturers by licensed medical providers. We are legally and ethically prohibited from injecting fillers that we did not purchase from the manufacturers ourselves. This is for your own health and safety. If you are able to purchase dermal fillers online, it is very likely the product is counterfeit or expired. It’s not worth the potential savings. Buyer Beware!
Most patients experience some mild bleeding, bruising, and swelling following a lip treatment. These effects are normal and subside within a few days. More serious side-effects are rare, such as allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. These serious side-effects can most often be avoided by seeing an experienced, licensed provider and making sure you give a full medical and health history during your consultation.
We have some before and after photos of our own patients in our online gallery; however, we can also provide you with more before and afters in our office during your consultation.
Contact the Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills for a consultation to find out if lip injections are right for you. Our team of experienced injectors can’t wait to help you achieve the lips you’ve always wanted while maintaining a natural look you can feel great about.