Whether nature failed to bless you with full, luscious lips or the plump lips of your youth have “deflated” over time, you can now get that coveted “bee-stung” look without the stinger! Our Beverly Hills patients love lip injections because they are a quick and easy way to enhance your overall appearance and boost your self-confidence.
What causes our lips to thin out and lose fat as we age?
Lips lose their volume due to reduced elastin and collagen production. Lack of moisture and hydration can also cause lips to become thinner and less plump as part of the natural aging process. Factors including excess sun exposure, smoking, genetics, bone loss, and hormonal imbalances can also contribute to thinner lips.
Healthy lifestyle behaviors such as not smoking and protecting skin from harmful UV rays can help slow down the thinning of lips. Those who are unable to maintain full, plump lips can restore volume to their lips using cosmetic procedures such as lip augmentation and dermal fillers.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure used to create fuller, plumper lips and reduce fine wrinkles around the mouth. Using Juvederm or Restylane, which are made up of the same components already found in the skin, we can achieve a natural look and feel to your plumper pout in a matter of minutes.
We use state-of-the-art microcannulas to layer the product so that you get the most natural looking result. Because the tip of the cannula is not sharp, you can walk away without the major bruising most patients experience with other doctors. Although moderate swelling can last for 2-4 days, most of our Beverly Hills patients enjoy the extra “plumpness!” However, if you have any important events, we recommend having injections at least one week prior.
Is the procedure right for you?
During your consultation with us, we will review lip enhancement “Before and After” photos as examples to collaborate with you on the achieving the look you desire. We will also provide an estimate cost for the procedure, based of anticipated number of syringes required, before proceeding. We do warn that if you should have lupus, a connective tissue disorder, blood clotting problems, or other serious health conditions, we will recommend against lip injections. Additionally, if you are prone to cold sores, we will suggest taking anti-viral medications prior to injections.
Lip enhancement injections can last anywhere from 4 to 6 months, results can be extended by periodic touch-ups.
Lip Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
How long do the results from a Lip Augmentation last?
The results from a lip augmentation using dermal fillers can last anywhere between four and six months. Eos Rejuvenation in Beverly Hills uses Juvederm® and Restylane® to plump the lips and reduce fine lines around the mouth. These fillers contain hyaluronic acids that boost the skin’s hydration and elasticity to create a fuller, more youthful look.
Lip augmentation patients can extend the results of their procedures by protecting their lips from the sun, wearing lip products that contain sunscreen and drinking plenty of water to keep lips plump and hydrated. Keeping up with injections regularly before the previous results have worn off can also help Beverly Hills patients maintain full, plump lips.
Will my lips feel any different than real lips when kissing after a Lip Augmentation?
Lips that have dermal fillers may feel plumper and softer immediately following their procedures but won’t feel any different from natural lips when kissing. Lips may feel sore for a few days as a result of treatment, and most plastic surgeons recommend waiting until swelling has gone down before engaging in heavy kissing.
Swelling usually lasts between two to four days, which can also contribute to a firmer, fuller feeling in the lips. When the lips have healed, and swelling has gone down, the lips will resume their soft, natural feel, and may even turn kissing into a more pleasurable experience than before.
Can I change the shape of my lips with a Lip Augmentation?
Lip augmentation can restore the shape of lips that have lost volume and thinned out due to aging, excess sun exposure, and other factors. Dermal fillers used in lip augmentation can reshape and or resize the upper lip, lower lip, or both lips.
Those who are interested in lip augmentation can schedule a consultation with Dr. Nima in Beverly Hills to learn more about whether dermal fillers can help them achieve their ideal look. Dr. Nima can evaluate the appearance of the lips and may even suggest alternate or additional procedures that can enhance and rejuvenate the lips.
What types of Lip Augmentation does Dr. Nima offer?
Lip augmentation by Dr. Nima in Beverly Hills is performed as a nonsurgical treatment using Juvederm® and Restylane®—dermal fillers that plump the lips to produce a fuller, poutier look. These dermal fillers are administered using medical devices called microcannulas that carefully inject and layer the fillers to produce the most natural-looking results. Microcannulas also help minimize bruising, discomfort, and recovery downtime.
Lip augmentation procedures are customized for each individual patient, based on his or her unique look and aesthetic goals. At the time of consultation, Dr. Nima will discuss with patients how lip augmentation can be performed in a way that enhances and complements their natural appearance.
If you are ready to achieve the voluminous lips you always wanted, contact our office in Beverly Hills to schedule your lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Nima at (310) 772-2866.