As a leading Dermatologist in Newport Beach, I provide innovative treatments and cosmetic surgery procedures. You can depend on me for extraordinary direction regarding your procedure and feel assured that you will leave looking not only your best, but more importantly – natural.
Lip Injections – Newport Beach
Looking for lip injections in Newport Beach? Full, pillowy, pouty lips seem to be the center of focus in fashion and beauty magazines these days. Regrettably, not all of us are blessed with this desired feature. Besides, even if you once had beautifully full lips, as time moves on, the appearance of our lips can change considerably. The V-shaped area starts to flatten out, your lips then lose their fullness and become sunken and vertical wrinkles begin to appear.
Do not fear! With many thanks to modern developments in cosmetic procedures, there is help. Know that your aging lips can be revitalized. Also, if you have thin lips, they can be enhanced with lip injections. Lip augmentation is the most commonly requested treatment in our Newport Beach practice. This innovative procedure is performed using injectable fillers comprised of a natural substance that is found in the body, hyaluronic acid.
There have been many recent advancements in dermal fillers which have revolutionized the filler market. We now have tools available to us that we did not have years ago to achieve beautiful and natural results. Expert knowledge on how to use these various fillers that lift, add volume, fill in lines and achieve natural, balanced results is very important. I often tell my patients, fillers are like golf clubs. There is a different filler to be used to achieve a specific goal.
Knowing how these fillers work, and the technology that enables us to address patients individual concerns, is very important. The choice of filler to use and where to use it is a skill that comes with years of experience and familiarity with each product. There are quite a few hyaluronic acid fillers which can be used for lip injections. Of the most commonly used are Juvederm, Restylane and Restylane Silk.
I will select the appropriate filler or combination of fillers to achieve your specific goals, based on your anatomy and the look that you desire. My patients always look very natural, with a delicate enhancement of their lips and elimination of lip lines. As I am a more conservative injector, successive approximations to achieve your goals may be recommended. This approach often has the best outcome, looks the most natural, and improves your look without anyone knowing what you had done.
Benefits of Lip Injections
Controlled Lip Volume: The quantity of filler which I inject can be controlled. If more is needed, the procedure can be completed over a number of sessions to assure the best natural results.
Allergic Reactions are Rare: The hyaluronic acid fillers are synthetic forms of a sugar that is naturally produced in our bodies. It is the ground substance of our skin. For this reason, lip injections rarely cause allergic reactions.
Reasonably Long Duration: Fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the product.
How is the procedure performed?
Prior to injecting the filler, either ice or an anesthetic can be applied, to numb the lip area. The product also has numbing in it to provide comfort during the treatment. The numb feeling typically resolves an hour after treatment.
The filler is injected into the lips, lip lines and the surrounding area, if needed to achieve harmony and balance. This technique avoids the “duck lip” look and is a skill that only expert injectors have. Soft pressure using gauze will be applied after the procedure to lessen bruising. I may gently massage the treated area to assure that the filler is smooth.
Are there side effects?
Some temporary and short-lasting side effects may include:
- Swelling and Bruising
- Redness or Soreness
I am a board-certified, double-fellowship trained, skilled dermatologist offering lip injections in Newport Beach. Be advised that lip augmentation is a medical procedure which can end in undesirable results if not performed properly by an expert. It is extremely important to see a physician with the proper training, knowledge of facial anatomy, exceptional technical skill and years of experience.
If you are thinking about those lip lines, have thin or aging lips, you are more than likely a good candidate for lip injections. Call me today and schedule a consultation to determine if lip injections are right for you.
I would love the opportunity to meet you and help you achieve the beautiful lips you were intended to have. As your Dermatologist – Newport Beach, I guarantee a life-long partnership with me to allow you to look your very best at every age!