Lip Fillers

Your lips say a lot about you. They’re among the first facial features someone notices when you speak or smile. Full, voluptuous lips are regarded as the youthful standard, and, unfortunately, your lips can lose their plumpness over time, giving an aged impression. First encounters mean a lot, including that first date, and having lips that are thin in image can lead to a lack of confidence or a negative perception from another. Your lips say a lot about you, and when they lose their youthful shape, what they say about you could be negative. However, treatments exist that can help restore your lips plump look. Yes, lipstick and lip liner can improve your lip’s appearance, but they won’t restore them into what they once were. A lip filler will. 

A lip filler is a non-surgical treatment that can restore your lips by enhancing their shape, making them well-worthy of a pucker. The treatment is perfect for anyone seeking to improve their lips for anti-aging purposes or to achieve an aesthetics preference. If you are a resident of Sacramento, CA, or surrounding areas and desire fuller lips, please contact Aesthetic Envy at 916-333-4906 or visit our contact page to schedule a lip filler consultation. 

What Is a Lip Filler?

A lip filler involves injecting a dermal filler into your lip’s soft tissues to enhance their shape and create a more contoured image. Lip fillers are typically composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance your body naturally produces that is essential for the composition of connective tissues. The filler is temporary and requires little to no downtime. There are several options for lip fillers. At Aesthetic Envy, we utilize two of the most recognized fillers, which are:

Juvéderm

The Juvéderm family of lip fillers is an excellent option if you seek to add volume to your lips. We currently offer Juvéderm Ultra Plus. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is beneficial if you seek to achieve full, voluptuous lips and have had the treatment performed before. The filler lasts approximately six months to one year.

Restylane

We currently carry Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk. The two dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid and can add volume to your lips. Restylane Silk features smaller hyaluronic acid particles, which allows it to create smooth, natural-looking results. Restylane Kysse is notable because it’s designed to keep natural lip movement intact with its XpresHan technology, an innovative cross-linking gel for hyaluronic acid and water particles that allows for natural, long-lasting results. Restylane lip fillers can potentially last up to one year.

What Are the Benefits of a Lip Filler?

A lip filler has many cosmetic benefits. The aesthetic-boosting treatment can enhance your beauty while retaining a natural look. The treatment is also customizable, so the number of injections will be based on your desired goals. Other benefits of a lip filler include:

  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime
  • Noticeable results immediately
  • Hyaluronidase can be used to reverse your results (if dissatisfied) 
  • Results that last approximately one year

Am I a Good Candidate for a Lip Filler?

Ideal candidates for a lip filler are those struggling with:

  • Lips lacking natural volume
  • Thin lips
  • Lips wrinkled due to age
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Asymmetry
  • Disproportionate upper and lower lip
  • Lip edges lacking volume
  • Lack of definition in the ‘Cupid’s bow’
  • Corners of the mouth drooping

Because the lip fillers we offer are made of a naturally present substance in the human body, the treatment can be performed on most men and women of all skin tones and types. The treatment is perfect if you want to increase the overall definition of your lips. During an initial consultation, your lips will be assessed and your desired goals discussed. 

What Happens During a Lip Filler Treatment?

During your lip filler treatment, your injector will inject your preferred dermal filler into strategically determined sites of your lips. These strategically placed injection sites and which filler is used will be based on your desired look, which will be discussed during your initial consultation.

The injection will not be painful because each lip filler we carry consists of lidocaine, a numbing agent that temporarily numbs the target area. In addition, a numbing agent will be applied so that your treatment is as painless as possible. The number of injections used depends on your desired goals, ultimately determining how long your treatment will take. After your injector has completed injecting the lip filler, they will begin to massage the area, so lumps do not form, making your results consistent, smooth and even. Typically, a lip filler treatment takes approximately 45 minutes.

Is There Downtime After a Lip Filler Treatment?

Lip fillers are the ideal lip enhancement treatment because they require no downtime. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. However, mild side effects may be experienced, including bruising, swelling and tenderness around your lips, but these are generally tolerable and tend to subside within one week. Retaining your results’ integrity may require you to avoid exercise, wearing makeup and sun exposure for at least one day.

What Results Can I Expect With a Lip Filler?

Your lip filler results will be noticeable instantly. Your lips will be visibly fuller and plump, creating a more youthful image. However, it can take some time for your final results to be realized until swelling completely subsides. Patients typically need only one lip filler session to achieve the results they want. Your results will last approximately one year, but follow-up sessions can be scheduled to maintain your results, as the hyaluronic acid will gradually dissolve. If you are dissatisfied with your results, you can schedule an appointment to receive an injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid.

Attain Plump, Beautiful Lips With a Lip Filler

Your lips are an integral part of expressing your beauty. Cosmetics, such as lipstick, lip gloss and lip liners, are often used to emphasize their beauty, but, for some, the lips lose their plumpness, making those particular cosmetics ineffective. Lip fillers can restore your lips or enhance their size. The no-downtime procedure is perfect for anyone, regardless of skin tone and type, seeking to improve their image by enhancing their lips.

At Aesthetic Envy, we carry the lip beautifying lip fillers Juvederm and Restylane. If you are a resident of Sacramento, CA, or surrounding communities and are interested in learning more about the lip fillers we carry and how the treatment can benefit you, please contact us at 916-333-4906 or visit our contact page.