12 Interesting Facts About Lip Injections

Written by WD Staff, Skin Care Specialists on February 15, 2017 3 Comments

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  1. Lip augmentation through injections is almost as much art as it is science. With so many different fillers available on the market, each injector may have a different combination of products they like or prefer to use.
  1. Using celebrity photos as inspiration is common. However, when it comes to lip injections, patients should rely on an experienced injector to determine the type of look that will work best given the patient’s unique facial anatomy and characteristics.
  1. It is possible to fully customize your lip augmentation procedure based on your desired results. For example, you can choose to just do the bottom lip or focus on plumping a specific area of the lips (like the middle). A skilled injector can help develop the best treatment options to create your desired result.
  1. Filler-plumped lips feel no different than natural lips when the procedure is performed by an experienced injector.
  1. Lip augmentation provides a near immediate result. The lips swell a bit immediately following the procedure, but after 24-48 hours swelling begins to subside and the final result can be seen.
  1. Whereas lip implants give a permanent result, the results of lip injections typically last between 4-6 months. This give patients the ability to “try out” this new look.
  1. Lip injections performed using hyaluronic acid (HA) filler such as Volbella, Kysse, or Restylane can be quickly and easily reversed, should the patient not like the result. An enzyme called hyaluronidase can dissolve the filler within minutes.
  1. Lip injections require very little downtime, with patients who undergo injection returning to normal daily life right after the procedure. Note: get your lips done at least a week prior to an important event to allow for the reduction of swelling or bruising.
  1. Minor bruising and swelling is common after injection. Patients can minimize these side effects by avoiding any medication that causes blood thinning for ten days prior to the procedure.
  1. For best results, patients are advised to refrain from consuming alcohol or exercising on the day of the procedure.
  1. The cost of lip augmentation varies based on patient desired outcomes. Costs can range from $500 to $1,500 (see our blog post on national average prices).
  1. Scared of pain? You can choose to numb your lips with topical anesthetic (a numbing cream) before the procedure begins. Oftentimes simply applying ice prior the treatment site is sufficient in managing the discomfort.


WD Staff

A united group of skin care specialists from Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Austin's leader in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Articles posted under WD staff are authored through combined contributions from our entire team, including Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Aestheticians, Physician Assistants, Aesthetic Nurses, and Patient Coordinators.

3 Responses to “12 Interesting Facts About Lip Injections”

  1. Avatar Morris says:

    I’m getting my lips done soon (injectables). Hopping to look like a young hot Mick Jagger 🙂

  2. Avatar JoAnne says:

    Thats really amazing information about lip filler injections and I appreciate your blog sharing.

  3. Avatar Emily says:

    All the 12 points gives a brief information about lip injections. Thank you for the post. Helpful for new users.

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