What Does A Lip Injection Do?
A full, luscious pout is the dream of most women. Genetics, however, may not always be our best friend and more often than not, most of us end up without the pout that we so desire.
Lip injections are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure in which the shape of the lips is enhanced by using dermal fillers. Accent Cosmetic Surgery has board-certified plastic surgeons who provide the best lip injections Detroit has to offer.
Lip injections are used to plump up the lips and in some cases, it is used to smooth out the wrinkles near the mouth. It is a relatively simple procedure although it should be done only under the guidance of an experienced cosmetician. Errors while performing the procedure can give unsatisfactory results and create the need to redo the procedure.
How are lip injections performed?
Lip injections are generally an outpatient procedure. It takes less than twenty minutes and the patient can resume their normal routine in no time. The area where the injections are to be administered is numbed using a topical numbing agent and dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane are injected into the desired areas.
Are lip injections painful?
Since lip injections are minimally invasive, they do not cause much discomfort. Most patients describe the pain as a mild stinging sensation that subsides rather quickly.
How to prepare for a lip injection?
Prior to a lip injection, discuss your expectations with your surgeon. You may be required to refrain from smoking and taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin as they may cause complications during the procedure.
Also, it is best to get a pre-treatment skin test to assess whether or not you are allergic to the contents of the dermal filler being used.
If you happen to be taking any medications, you may be required to adjust the dosages. Also, you may not be able to use products that contain retinol for a few weeks before and after the procedure.
Recovery and results
Immediately after the procedure, some slight swelling and bruising may be present around the area where the injections have been administered. This is a side effect of the procedure and is likely to subside within some time. Patients are recommended to use ice packs in order to help bring the swelling down.
Lip injections last for about four to six months after which a second round of treatment may be necessary. The duration varies according to the skin type and the type of dermal filler being used. Hyaluronic acid fillers last for about four to six months while Juvederm and Perlane can last between six to nine months.
A person’s body type also influences the result. For instance, a person with high metabolism will observe shorter results with HA fillers.