Lip Filler Sherman Oaks
Lip filler, also known as Lip Injection or Lip Augmentation, is an injection procedure used to modify the shape and/or increase the volume and size of the lips. Any remainder of filler products can also be used in areas around the lips, chin, lip corners, smile lines, and lower cheeks. The amazing thing about it is that the fillers are formulated to attract water molecules, meaning you will get a boost of hydration to the lip area. This will help with tone, texture, and appearance, while specific vector placement of the filler can help improve symmetry, shape, and volume of lips or other injected areas.
Whether you’re worried about fine lines around the lips, dehydration, or want to regain a little more proportion, symmetry, or volume, there’s a filler of choice that can be tailored to your needs, to create beautiful and natural-looking results. If you are seeking a non-surgical solution to enhance your facial aesthetics, lip fillers performed by the expert providers at Cosmetic Injectables Center are the ultimate option for you for natural-looking results and minimal risks.
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip filler treatments are procedures where a gel-like substance is injected just underneath the surface of the lip to increase volume, enhance shape, and increase hydration in that area. Full and symmetrical lips have always been associated with youthfulness and beauty. Because of this, lip augmentation is one of the most frequently requested procedures in a cosmetic practice.
The type most healthcare professionals recommend is made of hyaluronic acid — a sugar, found naturally in the body, that adds temporary volume and definition when injected into lips. These hyaluronic acid-based fillers are easily and instantly reversible with the injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase.
At Cosmetic Injectables Center, we offer a variety of lip and lip line fillers including:
With the help of our healthcare practitioners, you will choose the optimal option for you and start your journey to get the perfect lip symmetry – the most common ratio being the top lip with one-third and the bottom lip with about two-thirds.
The results from a filler last about six months to a year and a half depending on how quickly your body breaks them down.
Lip Fillers Benefits
Lip fillers are a popular choice for people looking for a way to improve their overall face look and self-esteem. Below are mentioned reasons why lip fillers might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What Results to Expect:
- Improved Symmetry: Lip fillers can balance out the symmetry of your lips to enhance your overall appearance.
- Instant Boost in Lip Volume: Lip fillers help to increase hydration resulting in a fuller and plumper appearance for those who naturally have thin lips, those who have lost the volume of their lips, and those who simply want a more volumized lip size.
- Improved Lip Moisture and Contour: Lip fillers improve lip moisture, making lips seem more luscious and well-moisturized.
- More Youthful Appearance: By rehydrating deflated lips, and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles on and around the edges of your lips, you can achieve a more youthful look.
- Long-Lasting Results: The results from lip fillers are long-lasting with some of them lasting up to 18 months.
- Reversal Injections Available: Using an enzyme hyaluronidase, the practitioner can easily dissolve the filler.
- Natural Collagen Boost: Lip fillers can help your cells produce more collagen in your lips by inflicting a micro-trauma. This automatically stimulates the production of collagen.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results from lip fillers last from 6-18 months. The period varies depending on the individual’s metabolic rate, the amount of filler injected, the amount of daily lip movement and animation, sun/heat exposure, exercise, massage, biting, or manipulation of the area, and the type of filler used. For example, Juvederm Vollure filler can last 18 months.
Lip Filler Cost & Pricing Structure
The general pricing of lip filler varies depending on the brand, amount of filler injected as well as the experience of the healthcare professional injecting in.
- US National Average: $500-$1,000 per syringe;
- Our Price: $ competitive, and monthly specials are also available;
- Additional Costs: Only when additional fillers are needed;
- Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover these types of procedures. We offer a variety of payment options such as Care Credit and Patient Fi for your convenience.
How the Procedure Works
Lip filler treatments are a common alternative for those who want to improve the volume, shape, contour, and hydration of their lips and lip lines. To prepare you for the procedure, you can find below a step-by-step guideline for what to expect before, during the procedure, and aftercare, ensuring a cohesive understanding of the lip filler procedure.
Before & Preparation
Proper preparation is helpful before having lip fillers injected to improve the procedure’s efficacy and safety. Here’s what you should do to prepare yourself:
- Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced healthcare practitioners at Cosmetic Injectables Center to discuss your procedure objectives and expectations;
- State any medical problems, allergies, or drugs you are presently taking during the appointment.
- Avoid using topical treatments such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or other exfoliants. They may increase the risk of post-treatment problems;
- Avoid any kind of blood thinning medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve;
- Avoid supplements such as fish oils, Omega 3’s, St. John’s Wort, Gingko Biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for 5 days prior to your procedure;
- Avoid waxing, or using hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
- Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 5 days prior to your procedure.
- Follow your healthcare provider’s particular recommendations for pre-procedure care and any adverse effects.
- Avoid activities that may increase your risk of cold sores (sunbathing, sleep deprivation, or lip biting);
During the Procedure
During your visit at the Cosmetic Injectables Center, you will follow these steps and guidelines for the ultimate results:
- Arrive at the office with a washed face without makeup;
- If you are having a cold sore breakout, your procedure will most likely be postponed;
- The procedure begins with the administration of either a topical anesthetic or an injection of numbing medication to numb your lips and ensure your comfort.
- Your healthcare practitioner will mark the injection sites, guiding the procedure for accurate outcomes.
- Fine needles are used to inject the filler into the specific locations, following the given guidance.
- The healthcare practitioner will inject hyaluronic acid-based filler into particular areas of the lips, such as the corners.
- If more numbing is necessary during the procedure, an additional premium topical anesthetic (cream) or injection may be provided.
Most lip filler procedures typically take 10-20 minutes to complete.
Aftercare & Recovery
For optimal results post-treatment, we suggest following these guidelines:
- Avoid itching and massaging around the injection site. The itching is normal and disappears within a few days;
- Avoid extreme lip movements (stretching the lips into a big smile, or pursing the lips around a straw) as it can bend or stretch the filler out of place
- Avoid drinking alcohol and high-intensity training to prevent additional bruising and swelling;
- Avoid intense heat (tanning, saunas, hot tubs, hot wax, sunbathing) in the treated area;
- To reduce pain, take acetaminophen;
- To help alleviate bruising, eat fresh pineapple, apply ice packs and use topical or oral Arnica;
- If you are prone to cold sores, ask your provider for anti-viral medication;
Am I a Good Candidate?
The Ideal candidates for lip filler will be patients who:
- Have thin, asymmetric, dehydrated, or wrinkled lips or lip borders;
- Prefer non-surgical over surgical procedures;
- Are in good physical condition;
- Age: >18 years old
- Health Restrictions:
- Uncontrolled diabetes;
- If the patient has a history of allergic reactions or hypersensitivity to the lip filler’s compounds;
- Have in mind that If there’s a cold sore at the time of treatment, your procedure will most likely be rescheduled;
Are Lip Fillers Reversible?
Most popular lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acids. These molecules are completely and instantly reversible by injecting a reversal agent called hyaluronidase (name brands Hylenex and Vitrase).
Hyaluronic acid filler molecules are held together by cross-linking. Some fillers have more molecules which makes them last longer and others have fewer, which makes them dissolve faster. Regardless of the amount of crosslinking, hyaluronidase can be injected to break them down instantly for the body to discard them.
Some fillers only need one session of reversal agent, while other products may need two or three sessions to dissolve completely. If you have experienced migration of your fillers or are unhappy with your filler results and are looking for help, you are in the right place.
Our experienced providers at Cosmetic Injectables Center in Sherman Oaks, California are experts at the removal and reshaping of misplaced fillers.
Similar & Related Procedures
Some of the well-known treatments that are related to lip fillers are the following:
- Botox Lip Flip: A Botox lip flip includes injecting Botox into the upper lip to relax muscles, resulting in a modest “flipping” of the lip, giving the illusion of a bigger pound reducing the scrunching movement of lips to prevent or reduce lip lines AKA granny lines or lipstick lines;
- Lip Lift Surgery: Lip lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the gap between the nose and the top lip, making the lips seem more lifted and young. This is a surgical (invasive) procedure.
- Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer: This treatment involves extracting fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the lips to increase volume and contour, also a surgical (invasive) procedure;
- Thread Lift for Lips: A thread lift lifts and tightens the lips with dissolvable threads, delivering a slight augmentation and drooping;
- Smooth Threads for Lip Lines: A minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure where small smooth threads are placed horizontally above and below the lips to increase collagen and resistance to scrunching of lips, hence reducing formation of lip lines (AKA granny lines or lipstick lines)
- Cupid’s Bow Filler: Cupid’s bow fillers target the V-shaped region on the top lip, creating definition and symmetry. This can be done with the same filler products used for lip volume.
- Philtrum Column Fillers: Non-surgical hyaluronic acid fillers in the Philtrum columns can re-create the vertical lines from the nose to the lips that get flattened with aging.
- Lip Implants: Lip Implants are silicone-based devices that are surgically implanted in the lips to offer permanent lip enhancement.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Lip Treatment: PRP treatments are a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure to promote collagen and give mild lip rejuvenation by using a patient’s own blood components.
Lip Filler vs. Lip Flip vs.Lip Lift
Often people don’t know the difference between lip filler, Lip Flip and Lip Lift. The table below distinguishes the three different procedures.
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Lip Fillers Side Effects & Risks
Even though lip fillers are popular for increasing lip volume and contour, there are some risks and adverse effects as with any injection. Before having the injection, you should be aware of the possible side effects:
- Swelling and Bruising (Hematoma): These two concerns are common adverse effects that normally go away after a few days, and can be expedited with medication and laser treatment;
- Lumps and Nodules: Lumps and nodules can be visible if the filler moves or placed into very superficial skin layers, or if larger boluses of filler are applied. Risks increase if there are extreme lip expressions during the 1st three days after injection;
- Mild Bleeding and Soreness: At the injection area, it is normal to experience mild bleeding after the treatment;
- Infection: As with any medical procedure involving needles, infection is possible, albeit it is uncommon when administered by a trained practitioner;
- Tissue Ischemia: This is a rare occurrence when the filler is injected into an artery;
- Asymmetry: Lip fillers can occasionally have uneven results. However, this can be treated with additional fillers or the use of hyaluronidase enzyme for removal.
- Skin Redness and Soreness: Red areas following lip filler injections can either a response to the irritation caused by puncturing of the skin, or a reaction to the filler;
- Discoloration: At the injection sites, temporary discoloration or skin changes may appear;
Lip Filler Reviews
“…Amazing . She is really a perfectionist. Knows what she is doing! I originally started with just Botox here and there, but then got filler for under eyes, she also has done filler for my chin! Excited to see end results. She is the only one I trust for any Botox and filler !…”
“..Excellent place !!!! The Doctor is caring and professional. I am going for Botox, filler, and micro-needling. I like to keep a natural look and be discrete on what I am doing on my skin. Honestly, I look 10 years younger and everyone think that I have good genes. I used to go to another place before but I never ever got the same result than Cosmetic injectable center… “
Martin Madison, HealthGrades.com
Lip Fillers FAQs
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Do lip fillers hurt?
Lip filler treatment can be painful without a numbing solution. However, almost all hyaluronic acid fillers have numbing agents pre-mixed in them. In addition, our experienced injectors give options of topical creams, injectable numbing solutions, and even nitrous gas to help reduce or completely prevent any amount of sensation or pain.