What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments used to enhance the shape, volume, and overall appearance of the lips and surrounding skin. These injectables are very similar to dermal fillers, which are typically used to enhance other areas of the face.
How Do Lip Injections Work?
Lip fillers are gel-like substances made with hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies. When the synthetic hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the lips, it adds natural-looking volume and smooths the texture of the lips. This creates a plumper, more youthful appearance while reducing lip lines and wrinkles.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Juvéderm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid-based lip filler used primarily to enhance the volume of the lips. This filler is a popular choice for individuals experiencing lip lines or thinning lips. In some cases, Juvéderm Ultra XC is also used to reduce the appearance of laugh lines along the sides of the mouth. The results of this lip filler typically last for between six months and one year.
Juvéderm Volbella XC
Juvéderm Volbella XC is another hyaluronic acid-based lip filler used to increase lip volume and smooth vertical lip lines. Created specifically for lip enhancement, this filler provides an extra cushion that mimics the natural feel of the lips. The results of this lip filler are typically very subtle and natural-looking, and they can last for up to one year.
Benefits of Lip Fillers
If you’d like to enhance the volume and contours of your lips, lip filler treatment can offer some or all of the following benefits:
- Adds natural-looking volume to the lips
- Reduces lip lines and wrinkles
- Creates plumper, smoother, more youthful-looking lips
- Reduces laugh lines
- Restores lost lip volume
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Minimal recovery downtime
- Increased self-confidence
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
The first step toward undergoing lip filler treatment is to have a quick consultation with Dr. Gabriel or one of our other providers. They will help you determine which lip filler is the best fit for your needs and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
The procedure itself will be administered on an outpatient basis at our clinic. To begin, you may have a topical anesthetic applied to the treatment area; however, because Juvéderm lip fillers contain lidocaine, this may not be necessary. Your injector professional will then use a fine needle to inject your chosen filler into the lips and/or surrounding skin. In total, the treatment shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, and you can return home as soon as it’s finished.
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How Long Is the Recovery Time?
After your lip filler treatment, you’ll likely experience some swelling and discomfort, but these symptoms should disappear gradually on their own. Your provider will give you instructions to ensure that your lips heal properly, but you should be able to return to work within a day of the treatment. It will be wise to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 48 hours.
Am I a Candidate for Lip Fillers in Portland?
Adults who are unsatisfied with the texture or fullness of their lips could be good candidates for lip fillers in Portland. Ideal candidates for the treatment should:
- Be in good physical health
- Have no allergies to hyaluronic acid or other lip filler ingredients
- Have reasonable expectations
- Have no active skin infections
- Have the desire to enhance the size, shape, and/or texture of their lips
- Have the desire to reduce lip lines and wrinkles
- Be a non-smoker
How Long Will It Take To See Results From Lip Fillers?
Patients often start to see the effects of lip filler treatment right away, but the final results don’t become visible until the swelling subsides. This often takes between one and two weeks.
Why Choose AG Aesthetic Center for Lip Filler Treatment?
When you choose AG Aesthetic Center for your lip augmentation in Portland, you’ll be under the care of Dr. Allen Gabriel, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and our other dedicated team members. At our med spa clinic, we provide a serene, welcoming environment and state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments. Our team believes in treating each patient with compassionate, personalized care to ensure superb results and a pleasant overall experience.