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What is lip augmentation with fillers?

Lip fillers are made with naturally derived hyaluronic acid and are administered via injections. The process takes 20-30 minutes to complete and there is little discomfort. Lip augmentation in Portland can not only improve volume but can also combat vertical lip lines, lip asymmetry, loss of lip border definition, and creases around the mouth.

How does lip augmentation work?

Hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers provide immense versatility, allowing practitioners to finely tune their results according to the patient’s wishes. HA not only boosts lip volume through the injections but also helps the lips retain moisture from within the body to enhance the sultriness of your pout. In fact, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water! This is why HA makes for such a hydrating and revitalizing lip augmentation tool. For those trying lip fillers for the first time, our team can start slowly and gradually build lip volume until you achieve the look you desire. Results typically last 8-12 months.

What are the benefits of lip fillers?

Lip fillers provide a host of benefits that can rejuvenate your appearance and enhance your self-confidence. Key advantages of lip injections in Portland include:

  • Quick treatment time
  • Little to No downtime
  • Results last 8-12 months
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • Combats volume loss, lip lines, and asymmetry
  • Improves lip definition
  • Can create a sharper Cupid’s bow

What can I expect from my consultation?

During your consultation, our team will conduct a physical and medical review to ensure your safety and well-being.

Much of your consultation will be spent discussing your aesthetic tastes and preferences. Some patients may wish to go bold and achieve a luscious, ultra-feminine smile, while others may wish to go the “less is more” route and only slightly enhance their natural lip contours. Our practitioners will listen carefully to your goals and design a treatment plan that will lead to a successful, personalized result.

Who is a good candidate for lip fillers?

Patients who prefer a shorter treatment time and less downtime will typically be the most well-suited to lip injections in Portland, which require no recovery. Lip fillers are perfect for those who are unhappy with the way their smile has aged over time. They may be frustrated by a loss of fullness in the lips as well as pesky lip lines. Patients who naturally have thin lips make great candidates for lip fillers. Our team will discuss your lip enhancement options in depth during your private consultation.

How can I prepare for my lip filler injections?

The Injector will give you specific instructions to follow prior to undergoing your lip injections. These may include the following suggestions:

  • Abstain from alcohol and blood-thinning medications
  • Arrive at your appointment makeup-free
  • Take Tylenol before and after your injections to limit discomfort
  • Postpone major events for a few weeks after your treatment

What happens during the procedure?

As a first step your practitioner maps out the exact injection points on your lips based on your unique treatment plan, 2nd step your practitioner will apply a local anesthetic to your lips to ensure your comfort. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to numb your lips. The lip filler is then administered. The whole process is short and sweet.

Why choose Dr. Gabriel?

Dr. Gabriel is a board-certified aesthetic expert whose eye for balance, beauty, and artistry has earned him a reputation for unparalleled excellence. He provides elegant results carefully curated with each patient’s individual needs and wishes in mind. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, his elite training has prepared him for the most complex and delicate of procedures. Dr. Gabriel remains committed to patient safety and he regularly attends industry seminars, networking events, and conferences to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to groundbreaking advancements in the field of aesthetics.

What is the cost of lip fillers?

Undergoing lip fillers is an investment in your appearance and your self-confidence. Most patients spend $800-$1,200 per session on lip injections in Portland. However, results can last up to a year, so treatment is considered cost-effective. The precise cost of your treatment will depend on the type of filler you choose and how many syringes of filler are needed to reach your cosmetic goals. Treating multiple concerns, such as volume loss, lip lines, and loss of lip border definition may result in higher costs than addressing a single issue. Our team will present you with a quote for services after your initial consultation.

Is there any recovery after lip augmentation with fillers?

There is little downtime after lip injections, so patients can expect to resume their normal activities right away. However, there are a few aftercare guidelines to be aware of:

  • The injection site may appear swollen, bruised, asymmetrical, or uneven for up to 7 days
  • Small bumps or nodules may be present and persist for up to a month
  • Avoid harsh massage or pressure on the injection sites for at least 6 hours
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 6 hours
  • Arnica cream can be applied to any mild bruises
  • Apply ice to the area and take NSAIDs as needed
  • Choose water over alcohol for the first day after your treatment

Can lip fillers be combined with any other procedures?

For many patients, lip fillers are just the beginning when it comes to the wonderful rejuvenation options that are available at Dr. Gabriel’s office. Combining your lip augmentation in Portland session with another aesthetic treatments can enhance your results, reduce overall downtime, and strategically address your unique concerns with your image. Our team can discuss your options during your private consultation.

Lip Fillers FAQ

Can I smoke after undergoing lip injections?

Since lip fillers require no incisions and come with no recovery time, it is unlikely that smoking will endanger your results. However, smoking can lead to dry skin and premature aging, among other concerns, so it is wise to quit altogether.

How soon after lip fillers can I wear lip products?

Lip gloss, lip balm, and lipstick can be worn right away after lip fillers. Lips will be tender at the injection site.

Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?

Drinking alcohol is known to enlarge blood vessels, which may lead to bruising at the injection sites. If you are concerned about bruising, wait at least 24 hours before having an alcoholic drink.

Do lip injections hurt?

Lip augmentation with fillers is non-surgical and non-invasive, so there is no need for anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. The treatment is minimally painful since the lips are numbed with a topical anesthetic prior to being injected. The most you might feel is a small sting as the needle goes in.

Are lip fillers vegan?

Juvederm lip fillers are vegan. However, other dermal fillers may use hyaluronic acid derived from animal sources, so it’s always best to ask your provider prior to your session about the fillers they are using.

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