What is Lip Filler?
Lip filler is a treatment in which hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected into the lips to create a fuller and more hydrated appearance. Fillers were first FDA approved in 1981 and have come a long way since then. Today, fillers are synthetically derived from human HA that is present throughout our skin anyway. Filler lip augmentation is a non-surgical treatment that can be performed by many professionals; however, expertise and results can vary greatly.
How much does lip filler cost?
According to RealSelf, fillers cost an average of $1,492. The truth is that the brand and type of filler injected, the quantity, the location of injection, the injector, and city you are in can drastically change these prices. Typically, lips can be filled with a maximum of one syringe (1ml) per a session and in Beverly Hills this would range from $500 to $1000. Nurse Sofia offers a rate of $750 per syringe for lip treatments.
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Best Filler for Natural Lips
During a thorough consultation, Nurse Sofia will assess and determine the most suitable filler for your needs. There are different filler brands for lips and different filler styles for lips but she likes using high-quality ones like RHA 2, Versa, and Restylane Kysse. Every lip can have a different technique and different brand that can help a patient get the most natural look with filler. There is no one single treatment plan that works for everyone so make sure a customized lip injection treatment is used to get you the best results.
Is lip filler safe?
Patient awareness of potential risks associated with filler injections is crucial. Thorough education on safety, including common complications such as bruising and swelling, is prioritized. Rare but serious complications like skin necrosis and blindness are acknowledged, emphasizing the importance of seeking an injector with anatomical understanding and expertise in treatment options. Fillers, made from non-toxic hyaluronic acid with stabilized formulations, are considered safe. It’s essential to recognize that the effects are not permanent, as the filler gel gradually breaks down over time due to the body’s enzymes.
Do lip injections hurt?
When done right, it should be less painful than waxing, laser hair removal and even popping a pimple! To decrease pain, Sofia uses a dental block which is a technique used by dentists to numb your mouth. After the lips are completely numbed at the level of the nerve, there is zero lip filler pain.
In addition to this, lidocaine numbing is pre-mixed with the hyalurunoic acid, which means that even as the numbing has worn off you will feel less sore. Icing, using a prescription grade topical numbing medication and most importantly communicating and creating a plan for any possible lip filler discomfort are all tools that are critical to painless lip filler.
Lip Filler Recovery
Lip fillers are a relatively safe and easy medical procedure; however all procedures have some downtime. Typically, we ask patients to avoid drinking alcohol before and after treatment. We also ask patients to avoid working out and making out after the treatment. Best practices afterwards include icing the lips and massaging per your injectors instructions. Severe bruising, swelling or blisters are all signs to contact your injector as soon as possible.