Lip enhancements have become extremely popular – our patients frequently request fuller and more defined lips. We simply use a dermal filler to add volume to lips that are thin. A lip enhancement can also help to soften the lipstick bleed lines (we also have the capability to soften these bleed lines with the fractional resurfacing laser).
We prefer to use Juviderm or Restylane for best results. Juviderm is a hyaluronic acid-based gel that immediately adds volume for a plump and pouty look. Our body is naturally hydrated by hyalorinic acid (HA) but as we age, the amount of HA is reduced. The lack of HA causes a loss in structure and volume. Results with Juviderm typically last anywhere from 3 to 8 months. Similarly, Restylane is a crystal clear gel made up of HA but the results typically last 6 to 12 months. We will discuss your options when you come in for our initial consultation.
Afraid you’ll have “duck lips”? We get this questions all of the time…the last thing you want is for people to notice that you had your lips injected. We aren’t looking to give you a drastic result (unless, of course, that is what you want) – our goal is to provide you with an enhancement that looks natural. A small change can make a big difference – a lot of our clients are just happy to be able to finally apply lipstick!
Dr Visconti’s advanced method of injection is inconspicuous and practically painless! He performs a dental block and injects the filler (only through one or two pokes!) with a very small needle. He will then shape your lip to give you volume and definition. Some patients experience mild redness and swelling but this typically subsides within 24-48 hours. If you are prone to cold sores, please inform our office so we can prescribe a preventative anti-viral medication.