The shape and size of the lips are key defining aspects of our appearance. When these proportions are uneven or imbalanced, it may cause us to be self-conscious or dissatisfied with our smile. Whether you’re grappling with thin or uneven lips, volume loss as a result of aging, lack of definition, or all of the above, lip injections may be the solution you’re looking for. To help you determine whether this treatment is right for you, we’re providing all the information you need to make an informed decision, including how the treatment works, the benefits, the results you can expect from treatment, and of course, recovery.
At Cosmedica, our expert team is dedicated to providing skillful, natural-looking results tailored to suit the unique facial features of our Victoria and Vancouver Island patients. Sheri Russell, LPN, is Cosmedica’s Clinical Nurse Injector. Highly trained in the anatomy and physiology of the face and skin, Sheri is an expert in the field of aesthetics and is focused on delivering an exceptional patient experience. Specializing in lips and lip enhancement, Sheri’s expert eye and artistic ability will guide you towards beautiful lips.
“One of [Dr. Lupin’s] staff members who I had the pleasure to receive care from over 10 years is Sheri. She is professional, respectful, friendly and works hard to provide the best experience every time. I learned Sheri moved out of town to a city up island, she still works for Dr. Lupin. She loves her job and her commitment to her work shows by her actions. Thanks Sheri and don’t leave! Ever!!”
— Cosmedica Patient
How lip injections work.
Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are comprised of a gel form of hyaluronic acid (HA), an organically-sourced sugar molecule that is naturally produced by the body. As this substance is gently eased into the lips, it works with the body’s own HA to instantly enhance and restore volume, while simultaneously improving natural collagen tissue volume in the lips. At Cosmedica, the in-office treatment performed by Sheri can be as quick as 15 minutes.
Do lip injections hurt?
Dermal fillers are commonly formulated with an integrated anesthetic that quickly takes effect as the product is eased into your skin. Most patients are grateful for an added topical anesthetic, although treatments are easily tolerated without. In addition, Sheri makes use of advanced injection techniques to help mitigate potential pain, swelling, and bruising over the course of the treatment.
Are lip injections safe?
Lip injections are extremely safe and highly effective at achieving desired results. The procedure can be repeated as results fade and the filler is reversible for added safety.
How much do lip injections cost?
At Cosmedica, the cost of lip injections starts at $250, with average lip treatments ranging from $400 to $695.
How much lip filler do I need?
How much lip filler you need is very much based on your natural proportions and the outcome you’re seeking. During your initial consultation, Sheri will evaluate your facial anatomy and goals in order to determine the ideal course of treatment to achieve your desired lip shape and volume.
Are lip injections right for you?
Lip injections are a safe and simple way to realize lasting enhancements to your smile. If you’re looking for an effective aesthetic solution to transform thin, uneven, or asymmetric lips with little recovery required, lip injections may be right for you.
Benefits of lip injections.
Lip injections can:
- Create balanced volume between the upper and lower lip
- Reshape the lips to correct asymmetry for a harmonious and flattering outcome
- Reduce and soften lines around the mouth
- Improve natural collagen tissue volume in the lips
Recovery & Results.
Everyone will notice, no one will know; this is one of the commitments we make to our patients. Because Sheri’s emphasis is on beautiful, natural results—lip restoration rather than augmentation—you’ll be known for your smooth, gorgeous, even and harmonious pucker.
The results of your treatment will be immediate. Over a period of 2-6 weeks, the dermal filler will soften and settle into place, at which point the final outcome will be realized. There is no recovery time required, so you can return to your regular activities immediately, though you may see some minor bruising, swelling, and sensitivity around the injection sites following your treatment, which could persist for approximately one week.
Results will last 6-12 months, depending on the rate at which your body metabolizes the dermal filler product. Follow-up treatments are required to maintain results.
Schedule your consultation with Sheri today.
If you’re interested in lip injections at Cosmedica, schedule your complimentary consultation with Sheri today.