Beyond blowing kisses and chatting with loved ones near and far, our lips play an important role. When it comes to our appearance, thin, uneven, or imbalanced lips can cause us to be self-conscious or dissatisfied with what we see in the mirror. Luckily, lip injections are a safe and simple way to correct these concerns.
The truth is, the skin of our lips is among the thinnest and most delicate on the body, making it extremely vulnerable to environmental stressors and the effects of aging. These factors lead to declining collagen stores and cause the lips to age at a more rapid pace, resulting in a loss of definition and volume, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only do lip injections restore volume and balance, they mitigate the collagen loss to restore that ever-kissable plump.
If you have lingering fears and concerns keeping you from taking the first step towards a plumper pout, read on for answers to some of the most common questions we receive about lip injections in Victoria.
First of all, what are lip injections?
Lip injections are performed using dermal fillers comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), an organically-sourced sugar molecule that is naturally produced by the body. This substance is gently eased into the lip area to enhance and restore volume.
What do lip injections treat?
Lip injections can enhance volume in the upper and/or lower lip, correct a lack of definition, reshape the lips to correct asymmetry, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to enhancing the size and shape of the lips, these filler treatments have been shown to activate natural collagen production, thus providing anti-aging benefits that counteract the loss of volume that occurs over time.
Who performs lip injections at Cosmedica?
Dr. Lupin has hand-selected Cosmedica’s team of expert injectors. Our lip injections are performed by Dr. Lupin himself, along with Dr. Helen Ross, Physician Injector, and Sheri Russell, Clinical Nurse Injector. Each of them has a deep understanding of the lip, its structures and the processes that contribute to lip aging. They are dedicated to providing skillful, natural-looking results tailored to suit your unique facial features.
Will my lips look fake?
The goal of lip enhancement at Cosmedica is to softly restore and plump your unique natural lips. We know you want to look and feel your best, without compromising your inherent beauty, and we always consider the shape, structure, and volume of your natural lip to avoid overcorrection and the dreaded “duck lips”. We pride ourselves on hearing our patients’ reservations and then providing a comfortable, fun degree of enhancement; lip restoration, rather than augmentation.
Do lip injections hurt?
Dermal filler lip treatments contain a dose of lidocaine, which greatly diminishes any discomfort. As the product is eased into your skin, this anesthetic quickly takes effect. If required, an added topical anesthetic can be administered, although treatments are easily tolerated without. We also employ advanced techniques that help mitigate potential pain, swelling, and bruising over the course of the treatment, which can be as quick as 15 minutes.
How soon will I see results?
The results of a lip injection treatment are immediate. Over a period of 2-6 weeks, the filler will soften and settle into place, at which point the final outcome will be realized.
How long will results last?
Lip treatments are long lasting, with follow up treatments recommended every six to twelve months (depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the lip filler treatment) to maintain results.
What’s the recovery time like?
There is no recovery time associated with lip injections, though you may experience some mild swelling, redness, and bruising around the injection site following your treatment, which could persist for approximately one week.
How much do lip injections cost at Cosmedica?
The cost of lip injections at Cosmedica starts at $250, with average lip treatments ranging in cost from $400 to $695.
If you’re considering lip injections in Victoria, contact us for a complimentary consultation. Our experienced medical professionals will guide you through the process and provide you with all the information you require to make an informed, comfortable choice.