Lip Fillers: Restylane Silk & Juvéderm
It is important to recognize that for all medical procedures, including those performed at Imagen Body Sculpting, individual results and experiences may vary *.
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are a nonsurgical method for plumping your lips. The best options for lip fillers are soft, hyaluronic acid fillers, which give augmentation but still feel soft and natural. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in your skin. It helps to maintain the moisture in your skin by attracting water. When you get a lip filler treatment, the hyaluronic acid will attract water, plumping the area.
Lip fillers can be used to increase the size of the lips, improve the shape of the lips and/or improve fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Am I a good candidate for Lip Fillers?
Almost anyone can expect augmentation of their lips with lip fillers. To be a good candidate, you must have reasonable expectations for what lip fillers can do for you. A single lip filler treatment will not make a huge change in the shape or size of your lips, it will be a natural looking augmentation. If you want more volume, it may require several sessions.
What should I expect with a Lip Filler treatment?
Our experienced physicians perform all of our facial rejuvenation treatments. Lip filler is a minimally invasive treatment. There is some discomfort associated with the procedure, so we do topical numbing cream and ice for all lip filler patients. Lip filler is an office-based treatment and you can expect to see the results immediately*. Our physicians have extensive experience with filling lips and have developed a technique to give you natural looking results. If you want to know more about this, you can read our blog Lip Fillers: Afraid of Duck Lips?
How long do Lip Filler results last?
How long your lip filler results last depends on many factors. For most patients, the results will last about 6 months. If you frequently exercise, your body may break down the filler faster than average.
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What are the risks of Lip Fillers? Are Lip Fillers safe?
Hyaluronic Acid for lip filler is a very safe treatment. It has been used in millions of patients world wide and has been FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles in the US since 2015. That being said, HA fillers have been used for many years before that “off label” to fill the lips. The most common risk of lip fillers is swelling and bruising. The lips are a very sensitive area and will most certainly swell for a couple of days after your injection. You should expect 2-3 days of “social downtime,” meaning don’t plan on having your lips filled the day before an event… give yourself at least two weeks to heal before any big event. To reduce the risk of bruising and help improve swelling, you may wish to ice the treatment area before and/or after the injection. Oral or topical Arnica can also help to prevent or treat bruising. Lumps and bumps are also common to feel after a lip filler treatment. This is normal. As long as the bumps are not visible, they do not require treatment. The most serious complication possible with any filler injection is injection of the filler into a blood vessel. For this reason, a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and extensive experience is necessary. Our physicians have years of experience with lip fillers.
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How much do lip fillers cost?
All of our lip filler treatments are based on the number of syringes of filler used. At Imagen, our lip fillers are only injected by our experienced physicians, we don’t use any nurse injectors. The total cost will depend on which filler you choose. Out most popular filler for lip augmentation is Restylane Silk, which is $550 per syringe. Our doctors will only inject one syringe at a time to fill the lips. If you want more volume, we will have you return in a month for another treatment. This allows your lips to stretch between treatments, helping to avoid “duck lips.” We do participate in Galderma’s Aspire Rewards (Restylane Silk) and Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions (Juvederm), loyalty programs for filler users. Every time you get a lip filler treatment you earn points. These points can then be redeemed for coupons to use toward your next treatment. You can sign up for Aspire here and Brilliant Distinctions here.
Not sure which filler is the right one for you? Our doctors will be happy to discuss the different options at your consultation. You can also read our blog: Which filler should I choose?
What’s the next step?
If you think that you may be ready to move forward with a lip filler treatment, or even if you just want more information, we would recommend that you come in for a free consultation with one of our doctors in Omaha, Nebraska. We would be happy to do your injection that same day if you would like. If you live outside of Omaha (we have patients from South Dakota, Des Moines and other cities in Iowa, Grand Island, Kearney and even Western Nebraska) we would be happy to review your photos in a virtual consultation. To schedule your appointment, please call/text our office at 402-509-8473. We look forward to meeting you!