Have you started noticing wrinkles around your mouth? Also known as ” smokers lines” these can be caused by smoking, sun exposure, aging, genetics, or a combination of all these. These wrinkles can make a person look older than they actually are. Which is leading more and more people to seek out lip fillers. Typically, the reservation behind not wanting a lip filler is not wanting ” duck lips.”
Let me put that myth to rest! It would take multiple syringes of any filler to achieve the duck lip look that so many people are afraid of. One syringe is all you need to enhance your lips, getting rid of fine lines and creating a more hydrated, full look. If you are looking to change the shape of your lips, fullness is not the only factor, you need an experienced injector with an artistic eye.
We have two different types of fillers that we use here at Northwest Aesthetics to inject the lips. Juvederm XC and Juvederm Volbella. Juvederm is made by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox. Both fillers have a high concentration of non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid which can provide a long-lasting volume boost. Juvederm Ultra XC offers the fullest look and Volbella adds a subtler softness to the lips.
You will be numbed prior to injection. Initially the swelling can be scary, because your lips are approximately 25% more swollen then they will end up being right after the injections. But rest assured, you can expect the peak of the swelling to be within the first 24 to 48 hours. Most of the swelling will subside within 10 to 14 days. You can expect your new kissers to last approximately 8 months to a year depending on the filler and how your body metabolizes it.
Call to schedule a consultation with one of our injector nurses today!