Lip Injections – Puyallup, Washington | Cosmetic Injections
There is something about a woman’s lips that make it the definitive symbol of femininity. Indeed, while eyes might be described as “piercing,” lips are described as “sultry.” Love letters are sealed with a kiss (mark), and pouty lips can make a man weak in the knees. And what can define “sexy” more than the image of a woman applying lipstick while looking in the mirror?
It’s no surprise, then, that lipstick is one of the most-purchased cosmetic accessories. Lipstick comes in various colors, and certainly helps in bringing out the essential features of lips. But it has its limits, and one can only go so far in applying lipstick over the lip line to make it appear fuller. This is where dermal lip fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® for lip enhancement come in.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally occurs in the body. HA is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it attracts moisture. We have an abundance of HA in our younger years, but our bodies tend to produce less of this substance as we get older. And when there’s a scarcity of HA, certain parts of our body cannot retain moisture like they used to and start to thin out and look less defined. Restylane® was designed to replace the lost HA and bring back the fullness and volume that was once there.
Restylane® is uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition, and is FDA approved for lip injections for the enhancement for patients over 21 years of age. Restylane® provides natural-looking and lasting results with just one treatment for up to 6 months. It is a non-animal based product so there is no need for allergy testing.
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is also an injectable lip filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a carbohydrate that is naturally produced in our body. Its purpose is to retain moisture, and acts like a “natural moisturizer.” As we age, our bodies produce less of this substance, which leads to the thinning of certain areas like our lips. Juvéderm® dermal fillers add fullness and volume to lips, restoring (or improving in some cases) the look of thinned-out lips.
Juvéderm® is FDA approved, and is the only lip filler clinically proven to last up to a year with one treatment. It is also a non-animal based product so there is no need to perform an allergy test.
How long is a lip enhancement session?
Typical sessions last less than an hour, but do vary depending on the particular needs of the patient.
How soon can I see the results of lip enhancement procedures?
Results are immediate after the lip injections. Walk out of the office with fuller and more defined lips!
How long do the results of lip injection enhancement procedures last?
Restylane® treatments last up to 6 months, and Juvéderm® treatments are clinically proven to last up to a year. These do vary per person, and occasional touch-up sessions may be required to maintain optimum results.
Are lip injection enhancement treatments painful?
Restylane® and Juvéderm® are injectibles, and are injected directly into the lips with a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Anesthetic measures such as ice packs and numbing creams might be used by your physician to further reduce the discomfort.
What are the side effects of lip injection enhancement procedures?
Restylane® and Juvéderm® are generally well-tolerated by most people. Possible side effects are mild to moderate in nature and generally last less than a week. These may include temporary skin reactions such as redness, tenderness and bruising which may be covered by makeup.