What is a Lip Injection?
A lip injection is a minimally invasive treatment that plumps the lips and removes lines and wrinkles around the mouth. These can be performed with two different techniques. The first is using dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Volbella. These products are made with a unique formula that includes hyaluronic acid, making the results indistinguishable from natural volume in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and helps the skin retain moisture for long-term results. The other option is using fat transfer and injections. This involves taking fat from the patients body and re-injecting it into the lip area. This typically lasts longer than dermal fillers can, since the fat is not broken down and absorbed like the ingredients in most injectables.
How is a Lip Injection Administered?
Your lip injection treatment will depend on the method used. Juvéderm® treatments are very straightforward, and involve carefully placed injections that are administered by Dr. Anh Vu. This is a comfortable process, although we can provide a topical anesthetic if the patient is concerned about discomfort. If the fat transfer method is used, the treatment will start with collecting fat from an area like the abdomen or thighs that has extra fatty tissue. Then, the fat is purified and re-injected into the body. The injection process is very similar to that of Juvéderm® and other fillers.
What Can I Expect After My Lip Injection?
Lip injection treatments can cause mild swelling or redness around the injection areas. This typically fades within a few days of treatment. There is no downtime required after lip injections, and patients can resume normal activities immediately after leaving their appointment. The results from both Juvéderm® and fat grafting can last up to two years or longer.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Injections?
If you are looking for a way to plump the lips and eliminate lines and wrinkles around the mouth, you may be a good candidate for lip injections. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine what the best treatment option will be based on the results you hope to achieve. Lip injection treatments are considered cosmetic treatments, meaning that they aren't covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
At Anh Vu, M.D., we offer lip injections and other cosmetic treatments to the residents of Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, and Jacksonville. These treatments are carefully administered by Dr. Anh Vu, and create stunning, natural results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more.