What are lip fillers and what they do?
Lip fillers injection is a safe and common cosmetic procedure that instantly creates fuller, plumper lips.
If you're considering lip fillers, you're not alone. It is a safe and common cosmetic procedure that instantly creates fuller, plumper lips. Over the last few years, it has become one of the most popular procedures performed in Canada for people who are looking for full and natural looking lips without surgery or downtime.
Treatment results can be noticed immediately and generally last between nine and fifteen months. The aim is to enhance upper and lower lips and to provide an aesthetic, symmetric, and healthy appearance.
Our medical team performs hundreds of lip filler treatments every year. In this article, we'll discuss what lip augmentation is, how it works, and what are the benefits and risks.
What are lip fillers and what do they do?
Lip fillers are cosmetic injectables made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for delivering nutrients to the skin and providing hydration. When injected into the thin lips, fillers plump up the lips. Injectable fillers can also be used to create natural looking lips, to improve the symmetry and to fill in any fine lines or wrinkles around the mouth. Lip augmentation treatment or lip enhancement is usually performed with a local anesthetic cream.
Most lip filler treatments last from 6-8 months. Touch-ups may be required sooner if you have particularly thin skin or if you are using lip fillers for the first time.
Lip enhancement injections typically take 30 minutes or less to complete. Lip filler is injected into the upper lip or the lower lip using a very fine needle. A numbing cream can be applied to the lips beforehand to minimize any discomfort.
How Lip Enhancement works
Lip augmentation works by adding volume to the lips. This is achieved by injecting hyaluronic acid into the lip tissue. The injected hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, which helps plump up the lips.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. It is responsible for delivering nutrients to the skin and providing hydration. When hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the lips, lip fillers plump up the lips, add volume and create fuller lips.
The different types of lip fillers available
At our Montreal clinic, we offer lip augmentation treatments with Restylane, and Belotero. These are all brands of hyaluronic acid that have been approved by Health Canada for use in cosmetic injectable procedures. Lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body.Hyaluronic acid is responsible for delivering nutrients to the skin and providing hydration. When injected into the lips, lip fillers plump up the lips and add volume.
Most lip enhancement treatments last for six months to a year before the body breaks down and absorbs the hyaluronic acid. Touch-ups may be needed sooner if you are using lip fillers for the first time.
The benefits of getting lip enhancements
Lip fillers can provide a number of benefits, including:
● Adding fullness and volume to the lips
● Enhancing the symmetry of the lips and the mouth
● Filling in fine lines and wrinkles around the common areas
● Restoring lost volume, and youthful appearance and reversing facial aging
The risks associated with getting lip fillers
Lip fillers are generally safe and effective. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some real risks. These include: swelling of the treatment area, infection, allergic reactions. If you have bruising at the injection site, it may help to apply aloe vera, vitamin K, or arnica creams.
It's important to choose a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon for your lip filler treatment to minimize the risks.
Is lip filler the same as dermal fillers?
Lip filler and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments used to improve the appearance of the skin and restore lost volume. Today, injectable dermal fillers are the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. fillers are substances that are injected into the skin to fill in wrinkles and give the face a more youthful appearance. There are two main types of fillers: lip fillers and dermal fillers. Lip fillers are injected into the lips to plump them up and make them appear fuller. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injected into the deeper layers of the skin to fill in wrinkles and lines. Both types of fillers can be made from different materials, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen. Although they both serve similar purposes, lip fillers and dermal fillers are not the same thing. Lip fillers are specifically used to plump up the lips, while dermal fillers can be used to fill in any type of wrinkle or line on the face.
Are lip fillers vegan?
Yes, lip injections are vegan. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that occurs in the human body. It's responsible for delivering nutrients to the skin and providing hydration. When injected into the lips, lip fillers plump up the lips.
At our Montreal clinic, we use only vegan lip injections. We offer lip filler treatments with Redensity and Revanesse. These are all brands of hyaluronic acid that have been approved by Health Canada for use in cosmetic injectable procedures.
If you're considering getting lip fillers, we encourage you to book a consultation with our team of experienced cosmetic surgeons. We will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment.
Are lip fillers painful?
Lip fillers are not painful. Most lip filler treatments take 30 minutes or less to complete. The lip filler is injected into the desired area using a very fine needle. During a lip filler procedure, your healthcare provider will apply a topical anesthetic to your lips. The topical anesthetic will numb your lips so you won't feel any pain and the process is as comfortable as possible. The numbing creams often consist of benzocaine , lidocaine and tetracaine (BLT).
What is the recovery time for lip fillers?
There is no downtime associated with lip filler treatments. You may experience some mild swelling but this will typically resolve within a few days. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity and exposure to sunlight for the first 24 hours after your treatment.
How much do lip fillers cost?
The cost of lip fillers varies depending on the type of filler used and the number of syringes required. Our team of experienced cosmetic surgeons will be able to assess your individual needs and provide you with a personalized quote during your consultation.
How do lip fillers feel?
When you are first injected, some people say that the filler feels slightly tight or hard, but if done correctly, this will only last for a very short amount of time.
Do lip injections feel different when kissing?
Lip injections should not affect your ability to kiss.The lip filler injection is injected into the lips, not around them. For a short amount of time, you may feel a slight difference when kissing, but it should not be uncomfortable. Your fillers cannot be felt by your partner when kissing because your lips will retain their natural texture and softness a few days after injected
How to prepare for your appointment and what to expect afterwards
Before your lip injection appointment, make sure to avoid blood thinners. Thinner blood will make the area more prone to bruising and bleeding, so 10 days prior, stop taking painkillers (e.g., aspirin oribuprofen), fish oil, and vitamin E, and stop drinking alcohol, which also thins your blood. Anyone who has a history of cold sores should know that needle punctures, even from lip fillers, can be particularly triggering for cold sores.
Before your lip filler treatment
Before your lip filler treatment, you should choose a qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor and discuss your goals and expectations. You should also do a patch test to ensure you're not allergic to the lip filler material
After your lip filler treatment
There is no downtime however after your lip filler treatment, you can expect swelling and you should avoid strenuous activity, drinking alcohol and touching or rubbing your lips. you should also avoid makeup for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Lip fillers Montreal
If you live in Montreal and you are considering lip fillers, you're not alone. Lip augmentation, along with other dermal filler injections, have become very popular in Canada in recent years.
Our expertise in lip fillers Montreal allows us to provide the very best, pain free, care to our patients in downtown Montreal. We are a strong proponent of a natural look and we will always focus on enhancing your natural beauty.
Our extensive experience and in depth knowledge allows us to provide the very best care in accordance with health Canada regulations, and to help you obtain natural looking and optimal results. We will come up with a treatment plan so that the results produce desired results. During the first consultation, our team will inquire about any medications that you take to ensure that there are no negative interactions. We will ask you a few questions about the kind of results you want to achieve. We will also look at your facial anatomy and devise a plan for optimal aesthetic treatments.
Let us know if you have received any volume injections, or facial enhancement procedures or lip augmentation treatment, or cosmetic surgery or any other nonsurgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon.
Lip augmentation in downtownMontreal
Our lip fillers clinic is located in downtown Montreal on Maisonneuve right next to Peel street and serve areas such as Westmount, Ville Mount Royal, Griffintown, Old Montreal, West Island, St-Henri, Plateau Mont Royal, Verdun and many more.