Lip injections have become increasingly more popular thanks to Kylie Jenner’s lip kits and pouty Instagram models, but how much do you know about them? Or how safe they are for you? We have answered those questions and more, so you’ll know exactly what to expect before you schedule your appointment at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Long Beach, CA.
How Long Do Lip Injections Last?
They will last anywhere from 4-6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler solution. Therefore, it is advised that every six months you get another round of injections to keep up with your look.
Are Lip Injections Safe for Everyone?
Lip injections are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance similar in chemical structure to those naturally occurring in the body. Because of this, allergies to lip injections are not common, and they are generally safe for most healthy adults to use.
What If I Don’t Like Them?
If you decide that full, pouty lips aren’t for you, you can get the fillers dissolved, which returns your lips to their original size. Because they are hyaluronic acid-based they can easily be dissolved with an enzyme that melts hyaluronic acid.
What Should You Expect on Your First Visit?
You and a member of our team will discuss where you want to focus your fillers, and they will come up with a treatment plan that will enhance your face shape and features. After you come up with how much and where you’d like your filler concentrated, they gets to work by preparing the area around your lips and injecting the filler. The treatment process is relatively short and will likely be over before you know it!
It is advised that you avoid working out immediately following your injections to prevent excess blood flow to the area, which can result in bruising and swelling. Your lips will be swollen for about 24 hours following the procedure, but after the swelling goes down you will be able to see the size your lips will be until the injectable is metabolized.
Will Lip Injections Change the Way Your Lips Feel?
When done correctly, lip injections will not make your lips feel rubbery or hard even when you’re kissing. In fact, most professionally done fillers will not change the feel of your lips at all.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Lip injections are a great way to update your look and enhance your natural beauty. Contact the experts at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Long Beach, CA to schedule a consultation today to discuss your lip injection concerns with one of our highly qualified staff members.