At Hush by Dr. Rose in Vancouver, BC, one of our most sought-after aesthetic treatments is lip enhancement. Our clients have no interest in going under the knife for traditional lip augmentation. Rather, they prefer to come in for a quick, long-lasting lip enhancement treatment with a dermal filler. Read on to discover everything you need to know about this treatment, including its durability.
10 Things to Know About Lip Augmentation Treatment
1. The Treatment Itself Doesn’t Take Long
Known as a “lunchtime treatment,” lip augmentation with dermal fillers takes only 30 minutes to an hour. If you’re only augmenting your upper or lower lip, it will take around half an hour. If you’re augmenting both lips, you can expect to be treated for roughly an hour.
2. You Don’t Have to Wait Long for Results, Either
With traditional lip augmentation, you have to wait weeks or months for the swelling to subside so you can see the results of the augmentation. With dermal filler lip enhancement, you’ll start to see the results within 24 hours of your treatment. You can enjoy the final results of your treatment within three to four days of your treatment.
3. The Results of Filler Lip Enhancement May Last Longer Than You Think
Many people have a general understanding that cosmetic injections only last around three months. This is normally the case. However, the fillers we use to augment lips last between 12 and 18 months. Depending on the rate at which your body metabolizes the filler, you may even find that the treatment lasts 21 months.
4. You Can Extend How Long the Results Last
There are several factors that affect how long lip enhancement results last. Some of them you can’t control. Others are completely within your control. Follow all aftercare advice, wear sunscreen, limit sun exposure between 11 AM and 3 PM, eat healthy foods, be conscious of your exercise routine, and minimize your stress.
5. There Is a Little Aftercare Required for Durable Results
While filler lip enhancement is a non-invasive treatment, there are a few aftercare steps you should try to take. Do not exercise or consume alcohol within 24 hours of treatment. Avoid any other activities, like taking caffeine pills or eating spicy foods, that can elevate your blood pressure within 24 hours of treatment.
6. You Should Receive Maintenance Treatments to Make the Results Last Longer
This is another tip to help your results of lip enhancement last longer. If you work a blue-collar job or perform high-intensity exercises regularly, you should receive top-up treatments every three to six months. If you aren’t very physically active regularly, you will only need a maintenance treatment every nine to 12 months.
The dose you will need is smaller than your initial treatment but will ensure your results last far longer than if you didn’t receive a maintenance treatment. If you don’t receive a maintenance treatment, once your results fade you will need another full dose to restore your enhanced aesthetic.
7. You Are Probably a Good Candidate
Unlike lip implants, there aren’t strict health requirements you have to meet to be a good candidate. Because the dermal filler is natural rather than synthetic, you don’t need to take an allergy test to ensure you’re not allergic to the filler.
During your initial consultation, we will review your aesthetic goals to help you determine if this is the right way to achieve your aesthetic goals. To be a good candidate, it is important that you have realistic expectations about the results.
8. Treatment Isn’t Painful
Lip implants for augmentation hurt. Once the pain subsides, there is uncomfortable swelling you have to contend with for weeks after the procedure. With filler lip enhancement, you will feel no pain or discomfort whatsoever. Depending on your personal preference, we can apply a topical anesthetic to the area or inject a dental nerve block into your gums.
9. The Results Can Be Dramatic or Subtle
One of the most compelling benefits of filler lip enhancement is that the results can be as dramatic or subtle as you want them to be. Moreover, you don’t have to wait over a year-and-a-half for the results to fade if you change your mind about the volume you want.
For instance, if you have filler added to your upper and lower lip, then decide you don’t need your upper lip augmented, you just have to come in for a hyaluronidase injection. The injection of this revolutionary enzyme takes only seconds. In 24 hours, the results of your initial treatment are reversed.
10. Preparation Is a Breeze
Before traditional lip enhancement, you have to jump through countless hoops to prepare for your procedure. With filler lip enhancement, you just have to stop taking medications and supplements that can thin your blood for 10 days before your treatment.
These include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, MAOIs, alcohol, fish oil, and vitamin E. If you have a history of cold sores, take your preventative medication 48 hours before your treatment.
Learn More Today
Do you think plumper lips would enhance your aesthetic? If so, lip augmentation with dermal fillers may be right for you. The treatment itself doesn’t last long, but the results easily last over a year.
To learn more, contact us today at Hush by Dr. Rose in Vancouver, BC to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.