As we age, our lips may lose the volume becoming thin and barely noticeable. This gives the impression of a stern or terse appearance, not to mention a loss of a prominent sign of femininity.
At Core Plastic Surgery, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, uses lip injections on women living in and around Birmingham and Mountain Brook to plump lips and add definition to give a softer facial appearance.
What are Lip Injections?
Lip injections are the most popular way to enhance the lips using dermal fillers developed to increase the fullness and add definition to the lips. Injectable fillers for the lips contain hyaluronic acid that adds moisture to the under-layers of your lips. Lips become thin with age and can make someone’s face look hard and tired. When fillers are injected into the lips, they soften your facial expression and make you look younger.
Benefits of Lip Injections
Lip injections are the most popular method to enhance the lips because they offer the following benefits:
- No downtime or recovery
- No discomfort or pain
- Little risk of adverse reaction
- Immediate results that improve over time
- Softens lips
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Injections?
If you are unhappy with the way your lips look and feel, you may be an excellent candidate for lip injections. It is essential that you have a realistic attitude about what you want and how your lips should look following the treatment.
What is Involved in My Lip Injections?
Lip injections involve injecting the filler into the targeted areas of the lips then massaging them to ensure the filler is evenly spread. At this point, if necessary, your plastic surgeon can recreate definition around the lip line. If necessary, you may apply small ice packs to your lips to minimize any swelling at the injection sites.
What to Expect After Lip Injections
After your lip injections, you can return to work or your daily activities, as there is no recovery or downtime. Any slight redness or swelling resolves itself within a day.
When Will I See the Results from Lip Injections?
The results are somewhat noticeable after the injections. Since the fillers contain hyaluronic acid, it takes a few days to a couple of weeks to see the final results. Depending on the filler used, lip injections last up to a year or more.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of lip injections varies with each patient considering several factors, including the filler used, how many injections are needed and whether lip injections are performed in conjunction with other MedSpa treatments. We go over the costs along with payment and financing options through CareCredit®.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides MedSpa services to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to diminish the signs of aging and enjoy a younger appearance. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!