Lip Augmentation Treatment in San Francisco
Are you sick of vertical lip lines? Do you want fuller and thicker lips or looking for more definition or to accentuate your natural shape?
Did you know you can have a painless 10-minute office procedure to get your dream shape and size of lips?
Whether you want natural younger-looking lips or dramatic sexy puckers, an expert injector and a few syringes of fillers can help your beauty dream come true.
Natural filler is made from hyaluronic acid that is safe and reversible. Various FDA-approved fillers of different thickness and duration are commonly used and is one of the most requested aesthetic procedures. Results are instantaneous and can last from 6 months to 2-3 years depending on the types of filler used.
Common FDA hyaluronic acid fillers used in the USA are Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Revanesse, to augment your natural lip structure for fuller and poutier lips. Each has a different thickness and different durations from 6 months to 2 years. By using the right filler and injection in the right depth, your lips will look fuller, and vertical lip lines diminished. Hyaluronic fillers are also reversible with injection should removal is needed.
A photo is worth a thousand words. We encourage you to bring a photo of yourself from 10 years ago and also a photo of lips you would like to have. Be honest with your injector with the shape you would like to achieve. This would help us plan and restore your natural potential and advise if your plans are feasible. Unless there is a time urgency, if you are new to lip fillers it is good to gradually achieve your goal gradually. Remember, less is more.
No more lip liners and pencils to create an illusion of fuller lips. Try lip augmentation to help you redefine and complement your face.
What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is an enhancement of the natural contour of one’s lip with filler to increase volume, definition, and minimize lines.
Is the result permanent?
We use reversible hyaluronic acid fillers because it is safe. Depending on one’s metabolism and the type of filler used, the result can last 5 months to 2-3 years. Most chose to touch up yearly and try different looks.
Is the procedure painful?
Many fillers contain anesthetics. We use clinical strength topical anesthetic and gentle injection techniques to minimize pain and swelling to your lips.
Who should not get fillers?
You should not get filler if you are allergic to the ingredients, have an active autoimmune disease, pregnant, or have bleeding disorders. Delay procedure if you have an active cold sore.
What to expect?
We recommend bringing a few photos of desired lip goal and older photos from the past so we can best understand your goal. After consultation with the expert injector understanding your goal, your skin is prepped with topical antiseptic and anesthetic. It is best to avoid medications and food that can increase the chance of bleeding (ibuprofen, alcohol, excess fish oil, and vitamin E). If you have a history of cold sores, best to let your injector know so we can give anti-viral prophylaxis. Once the filler is injected, we will gently massage the top and bottom lips to shape the filler and minimize lumps. The whole process takes about half an hour. You will experience swelling for the first 48 hours which can be minimized by ice.
How soon do you see the result?
The result is instantaneous. Most walk out with a big happy smile as they are instantly transformed with younger-looking lips. The final result will be best assessed after one week after the swelling goes down.
How long does the result last?
Depending on the type of filler chosen, the result can last from 6 months to 2 years. It also depends on your body’s metabolism and how often you move your lips. Most get a regular touch-up once or twice per year to maintain plump lips.
How much do they cost?
Depending on the type of filler chosen, the cost is $600-900 per syringe. Most will require 1-3 syringes depending on the desired effect.
Can I get half a syringe?
Once the syringe package is opened, we need to use the entire syringe. Saving syringes and sharing syringes is not safe and we do not recommend it.
Are there other benefits to lip augmentation treatment?
By improving the lip volume, it can act as a sagging skin treatment by lifting the surrounding tissue. It is a simple and cost-effective way for facial and skin rejuvenation.