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Lip Augmentation Treatment San Mateo

How Can I increase the volume of my lips without surgery? How can lip augmentation make my face look better?  Looking for the best lip augmentation treatment near me San Francisco?

What is Lip Augmentation?     Lip augmentation is a common procedure where fillers are injected into lips to correct uneven lip shapes, define lip borders and Cupid’s bow, lift corners, increase volume and decrease lines and wrinkles.  Most popular fillers are made from hyaluronic acid.  We use FDA-approved Restylane, Voluma, Revanesse, and Juvederm with various duration and thicknesses to achieve the desired shape.  We do not use permanent silicone fillers.

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