Get Fuller Lips with Lip Injections
The lips are an important feature of the face. They help balance out facial features so that the face appears symmetrical. While beauty standards tend to change over time, one thing that remains the same is a desire for plump, full lips. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with full lips, and those who are may find that the lips thin out as they age.
To fill out thin lips and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, Dr. Peter Brownrigg offers lip injections to individuals in Ottawa, ON, and surrounding areas. Fillers provide volume that enhances facial features and creates a more youthful appearance. Here, patients can learn more about what to expect from lip injection treatment.
Lip Injection Candidates
Lip injections are suitable for both men and women. They are ideal for individuals over the age of 21 who are looking to enhance the lips by adding volume and minimizing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. Lip injections can address a number of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Thin lips
- Lips that seem to disappear when you smile
- A “gummy” smile (one that shows more gums than teeth)
- Fine lines around the upper or lower lip
- Downturned corners of the lips
- Uneven lips
Lip Injection Fillers
There are several different fillers that can be used for lip injection treatment. Dr. Peter Brownrigg usually recommends Juvederm® or Juvederm Volbella® for his Ottawa patients. Both of these fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in the skin. These products safely add volume with virtually no risk of allergic reaction, since they are not derived from animal products. Each of these fillers can plump and smooth the lips, while maintaining a natural appearance. Dr. Brownrigg can suggest the product that is best for each patient based on the degree of volume they desire.
Lip Injection Treatment
Lip injection treatment is fast, safe, and pain-free. Most lip fillers contain lidocaine or other anesthetizing agents, but we can also provide a topical numbing cream to ensure that our Ottawa patients are completely comfortable throughout their procedure.
During treatment a series of injections are placed in the upper and/or lower lip. We use ultra-fine needles for this procedure, so patients should feel nothing more than a slight pinching sensation as it is administered. The number of injections applied during treatment will depend on how much volume is desired and whether both the upper and lower lip are being treated. Based on the number of injections a patient receives, treatment can be complete in as little as 15 minutes. Even with multiple injections, treatment should last no more than one hour.
How Long Do Results Last?
Lip injections are not permanent, but they can provide long-lasting results. Some filler products, including Juvederm Volbella®, can last up to one full year. The great thing about fillers is that, as treatment results begin to wear off, patients can schedule maintenance appointments to restore the volume they desire.
If you want your lips to look plumper and more youthful, fillers can help you achieve your goals. To learn more about lip injections and whether you are an ideal candidate for treatment, send us a message online or call us at (613) 724-1214.