If your lips are on the thinner side, whether due to age or genetics, you can plump them up with lip fillers. Unlike plumping lip glosses that may give you a tiny, temporary boost, lip fillers will give you dramatic, lasting results.
Fillers are considered the best way to plump up the lips because they’re longer-lasting than any topical product and much less invasive (and often give better results) than surgical lip implants. If you’re interested in volumizing your lips, call the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation.
What Is the Best Lip Filler for You?
There are a variety of dermal fillers that can be used to plump and shape the lips. Some of the most popular are:
Juvederm and Restylane both have a number of different types of fillers under their brand names, targeted at different kinds of cosmetic issues. If you’re looking for subtle, natural enhancement, we may recommend Restylane Silk or Juvederm Volbella. If you want a more dramatic look, Juvederm Voluma may be appropriate.
There is no overall “best” option when it comes to dermal fillers. Instead, Dr. Greene will work to understand your goals and recommend the most appropriate filler to get you the look you want.
What to Expect from a Lip Filler Treatment
Lip filler injections are a fairly short procedure, generally lasting no more than 20 minutes. We’ll numb your lips so you don’t feel any pain, and gently add filler into the lips at key points. Some patients may benefit from having two different kinds of filler injected, one for volume and one for more delicate shaping.
After your treatment, you can expect:
- Some swelling and bruising that can last for a few days to a week
- To keep your head elevated
- To ice your lips frequently
- To need makeup to cover your bruising for a few days
The lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the face, so filler recovery tends to be a little bit more intense than fillers to other parts of the face. However, most patients find that the recovery is very tolerable, and the results are worth it.
Keep in mind that the appearance of your lips immediately after treatment is not your final result. Swelling can make your lips appear bigger than you wanted, but don’t panic. The swelling will subside over the next few days and you’ll see your final results.
Some patients find that they love the appearance of their swollen lips and are disappointed when the swelling goes down. If that’s the case, it’s an easy fix: just come in again to have more filler added.
Schedule Your Lip Filler Consultation in Seattle Today
If you’re curious about lip fillers and whether they would be a good choice for you, call the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation.
We serve patients in greater Seattle, WA.
You don’t suddenly start aging when you get your first wrinkle. Instead, aging is a process that begins long before its visible signs appear. This means that, if you wait until you’re middle-aged to start anti-aging treatments, you’re already decades behind. The best way to treat indications of aging is to prevent them.
This is where prejuvenation comes in. By beginning anti-aging treatments when the aging process actually starts, you can stay ahead of it and maintain a youthful, vigorous appearance as your peers wonder why you look so good.
At the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, Dr. Steven Greene is one of his field’s most respected practitioners. Read on to learn about the aging process and the range of treatments Dr. Greene offers to keep you looking young. More »
Dermal fillers can help to restore volume to the face and hands, and are great for subtle, natural rejuvenation. Plump your pout, smooth your lines, enhance your cheekbones, and more with our broad range of fillers.
If you’re interested in improving your appearance through dermal fillers, don’t hesitate to contact the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle today at 206-402-4797 to schedule your appointment.
What Can Dermal Fillers Do for You?
Dermal fillers are excellent for achieving a variety of results, including:
- Plumping and shaping thin lips
- Adding volume to the cheekbones or temples
- Enhancing the chin
- Smoothing nasolabial folds and lip lines
- Reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
Strategic use of fillers can help to create more youthful, harmonious facial features. Dr. Greene and our estheticians have extensive experience creating beautiful, natural results. We aim to enhance your natural features, not make you over into someone else.
We take particular care not to “overfill” any targeted area, and we work very closely with you to make sure you are happy with your results.
Types of Dermal Fillers We Offer
We offer many different types of fillers in order to target specific areas in the best way possible. Not all fillers are the same, so we take care to choose the ones that are best suited for your desired results. A softer, more malleable filler will be better for delicate, precise work such as filling under eye circles, while a firmer filler will be better for lifting the cheeks or sharpening the chin.
Dermal fillers that we offer include:
- Belotero Balance
Each of these has their own benefits, and we will be happy to discuss which ones are best for you during your consultation.
What Is a Dermal Filler Procedure Like?
Dermal filler injections are not painful. You may experience some minor discomfort, but most patients find the procedure very tolerable. Depending on how many areas you are having treated, a dermal filler treatment can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
You may experience some minor side effects following treatment, such as:
These do not last long, though. Typically, any side effects clear up within a day or two. Lip injections may result in a longer period of swelling, but you can manage it with ice and keeping your head elevated. Any noticeable bruising can be covered with makeup.
Combining Dermal Fillers with Other Cosmetic Treatments
Dermal fillers can be combined with other treatments for a “liquid facelift” that turns the clock back on your appearance with no need for incisions or anesthesia. Popular procedures that patients like to combine with fillers include:
- BOTOX™ to smooth dynamic wrinkles in the upper face
- Laser skin resurfacing to treat discoloration, persistent redness, rough skin texture, or acne scarring
- Non-surgical skin tightening to reverse the beginning signs of skin laxity
We’ll discuss your concerns in detail during your consultation, and come up with the best treatment plan to reach your goals.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re interested in dermal fillers, contact the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797 to schedule your consultation today. We serve patients in Seattle and surrounding areas.
Juvéderm® is a dermal filler designed to temporarily treat signs of facial aging in men and women. Made with a naturally occurring substance, it smooths and plumps for results that can last up to two years. In recent years, Juvéderm has become increasingly popular due to its ability to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
Maybe your friend just got BOTOX® Cosmetic, or perhaps you recently read about dermal fillers in your favorite magazine. Whatever the case, you’ve heard the hype and are now wondering how injectables and dermal fillers can benefit your skin. At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we offer several non-surgical options to reduce the signs of aging, improve your skin tone and contour your face for a glowing, more youthful look.