Lip Injections – New Orleans
Nothing quite enhances the face like having full, alluring lips. But as you age and collagen production declines, you might notice that your lips don’t have the youthful look they once had. Or, perhaps you feel that your lips never had ideal volume to begin with. In either case, thin lips can disrupt the natural aesthetic balance of the face.
For those wanting to restore plumpness to their pout, non-surgical lip augmentation offers natural-looking and long-lasting results. Lip injections can enhance the size and shape of the lips without the inconvenience or discomfort of surgery. With this quick procedure, you can attain full, attractive lips that rejuvenate your look and complement your facial features.
If you’re seeking non-surgical lip augmentation, contact Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center at 504.227.3873 to schedule your personal consultation for lip injections in New Orleans.
What are Lip Injections?
While there are several different materials that lip injections can be made of, the most popular are dermal fillers – gel-like injections that are strategically applied to specific parts of the lip to naturally enhance the shape and volume. Dermal fillers used for lip injections are unique in that they harness one of your body’s most important lip-plumping substances: hyaluronic acid. Both collagen and hyaluronic acid are responsible for producing the full lips that are often present in our youth. Collagen is a protein that essentially forms the foundation of your skin’s shape and structure, while hyaluronic acid helps skin cells bind together and hold water, which provides volume. When combined in a dermal filler, patients are able to enjoy the benefits of both, restoring a youthful and natural-looking volume to their pout.
Once injected, this smooth, gel-like substance fills in lines and wrinkles in the skin and enhances the shape, structure, and volume of your lips. Because lip injections use a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your body, the risk of allergic reaction is very low.
Available Dermal Filler Options
At Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center, we take pride in offering patients personalized treatment and top-of-the-line options. Our New Orleans dermatologist offers a variety of dermal fillers for lip injections in New Orleans, including the following:
Juvéderm® Vollure: This hyaluronic acid filler is often used for severe wrinkles and folds, but it also produces fantastic results for the lips. In some cases, it can last for up to a year.
Juvéderm® Volbella: This filler contains a blend of different weights of hyaluronic acid. It creates natural-looking lift and can smooth out the fine lines around the mouth.
Juvéderm® Ultra: This filler’s formulation contains smaller particles than other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Its silky finish can beautifully smooth out lines on the lips and restore volume. Juvéderm® Ultra typically lasts for around 6 months.
Belotero: Belotero is also made from hyaluronic acid, but it is slightly less viscous than Juvéderm® fillers. It is known for gently filling in fine lines and producing a smooth, natural look. Results from Belotero generally last for around 6 months.
Restylane®, Restylane® Refyne: Also made from hyaluronic acid, Restylane® products are specifically designed to smooth out lip lines and restore volume can be used to provide large volume increases in lips while still feeling and looking natural.
Who is a Good Candidate for Lip Injections?
The beauty of non-surgical lip augmentation is that most people are good candidates since this procedure does not require surgery or general anesthesia. Ideal candidates include men and women who would like to improve the following cosmetic concerns:
Naturally thin lips
Lips that have thinned with age
Fine lines and wrinkles on the lips
While many often associate dermal fillers with anti-aging treatments, lip injections are quickly becoming a popular option among younger patients seeking to enhance their natural lip shape and volume.
To completely rejuvenate your look, you may want to also explore additional treatments that complement the effects of lip injections. For instance, having both dermal fillers and BOTOX® injected into strategic areas of the face can provide a natural-looking, refreshed look without the need for surgery By combining lip fillers with strategically placed BOTOX®, lip fillers can look better and last longer. Whichever treatment you prefer, Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your cosmetic goals.
Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions about Lip Injection
While the procedure is among the least invasive treatments available, there are nonetheless many questions around lip injections, the procedure, and the results.
What kind of filler will I receive?
Your lip injection treatment is a highly personalized decision between you and your dermatologist. During your consultation, the specialists at Être Cosmetic Dermatology will walk you through all available treatment options and discuss your final goals with you. From there, Dr. Coleman and Dr. Donofrio will recommend the filler option they feel will best help you achieve your desired look.
What Can I Expect After Lip Injections?
After lip injections, you may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising for the first 24-48 hours. While these side effects are temporary, it’s best to schedule your lip injections about a week in advance of any important events you have planned.
How Long Does It Take to Get Lip Injections?
A lip injection treatment usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
How Long Do the Results of Lip Injections Last?
This all depends on the type of filler used and how your body responds to treatment. But in general, lip injections can last anywhere from 6 – 12 months.
Are Lip Injections Painful?
To make your treatment as comfortable as possible, a topical anesthetic and cold compress will be used. Additionally, some dermal fillers contain lidocaine to further alleviate any discomfort. Most patients find that lip injections are very tolerable.
Are lip injections reversible?
Like any other cosmetic procedure, successful lip injection requires a balanced hand and artistic eye. In some instances, our dermatologists have worked closely with patients to correct over-filled or uneven filler application. During this procedure, our doctor will use an eraser enzyme to break down excess filler and recontour the remaining filler material to ensure a natural looking appearance.
Your Destination for Lip Injections in New Orleans
Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman of Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center combine their expertise and keen sense of aesthetics to deliver superior results. Those seeking lip injections in New Orleans want to look naturally enhanced – not obviously altered – which is why Dr. Donofrio and Dr. Coleman approach lip enhancement with the following philosophy: Fillers don’t just fill – they balance. If you’re seeking non-surgical lip augmentation, contact Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center at 504.227.3873 to schedule your personal consultation for lip injections in New Orleans.