Lip Injections – New Orleans
Nothing quite enhances the face like having full, alluring lips. But as you age and collagen 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.
About Lip Injections
The dermal fillers used for lip injections 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.
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.
Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center 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 18 months.
- Juvéderm® Volbella: This filler contains a blend of different weights of hyaluronic acid. It creates natural-looking lift and volume that lasts for up to a year.
- 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: Restylane® will smooth out lip lines and restore volume.
Search Conditions We Treat
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
- Asymmetrical lips
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the lips
Patients should also be at least 18 years old and in good general health. 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. Whichever treatment you prefer, Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your cosmetic goals.
Être: 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.
This concept is key for producing natural-looking results, and the board-certified dermatologists of Être enhance patients’ lips while respecting the natural architecture of their facial features. Patients who choose Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center can expect to achieve results that blend seamlessly with their features, allowing their natural beauty to shine.
Before & After
Lip Injections – Frequently Asked Questions
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 – 18 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.