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4 Things You Should Know Before Your Lip Filler Treatment

If you previously dismissed lip filler treatments as the domain of influencers and Instagram, think again! Lip fillers are a great way to restore volume and recapture that plump, pillowy look of youth.

There are some caveats though: Getting those natural-looking lips depends on the lip filler material and the skill of the injector. If you’re looking for full, lush lips using lip fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, our Baton Rouge team has a few words of advice for achieving your goals. Here are some important things to know before your lip filler treatment.

Understand How Lip Fillers Work

During your lip filler treatment, your medical professional will inject the lip filler material into specific areas of the lip. Lip fillers such as JUVÉDERM contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found naturally in the body’s connective tissue that increases the water content in the skin. This increased water absorption creates volume and hydrates the lips for a plump, youthful look.

Here is more information on how dermal and lip fillers work from Harvard Health Publishing.

Know Your Lip Filler Options

At Weiler Plastic Surgery, we offer several fillers in the JUVÉDERM family to enhance your lips and the area around your mouth:

  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE®
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®

JUVÉDERM facial and lip fillers work to fill out fine lines and wrinkles by hydrating and restoring volume that was lost through age and genetics. JUVÉDERM offers an advantage because it contains HA that can be dissolved if you don’t like the results. Additionally, our medical spa carries Restylane®, which is another great option for fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume in the face, lips, and nasolabial folds.

Expect a Little Swelling and Bruising

Lip filler treatments are quick and nonsurgical, so you can expect minimal recovery and downtime. Your medical professional may advise you to apply ice to the area immediately after the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising. You can return to your daily life after the injections as long as you avoid strenuous activity and alcohol.

Read more about what to expect after your lip filler treatment in this related blog.

Choose a Skilled Injector

Getting lip filler seems like a simple procedure, but you want to feel comfortable with your injector’s skill level and experience. At Weiler Plastic Surgery, our injectors are certified nurse practitioners or physician assistants with years of education, training, and experience who are focused on your safety and comfort before and after the treatment. We make sure your lip filler treatment results will be exactly what you want, whether it’s a dramatically plump lip or subtle contouring.

You can check out some of our outstanding results with lip filler treatments in this before and after photo gallery.

While getting lip fillers to augment your lips is a fast and easy process, you still need to think carefully about the type of filler you want and the results you hope to achieve. You should discuss all your questions and concerns regarding the treatment, recovery, and results with your medical professional.

To start your journey to fuller and more youthful-looking lips, request a consultation or call us at  (225) 399-0001 to schedule an appointment. People come to us for lip fillers from Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and throughout the greater New Orleans area.

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