I have been hesitant to write about this topic for a while now but I want to get serious and talk about Lip Injections and give you all the FAQ’S and information you need to feel more comfortable about getting this treatment done. I have had numerous people reach out to me expressing their interest in this procedure but aren’t sure what to expect and what all comes along with the injections. I have noticed a lot of people becoming more interested in lip injections but are too afraid because of the stigma that still exists with these type of procedures. I am hoping to get rid of that stigma through educating you all on these types of treatments.
I have to say first that I am in no way insecure about my lips but rather enjoy getting injections done, and I think it is important to have this outlook before you go into this with unrealistic expectations. My lips have always been on the small side and I simply just want to keep a little more volume in them because I like the look. This is purely something that I enjoy doing and enhancing what I already have and am very happy with. I also do treatments for preventative reasons as well.
FAQ’S About JUVÉDERM®:
-What is Juvederm?
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face – without surgery. All JUVÉDERM® fillers are a smooth, crystal-clear gel that are administered by injection in your aesthetic healthcare provider’s office.
If this is your first time you will go in for a consultation to discuss your options, and decide what is best for you. This can take an hour or more so you will most likely come back to the office at a later date to have the injections done. Once you are there for your procedure your nurse injector will put a numbing cream on your lips to ease any discomfort you might have. Once your lips are numbed up the injections will begin. It is best to start with half a syringe for your first time rather than go with the full. Building up to your desired look makes it a lot more natural.
I met with an RN, Stephanie at The Skin Center, and she was absolutely amazing. She took the time to sit down with me and ask what my goals were. She also went over Juvederm in its entirety making me feel extremely comfortable. Stephanie was able to achieve the perfect pout without any pain. She even educated on techniques I had never known about before. She knows her stuff, and I will definitely be back to see her!! I highly recommend Stephanie to any of my Columbus ladies.
1. Does it hurt? This will be different for everyone; however, I experienced little to no pain. Think a couple tiny pinches during the procedure. You will ice after the injections which also helps. Stephanie injected very small syringes into my lips, and I must say this made such a difference. JUVÉDERM® injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection.
2. What is the recovery process? You might have some swelling, and minor bruising but I have never experienced anything extreme. Typically by day two, my swelling has gone down completely and I have zero bruising. This treatment is one of my favorites for these reasons. You have absolutely no down time!
3. How long does it last? Lip injections typically last around 8-9 months.
4. How much does it cost? For a full syringe of Juvederm, it costs $620 but there are other options you can choose from like doing half a syringe for a lower price. The Skin Center also provides express offers making treatment more convenient and cost effective.
Two Hours Post Injections
About a Week After
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