Lip Augmenting and Shaping Injectables
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Lip augmenting and shaping or any other enhancements are not just about increasing the size of the lips. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid, which can increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and decrease the volume of our lips. At Cupertino Dental and Facial Esthetics, lip augmenting and shaping in Cupertino is one of our most popular procedures as it is one of our anti-aging treatments. What we call “smoker’s lines” even for patients who do not smoke, can be hereditary and cause patients to appear older than they are. With the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® or Restylane®, we are able to smooth the fine lines and wrinkles, add shape and volume as desired to achieve a more youthful pout.
In addition to turning back the hands of time with lip shaping and augmenting, we can also add volume and lift the lips for a fuller pout. We can shape the border and cupids bow for a more defined lip and fill the body to create fullness and volume.
What Are Lip Augmenting and Shaping?
Lip augmenting and shaping are procedures that involve injection of dermal fillers into the lips and around the mouth. Fillers like Restylane and Juvederm contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. They can add shape, volume, and structure to your lips for around six months to a full year, after which you will need more injections.
The best candidates for lip augmenting and shaping are people who are not happy with their lip size and are in good overall health. Ideal candidates do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking before the procedure.
The best candidates do not have a cold sore or active infection and do not have any chronic conditions. Candidates must have realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcome.
Lip augmenting and shaping are not recommended when you have an infection at the injection site, are expecting a baby, or are breastfeeding.
Your Lip Augmenting and Shaping Consultation
During the initial consultation, you will discuss your cosmetic goals and learn about our available options. You can also ask any questions you may have about the procedure. You will also receive pre- and post-op care instructions.
What Is Lip Augmenting and Shaping Like?
The procedure involves injecting Restylane or Juvederm into the lip area. These fillers contain a local anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort. The treatment session will take around 10-30 minutes. After the injections, ice may be used to reduce swelling and discomfort.
What Is Aftercare Like?
You might experience some bleeding at the injection area and minimal swelling, which will reduce over time. To help hasten the recovery, you should maintain a soft diet for a few days, avoid moving your lips too much, apply an ice pack, and elevate your head when you sleep.
How Much Does Lip Augmenting and Shaping Cost?
The cost of lip augmenting and shaping depends on the type of dermal fillers used. The number of injections required can also affect price.
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Do you want to make your lips look fuller through lip augmenting and shaping in Cupertino? You can achieve the look that you want here at Cupertino Facial Esthetics. Contact us today!
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