What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a treatment performed in the office using hyaluronic acid fillers to improve the contours and appearance of the lips. The hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected into the lips to plump thin lips or improve the appearance of uneven lips.
Which fillers are used for lip augmentation?
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are used for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin; it is naturally found between collagen and elastin in the skin. Juvederm and Restylane are now both formulated to contain a numbing agent, lidocaine, in order to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
What should I expect during my lip augmentation treatment?
Upon arriving to the office, Dr. Schweiger will evaluate your lips and together you will review the treatment. Topical numbing cream is sometimes applied prior to the treatment, though there is only minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. The injections take approximately 10 minutes and ice is applied during and immediately after the procedure. You will notice improvement immediately after lip augmentation, though mild swelling is common for a few days following the treatment.
Is there any downtime after lip augmentation?
Some patients experience mild swelling after lip augmentation, though this is generally very minimal. There is a risk of bruising associated with all injectable treatments, though most patients do not experience any bruising. Ice is applied immediately after the treatment in order to decrease swelling and prevent bruising. Patients can resume regular activity immediately after having Restylane or Juvederm injections for lip augmentation. The treatment only takes a few minutes and patients return to work or social engagements immediately after the treatment.
How long does lip augmentation last?
Restylane and Juvederm last between six to nine months once injected into the lips. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient found in the body, the materials feel very soft and natural. Most patients return for additional treatments every six to nine months.
Where is lip augmentation performed?
Dr. Schweiger performs lip augmentation with Restylane and Juvederm at Schweiger Dermatology in Midtown Manhattan. He is an expert injector specializing in lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers.
How much does lip augmentation cost?
Varies by patient. Usually one syringe of Juvederm or Restylane is used during the treatment.