A lip filler is a cosmetic injection that augments the size and shape of the lips. At Island Aesthetics & Dermatology in Coupeville, Washington, Shannon Tumblin, ARPN, Kristy Anderson, ARPN, and the highly skilled team of professionals provide lip filler injections to enhance the lips and smooth out lines and wrinkles around the lips. To find out how a lip filler can work for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Lip filler is a dermal filler specially designed for the lips. Island Aesthetics & Dermatology uses Juvéderm Volbella® for lip filler injections. This dermal filler is formulated to enhance the lips, improving shape, size, and aesthetics.
Juvéderm Volbella is a hyaluronic acid gel filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in your body that helps your skin retain moisture. When used as a cosmetic injection, the gel-like filler adds or restores volume and moisture, enhancing your appearance.
The aesthetic professionals at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology use lip fillers to treat many age-related and beauty concerns that affect the lips.
The shape and size of your lips change as you get older. You may notice your lips thinning, the groove between your upper lip and septum — philtrum — flattening, and the distance between the corners of your mouth widening.
Lip fillers fix these age-related changes. They also smooth out the vertical lines that develop above your lip.
The team at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology also provides lip fillers to enhance the size of your lips, change their shape, or improve symmetry.
Your Island Aesthetics & Dermatology provider customizes your lip filler injection plan to meet your specific beauty goals. They review the details of your plan at your initial consultation, so you know what to expect.
First, they clean your lips and surrounding skin with an antiseptic agent and apply a numbing lotion to minimize discomfort during the injections. Using a thin needle, they administer the lip filler into the specific areas of your lips and massage it into place.
Your provider continues the injections until they get the desired look. Lip filler injections take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.
You may have some redness and swelling at the site of your injections, but you should see improvements in your look immediately. Side effects resolve within a few days.
Lip filler lasts 12 to 18 months. The Island Aesthetics & Dermatology team recommends you protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats to prolong the results.
You can schedule your next lip filler appointment as soon as you notice changes in your appearance.
To schedule your lip filler consultation at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology, call the office or book an appointment online today.