In recent years, lip filler has received a bad reputation due to poor injection technique. The truth is, a proper lip enhancement can bring your face balance, symmetry, youthfulness, and lift. At Center Aesthetic & Dermatology, our team of providers can give you the perfect pout that fits your face beautifully. We strive for natural results that leave you feeling gorgeous and refreshed, without an overdone, obvious result. Center Aesthetic & Dermatology is conveniently located in Union Square, serving patients in New York City. Call or request your appointment online today.
Almost anyone wanting a fuller or more balanced pout can be a candidate for lip enhancement treatments. To be sure, please join us at Center for a complimentary consultation.
Using one or a combination of treatments can give you a perfect pout.
Ten days prior to your procedure, avoid painkillers (except Tylenol), fish oil, and vitamin E, which tend to thin the blood. Thinner blood will make the area more prone to bruising and bleeding. You shouldn't exercise the day of the procedure. You especially should avoid activities that increase blood flow to your face, like getting a massage or a facial.
During treatment it feels like a pinch and then a little sting as the filler is being injected. We numb your lips prior to treatment to make you as comfortable as possible.
Afterward, your provider will massage your lips a little and then ice them for 10 minutes. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes total and the numbing will start to wear off after about 15 minutes. You can go about your daily life afterward but shouldn't make any big plans (like a wedding or an important event) for at least three days in case of bruising.
Your lips won’t feel any different than lips without injectables - not even when kissing!
Though lip enhancement can be done in less than 30 minutes, some risks may occur. You’ll experience slight swelling the day after treatment, and vascular occlusion is possible. We will address any concerns with you before treatment to ensure your ultimate comfort.