What Is It Like to Get Lip Injections for the First Time?

Lips are in. Further establishing this, Google recently released its year end statistics for 2015. Topping the list of most frequently searched beauty questions: “how to do the Kylie Jenner lip challenge” was followed closely by, “what are lip fillers?” With lips clearly on the mind, it comes as no surprise that patients are increasingly coming to us at UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center inquiring about lip augmentation.

Why Consider Lip Augmentation

Both men and women alike choose lip augmentation for a variety of reasons. Some have been self-conscious about their small lips for a long time; others have always dreamed of having full, voluptuous lips; while still others are aware of how age has thinned their lips. Lip augmentation serves as a way to once again add a youthful fullness to their pout. By better defining the outline of the lip, lip augmentation can refine the lips’ shape.

Natural Results with Hyaluronic Acid

At our Chapel Hill office, we have found that injectable dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid work best for safely building a natural lip. Found naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid plumps the lip by bringing water to the surface of the skin. Now supple, your lips will have a soft, pillow-like fullness.

Start Slowly

We always encourage our patients to be conservative and start slowly—adding subtle volume over time with a series of injections. As you gradually enlarge your lips, you ensure the most natural appearing results. This method is especially useful the first few times you receive lip injections as it allows you to test out the proverbial “waters” and see what look you like best.

The Off Chance that You Do Not Like the Results

Lip fillers are temporary. While the exact length of time depends on how your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid, results typically last three to six months—at which time your lips will return to their normal shape and size. Still, patients commonly ask, “But, what if I do not like the results?” Rest assured—lip injections are reversible. Although unlikely, if you do not like the results, we are able to inject hyaluronidase, an enzyme that instantly dissolves the dermal filler.

Your Lip Augmentation at UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center

At UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center, we understand that lip augmentation can be intimidating. We are here to work with you, and we will take the time to walk with you through each step of your augmentation. Please schedule a consultation to learn more about your lip augmentation options.