25 January, 2023
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Add Shape and Volume to Your Lips

The lips are an important facial feature and over time, they can lose volume or shape. Wrinkles or fine lines can develop around the lips as a natural part of aging. Fortunately, lip fillers can restore volume to your lips and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang offer minimally invasive lip fillers in Massachusetts. If you’re looking for an easy and effective way to plump up your lips, contact Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery today to see if lip fillers are right for you.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler. They are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and restore volume to the soft tissues of the lips. Many people desire full, plump lips that improve the look and symmetry of the lips. Lip filler treatment is a popular approach among men and women and will provide you with fuller upper or lower lips.

Lip fillers add subtle, natural volume to the lips. Some patients fear they will lead to an artificial look or “duck” lips that are overly inflated. However, Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang carefully inject a specific amount of filler into the lip to change its shape without distorting your natural features. It’s common to undergo several lip filler treatments over time. This way, we can gradually build up the lips over time, resulting in beautiful results that enhance your natural beauty.

Types of Lip Fillers

JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are popular fillers. They are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers restore moisture and volume to the skin, safely adding definition and volume to the designated area. Your body will naturally absorb the hyaluronic acid from these fillers over time.

What to Expect When Getting Lip Fillers

During your consultation, we will talk about your goals for treatment and how to achieve them. If lip fillers are right for you, we will discuss your options for anesthesia and schedule a time for your filler treatment. Most patients receive only local anesthesia for fillers. However, if you are feeling anxious or wish to be more at ease during the procedure, we can perform treatment using IV sedation. We may also use a topical numbing cream.

When you return for your lip filler procedure, we will numb and clean the area. Throughout the process, we will talk to you about what to expect following the procedure and how to manage any swelling, which will generally subside after a few days. When the area is numb, your specialist will inject the filler. The injection itself takes only a few minutes. Overall, the whole process can take between 30-60 minutes.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Lip fillers do not last forever. Fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid are absorbed by your skin over time. Lip fillers typically last between 8 months to one year, depending on your metabolism and the amount of filler used. To maintain results and to keep your lips looking fuller, you can undergo subsequent reinjection of the fillers.

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Lip Fillers in Massachusetts

Lip filler treatment is a safe, minimally invasive way for men and women to enhance the volume and shape of their lips. Our specialists perform lip filler treatment in the comfort of our office. Contact Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial today for a consultation with Dr. Garibyan or Dr. Kuang and to see if lip fillers are the right cosmetic treatment for you.