Thin Lips? Your Complete Guide to Lip Fillers

Jan. 06, 2020 5:26 pm | by Dr. M. Tahsini

The complete lip injection guide for Torrance & Palos Verdes Locals


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Are your lips thin or flat? You aren’t alone. Before we go any further, here are some tips on how to naturally make your lips look fuller:


  • Exfoliate your dry lips. Dry lips look flat and dull. You can use a toothbrush, washcloth, or lip scrub and gently use a circular motion to rub them on your lips. This will naturally exfoliate your lips and also promotes circulation to temporarily plump up your lips!


  • Hydrate your lips, and keep them hydrated all the time!


  • Avoid dark lipstick, as it can make lips look smaller. With a flesh-toned pencil, trace right outside your natural lip line and fill your lips in with the pencil. Apply a creamy neutral lipstick in a similar shade and your lips will look fuller!


  • Use a bit of highlighter or shimmery eye shadow where your lip dips in the middle to bring depth to your lips.


  • Use a shiny neutral glass on the center of your top and bottom lips to reflect light and provide a 3D effect.


Does make-up work?

Many people try to make their lips look plumper with makeup and beauty tricks. Sometimes these beauty tips may work, but if you want a more reliable solution, injectable fillers have long-lasting results. Injectable fillers are used to help decrease the signs of aging, including shape or volume loss, downturned lips, and fine lines.


Is lip injection the answer?

They also help increase the size, shape, and dimension of your lips in order to make them even and balanced. The fillers that doctors use on the lips are normally the same fillers they use on the face, so the area around the lips, the lips themselves, and the chin can be injected with fillers to create a symmetrical, balanced shape. If you are looking to enhance the size or shape of your lips, then lip injection is the answer.


What is the process like?

In most medical spas, a highly skilled medical professional uses medical precision to artistically administer lip fillers with a series of small injections for a symmetric, smooth, and cohesive look. The results will look natural and the fillers will be virtually undetectable. At Skin Works Medical Spa, we use a variety of fillers for lip injections, including Belotero, Juvederm, Volbella, or Restylane.


What are fillers made of?

These fillers are partially composed of hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in all cells of the body and keeps cells hydrated and plump. Hyaluronic acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water, so it produces instant volume when injected into the lips!


How long does a lip injection take?

Treatment typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes and you can expect to see immediate results. You will see an increase in the size or shape of your lips immediately. If you are prone to swelling or bruising, you may have temporary swelling or bruising immediately after the procedure for a few days.


What should I do after a lip injection?

We recommend avoiding working out or drinking alcohol the same day as your treatment in order to decrease the possibility of swelling. 1 to 3 days prior to your procedure, avoid taking fish oil, drinking alcohol, or using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. You can use Arnica to reduce your chances of bruising or swelling and use ice packs after treatment to reduce swelling.


What about results?

Get your lip injections at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to any special event in case you experience bruising or swelling. Results typically last between 3 and 9 months. Most individuals only need one syringe to get optimal results. Once you achieve your optimal results, you can return to touch-up sessions as needed every 3 to 9 months.


Where do I get the best lip injections?

Some individuals may require additional treatments in order to achieve their optimal shape or size, especially if they have very thin lips. If. A skilled medical professional will deliver results that enhance your appearance by artistically creating lips that feel and look natural when kissing, talking, or eating. A 5-Star clinic should also provide you with a free medical grade numbing agent prior to treatment. Your comfort is important and this will help take away any sensation you may feel.


Need Consultation?

If you are doing your lip injection consultation at Skin Works Medical Spa, we encourage you to bring in a photo of what you want your lips to look like, so we know exactly what you want! Schedule your free consultation today!









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