Fillers to Boost Lip Volume at the Milwaukee and Madison Area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery
Some people are born with full, perfect lips, but others have to make their own—and even naturally voluminous lips can change over time! For those of us who have naturally thin lips or who have noticed a loss of volume with age, lip injections at the Milwaukee area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery are an ideal treatment for gaining a beautiful and naturally full look.
This augmentation technique is entirely nonsurgical, making use of popular dermal fillers. When administered by our skilled team led by Dr. Maida Parkins, it provides a subtle enhancement that can dramatically improve your confidence.
Do I Need Lip Injections?
Plump lips are a beauty trend, but they also contribute to an overall look of youthfulness no matter the fashion. We often associate withered lips with age, while full and supple lips are a sign of youth and beauty.
Lip injections offer a subtle boost in volume for anyone who wants to address thin lips. This volume increase can have a powerful effect on your entire facial appearance. Alternatively, fillers can be used to smooth lines around the lips without adding volume.
Lip enhancement can also be combined with more facial treatments, such as BOTOX® and other fillers, to round out your look.
While there is more than one way to achieve full and pouty lips, fillers represent the least invasive and most popular option. Patients can also choose fat transfer for lip injections, or even implants, but these are more complex procedures and cannot be as easily reversed if a different look is desired later.
Options for Lip Injections
While lip augmentation has certainly become more popular over the years, with many celebrities opting for dramatic fullness, Dr. Parkins’ goal is to help you look naturally beautiful and subtly enhanced. Even a bit too much filler can create an over-treated look, which is why Dr. Parkins is careful and meticulous with her lip injections, creating just the right amount of volume. Fillers recommended for lip enhancement include Juvederm® Ultra and Ultra Plus, Vollure™, Volbella®, Restylane-L®, Refyne, Defyne, and Kysse.
Lip Injections in the Milwaukee and Madison Area
Dr. Parkins welcomes patients interested in lip injections to ask questions and meet with her for a short physical exam so she can determine the ideal treatment plan. She will choose the best filler for providing your desired effect.
The lip injection procedure itself is quick and comfortable. Topical numbing cream can be provided, but—as with all injections—patients will feel a slight pinching sensation during the treatment.
There is no recovery period associated with dermal fillers for the lips, though patients should expect some swelling at the injection sites, as well as some mild post-injection bruising.
Many patients are concerned that swelling has not receded the very next day after their lip injections, but it’s important to note that hyaluronic acid molecules in the filler hold onto water. This property coupled with the typical swelling can make anyone’s lips look larger than desired at first. As these side effects resolve, however, you will see your more natural-looking enhancement appear.
The swelling can last for about two days, but be sure to give yourself plenty of time to fully heal and allow results to mature. If you have any concerns about swelling, first try applying an ice pack to the area and avoid medications that can thin the blood, as this contributes to swelling.
The fully matured results should be visible at the two-week mark.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Injections
What At-Home Care Routine Should I Follow?
You can ice your lips to help alleviate inflammation and may want to take the rest of the day off after getting lip injections. While you will feel fine physically, you may feel self-conscious going out in public with swollen lips. Patients can also take arnica supplements to help reduce swelling and bruising. Lip injections are associated with very little downtime and minimal after care.
Can BOTOX® Be Used to Fill Lips?
Neuromodulators affect the muscles in order to smooth facial lines, so they do not create a filling effect and are not used to boost lip volume. If you are concerned about fine lines around the mouth, BOTOX® can be injected to help smooth the lines, and filler can be added to further provide smoothing. By combining the two treatments for fine lines, the filler lasts longer and the overall result is optimized.
How Long Can I Expect Lip Injection Results to Last?
Your lip augmentation results will be impacted by your unique biology and how much filler is used to create your desired appearance. In general, most lip fillers last between six to nine months or more—and some last up to a year.
Will Lip Injections Treat Downturned Corners of the Mouth?
Patients with downturned lips often choose fillers to create plumpness and a more positive expression. Note that more than one treatment may be necessary. Neuromodulators or fillers can be used in the lower face to either relax the muscle that creates a constantly downturned look or to add volume to smooth depressions around the mouth. Lip injections can then be added to enhance the cosmetic effect.