Plump, full lips are a vital part of a youthful appearance. However, while a few lucky women may be born with a pillowy, contoured pout, most ladies are not. Even for those that are blessed with sculpted lips can see their smile begin to flatten and lose volume with age. As the body’s collagen production declines, the lips can become thinner, lose their defined borders, and unsightly lip lines may appear.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique has the answer to your lip woes, without the commitment, cost, and recovery of a surgical procedure. Noninvasive lip augmentation from Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique can provide immediate improvement for thin lips, offering safe and natural-looking results using the latest generation of dermal fillers. The youthful benefits of a single session at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique can last a year or more.
The Ideal Candidate for Lip Augmentation
Almost anyone, male or female, can be a good candidate for lip augmentation. Potential patients should be in generally good health, yet unhappy with the shape and volume of their lips. The ideal candidate will understand the recommended lip augmentation procedure, be committed to any recovery restrictions, and hold reasonable expectations for their results. Those with certain health issues, an active skin infection, are pregnant, or nursing may be encouraged to postpone their lip augmentation procedure.
Prior to scheduling a lip injection session at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, a confidential consultation will be arranged. At this time, an experienced aesthetic professional will perform a brief examination of the lips and facial tissues. After reviewing your medical history, a personalized lip augmentation treatment plan will then be created, designed around your needs and goals. Once the exact cost has been determined, a Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique patient coordinator will explain all of your payment options, including health care financing with CareCredit.
Your Lip Augmentation Procedure
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique offers patients a wide variety of dermal fillers, each designed especially for lip augmentation. Created to safely and effectively bring fullness and volume to the lips, the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers can create a luscious pout and more youthful appearance. The right product will depend on the existing tissue, the extent of correction, and the individual patient’s aesthetic goals.
Each lip augmentation session will be performed in one of Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique’s private treatment rooms, taking about 60-90 minutes. Many fillers are premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. For additional patient comfort, a topical or local anesthetic can be applied before the filler treatment, as well.
- Juvederm Volbella: Juvederm Volbella is a pliable filler, designed to softly restore shape and contour to the lips, without leaving them looking ‘overfilled’ or duck-like. Volbella is an excellent choice to eliminate vertical lip lines (Smoker’s Lines) and to define lip borders. Results with Volbella can be seen for four to six months.
- Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus: Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2015, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus can add dramatic definition to thinning lips. The fillers are perfect for creating pillowy lips while improving symmetry and lip alignment. The benefits seen with Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are immediate and will last for six to nine months.
- Juvederm Vollure: Vollure is one of Juvederm’s newest fillers, created using Juvederm’s patented Vycross® technology. The combination of both high and low molecular weight HA molecules makes the smooth filler an excellent choice for custom-tailored lip augmentation, consistently providing proportionate shape and restoring lip symmetry. The results from Juvederm Vollure can last up to 18 months.
- Restylane: Trusted to lift and smooth fine lines for years, Restylane is a HA filler that continues to encourage the body’s collagen production over time. Over the coming months, the HA will continue to pull in moisture from surrounding tissues for beautiful, natural-looking lip fullness for up to six months.
Lip Augmentation Recovery, Results, and Potential Risks
Patients can expect a short recovery after their lip augmentation procedure, with little to no downtime. While the lips may be mildly swollen, red, and sore for the first one to two days, these side-effects will resolve quickly. Light bruising is also common. There is no restriction on returning to work after a filler session, however the swelling, redness, and bruising may warrant an afternoon at home to recover. Exercise should be postponed for the first 24 to 48 hours after any filler injections. Makeup can also be worn again right away.
The benefits of lip augmentation can be seen immediately. Fillers can provide results that will last from nine months to a year or more. As soon as the benefits start to fade, a second treatment can be safely performed.
While lip augmentation is considered extremely safe, it is vital that patients only choose an experienced provider, with training in injectable fillers and noninvasive techniques. Common side-effects of injectable for lip augmentation include redness, tenderness, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising. More serious complications, such as infection, asymmetry, and nerve damage are extremely rare.
Getting “duck lips” is a risk associated with lip augmentation. If too much filler is injected, it can cause the lips to look overly plump and unnatural. This can be avoided by choosing an experienced provider and being clear about your desired results during the consultation. Additionally, hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the filler if you are not satisfied with the results.
Get Started Towards Plumper, More Youthful Lips
If you would like to know more about the innovative lip injection options offered at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, contact our Houston office at 281.810.9083. During your one-on-one consultation, you will find out if lip augmentation is right for your needs. Call our office or fill out the online Contact Us form for more information.
Lip Augmentation Procedure FAQ
What is lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is an aesthetic treatment designed to add volume to thin, small lips. The noninvasive procedure uses innovative dermal fillers to plump the lips. At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, we offer a wide variety of injectables created especially for lip augmentation. The most exciting products available today include Restylane, as well as the Juvederm family of fillers: Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane.
Am I a good candidate for lip augmentation?
An ideal candidate for lip augmentation can be anyone unhappy with the shape or contour of their lips, or frustrated with Smoker’s Lines and fading lip borders. Potential patients should be in generally good health, understand their specific treatment plan, and hold realistic expectations for their results.
Where are the lip augmentation procedures performed?
At Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, all lip augmentation procedures are performed in a private treatment room. Located on the corner of Richmond Avenue and Drexel Street, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is easily reached from any area of Houston.
A lip augmentation session using injectable fillers will take less than half an hour. Patients are then free to return to their normal activities.
Patients are happy to see immediate lip augmentation results after a dermal filler session. Over the next several weeks, as the swelling resolves and the body’s collagen production gets a kick-start, the lips will show additional improvement.
Depending on the exact filler used, and the individual patient, the results from a lip augmentation session can last from six months to over a year.
On the rare occasion that a patient finds themselves unhappy with their lip augmentation results after using an HA filler, there is an option available to reverse the changes using a hyaluronidase solution.
What can I expect during my lip augmentation recovery?
Patients can expect redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and light bruising right after their lip augmentation. These side-effects are normally mild and will dissipate in 48-72 hours. With no restriction on activities, patients are back to their usual activities the same day.
How long do I have to wait to return to work?
Lip enhancement with soft tissue fillers requires little to no downtime. Most patients are back to work or school the same afternoon. Makeup can be worn as usual. Exercise is not recommended for the first 24-28 hours, as it can dramatically increase swelling.
What are the possible risks of lip injections?
Today’s lip augmentation procedures are considered safe; however, for the best results, patients must always choose an experienced provider. Any side-effects of dermal fillers are generally mild, but can include redness, tenderness, and light swelling. More serious complications are rare, but can include infection, asymmetry, and nerve damage.
How much does a lip augmentation procedure cost?
The exact cost of your lip augmentation session will depend on the technique used and the extent of correction. On average, dermal fillers for lip augmentation will range from $750 to $2,000. At your consultation appointment, the final cost of your desired procedure will be determined and all payment options will be reviewed.
Can I finance my procedure?
To make paying for your upcoming lip augmentation treatment easy and stress-free, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique accepts cash and all major credit cards, as well as medical financing through CareCredit. Speak with your patient coordinator for additional information on healthcare financing.