(AKA Lip Filler Cheat Sheet)
Lip fillers are an incredibly popular aesthetic treatment. When you think of all of the benefits these injectables can deliver, it’s no wonder they’re always in high demand. The versatility of dermal fillers used to treat the lips makes them an excellent choice for restoring lost volume, rejuvenating your lips, adding definition, correcting asymmetries, and giving your lips that extra plumpness you’ve always wanted.
At About Face Aesthetics, we specialize in using lip filler in Philadelphia to enhance and restore natural beauty, and we use a broad range of dermal fillers to deliver the best possible results for each of our unique clients.
Our Approach to Nonsurgical Lip Augmentation
Our specialty at About Face is providing amazing but subtle lip filler results that are geared toward enhancing your natural beauty. These are the kinds of results that will unmistakably improve your look, even if your friends can’t quite put their finger on the specific changes.
That being said, our goal is always to customize our treatments and approaches to meet the needs, goals, and preferences of our clients—whether that’s natural-looking plumpness or a more dramatic increase in volume.
Popular Options for Lip Filler in Philadelphia
All of the dermal fillers we offer at About Face can be used for the lips in at least some scenarios, but we’ll be focusing on our most popular lip filler options in this article. An expert injector can skillfully use all manner of dermal fillers in the delicate art and science of natural-looking nonsurgical lip augmentation, but here’s a rundown on some of the lip fillers we use the most:
The JUVÉDERM® collection of dermal fillers is one of the most popular collections on the market—and for good reason. Using a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), the Juvéderm collection fillers are specially formulated for long-lasting, natural-looking results and for keeping your skin and lips soft and deeply hydrated.
Juvéderm’s Volbella XC is a dermal filler designed specifically for the lips. At About Face, we use the Volbella XC lip filler in Philadelphia for nonsurgical lip augmentation, adding a subtle fullness to the lips, and erasing vertical lip lines and wrinkles. This is the thinnest dermal filler option in the Juvederm family, and is perfect for the person who wants subtle, natural looking changes or hydration.
We inject this clear HA gel lip filler with an ultra-fine needle, and its lip-enhancing results can last for up to 1 year.
When you need a thicker lip filler in Philadelphia, you might want to talk to your injector about Juvéderm’s Vollure. Why would you need a thicker filler? Thick dermal fillers like Vollure can be especially well-suited for restoring lost volume. Vollure’s consistency allows it to spread evenly under the skin, and depending on where it’s injected, your Vollure results can last up to 18 months.
Juvéderm Ultra is often a good choice for clients looking for subtle, natural-looking results or a mild to moderate change to the look of their lips. Some of our clients enjoy their Juvéderm Ultra results for up to a year, but for the majority, this thinner-consistency lip filler tends to last 6 to 9 months.
Made by Galderma, the Restylane family of fillers has been used for over 50 million treatments to date, worldwide. It was also the first HA filler to be approved by the FDA. This diverse line of fillers helps us deliver naturally stunning and stunningly natural results for our clients looking for lip filler in Philadelphia.
Restylane Classic is a relatively firm filler made from hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin. Its firm consistency helps extend its natural-looking, volumizing benefits. At About Face, we use Restylane Classic to add structure and support to the lips. Most of our clients’ Restylane Classic results last 9 months on average.
If silky smooth lips are your look (or at least the look of your dreams), Restylane Silk might be just the lip filler for you. Restylane Silk is formulated to plump thinning lips, and, like many lip fillers, it can also be used for reducing wrinkles around the lips and mouth area. For About Face clients looking for younger-looking lips, Restylane Silk could be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
Restylane Refyne is made with XpresHAn technology, an innovation that gives results additional flexibility. This helps ensure your natural-looking results move with your natural facial expressions. Talk to your About Face injector if you think it’s about time you gave your lips a little extra refinement.
Another collection of HA-based fillers, RHA’s offerings are formulated to closely mimic the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the body. These lip fillers fit perfectly in our selection of lip injections at About Face Aesthetics, as they’re fine-tuned to provide results that look natural and adapt to the movement of your lips.
RHA 2 is a flexible hyaluronic acid-based filler that can be used for subtle lip augmentation and filling in the wrinkles and skin folds around the mouth. As an HA lip filler, RHA 2 can also improve the overall smoothness, hydration, and elasticity of the lips over time. Unlike RHA 3 and RHA 4, RHA 2 is thinner and better suited for the delicate precision needed when treating the lips.
Often used for treating lipstick lines and dynamic lines around the mouth, RHA Redensity is a gentle volumizer with superior flexibility for adapting to dynamic movements. While some RHA fillers can last up to 15 months for some clients, results with RHA Redensity usually last for up to 12 months.
How much filler will I need?
Just like a prescription treatment, the specific “dosage” (or amount) you need to achieve the lip results you want will depend on your unique needs, goals, and baseline anatomy. It takes professional knowledge and skill to determine the perfect amount and type of filler to make your dream lips a reality. That’s why it’s all the more important that you only receive lip fillers from fully certified, experienced injectors, such as our team of professionals at About Face Aesthetics.
Potential Side Effects of Lip Filler in Philadelphia
Common side effects of lip filler include swelling and bruising at and around the injection site. It’s also normal for your lips to feel sensitive after treatment. These side effects, however, typically resolve on their own. The swelling experienced by our clients who get lip filler in Philadelphia usually settles down after 24 to 48 hours, but some swelling can last for up to a week after treatment.
Other potential side effects can include redness and mild discomfort, but these side effects are not usually cause for concern and should resolve within a few days to a week.
Don’t get lip fillers if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients, and be sure to talk to your injector about any allergies and sensitivities you have before getting your lip filler treatment. Our knowledgeable team will be able to help you choose a safe filler or alternative treatment for you.
Treatments to Get With Lip Fillers
There are a variety of aesthetic treatments you might want to get during your appointment for lip filler in Philadelphia. One popular option is Botox Cosmetic. We frequently use Botox to relax lines and wrinkles around the mouth and thereby enhance the appearance of the lip area.
Botox can also be used to enhance the lips and mouth area by:
Correcting a gummy smile by preventing the upper lip from rising higher than you want it to when you smile
Treating the DAOs (the muscles at the end of the mouth that can pull edges down, making your resting face look like a frown)
Getting a lip flip to make the pink part of your lips more prominent
Many of our clients at About Face Aesthetics find that their appointment for lip filler in Philadelphia is a great opportunity to get Botox injected into their lips, or any other area they would like to improve. It’s an easy add-on for lip Botox because the lips are already numb in preparation for the dermal filler injections. This makes adding a little bit of Botox to the lips completely comfortable and seamless. People like to treat the rest of their face with Botox during lip filler sessions as well because they can get their Botox treatment completed while the topical numbing product on the lips fully kicks-in. (Everyone is happy to make the most efficient use of their time.)
Getting these treatments done at the same time is also beneficial so that if you have any bruising or swelling, everything can heal at the same time instead of having to go through the process multiple times in a short time span.
Get Started With Lip Filler in Philadelphia
At About Face Aesthetics, we’re all about providing a personalized, one-of-a-kind experience.
When the best care meets the most effective and advanced aesthetic technology, you know you’re in for a transformative experience. Your face deserves nothing less than the best, and you shouldn’t have to settle for anything but the latest and greatest.
Exceeding your expectations is always our goal. No matter your age, gender, skin tone, or body type, we want you to be happy with your results, and most importantly, we want you to be happy with yourself.
Give us a call or send us a message if you’re ready to book an appointment or if you’d like to know more about lip filler in Philadelphia. We’d love to hear from you!
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