We use JUVÉDERM® which is the recommended choice of lip fillers by doctors in Canada and other parts of the world. JUVÉDERM® is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring sugar found in your body, which combines with the water in your lip to redefine it and reshape it.
What are Lip Injections?
Some people are simply born with thin lips. Others are bothered by uneven, asymmetrical lips, or lips that are out of proportion to the rest of the face. You can try to correct these issues with lip liners, lipsticks, and other makeup tricks, but that doesn't last. If you want full, even, voluptuous lips for the long term, lip injections may be the answer.
Lip injections are exactly what they sound like. A filler, whether it's a commercial solution such as JUVÉDERM®, or your own fat taken from another area of your body, is injected into your lips to even them out, plump them up, and give you the lips you've always wanted.
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Some of the Lip Filler Benefits
Depending on the type of filler you use, and the quantity injected into your lips, some of the most common benefits include:
- increased lip volume
- corrected asymmetry
- corrected irregular vermilion border (the demarcation between the lip and the adjacent skin)
- smooth out fine lines on and around the lips
- reshaping of the lips
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How are Lip Injections Performed?
First you'll have a consultation with our professional dentist, who will help you decide what type of lip filler to use, and how much to change the contour of your lips in order to get the results you're looking for.
Once those goals are in place, the procedure will begin with a topical numbing agent being applied to your lips to ease discomfort caused by the needle. Then our dentist will use a syringe with a small needle to inject the selected filler into several areas of your lips. Depending on your goals, this may include injections in the upper, lower, or both lips, and possibly around the edges of your lips as well.
Once the lip injections are complete, you'll receive care instructions. The entire procedure should only take about 30 minutes, and you should be able to resume all your normal activities right away.
Some of Our Lip Filler Cases
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How long will my JUVÉDERM® treatment last?
Results with JUVÉDERM® can last for up to 24 months, depending on the treatment chosen.
How much does JUVÉDERM® cost?
The price of each treatment varies according to the area being treated and the volume of product needed to achieve the desired effect. Your healthcare practitioner will work with you to create a customized treatment plan based on your own unique aesthetic goals and advise you on recommended treatment options and their costs.
Is JUVÉDERM® safe?
Your healthcare practitioner will discuss any safety concerns you may have. JUVÉDERM® has undergone extensive clinical testing and, when administered by a qualified healthcare practitioner, is very well accepted by the skin. It helps that JUVÉDERM® is made of a naturally-occurring sugar in your body called hyaluronic acid, and the treatment is reversible.
Your healthcare practitioner will ask about your medical history to determine if JUVÉDERM® products are appropriate for you. Tell your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have:
- Allergies to hyaluronic acid, other filler products, gram positive bacterial proteins, lidocaine or other local anesthetics, severe allergies with a history of anaphylaxis or multiple severe allergies.
- A history of hypertrophic scarring, autoimmune disease, autoimmune deficiency, recurrent sore throats, rheumatic fever, porphyria, taking anti-coagulation or immunosuppressive medication.
- Untreated epilepsy.
Lip Filler Recovery
Because they contain so many blood vessels, lips are highly susceptible to swelling. Immediately after the injections, your lips will be enlarged, but will also be swollen due to the trauma of the needle.
To minimize swelling, you can apply ice packs at 20-minute intervals throughout the day. You can also keep your head elevated at night by sleeping with more pillows.
The next morning, your lips may be even more swollen than the day before, especially if you got dermal filler instead of a fat transfer. This is completely normal, and is simply part of the healing process.
After this, the swelling will begin to go down, and should be gone about three days after your lip injections.