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Lip Injection FAQs
Get Answers to Your Lip-Volumizing Questions in Chicago and Winnetka
There are many fillers that can be used for lip injections at Chicago and Winnetka’s Whole Beauty® Institute. The ideal filler in a specific case depends on the patient’s lip structure and the movement of the obicularis oris (lip muscle). Fillers used for lip injections can include members of the Restylane® and Juvederm® families.
Your trained and experienced injector will choose the corresponding filler according the your anatomy and aesthetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Injections
Do lip fillers hurt?
At Whole Beauty® Institute, we do our best to make your experience very comfortable. A topical numbing cream will be applied and left on for 15 to 20 minutes. Many fillers also contain lidocaine for additional numbing.
How long do the results of lip fillers last?
Depending on the filler chosen by your injector specialist, most products used for lip injections have been known to last between six months and a year.
How do I prepare for a lip filler appointment?
To minimize the risk of bruising, please avoid aspirin and Advil-type medications, as well as omega-3 preparations for one week prior to injection. If you have a history of cold sores, we will advise you to take an antiviral medication for several days before and after the injection. If you have an image of what you want to achieve with lip filler, please bring this in for your appointment. We can view the picture together and guide you as to what can and cannot be achieved with your fundamental lip structure.
How long is a lip filler appointment?
The appointment will take about 45 minutes from start to finish. Our office will send out your pre- and post-injection instruction with consent prior to coming in.
What happens after lip filler?
We apply ice immediately after the injection. This comforts the area and reduces bruising. There may be swelling, which can be reduced by ice and an antihistamine. Avoid salt in the diet, and do not drink hot beverages until the local anesthetic effect of the filler has worn off.
Areas for treatment in the zones of the lips include:
Volbella excels in two specific areas: restoration of a smooth surface to the lips, and a softening of fine lines that occur in the upper and lower lip.
Volbella has the same fundamental structure as a wide range of hyaluronic fillers, such as Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, and Restylane lift. Our clinical team in our Chicago and Winnetka offices has been very pleased with the versatility of this filler.
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