When it comes to dermal filler, one of the most popular areas to be injected is the lips. In fact, lip filler treatments have increased by over 43 percent since 2000.
Though lip filler is more on trend than ever before, there are some common questions surrounding this procedure. Read on for more.
One common misconception is that lip filler is highly noticeable and always looks fake. Not so. Many of our patients simply desire more lip symmetry — for example, if the bottom lip is much fuller than the top, we can create more balance using lip filler. Others want to slightly plump up thin lips. However, some patients want an obviously plumped up pout. It’s all about your goals! We will, of course, make expert recommendations to deliver the best result.
Anytime you are injected with a needle, you will likely feel a bit of sensation. However, dermal filler is actually more tolerable than you may imagine. Prior to your treatment, we will apply numbing cream that will help to decrease any possible pain. Further, some dermal fillers actually contain a numbing agent, lidocaine, to help minimize any pain.
Lip filler lasts from six to nine months on average.
Depending on your goals, you may need more than one appointment. Some patients prefer to take it slow with just a bit of filler and then return several weeks later for more. This can be discussed during your consultation.
Dr. Andrew Lofman and his staff have been injecting with dermal filler for years. And patients are consistently pleased with not only their results but also the level of compassion he and his team offer.
As one of the most respected plastic surgeons in Michigan, a RealSelf Top Doctor and HOUR Detroit “Top Doc,” Dr. Lofman understands that each patient has unique aesthetic goals. As such, he takes a customized approach to his work and only suggests the procedures that will garner the very best results. After all, his patients are a billboard of his work!
If you’d like to learn more about lip filler or any other cosmetic treatment, please contact our office today for your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve maximum self-confidence.