Lip augmentation offers a non-surgical way to bring more volume and shape to your upper and lower lips. The history of lip injectables dates back to the early 19th century and was originally constructed from fat. However, they weren’t used to plump lips for cosmetic reasons but helped reconstruct lips due to facial deformities. As fillers evolved, they were used as a cosmetic enhancement and became a mainstream option. 

Today, lip fillers are done in-office after a consultation with a medical provider. Our team of aesthetic nurses assesses your lips, listens to your goals, and makes recommendations for the best lip augmentation for your needs. Your medical provider may also take photos to study your lips’ symmetry and shape to determine the next steps.

After your consultation, your aesthetic nurse may recommend volumizing products like Juvederm, Restylane, Revanesse, and Belotero. These fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid to attract and bind water to keep your skin hydrated and contoured. They ultimately help enhance shape, structure, and volume to plump your lips and restore a more youthful appearance.

A lip augmentation procedure lasts up to 30-minutes and is relatively painless. The team at Just Aesthetic Nurses uses a topical anesthetic to prevent feeling any pain from the process. You may experience some bruising and swelling after receiving your lip filler injections. Our team recommends planning your treatment about 2-weeks before any significant events.

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX and Lip Fillers?

BOTOX is a type of bacteria that has been purified to inject and help freeze muscles safely. BOTOX is traditionally used to minimize lines and wrinkles on the face. Sometimes BOTOX is also used to help address excessive sweating under your arms, hands, and feet. Dermal fillers also help minimize lines and wrinkles, but it adds fullness to areas, including your lips and around the mouth. Filler injections are performed with either a needle or cannula, depending on the type of filler and area being treated. 

How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost?

Lip augmentation prices vary depending on the brand of lip fillers you choose, location, and aesthetic clinic or another medical setting. You should expect to pay around $700 with a reputable cosmetic team. Only medical professionals are legally allowed to administer fillers. The team of aesthetic nurses are skilled in aesthetic medicine, fillers, BOTOX, and more to help you restore your youthful appearance and confidence. 

How Long Does Lip Augmentation Last?

Depending on your procedure and brand of fillers you use, results can last 12-months or more, depending on how well maintained they are. Our skilled team offers the best injectables possible for your lips to appear youthful and long as long as possible. Over time, your body will naturally absorb your lip fillers naturally and safely.

How Should I Prepare for Fillers?

It’s best to avoid blood thinning, over-the-counter medications when possible, including aspirin and ibuprofen-related products. Vitamin E and primrose oil should also be avoided, and any topical retinol and retinoid products, waxing, bleaching, and tweezing. It’s also best not to consume alcohol 24-hours before your lip augmentation or other procedures. Let your aesthetic technician know if you are prone to cold sores or suffer from allergies that may be in lip filler ingredients.

Avoid Aggressive Providers

Cosmetic procedures, aesthetic medicine, and enhancements are not for everyone. Your provider should be direct, knowledgeable, and offer realistic solutions for your goals. If your provider is ever pushy or demanding, it’s a red flag. Only work with aesthetic providers that value your business and care. At Just Aesthetic Nursing, we exercise a customer-focused philosophy to ensure you’re always comfortable with the process.

Ready for Lip Augmentation?

Are you ready to empower yourself and restore your youth with the help of lip fillers? Contact the team at Just Aesthetic Nursing to discuss your goals and next steps.