Lip Fillers Frequently Asked Questions
Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure which gives the patient smooth, plump, and youthful lips. The overall aesthetic of the lips is refined, by smoothening vertical lip lines, bringing out the true shape of the lips. The volume of the lips is also increased with carefully placed injections which add hydration. The goal is to give the patient the perfect lips he or she envisions, while ensuring it looks natural.
Contrary to common belief, lip injections do NOT hurt when done with a specialist. That is because the practitioner meticulously injects in carefully selected sites. On top of that, numbing cream is applied to the lips. Juvederm lip injections and Restylane lip injections also contain lidocaine, a pain reliever, in the syringe. With the right doctor, it is only about as uncomfortable as getting your eyebrows threaded!
We encourage all new patients to first begin with a consultation with one of our board certified NYC dermatologists. If a patient wishes to get injections the day of their consultation, we would recommend avoiding for two weeks over the counter medications and vitamins that increase chances of bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E, etc. Averting usage of any blood thinning medications is to help minimize swelling and bruising afterward.