THE Place for Lip Injections in NYC
Dr. Arash Akhavan has been performing lip filler in our Midtown NYC dermatology clinic for over 15 years. You have seen lips enhanced and rejuvenated by our practice in countless magazine, runways, movies, and television screens. But we take even more pride that so many of our lip filler patients are local physicians, lawyers, teachers, and business people that you would never suspect have had lip filler.
We have established our reputation as one of the top lip filler locations in NYC by prioritizing safety and NATURAL results for our patients. Whether a patient is just looking for just a bit of rejuvenation and hydration to look their best in the boardroom, or looking for a true enhancement to have the sexiest pout possible, we can achieve the desired results while still looking 100% natural.
Example of Very Subtle Filler For Patient Wanting Mostly Lip Hydration
Using only fillers such as Restylane Kysse or Juvederm Volbella, we believe that lips should only be injected with premium hyaluronic acid fillers for the most natural appearance and feel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural glycosaminoglycan substance [(C14H21NO11)n] found in the body in the eyes, joints, and skin. You may be familiar with hyaluronic acid as an ingredient in serums and creams, where it is both hydrating and anti-inflammatory. Prepared for injection into areas such as the lips, modern formulations of hyaluronic acid fillers are soft, yet long lasting, with a duration up to one and half years in many cases.
Dr. Akhavan is an injection educator in NYC for the top Lip Filler manufacturers and serves as a Master Injector and Advisory Board member for them. He is also consistently rated as a Top Doctor in publications such as New York Magazine and Castle Connolly and is a New York Times Super Doctor.
The Most Modern Lip Enhancement Technique
We were early adapters in our practice of performing all filler injections, including Lip Fillers with blunt (non-sharp) cannulas instead of old fashioned needles. These needles are just as thin and small as traditional needles but differ in that they don’t have a sharp tip. They therefore are much less likely to cause trauma under the skin by piercing blood vessels and nerves. Use of this technique is also much more comfortable for patients as the entire lips are enhanced from just two injections points (one on each side of the lip), as opposed to the old fashioned technique of poking traumatically all over the lips.
Although we perform all of our Lip Fillers with a blunt-tipped cannula for safety purposes, our patients most enjoy that they leave our office with little to no bruising and much less swelling as the technique is much less traumatic. As time goes on more and more practitioners will hopefully learn to master and adopt these newer techniques and abandon the old fashioned techniques of unnecessarily traumatizing and potentially permanently damaging their patient’s lips. Most patients in NYC greatly appreciate being able to receive lip filler & lip augmentation without significant bruising.
Immediately Following Lip Filler with Cannula Technique Showing No Bruising and Minimal Swelling
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.
Lip injections fill the lips with Hyaluronic Acid to increase volume and remove lines. Because Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, it is accepted by the body quite effortlessly. Over the following 12-18 months, it is slowly broken down until it is gone. This makes it a temporary lip filler, which modern dermatologists consider to be much safer than permanent fillers such as silicon or implants.
Lip filler injections are safe procedures as long as they are performed by very well trained practitioners with experience. Lip injections are best perfumed by Board Certified Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons. In our opinion it is a very bad idea to have injections performed in any sort of setting where less skilled practitioners are performing injections without direct supervision by a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. Additionally the use of blunt tipped cannulas have made injections much safer as described above.
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!
There is not much to do to prepare for injections. To minimize bruising please limit aspirin and other blood thinners (only if possible) and avoid excessive drinking for a night or two before the procedure. Since we use cannulas to inject significant bruising is not really likely anyways.
Immediately after receiving injections, the lips will have some swelling. This is normal with Juvederm lip injections and Restylane lip injections. Swelling and bruising is very dependent on the individual.
To minimize swelling by the time the patient leaves the office, we ice the lips immediately. If there’s still swelling, we recommend applying ice to the lips periodically over the day. Swelling should reside fully by the next day or two. Any bruises can be covered with make up. Bruising and swelling are significantly limited with our technique of lip filler using just two injection points and a blunt tipped cannula.
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