What you need to know about lip injections

Lip injections have grown increasingly popular in recent years. Why? Because they're a quick, affordable, and effective method of enhancing the size and shape of lips with results that look and feel natural.

Thinking about getting lip injections? Dr. Will Kirby, celebrity dermatologist and Chief Medical Officer of LaserAway, is here to tell you everything you need to know:

1. Lip injections are uncomfortable but tolerable

Getting lip injections feels a little bit uncomfortable, but there are ways to help mitigate discomfort. One of those ways is by using numbing cream right before you get lip augmentation. What's more, the product used for lip injections is also infused with lidocaine to help combat pain.

2. Realistic expectations are paramount

With any cosmetic procedure, it's important that you have realistic expectations. Lip injections can help enhance the size and shape of lips, but some people may require multiple sessions to achieve their desired results. Lip injections are not a one-size-fits-all procedure, so be sure to consult with your medical professional beforehand.

3. Lip injections are not permanent

Lip augmentation doesn't last forever. With Juvéderm, one of the most popular injectable fillers, the product injected into lips is called hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs within the body. Hyaluronic acid's job is to hold onto water to increase volume, but the effects gradually wear off over time. Most hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers last up to 12 months.

4. Side effects are possible

Almost every cosmetic procedure comes with some possible side effects. The most common side effects associated with lip augmentation include discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Luckily, lip injections are incredibly safe when administered correctly, not to mention they're FDA-approved.

5. Aftercare is important

After getting lip injections, many medical professionals recommend that you drink extra water, lightly moisturize your lips with vaseline, and gently massage your lips using clean fingers. Always make sure to follow any aftercare instructions given to you by your medical provider.

Bonus: experience matters

When it comes to lip augmentation, experience does matter. That means you should go somewhere with a great reputation and years of experience in administering lip injections, such as LaserAway, the nation's leading aesthetic dermatology clinic.

Have more questions about aesthetic dermatology or skin fitness? Please reach out to Dr. Kirby by contacting LaserAway here.

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