Lip Injections

Injectable Fillers and More Enhance the Lips for Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and Naples, FL

With lip injections from the Marco Island and Naples-based Skin Wellness Physicians, patients can improve the shape, size, and symmetry of their lips. Lip fillers add volume, while a BOTOX® lip flip creates the impression of a fuller look.

The lips are a highly visible facial feature, and it goes without saying that full, pouty lips have long been a popular look. Depending on your genetics, you may have naturally fuller lips, though heredity can also cause some people to have thin lips.

Others may start with full lips, but lose volume in this area as they age, lose collagen, and experience a breakdown of fat pads in the lips. Smoking and sun damage can also take a toll on the lips. Thankfully, cosmetic treatments make it possible to give naturally small lips a plumper appearance, restore a fuller look to lips that have lost volume due to aging, or give normal-sized lips a more dramatic and pouty look.

Contact Skin Wellness Physicians to enjoy the benefits of lip injections in Naples, FL, and Marco Island. Request a consultation by sending a message online or calling (239) 732-0044.

What Are Lip Injections?

Lip Fillers

Simply put, lip fillers add volume to the lips. These lip injections are typically made with hyaluronic acid, which is a molecule found naturally in the body. The gel-like substances are injected beneath the skin, where they add volume to smooth the surface and shape contours. Fillers can be completely customizable, and patients can choose to have as much or as little of a filler added as they want.

Patients may choose to get lip injections with fillers for many reasons, such as to enlarge the size of the lips, restore a previous lip size if their lips have become thinner, correct the shape of the lips if they are asymmetrical, smooth wrinkles, or boost confidence by helping them achieve their desired look. Juvederm Ultra® is commonly used for plumping the lips.

Lip injections are best for patients who want more dramatic results than would be possible with a lip flip alone.

BOTOX® Lip Flip

A lip flip is a BOTOX® treatment that can enhance the appearance of the lips. This is a “low-key” type of lip injection that provides very subtle and natural-looking results for lip enhancement. Unlike fillers for lip injections, which involve adding volume, BOTOX® lip flips work by relaxing tension in order to “roll out” the upper lip. Tiny doses of the neuromodulator are added to the corners of the mouth and the Cupid’s bow area above the lip. By relaxing muscles around the mouth, the upper lip unfurls and has a larger, fuller appearance. This lip injection is ideal for subtle improvements to the shape of the upper lip. Lip flips can be a good option to consider for a patient who isn’t yet ready to commit to lip fillers.

Which Conditions Can Lip Injections Address?

Lip fillers add volume, address asymmetries, and can create a patient’s desired shape or fullness. Fillers can be injected into the vermillion border to enhance the lip line or soften lip wrinkles. Neuromodulators can also lift downturned corners of the mouth, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve a gummy smile.

Who Is a Candidate for Lip Injections?

Patients may be ideal candidates for lip injections if they are in good health, non- smokers, maintain realistic expectations and a positive outlook, and do not have an active oral infection.

What Can You Expect After Lip Injections?

Lip fillers and neuromodulators are minimally invasive treatments with little downtime, virtually no recovery periods, and minimal side effects. There may be some minor bruising and swelling. The effects of a BOTOX® lip flip will last for three to four months on average. With optimal treatment, the results from Juvederm Ultra® last for up to one year.

Are There Any Alternatives or Complementary Options for Lip Injections?

There are a variety of cosmetic treatments that enhance facial contours, including other dermal fillers in the hyaluronic acid-based Juvederm® and Restylane® collections. Biostimulatory injectables, like Sculptra® fillers, stimulate gradual collagen production to improve the appearance. Fillers can also add volume to the cheeks for a more defined or youthful appearance or to reduce wrinkles.

For more information about lip injections in Naples, FL, and Marco Island, contact Skin Wellness Physicians today. Request a consultation by sending a message online or calling (239) 732-0044.

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