$500 - $2000
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Temporary Lip Fillers
What are temporary lip fillers?
Temporary lip fillers — such as lip implants with autologen, lip implants with fat transfer, and hyaluronic acid-based fillers (think: Juvederm®, and Restylane®) — are injections of synthetic or natural materials into the upper lip and/or lower lip to enhance lip volume, shape, and size.
- Hyaluronic Acid-Based Lip Fillers: Commercial formulations include Juvederm® and Restylane®. Hyaluronic acid functions by replenishing moisture content plumping the skin and creating fuller lips with more lip volume.
- Lip Implants with Autologen: Collagen harvested from a previous cosmetic procedure is injected into the lip with no risk of rejection.
- Lip Implants with Fat Transfer: A candidate’s own fat is harvested via liposuction and injected into the lip. This procedure carries no risk of rejection.
The Anatomy of the Lip
These procedures provide immediate results, typically last about six months, and are reversible. Lip fillers have little downtime and most patients recover fully within one week. The type of filler most appropriate for an individual patient can be determined with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
What cosmetic concerns does a temporary lip filler procedure treat?
- Lip Shape: A temporary lip filler can refine, define, and contour the shape of the lip to enhance overall lip appearance, symmetry, and proportion to other facial features.
- Lip Size: Temporary lip fillers can be used to augment the volume of the upper lip and/or lower lip.
Who is the ideal candidate for a temporary lip filler procedure?
The ideal candidate for a temporary lip filler does not require a surgical procedure to achieve their desired lip shape and/or lip size. These injectables are best for those seeking temporary subtle refinement of lip fullness, projection, or eversion. Temporary lip fillers are not recommended for candidates requiring more involved corrections, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What is the average recovery associated with a temporary lip filler procedure?
Most candidates experience full recovery from temporary lip fillers within five to seven days. Mild swelling, redness, and tenderness usually resolves within a few days, and ice packs can be used to reduce swelling in the first 24 hours. Most patients resume normal activities following the procedure with limitations on strenuous activity for the first day.
What are the potential side effects of a temporary lip filler procedure?
Possible side effects from a temporary lip filler include pain, bruising, asymmetry, and nodule formation. A less common and more severe complication is intravascular injection leading to skin necrosis.
What can someone expect from the results of a temporary lip filler procedure?
A temporary lip filler procedure provides immediately noticeable, short term improvements to lip shape and/or lip size. Results typically last six months and require regular maintenance treatments to maintain the desired aesthetic.
What is the average cost of a temporary lip filler procedure?
The average cost of a temporary lip filler is $500 to $2,000 per lip. The actual cost of the procedure will vary by location, board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, and individual candidate needs.
What to Expect
Temporary fillers can provide increased lip volume for approximately 6 months. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after temporary lip fillers.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- No alcohol 24 hours prior
- Reschedule if a rash, blemish, or cold sore develops in the area
- An antiviral medication may be prescribed
- Injection sites are marked
- Local anesthesia numbs the injection sites
- Filler is administered into the dermal layers of the vermillion and/or mucosa of the lips
Immediately After Treatment
- Minor swelling and redness