It Doesn't Have to Hurt


When you are talking with anyone in person, chances are that your gaze is focused on either their eyes or their mouth. This explains why both of these areas are great places for subtle but very noticeable treatments. One of my favorite ways to enhance almost every woman’s appearance is lip enhancement.

Lip enhancement can be done with hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane-L or Juvederm Ultra XC. These safe and dependable plumping agents typically last about 6-12 months for most patients. For patients who desire permanent enhancement , I recommend the Perma silicone lip implant.

I love injectable treatments because it only takes about 15-20 minutes and we consistently get beautiful and natural looking results. We can rejuvenate lips that have lost volume with aging, or give your natural lips a little boost! Take a look at our before and after gallery for some photos!

Unfortunately, when I suggest lip enhancement to some patients, they are hesitant... “I tried that once and it hurt!!”

I have developed a technique for numbing the area around the lips which usually makes lip enhancement all but painless. The numbing medicine lasts only 30-45 minutes so you can get right back to your usual routine. I also routinely use blunt tipped cannulas for lip enhancement as well. I have found this dramatically decreases discomfort, swelling and bruising after the procedure.

If you are interested in lip enhancement, please remember, “It doesn’t have to hurt” and contact us for your free consultation.

This not meant to be an exhaustive discussion. Please make sure your injector answers all of your questions before you consider a lip enhancement treatment. Juvederm is used “off label” in the lips. At the time of this publication I do not have any financial ties to any of the corporations which manufacture any of the products discussed here.

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Roanoke Facial Plastic Surgeon