The Skin and Beauty Center proudly offers safe, effective, and transformative cosmetic services to patients in California. Cosmetic injectables, namely dermal fillers, are one of our most popular options. While dermal fillers are commonly used to address fine lines and wrinkles across the face, they can also safely be used to add volume to the lips, allowing patients to perk and plump the upper and/or lower lips without plastic surgery. But what do they feel like under the skin?
What Do Lip Fillers Feel Like?
In general, lip fillers feel like nothing at all. The injections themselves are quick and relatively painless. At most, you might experience some minor discomfort when the needle is inserted into your lips. However, once the filler has been injected into your lips, you shouldn’t feel any further discomfort or sensations after the initial healing time. You may notice an increase in volume, however, your brain will quickly adjust to the new sensation, and you won’t pay much attention to it after a few days.
How Do Lip Fillers Add Volume to the Lips?
Lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid, also shortened to HA, which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that helps to keep our skin hydrated and wrinkle-free. As we get older, the natural levels of hyaluronic acid in our bodies decrease, which causes our skin to become thinner and drier.
While lip fillers do plump up your lips, they can also help to diminish fine lines around the mouth and prevent new ones from forming. With regular treatment every few months, you will be able to maintain a fuller, smoother appearance for much longer.
What Are the Benefits of Injectable Lip Fillers?
Below are a few of the more common advantages of lip fillers when compared to surgical implants:
- No downtime or recovery time required
- Smaller, less invasive procedures with less risk of complications
- Injectable lip fillers can be customized to suit your individual needs and desired results
- Lip fillers are generally a more affordable option than surgery
- Most lip fillers can be dissolved if you change your mind
How Do I Learn More About Lip Fillers in California?
If you’re considering lip fillers but are worried about how you’ll feel during or after the treatment, don’t worry! Come into the office at the Skin and Beauty Center for a consultation to learn more about the process of enhancing the lips with this popular and non-invasive treatment option. Call one of our practice locations in California to learn more!