Lips are an important part of facial beauty. Like our eyes and nose, they are a defining and prominent feature of the face. Lip augmentation using cosmetic lip fillers is a procedure that can improve your smile and freshen your face with youthful looking, plumper, softer and smoother-looking lips. This cosmetic treatment is quick, safe and effective and requires no downtime.
Cosmetic lip fillers are popular among individuals of all ages looking to rejuvenate their smile. A radiant smile can add youth and vibrancy to your appearance. A simple and safe injection treatment can add volume and definition, balance asymmetric lips or reduce the appearance of fine, vertical lines. It is especially effective for those with naturally thin or thinning lips.
During a thorough consultation in Annandale with Dr. Nickodem, she will carefully examine you, discuss your goals and realistic expectations and then recommend the appropriate method of treatment for your lip augmentation. If you decide to receive cosmetic lip fillers, you may be treated the same day as your consultation.
The cosmetic lip filler procedure begins with a topical anesthetic cream applied to the lips. This ensures that the injections administered by Dr. Nickodem will only cause minor discomfort. Dr. Nickodem will then administer the lip filler treatment via tiny injections that are virtually pain free. At the end of the procedure, the areas will be massaged to create a smooth, soft and natural result.
There is no downtime after the procedure. Patients can return to their everyday activities immediately following the treatment. You may experience some bruising, swelling or tenderness which can last between 24 to 48 hours after the injections. You will then be left with plump, voluminous lips.
The results of cosmetic lip fillers generally last between six months to two years. The longevity depends on the type of cosmetic lip filler used. Keeping in mind that these methods of augmentation are only temporary, repeat treatments will be needed to maintain results. If you desire a more permanent lip augmentation, the placement of a lip implant can be used to achieve the same fuller appearance.
Contact Dr. Anne Nickodem at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com to schedule a consultation or for more information about cosmetic lip fillers.