With the wide variety of advanced lip fillers available at our med spa, you can achieve the shapely and voluminous lips of your dreams. Lip injections can subtly augment your lip shape to fulfill a number of aesthetic goals, such as improving your “lip show,” adding more definition to your lips, reducing vertical lip lines, and attaining a fuller, more noticeable pout. Best of all, there is no extensive downtime, surgery, or anesthesia necessary with lip injections. After a discussion of your ideal outcome, Dr. Ayala and our team of experienced injectors can create an effective treatment plan tailored to achieve the look you desire.
What are My Treatment Options for Lip Injections?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
If you have naturally thin lips or your lips have lost shape over time, JUVÉDERM® Ultra can add definition and volume to your lip contours for a softer, more sensual pout. In addition to having an almost immediate plumping effect on the lips, this hyaluronic acid-based filler can be injected to smooth creases surrounding the nose and mouth. We also offer the JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus formulation, which consists of a thicker gel that can treat deeper nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Restylane® Kysse is a new, innovative injectable designed to volumize the lips and achieve natural-looking augmentation. As the first lip filler made with XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane® Kysse is formulated to be flexible and move freely with your natural facial expressions. It can also improve the texture of your lips by softening perioral, or “lipstick,” lines.
As another variation of Restylane®, the Defyne formulation is designed to improve lip lines and smile lines that may be preventing a more youthful appearance in the lower face. This filler is often excellent at smoothing facial creases that frame the lips, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, allowing a fuller look in the face to complement your lip augmentation.
How are Lip Injections Performed?
Lip injections are a relatively simple and predictable in-office treatment at Ayala Plastic Surgery. A topical anesthetic may be applied beforehand to improve the experience, but most patients report that injections are very tolerable and cause little to no discomfort. Your highly skilled injector will outline the appropriate injection site(s) according to your goals. The chosen filler(s) will then be meticulously delivered into the area of treatment to help you achieve a fuller, well-defined lip shape. Some swelling may occur, but should subside soon after injections. The entire treatment usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes and you may return to your normal routine right after your appointment.
How Long Do Lip Injections Last?
Lip augmentation with fillers provides results that can last up to one year with optimal treatment. The longevity of your specific lip enhancement will vary depending on which JUVÉDERM® and/or Restylane® formulation was injected. In general, the outcomes from Restylane® Kysse and Restylane® Defyne are capable of lasting approximately 12 months, while patients who undergo JUVÉDERM® Ultra/Ultra Plus often enjoy the outcome for 6 to 12 months. While facial fillers cannot achieve results that are as permanent as a surgical procedure, “touch-up” treatments can always be performed as necessary to help you maintain your rejuvenation without undergoing surgery.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?
The cost of lip injections depends on your wishes for the outcome and the ideal look you’re striving for. Our office will be able to calculate your unique cost estimate after evaluating your needs, but factors that will generally influence your personalized quote include:
- The type(s) of fillers utilized
- How much product is injected
- Whether other med spa services are included in your treatment plan
While insurance providers don’t usually cover the cost of cosmetic treatments like injectable fillers, many individuals use plastic surgery financing to help them manage the price of aesthetic med spa services. Our practice accepts the plans offered by CareCredit®—a trusted healthcare lender that presents qualified patients with an array of low- to no-interest payment options. We would be happy to answer your questions about applying to CareCredit®, or the cost of injectables in general.
At our fully equipped medical spa in San Antonio, our highly experienced injectors can plump the shape and contour of your lips to help you achieve virtually immediate enhancement. Please contact Ayala Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment or to speak to a member of our office. We also offer a virtual consultation, if preferred, so you can learn more about your treatments-of-interest from the comfort of your own home.