Lip Injections

Subtle facial rejuvenation is a frequent request among our clientele of all ages. Women and men alike want to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin, but don’t want the changes in their appearance to be too obvious. Small adjustments made with non-invasive treatments are often the ideal solution. Injectables like Botox or dermal fillers can erase fine lines, volumize hollow under eyes or gently lift the brow, creating natural-looking improvements without signs that you’ve had “work done.”

Recently, another simple yet effective facial enhancement has been gaining popularity: injectables for the lips. Smooth, full lips with a defined border are a mark of youth and beauty. If your lips are naturally thin, have lost volume over time or are developing feathered lines at the edges, they may be detracting from your best features or making you feel less confident in your appearance. With lip injections, you can subtly boost your lip volume and definition to create the look you want.

With specialized injectable fillers, Dr. Huettner works with you to create lips that are aligned with your aesthetic goals and that perfectly balance your natural facial structure. Dr. Huettner offers two types of injectable fillers designed for the detail-oriented nature of lip enhancement: Juvéderm Volbella and Restylane. These fillers are safe and effective, with few possible side effects, no downtime and long-lasting results. They can be combined with other treatments or procedures for overall facial rejuvenation, and results can be reversed at any time with an in-office visit. Lip injections with Dr. Huettner are fully customized for every client after a professional in-person evaluation at our comfortable offices in the Upper East Side. Call Manhattan Plastic Surgery today at (212) 495-9200 or reach out online to schedule a private consultation.

Types of Injectable Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are made with a hydrating molecule called hyaluronic acid. This substance is found naturally in the skin, where it plays a role in skin volume by binding to water and filling the space between other skin cells and structures. In fillers formulated for the lips, the molecules of hyaluronic acid are kept small to fit seamlessly in the fine lines and smaller spaces that lip enhancement seeks to correct.

Using hyaluronic acid as a volumizing agent keeps any risk of adverse reactions to a minimum, and nearly eliminates possible side effects or the need for downtime. Some clients experience slight bruising or tenderness at the injection site, which fades within a few days, but their treatments do not otherwise inconvenience them. Dr. Huettner is available to answer any questions should you feel your lip injections are not setting properly.

  • Juvéderm Volbella
    Juvéderm is a well-known brand of fillers with a range of formulas for different purposes. Volbella was created specifically for the lips, using a “lightweight” molecular structure that ideally fills in details like feathering lines at the edges of the lips, textured lip skin due to volume loss or thin lip shape. Results from Volbella typically last about one year.
  • Restylane
    Restylane is another popular hyaluronic acid filler brand. Its formula is heavier than Juvéderm Volbella with larger hyaluronic acid molecules and has a textured gel consistency that is more cohesive. This makes it ideal for adding pockets of volume to plump thin lips or lips with volume loss. In addition, results can last for 18 months or more.

Best Uses of Injectable Lip Fillers

  • Add Lip Volume
    Lip injections can be used to boost lip volume in younger clients with naturally thin lips, and for clients whose lips have lost volume due to aging. Lip fillers can also be used to balance volume between the upper and lower lip for clients whose lip volumes are asymmetrical. Beautifully full lips can add a fashionable and youthful aesthetic to the face while balancing out the rest of the face or highlighting a client’s favorite features, such as a beautiful smile or sculpted cheekbones.
  • Smooth Lip Lines and Wrinkles
    Aging causes volume loss in the skin as supportive structural molecules break down and are not replaced as quickly as they once were. The lips are not immune to this phenomenon, and often older patients will experience wrinkles and lines on and around the lips. Smoothing these can enhance the appearance of the lips and refresh the face for a more youthful look. It may also make it easier to wear lipstick as the texture of the lips won’t show through or cause feathering at the edges.
  • Enhance Lip Definition
    Some individuals have a poorly defined vermilion border — the line where the lip meets the rest of the skin. Expertly administered lip fillers can help create a stronger border and give the lips a better shape. This can also help the lips appear fuller without adding an unnatural amount of volume. In addition, it often makes wearing lip makeup easier and more flattering as the lips have a clear edge to line.

If you are seeking lip enhancement with injectables in the Manhattan area, Dr. Franziska Huettner is a highly experienced provider with an eye for detail and artistry. She consistently provides her clients with beautiful results using non-invasive injectable treatments. She is an expert in creating natural looks and focuses on fully customized treatment plans tailored to each client’s aesthetic preferences, unique facial structure and other personal needs. With an exclusive client base, private offices in the heart of Manhattan and a dedication to one-on-one patient care, Dr. Huettner offers a uniquely individualized experience with carefully curated results. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at (212) 495-9200.

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