Nothing makes a face look young and fresh like full, plump, rosy lips. However, as we age, we naturally produce less collagen, which means our lips may begin to thin and lose their shape. The good news is that there are lots of options available to subtly fill your lips, ensuring you look as youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside.
It’s a safe and routine procedure performed by a certified clinician in a clinical environment. Sara Dunlap, the injectables specialist at AK Beautiful You, is the number one injector in Alaska. She’s a registered nurse, who has participated in multiple advanced training courses with the manufacturers of products like Botox and Juvéderm, and is passionate about delivering natural results guaranteed to boost your confidence.
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Juvéderm’s Volbella and Vollure products are perfect to hydrate the lips and minimize tiny wrinkles. As little as 0.55ml can make a big difference, causing only a tiny bit of swelling that usually subsides in 1-3 days. It doesn’t matter if you want “just a little” or “just a little more.” Sara will work with you to achieve the lips you’ve always wanted. Here are some examples of her recent work:
Lip augmentation can achieve symmetry, definition, hydration or just general plumpness. Depending on your goal, you might require a single visit or a few separate sessions. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day… and neither are beautiful, full lips! A slow and steady approach is the safest way to try lip fillers and achieve the best results possible for your face.
“Soft and natural results are achieved by picking the right products, placing the filler in the correct areas, and NEVER overfilling,” says Sara. “It’s the injector, not the syringe.”
The most common filler used to enhance lips is Juvéderm, which includes Voluma, Volbella and Vollure products. These are a powerful and minimally invasive tool that can create a significant difference – not just to replace volume loss, but to add plumpness where you want it. Juvéderm’s premier line, XC, alleviates most of the discomfort around injection due to the incorporation of Lidocaine, which is a common local anesthetic.
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, to temporarily plump up the skin. The effects often last about 12-18 months, so you should plan a follow-up appointment every year to keep the results you want.
Want to learn more? Read about the products we use to fill lips.
Most people experience a low level of discomfort, but it really depends on the person. You’ll probably feel a slight pinch as the needle enters your skin, and you may experience a feeling of pressure as the clinician injects the filler. Some products, like the XC line, include anesthetic. We also often apply a topical numbing cream to reduce the sensation.
The good thing about modern lip fillers is that they are only semi-permanent. Over time, your body absorbs the injectable and processes it, which is why we recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment every year. This is a really good thing, because it means you can adjust the result to match the rest of your face, ensuring you always look natural.
AK Beautiful You specializes in providing professional skincare, and our certified clinicians are committed to providing safe and natural results every time. Every consultation starts with an examination of your unique facial characteristics and underlying bone structure, as well as a thorough explanation of the injectable fillers available, as well as a discussion of your desired result and the appropriate volume dosage for you. We’ll talk you through the possible side effects and any activity restrictions that may apply following your treatment.
Right after your appointment, you’ll notice some redness and swelling. Most of the redness is due to the topical numbing cream used prior to the treatment, and the swelling usually resides within 1-3 days, leaving you with plump and healthy-looking lips in no time.
Lip fillers are a great way to transform your face. Though the change may be subtle, they’ll leave you feeling youthful, energized and confident every time you look into the mirror.
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