Lip Fillers : Add Volume to Your Lips
Full facial volume is associated with youth. As we age we very often lose soft tissue volume in our cheeks and lips. The volume of the lips may deflate over time. Our lips may appear thinner, wrinkled and they may look like they are disappearing. The upper lip may develop vertical lines along the vermillion border that cannot be easily camouflaged with make-up. Smokers are particularly prone to developing these vertical lip lines. Dr.Joel Kopelman has many easy and safe solutions to restore the contours, shape and volume of your lips. Lip fillers like Restylane Silk® or Juvederm Volbella® are soft to the touch and can be injected with comfort using special topical anesthetic techniques. The volume in your lips will be enhanced without producing an exaggerated overdone appearance to your lips. Dr. Kopelman will take into account your unique contours and proportions and he will can compensate for any pre-existing asymmetries in order to achieve greater symmetry and facial balance.
Q: How does Dr.Kopelman perform lip augmentation with injectable fillers?
A: To assure your complete comfort prior to the injection of lip fillers Dr. Kopelman will topically apply an anesthetic cream to the surface of your lips. This ointment is specifically designed for moist surfaces and differs from anesthetic creams that numb your skin. After waiting a few minutes small amounts of sugar gel (hyaluronic) filler are injected below the top layer of the lips with a blunt microcannula or a tiny fine needle. Dr. Kopelman is very experienced in restoring or creating fuller lips that appear beautiful, subtle natural. In many patients small amounts of fillers will enhance your other facial features.
Q: What are lip fillers made of and are they safe?
A: Dr. Kopelman only uses F.D.A. approved lip fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid gels.They are safe and only very rarely are patients allergic to these products. Depending upon your aesthetic goals, Dr. Kopelman will select the ideal filler such as Restylane Silk®, Belotero Balance®, or Juvederm®Volbella, to volumize and fill in lines around your lips.
Q: How long do lip fillers last?
A: The duration of the lip fillers can vary between patients. Some patients absorb the lip filler faster than others. However, most people find that lip fillers made of hyaluronic acid gel can last between 6 to 9 months. Retreatment approximately twice a year is recommended to maintain the aesthetic improvement.
Q: Are there any steps that you should take prior to having your lip filler injections?
A: Yes, in order to minimize bruising and additional swelling Dr.Kopelman advises his patients to stop any of the following drugs or homeopathic medicines such as fish oil, vitamin E, aspirin, Motrin®, Advil®, ibuprofen, and many other blood thinners two weeks prior to their lip filler treatment. In addition if you have a history of cold sores Dr.Kopelman will prescribe medication in advance to lower the risk of a recurrence. Most people can be treated at the time of their initial consultation.
Q: Is there any aftercare following lip fillers?
A: No, Dr. Kopelman does not want you to massage your lips or apply ice. These maneuvers can actually cause more swelling.
Q: When can you return to your daily activities or work after lip fillers?
A: Most people find the injections well tolerated, swelling is usually minimal after a lip augmentation and you can resume your daily schedules immediately
- Lip Injections are very well tolerated.
- Little or no downtime
- Quick and easy (procedure takes approx.30 minutes)
- Natural appearance
- Soft feel
Real Self Review: Dr. Kopelman solved everything that was bothering me about my face: under eye hollows, jaws and area around my mouth. My face looks 5 years younger. He takes his time with every filler because he is a perfectionist. I live in Europe now where facial fillers are not as acceptable as in the US and doctor Kopelman made sure that I look very natural. Lori from the office was really great and helpful.
If you are interested in exploring all the options to enhance your lips please contact Ms. Anne Lembersky at our New Jersey office –1(201) 444-4499 or at our NYC office 1(646) 841-1696 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Kopelman