All About Lip Fillers: Preparing for Your First Treatment

All About Lip Fillers: Preparing for Your First Treatment

The demographic for lip fillers is massive — young people who want to add to their natural lips and older patients who want to replace lost volume. Regardless of your reason for pursuing lip fillers, it’s important to find a product that fits your needs, and an injector who can administer it properly.

New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu provides lip filler injections to deliver targeted anti-aging effects and give your mouth that lush, full look of youth and beauty.

An overview of lip fillers 

Lip augmentation is not a new concept. Doctors have been using fat grafting and silicone implants to plump the lips for years. However, nonsurgical injectable fillers have become increasingly popular — offering faster, cheaper, and safer results. 

Some of the most popular types of fillers are made using hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance naturally present in the body. Collagen injections used to be the standard when it came to lip fillers, but more providers also offer fillers with hyaluronic acid — such as the Juvéderm® line — because it has fewer risks and provides more natural, long-lasting results. 

When to consider lip fillers

If this is your first time receiving lip fillers — or any kind of cosmetic injection — you might be feeling a bit wary. That’s natural, especially when the cosmetic procedures involve needles and change the appearance of your face. 

However, if you want to plump your lips, HA injections are the perfect place to start. They can provide the results you want with none of the commitment, recovery time, and side effects associated with plastic surgery. If you aren’t happy with your fillers, you can have them dissolved or simply wait for your body to break them down naturally. 

Along with generally adding volume, lip fillers can: 

Before moving forward, you consult with a member of our team who helps you decide how much filler should be used, where it should go, and how you want your lips to look. 

What to expect 

HA fillers allow for a great deal of control, so your injector can gradually add volume and re-shape your lips according to your requests, and Juvéderm fillers are effective at increasing volume in the lips and filling in wrinkles. The injections are quick and relatively painless — our team makes sure you’re comfortable during your treatment. 

You can expect your results to last up to a year, but you can come in for a touch-up anytime. For your first appointment, it’s recommended that you take it slow and aim for more natural, subtle plumping. If you want more volume, you can come in for additional appointments.

Are you considering lip fillers? Learn more by scheduling a consultation at New Image Medical Spa. You can get in touch by calling 510-269-2324, or request an appointment online

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