The aging process changes hormones, pulls, tears and wrinkles the skin. Sometimes the change seems to start to happen overnight and can be difficult to keep up with. The face loses natural, youthful fat in the cheeks, underneath the eyes, and in the lips, and drags the skin down to the chin and neck area.
Thin lips can create more pronounced wrinkles and change the appearance of your facial balance. There are non-invasive treatment solutions, and depending on the cosmetic goals you can set with your dermatologist, your lips can be brought back to life. Double board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert Dr. Rokhsar specializes in lip enhancement1 treatments in NYC and Long Island. To learn more about his work, contact Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center and book a consultation today.
With the advent of safe injectable treatments, it has become very simple to shape your lips to a more full voluptuous form without making it look unnatural. The lips provide one of the more attractive features of the face and contribute significantly to the appearance of a beautiful face. There are a number of factors that may contribute to less than full lips. Some people just simply have thin lips. Other causes include aging, sun damage, and smoking which can result in wrinkling, thinning, and atrophy of the lips.
There are many substances that can be injected into the lips to give a more full and youthful appearance. Dr. Rokhsar currently believes that Restylane can give the most natural results with virtually no side effects compared to other products.
Fat transfer into the lips involves the harvesting of fat which can be more involved. It also usually results in overdone lips which can look unnatural. Collagen simply disappears within a few weeks. Radiesse and Sculptra can cause nodule formation. Restylane is the ideal substance as it is a natural sugar found in your skin with virtually no risks of allergy or potential for lumpiness in the lips.
A research study sought to find the answer to one of the oldest questions in the book: “Which facial feature MOST attracts people to each other?” The answer was quickly apparent.
By studying the eye movements of men meeting women for the first time, scientists discovered that in the first 10 seconds of looking at a woman, men spent on average over half that time looking at their lips. If women had larger lips, the men stared around 7.3 seconds. If women had thinner lips, the men spent 2.2 seconds on average.
There are many reasons why larger lips are appealing. Certainly, the larger lips on display by pop stars and celebrities have an influence. There may be physiological reasons for the appeal as well, dealing with where blood flows during arousal. Whatever the reason for the appeal, bigger lips are not something that you can achieve on your own, through diet and exercise for example. And you are best served by avoiding dangerous methods of enhancing the lips (such as the Kylie Jenner Challenge, which was popular in social media recently).
Restylane is an injectable filler, designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Lips come in all different shapes and sizes, which means they age differently. Restylane is a formulated filler that can provide subtle enhancements to the upper and lower lips. It can be injected with tailored precision, in order to provide patients with the level of fullness they desire. It is composed of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body. It is found most highly concentrated in the eyes and joints, as it acts as a cushion and hydrating mechanism. As a natural complex sugar that attaches itself to water, hyaluronic acid has the ability to absorb more than one thousand times its own weight. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body, it is digested out of the body in a pain-free and gradual way.
Another treatment option in the filler family is Juvederm. Juvederm has a thicker viscosity than Restylane, which ensures plumper lips and a more defined result. It is important to decide with your cosmetic surgeon, which filler is best suited for your face type and lip structure. It is important to restore balance back to the face while providing natural and youthful results.
Dr. Rokhsar believes that fuller, more voluptuous lips do not mean that you have to sacrifice the natural appearance of your lips. Dr. Rokhsar uses Restylane to restore the youthful appearance of your lips and plump them instantaneously.
For most patients, beautiful lips can be attained virtually pain-free with a few simple injections. Dr. Rokhsar uses the most advanced techniques to achieve numbness of the lips for comfort so you will not feel the procedure. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and your results will last 6-12 months. The material needs to be injected into the right place to give you a natural long-lasting appearance.
The age range of patients requesting lip enhancement2 is varied. Dr. Rokhsar has treated young models in their early twenties to individuals in their eighties. If you have always desired to have more “pouty” or voluptuous lips, or desire to restore back your lips to when you were younger, there is a simple no downtime procedure available.
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Dr. Rokhsar has provided lip enhancement procedures in NY and Long Island for years and he was among the first physicians to offer injectable treatments for this part of the face. Because the lips are an extremely sensitive area of the face, Dr. Rokhsar numbs all of his clients first with an injection of lidocaine, making the procedure completely painless. With a mirror in your hand, you can guide him in real-time to produce the effect you want to achieve without an overdone, unnatural, swollen look.
If you want to learn more, contact Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center and book a consultation today.
The “Lip Pop” technique, also known as the “Lip Flip,” is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses Botox injections to relax the upper lip muscle and flip the lip, creating a fuller and more pouty appearance. The procedure involves a few small injections of Botox into the muscle near the lip border, which allows for a subtly fuller and smoother appearance of the upper lip. This procedure is especially suitable for those who want a fuller upper lip but do not want to use dermal fillers.
On the other hand, lip filler augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that uses injectable dermal fillers to give the lips a fuller, plumper appearance. This procedure involves injecting a filler into the lips, which can range from temporary to longer-lasting results.
There are potential risks and side effects associated with both procedures, including infection, asymmetry, and migration of the filler. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a board certified dermatologist and discuss any concerns or questions before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.
Lip injections are a cosmetic procedure that involves the injection of a filler substance into the lips to enhance their shape, size, and overall appearance. The most commonly used filler for lip injections is hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane. The procedure typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes and requires no downtime.
During the procedure, the lips are first cleansed with alcohol and then anesthetized to reduce pain and discomfort. Dr.Rokhsar is an expert in administering nerve blocks which makes the lip filler procedure completely painless. The filler is then injected with a small needle into the areas that need volume, and the material is gently massaged to prevent the formation of lumps. The amount of filler used and the location of the injection will depend on the patient’s desired outcome and the advice of your board certified dermatologist.
Lip injections are generally safe when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist, and the side effects are mild and self-limited. These include possible swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the site of the injection, which can last up to two weeks.
The duration of the results varies depending on the type of filler used, with some lasting up to 12 months. The cost of lip injections usually ranges based on the filler used and the volume of the filler. Most people need one to two syringes of filler for nice lip filler results.
Injectable dermal fillers are the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. The fillers used for lip injections are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps to add volume and moisture to the skin. Some commonly used fillers for lip injections include Juvéderm, Restylane vollure and RH fillers.
Overall, lip injections using hyaluronic acid-based fillers are a popular and effective way to enhance the appearance of lips. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced board certified dermatologist to discuss options and potential risks before undergoing the procedure. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and dermatologic surgery and is a trainer for many filler companies. Dr. Rokhsar is a professor of Dermatology and teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Lip injections can cause mild discomfort and pain, but there are ways to reduce or eliminate these unpleasant sensations. A topical cream is usually applied to the lips before the injection to numb the injection sites and reduce any discomfort. Ice can also help vasoconstrict the lips and prevent excessive swelling. Smaller needles create less trauma and pain to the lip so we utilize the smallest most effective needles available. Dr. Rokhsar is also very experienced in administering nerve blocks to make your lip filler injections one hundred percent painless.
Overall, the level of pain and discomfort experienced during lip injections can vary from person to person, but there are ways to minimize it. It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced dermatologist and discuss any concerns or questions you may have before undergoing the procedure.
If you are considering getting lip injections, it’s important to prepare yourself properly to ensure a safe and successful procedure. Here are some tips to help you prepare:
It’s important to remember that lip injections are not a one-size-fits-all procedure. The best way to prepare for your lip injection appointment is to consult with a board certified dermatologist and follow their personalized recommendations. By taking the necessary precautions and following aftercare instructions, you can achieve beautiful, natural-looking lip filler results.
It takes approximately 2-4 weeks for lip fillers to settle. During the first 24 hours after treatment, it is recommended to avoid applying pressure or massaging the lips. Within the first few days, the lips may still be swollen, sensitive, and bruised, and may feel bumpy as the swelling subsides and the fillers settle into the lips. Patients can expect to see an immediate improvement after the treatment, but the final results will not be visible until two to three weeks after the procedure, when the fillers have fully settled into the skin. The duration of the lip filler effect can vary, with most lasting up to 6 months to one year, depending on the type of filler used and the patient’s care routine. It is recommended to avoid using lip balm or gloss for at least 24 hours after treatment to avoid putting too much pressure on the fresh filler. Applying ice to the lips afterward can help ease swelling, itching, and bruising.
Swelling is a common side effect of lip injections. However, there are several ways to reduce swelling in lips after lip injections.
Firstly, icing your lips right before the injection can help reduce bruising and swelling. Applying ice to your lips afterward using an ice pack or an ice cube covered in a thin cloth can also help ease swelling, itching, and bruising.
Arnica creams, gels and pills can be helpful before and after injection to control swelling. It is also recommended to avoid exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure to reduce swelling.
Finally, staying hydrated is crucial after lip injections. Drinking water can help minimize swelling.
Getting rid of bruising fast after lip injections can be challenging, but there are a few things that you can do to speed up the healing process. Here are some tips that you can follow:
It may take up to a week for the bruising to go away completely. However, these tips may help speed up the healing process and reduce the severity of the bruising. If you have any concerns about your bruising or lip injections, it is best to consult with your doctor or injector.
Lip filler lumps can be common after getting lip fillers, but they can be easily massaged out. Here are some steps on how to massage lip filler lumps:
After getting lip fillers, there may be some swelling and bruising, so it is recommended to wait until these have subsided before massaging the lips. Dr Rokhsar recommends waiting for a full two weeks for your fillers to settle. Additionally, it is advised to massage the lips gently to avoid damaging the filler or causing more lumps.
Juvederm is a type of dermal filler commonly used for lip augmentation. The duration of the results of Juvederm lip filler can vary depending on the formula used, the amount of filler injected, the individual’s metabolism, and the area treated. As a general rule, filler endures longest in areas with thinner skin, areas with little vascularity or blood flow, and areas with not much movement.
Most Juvederm lip fillers can last from six months to a year. However, some formulas can last up to 18 months, such as Vollure XC. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can last a year or more.
It typically takes about two weeks for the filler to settle in and achieve the final, desired look. You can see immediate results with Juvederm, and it takes about two weeks to see the complete results. Results may vary for each person based on genetics, metabolism and other factors.
In conclusion, Juvederm lip fillers can last from six months to a year or more, depending on the formula used and other individual factors. To maintain the results, it is necessary to repeat the treatment periodically. If you are considering Juvederm lip filler, it is best to consult with a qualified injector to determine the best formula and treatment plan for your desired results.
The longevity of lip fillers can vary depending on various factors. Here are some tips on how to make lip fillers last longer:
The best lip fillers are those that create a natural, voluminous look, are low risk, and provide consistently satisfactory results. The most popular type of filler that fits this description is hyaluronic acid lip fillers, which contain a sugar called hyaluronic acid that is naturally present in the skin and draws water to the surface of the lips and skin, creating a desired plumping effect. Among hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvéderm is one type of filler that effectively adds volume to the lips and plumps the mouth area to treat smile lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm has a smoother gel consistency that is malleable, producing natural-looking results. Other hyaluronic acid fillers mentioned include Restylane and collagen fillers. Another filler commonly used by Dr. Rokhsar is Restylane. Restylane has been around for 20 years as an FDA approved filler in the United States. Restylane gives very natural subtle results when injected into the lip.
The best lip fillers are those that are administered by experienced and qualified board certified dermatologists who are trained in the proper techniques to avoid complications and side effects. In addition, keeping the lips well-moisturized with lip creams can help avoid splits and cracks.
It is important to keep in mind that the best lip filler for an individual may depend on their personal preferences and goals. Before undergoing any lip filler treatment, it is recommended to consult with a board certified dermatologist to determine the best approach for achieving the desired results. Dr. Rokhsar uses many fillers in the lips including Restylane, Jevederm, Vollure, Voluma, and RH fillers.
The cost of lip fillers can vary depending on several factors such as the type of filler used, the amount of filler injected, the provider’s experience, and the location of the practice. It is important to discuss the costs and expected results with a qualified and experienced board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon before undergoing any cosmetic procedures.
Most patients can receive further lip injections 3-6 months after their initial treatment. However, the exact timing may vary depending on the individual’s healing process and the amount of filler used in the initial treatment. It is also recommended to wait at least 2 weeks for swelling to subside before receiving additional injections. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours after receiving lip fillers and to drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of excessive swelling. It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising after lip injections, which should subside within the first 2 weeks.
After getting lip injections, it is important to take proper care of your lips to ensure a smooth recovery process and achieve the desired results. Here are some things you should avoid doing after getting lip injections:
After getting lip injections, you may experience short-term side effects such as swelling, bruising, pain or tenderness, numbness, itching, and lumpiness. Putting an ice pack gently on your lips should ease most side effects, and some will go away within hours while others may take up to a week to fully subside. If you experience any unusual symptoms or have concerns about your recovery process, it is best to consult with your dermatologist.
The cost to dissolve lip filler can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the type of filler used, the amount of filler injected, and the location of the clinic. The final cost ultimately depends on how much hyaluronidase or vitrase is needed to dissolve your particular filler. For instance it takes more units of vitrase or hyaluronidase to dissolve Juvederm or Voluma than Restylane.
It is important to consult with a qualified doctor for an evaluation of the specific situation and to determine the cost of dissolving lip fillers. There can be variations in how much hyaluronidase needs to be injected and how many sessions are required. It is also not recommended to attempt to dissolve lip fillers at home, as lip fillers are an injectable treatment that should only be administered in a doctor’s setting.
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