Fuller. More youthful. More symmetrical. Key goals for patients who want to rejuvenate their lips with attractive, natural-looking lip volume, comfortably and safely. With the collection of fillers we offer at Skin Care by Alyce, these goals are easily within reach.
Lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in your body that keeps your skin healthy and maintains youthful volume. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid in the fillers, the lips gain natural-feeling fullness.
A treatment with lip fillers is not only safe, it is also highly customizable. Alyce draws on her years of experience to give patients just the right amount of lip volume for them. Every patients’ lip shape is customized based on their goals for their appearance. Lip augmentation, when performed properly, can compliment patients’ features and take years off their face.
Bigger isn’t always better. An overfilled look can be detectable right away. Lip fillers, when properly administered, will add soft, youthful volume back to patient’s lips and achieve the lip contour and facial balance they desire.
What are Fillers?
A dermal filler is a comfortable injection that restores a subtle and artfully balanced amount of volume to the skin or lips. The main ingredient in Juvederm and Restylane’s lip fillers, hyaluronic acid, is a vital component already found in healthy skin.
Hyaluronic acid keeps the elastin and collagen in our skin strong and nourished. As we age, our body produces less hyaluronic acid, as well as less collagen. This can lead to loss of volume in our facial features, the lips included. Without the support of the collagen and HA, our faces can take on a more gaunt, fatigued appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles form.
Juvederm and Restylane restore valuable hyaluronic acid to the skin and lips, countering this loss of volume to achieve a more full, youthful facial appearance.
Lip fillers are an excellent way to reverse signs of facial aging, as well as draw attention to the patient’s eyes and other flattering features.
Unfortunately, we all can probably think of a friend or celebrity who had a little bit too much volume added to their lips. The end result often looks unnatural and stands out compared to the patient’s features. The movement of the mouth may even be slightly impaired. In addition to achieving her patient’s aesthetic goals, Alyce takes care to achieve lip volumization and contouring that is balanced and complimentary with the rest of the patient’s face.
Administered with Alyce’s artful hand, lip filler treatments look and feel natural! The recovery and procedure are comfortable. Patients can share their rejuvenated appearance within a week or less following their injection.
Dermal Fillers for Lips
Artful, attractive lip augmentation. Alyce tailors every lip filler treatment to her patient’s individual aesthetic preference. Together, you will decide if a Juvederm or Restylane lip filler is best for you. Your customized lip filler treatment plan will depend on the shape and size of your lips, as well as the amount of filler that will be required to achieve your desired results. No matter what lip filler you choose, your lip contouring will fit harmoniously with your other features.
These fillers are each an excellent way to add soft, attractive volume to the lips:
Juvederm Ultra XC
Subtle, healthy-looking lip volume and rejuvenation. Juvederm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid injectable which also contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that will keep patients comfortable during their injection. This filler is a great way to add natural-looking volume and contour the shape of the lips. Juvederm Ultra XC is also formulated to fill in the delicate fine lines that commonly form around the mouth and lips. Your fuller lips will look and feel great. Results can last for up to 12 months. Longevity of results will depend on patient’s body chemistry and the amount of filler used.
Juvederm Volbella XC
Juvederm Volbella XC is designed to volumize as well as contour the mouth into a more even, flattering appearance. This filler has a smooth, gel-like consistency. In addition to natural-feeling lip augmentation, Volbella XC is also formulated to fill in the the fine lines that can form around the lips with age. Results last for up to one year, depending on how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the filler.
Restylane Silk improves both lip shape and volume. In order to guarantee patient comfort, Restylane Silk contains a small amount of lidocaine. Restylane Silk adds youthful fullness to the lips and virtually erases any fine, vertical lines that have formed along the upper lip. Lips feel soft and appear in harmony with the patient’s facial features. The volumization achieved with Restylane Silk lasts for 6 to 9 months, depending on the patient.
Patients can speak with Alyce about extending the longevity of their fillers.
Patients must be over the age of 21 to be eligible for lip fillers.
A Comfortable Experience
Skin Care by Alyce is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Alyce administers her injectables with a careful eye and a gentle hand. We are happy to apply a topical anesthetic in order to guarantee you have the most comfortable treatment possible. Thanks to the small amount of lidocaine in our lip fillers, patients feel next to no pain when they receive their filler.
Patients can return immediately to their usual schedule. There may be some mild bruising, swelling, or discomfort for the first few days after their injection. Bruising can be concealed with makeup. Some patients may prefer to take one to two days off work until these conditions subside.
Bruising and swelling may last for a week for some patients, but intermittent ice pack application will help soothe these conditions. We advise our patients to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen, during their recovery.
We will discuss approved methods of relieving any discomfort during your consultation.
The Right Lip Augmentation for You
Alyce has decades of medical skincare experience. Every lip filler treatment is tailored to her patient’s goals for their appearance, as well as what is best for the proportions of their facial features. Your individualized lip filler treatment will restore symmetry to the face and draw better attention to your eyes.
Patients are always encouraged to ask any questions that they may have.
Candidates are invited to schedule a consultation with Alyce so that she can assess your lips, discuss your goals, and get a sense of your health overall. We want, above all else, for you to feel relaxed, confident, and well-informed. Once Alyce has discussed your options with you, she will recommend the type of lip filler she feels will achieve your best results.
Lip Filler Safety
Restylane and Juvederm are two of our most popular volumizing, revitalizing fillers, thanks to their consistently safe, impressive results. Both Restylane and Juvederm are FDA-approved. The hyaluronic acid-based serums are non-toxic and well-accepted by the body. The filler will stay in place until metabolized, usually after 9 to 12 months depending on the chosen filler.
Allergic reactions to Restylane and Juvederm are extremely rare.
We tell our patients to call us immediately if they break out in hives or a rash, or have difficulty breathing. Patients who have an allergy to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine should not receive a dermal filler and should speak to Alyce about their lip and skin rejuvenation options.
Long-Lasting Volume & Rejuvenation
Improve volume in the upper and lower lips. Define your cupid’s bow. Add attractive projection to the upper lip. Achieve overall facial symmetry. Take years off your appearance. Erase the fine lines that may have formed above or around the mouth. Across the board, our patients with lip fillers love the way they look.
An injection of a lip filler is highly customizable. We tailor every procedure to the unique needs and face of the individual patient. Every lip filler is administered with an artistic eye and attention to fine detail. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid, the lips not only look natural, they also retain a natural-feeling softness. The results we deliver at Skin Care by Alyce are flattering and most appropriate for the individual patient.
If patients would like to maintain their results long-term, they can schedule conveniently-placed touch-up appointments. Our lip fillers will add volume in the lips for up to a a year, but some patients’ bodies may metabolize the filler more quickly. A follow-up with Alyce is recommended.
Feel more confident and rejuvenated. If you would like to learn more about what a lip filler can do for your cosmetic and anti-aging goals, call Skin Care by Alyce to schedule your private consultation.