in Santa Monica, CA
Celebrities have used injectables on their lips and faces for years to gently perfect their look while reversing the signs of aging, all without their fans realizing that they’re using enhancements.
Lip fillers refer to injections applied to the lips increasing their volume and fullness, or plumping the lips. The treatment uses a water-based injection substance that is soft, safe, and natural looking, and can be done with a range of injectable fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, and Volbella.
When you come to Modern Aesthetica for your consultation, Dr. Daniel Moghadam will discuss with you the range of products that you can use for lip injections, explaining how each of them may work differently. He will also help you select the right product for your needs.
How is the Procedure Done?
Dr. Daniel Moghadam injects hyaluronic acid fillers in your lips in a simple procedure that lasts only 15 to 20 minutes. These lip fillers are very popular because they have a similar look and feel to that of your own lips. Moreover, hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body, and has unique properties that allow it to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
The procedure is often described as injecting tiny water balloon in your lips to plump and define them. Their ability to hold water is what gives your lips the “full” effect - volume and structure. The resulting effect lasts about 4 to 9 months, depending on your rate of metabolism. The injections last longer for patients with a slow metabolism, usually over 12 months.
Benefits of Lip Fillers
Lip fillers have a high satisfaction rate, especially since you can show the doctor a few photos of the desired outcome during your consultation. Other benefits include:
- Natural looking and virtually undetectable
- Natural feel when talking, eating, or kissing
- Immediate results for instant gratification
- Long lasting effects with touch up injections in 3 to 12 months depending on the desired fullness
- Minimal downtime - though you should avoid drinking on the night of the injection
- Any side effects like swelling or bruising last only 3 to 6 days max
Who Needs a Lip Injection?
Findings from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggest that lip procedures are one of the most popular facial procedures in the US, after dermabrasion. Considering that our faces naturally lose hyaluronic acid with age, lip fillers provide a great solution for providing fullness or structure in facial features that need correcting, balance, or enhancing, helping to reverse the signs of aging.
Anyone can benefit from lip fillers. But if you have cold sores or some other kind of breakouts, you should discuss with Dr. Moghadam about the best time to come in for treatment.
“I’ve felt so good in my own skin ever since I started seeing Dr. Moghadam. His programs are life changing. You have to try it so you could see for yourself! All it took for me was a phone call.”
- Leslie Fuentes, Sherman Oaks
“I have been seeing Dr. Moghadam for about 2 years now and he has made a HUGE difference in my life. He will push your body to a high level & you will appreciate it.”
- Mary B. in Santa Monica