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What are lip fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable gels that add volume to the upper and lower lips and treat vertical lip lines. These injectables are made from synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the body. HA lip fillers are soft, flexible, and feel natural. The injections take only minutes to complete. One benefit of HA lip fillers is that the enhancement is reversible if you don’t like the outcome, but this is rarely requested. When the filler is injected with precision in the right quantities, the result looks natural, feels soft, and can create a dramatic or subtle facial enhancement.

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How do lip fillers work?

Lip fillers add volume within the lip structure with HA gel injectable. The gel easily integrates into the lip structure, creating a soft, supple increase in volume. The lips will look and feel natural but enhanced in size and definition.

What is the best lip filler?

Dr. Courtney may recommend one of several advanced lip fillers based on the individual patient's desire. The types of lip fillers available at his state-of-the-art aesthetic clinic include:

Restylane lip fillers

The Restylane line of lip fillers is among the most popular. Several formulas are available, including:

  • Restylane Kysse: This lip filler enhances lip texture, color, and volume. It was designed with Restylane’s proprietary XpresHAn technology for ultimate flexibility and natural-looking volume.
  • Restylane Silk: This ultra-fine gel can be ideal for smoothing vertical lip lines without excessive volume and adding plumpness and definition to the lips. 

Juvéderm lip fillers

Juvéderm lip filler formulas were created to achieve subtle or more dramatic changes to the lips:

  • Juvéderm Volbella XC: This award-winning injectable can plump the lips and treat lip lines. A delicate, crystal-clear HA gel contains lidocaine to make the injection experience more comfortable. It is injected with a super-fine needle to create a soft, natural-looking enhancement.
  • Juvéderm Ultra XC: This injectable is FDA-approved for lip augmentation and to treat perioral lines (lipstick lines). It is a soft gel fortified with lidocaine to help enhance your lips more comfortably. This injectable can be ideal for enhancing the Cupid’s bow, correcting lip asymmetry, or adding soft volume to upper or lower lips.

What can lip fillers treat?

Lip filler can treat various lip appearance issues, including:

  • Thin upper lip
  • Thin lower lip
  • Lack of lip definition at mouth border
  • Aging lips
  • Lip lines
  • Undefined Cupid’s bow

What are the benefits of lip fillers?

Lip fillers have many benefits, including:

  • Soft
  • Pliable
  • Fast treatment
  • Reversible
  • Look and feel natural
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What is a lip filler treatment like to experience?

Under Dr. Courtney, a board-certified plastic surgeon, every lip filler treatment is performed with ultimate care and precision. You will be resting comfortably on a treatment chair during the treatment. The first step involves speaking with you about what you want to achieve so that the treatment achieves your aesthetic goal. We will numb your lips with an anesthetic cream, which takes a few minutes to work. Once the lips are numb, several injections are performed, based on your wishes, which may be ten or more individual injections performed in the upper and lower lip, and to smooth lip lines. The procedure takes less than an hour, and you can return to your regular activities.

What is the recovery time after lip fillers?

The recovery time may involve swelling, bruising, and minor pain, which you can resolve with over-the-counter medication. The swelling typically fades within a few days, but you should not experience any significant side effects. Your fuller, sexier-looking lips will last about six months before you need another lip injection to maintain the look.

Who is a candidate for lip injections?

Lip injections are among the most popular cosmetic treatments, significantly enhancing your look. Good candidates for lip injections include people with any of the following issues affecting the appearance of the lips:

  • In good general health
  • Non-smoker
  • Not allergic to any ingredient in the formula
  • Not currently suffering any oral infection
  • At least 21 years of age

Why Choose Dr. Courtney For Lip Fillers In Houston, Tx?

The beauty of lip injections will reflect your injector's artistry, experience, and knowledge. The ideal result will appear natural. We can only achieve a fresh, natural look with advanced injection techniques and a complete understanding of how each lip filler works. Dr. Courtney’s philosophy of care is “Be Beautiful. Be You.” 

Dr. Courtney has a reputation for excellence due to achieving exceptional outcomes, whether surgical or non-surgical. You can expect your journey to a fresh, lovely pout to be comfortable, personalized, and performed with advanced techniques. You are unique in every way, and every lip filler treatment is customized specifically for the individual. It all starts with a conversation and listening to your goal. 

Dr. Courtney is a talented board-certified plastic surgeon who has a passion for the art of physical enhancement. He oversees all aesthetic procedures, supported by a caring team of medical professionals. A certified nurse injector performs lip filler injections with an eye for balance and beauty committed to ensuring her patients are thrilled with the results.

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