Juvederm Volbella® in San Antonio and Boerne, TXIf you’ve been on social media over the past several years, you’ve probably seen lip injections go viral. Dr. Elizabeth McRae has been tagged as Dr. Liz for Lips with her excellent results with virtually no swelling or bruising. This minimally invasive cosmetic treatment has taken the world by storm with its ability to give patients the full, sultry lips they desire. While lip injections seem like a quick and easy way to get your desired look, it’s important to know that the filler you get and technique used is right for you. Let’s go over everything you need to know about lip injections.

Dermal Filler Lip Injections

When we hear the term “lip injections,” we typically think of using dermal fillers to enhance the overall size and shape of the lips. Made popular by Kylie Jenner back in 2015, lip enhancement using dermal fillers is a great way to add symmetry to your lips or simply add volume to achieve your desired look. There are many dermal fillers that are created specifically to enhance the lips, including

These dermal fillers specially formulated to be thick and sturdy enough to add volume to the lips while still being thin and flexible enough to maintain a natural look and feel. Patients who receive lip injections with dermal fillers are able to see their desired results immediately and only need touch-up treatments every nine to 12 months to maintain their ultimate look.

The Botox® Lip Flip

The Botox® Lip Flip has thrown lip injections for a loop. Used more often for patients who are unhappy with their top lip flipping up when they smile, the Botox® lip flip temporarily relaxes the muscles controlling the upper lip to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile. Patients who are happy with the resting appearance of their lips often turn to the lip flip to maintain their lips’ volume and fullness regardless of their smile. This minimally invasive cosmetic treatment typically lasts about four to six months at a time, so we recommend our patients come in for regular treatments two to three times a year to maintain their desired look.

Which Lip Enhancement is Right for Me?

The right type of lip enhancement for you will ultimately depend on what you’re looking to achieve. If you’re looking to enhance the overall size and shape of the lips because you feel your lips are naturally too thin, lip injections using dermal fillers may be right for you. If you’re satisfied with the appearance of your lips until you smile, a Botox® lip flip may be right for you. The best way to find out which lip enhancement treatment will help you achieve your perfect put is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. McRae and her staff. They’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

IF you have any questions about lip enhancement and lip injections, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. McRae today.