Setting Straight Misconceptions on Dermal Fillers for the Lips
Dermal fillers are useful for several specific areas of the face, and one of the most popular when it comes to their use is on the lips. A treatment like Botox, for instance, can be used to pout bottom lips, limit wrinkles on upper lips and several other related purposes.
At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to offer both Botox services and several other dermal filler options, including Juvederm products as well. If you’re looking for changes to your lips, in particular, Dr. Jepson will work with you to determine the proper treatment given your needs. He’ll also help you move past any of the silly misconceptions you may have heard about dermal fillers and your lips, misinformation created mostly through television and not based on actual fact. Here are a few of the top myths regarding dermal fillers and the lips, plus the correct information for you to understand.
Myth #1: Pain Level
Perhaps the most common myth surrounding dermal fillers, in general, is their pain level during the procedure. Many people think they’re going to be in extreme pain during this process, plus in the days and weeks afterward.
Simply put, this is not the case whatsoever. Before any dermal filler lip treatment, we’ll apply a topical numbing ointment to the lips that will make the procedure painless and simple. We won’t get started until you are feeling numb. While you will feel some discomfort and pressure from the injections, it is tolerable. There should be no lingering pain or discomfort during the recovery period, either. You will be swollen for a few days however and bruising may occur as well.
Myth #2: “Duck Lips”
While “duck lips” had a run of popularity in photos for many years, one many person continue to promote, no one wants this to be their permanent appearance – and this is not what will happen after a dermal filler treatment on your lips, regardless of what you may have heard. Dr. Jepson is highly trained on injection placement, which plays a primary role in the final appearance of your lips following treatment. He’ll ensure your lips are plump to your desired level, but will never let them get to such a comically exaggerated point.
Myth #3: No Subtlety
Another common concern for those considering these treatments is whether others will be able to tell they’ve had lip enhancements. But a capable practitioner like Dr. Jepson is able to achieve subtlety with these treatments, the sort that won’t even be noticed by casual observers. If it turns out you want a bit more definition of the treatment later on, you can always come back for additional treatments as well.
For more proper information on dermal fillers for the lips, or to learn about any of our med spa services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.