What should you know before lip injections? Our Portland-based team knows patients are curious about what to expect from these treatments—and how to achieve their optimal results.

Lip injections have become an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment in recent years, thanks in part to the rise of social media and the influence of celebrities. But before you decide to book an appointment, it’s important to understand what you’re getting into.

Here are some important facts you should know before lip injections.

There Are Different Types of Lip Injections

When people refer to “lip injections,” they’re usually talking about dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid. However, there are other types of lip injections, including several types of fillers available for the lips, as well as neuromodulators to soften “lipstick lines” around the mouth. There are different brands and types of fillers that vary in their texture, density, and longevity. It’s important to understand the differences between these treatments and which one is best suited for your individual needs.

You Should Talk to Us About Your Goals

Before the treatment, you’ll have a consultation with us to discuss your goals and expectations. This will help us determine the best course of action for achieving your desired results. Lip fillers are versatile and can have many benefits that go beyond plumping the lips, such as improving definition and enhancing the Cupid’s bow.

Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers Are the Most Common Type

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to keep skin plump and hydrated. Fillers that contain this ingredient are safe, effective, and provide natural-looking results.

Consider Your Facial Proportions

Your lips should be in proportion with the rest of your facial features, so it’s important to consider your facial proportions when deciding how much filler to use. We can help you determine the appropriate amount of filler for your unique features.

Avoid Taking Certain Vitamins and Supplements

You will need to avoid taking aspirin or other supplements or medications that thin the blood for around one week prior to your appointment, because they increase the risk of post-injection bruising. This is, of course, only advised if it is medically safe to do so.

What else should you know before lip injections? Our Portland-based team at the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery will explain more about how fillers can enhance the appearance of your lips. Call us at 503-646-0101 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.

Kathleen Waldorf