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What is Lip Augmentation?

Using an innovative blunt-tipped cannula technique, our nurses are able to perfect your lips without overfilling them. The result is a luxurious, plump, and youthful smile with just the right degree of pout. With Dr. Leong’s trusted guidance, you can rest assured you are among the safest and most professional hands for your lip augmentation. 

Full, sensual lips are a hallmark of femininity and youth—yet many of us begin to lose these attributes with age, gravity, and exposure to environmental toxins. With time, lips lose their plump volume, the corners of the mouth begin to sag, and the upper lip begins to deflate. Smoker’s lines may also appear, causing lipstick to thread out.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Fillers?

Most patients are looking for an even, beautiful smile that complements their other facial features and bone structure. Lip augmentation doesn’t have to mean the large, overfilled lips commonly found at franchise medspas. On the contrary, less is often more when it comes to your lip fillers in Pittsburgh, PA. You are a good candidate for lip enhancement if:

  • Your lips are too thin
  • Your lips are disproportionate to your other facial features
  • You are realistic in what you hope to achieve with your treatment
  • You desire a fuller, more feminine smile
  • Your lips are uneven or asymmetrical
  • You suffer from lip lines

What Can Lip Fillers Improve?

The primary improvement offered by lip fillers is fuller, more voluptuous lips. Lip fillers can add natural-looking volume to the lips, which gives them a plumper and more shapely appearance. These injectable treatments are a very popular choice for people who are born with thinner lips and feel self-conscious about them.

Lip fillers can also improve the texture and smoothness of the lips. When the lips become plumper and more filled out, it often eliminates many of the little unsightly lines that can make your lips appear wrinkled. Additionally, lip fillers can be used to help improve the symmetry lips that are uneven or disproportionate.

Before & After Lip Fillers in Pittsburgh

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Benefits of Lip Augmentation at Sistine Aesthetics in Pittsburgh

  • Restoration of lustrous, firm lips
  • Reduction in vertical lip lines
  • A more youthful, inviting appearance
  • No risk of allergic reaction
  • Safe, effective, and non-surgical
  • Long-lasting outcome up to several months
  • No discomfort or downtime Improved self-image

What Is a Lip Flip Procedure?

A lip flip is a non-surgical procedure that is designed to make one’s lips appear fuller and more youthful. The practitioner injects botulinum toxin (BOTOX) into the corners of the mouth and edges of the lips in order to improve the aesthetic of the area. 

The botulinum toxin works by relaxing the muscles around the upper lip, causing the lip to “flip” upward slightly (a process known as eversion) and look larger than it naturally is.

BOTOX is the most popular and well-known botulinum toxin brand. While ‘BOTOX’ has become a household term, there are other products out there that perform the same function, such as Dysport and Daxxify. During the private consultation, patients will have the opportunity to learn more about these products and their benefits. 

While a lip flip procedure can’t halt the aging process or change the natural structure of one’s lips, it can make the lips appear fuller without adding excess volume. Patients walk away with a newfound self-confidence.

What Should I Expect After My Lip Filler Treatment?

With injectables and fillers, there is virtually no downtime, thanks to Dr. Leong’s meticulously conservative approach. Some minor redness or swelling is natural but should resolve in less than 24 hours. Results tend to last for several months. There is no scarring whatsoever.

What Kinds of Injectable Lip Treatments Do We Offer?

At Sistine Aesthetics, we offer several different types of injectable lip treatments:

  • Botox:

    Botox is perhaps the most well-known injectable cosmetic treatment available. This popular treatment can be used to reduce signs of aging skin in various areas of the face, and oftentimes, it’s used to create poutier, fuller lips. Botox can also be used to treat the vertical wrinkles known as lip lines.

  • Dysport:

    Dysport is a very similar treatment to Botox, but the formula is slightly different. Both treatments use the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A and are commonly used to reduce facial wrinkles. Like Botox, Dysport can be effective for adding natural-looking volume to the lips and improving their shape.

  • Restylane Kysse:

    Restylane Kysse is an injectable treatment used specifically to enhance and volumize the lips. With the use of proprietary XpresHAn technology, Restylane Kysse can treat thinning lips, smoker’s lines, poor lip texture, pale lip color, and lips that have lost volume due to aging.

  • Belotero Balance:

    Belotero Balance is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that’s used to increase facial volume, reduce signs of aging skin, and increase the fullness of thinning lips.

Lip Fillers FAQ

Is a lip flip more effective than lip fillers?

Both lip flip procedures and lip fillers can improve the look of the lips. The difference lies in the extent of the results. For example, lip fillers achieve a more pronounced change in volume, while a lip flip is a more subtle enhancement. It ultimately depends on the desired outcome of the patient.

Can your lips get bigger with age?

As we get older, our lips tend to lose volume. This means that the lips will get thinner over time. Thankfully, lip flip procedures can help keep the lips looking plump without leaving any obvious signs of having had work done.

How long should lip fillers last?

Our lip fillers in Pittsburgh typically last anywhere from 12 to 18 months. This time span will vary depending on the age of the patient, as younger patients’ bodies typically metabolize the fillers faster than older patients.

What are the cons of lip fillers?

Some of the negative effects of lip fillers include swelling, bruising, lip asymmetry, lumps, infections, and scarring.

What is more permanent than lip filler?

A more permanent alternative to lip lift procedures and lip fillers is lip implants. Like breast implants, they are fitted in place and stay there permanently.

Why Choose Sistine Aesthetics
for Lip Fillers?

The atmosphere at Sistine Aesthetics is fun and inviting, but that doesn’t mean we don’t adhere to the highest standards in the industry for safety, cleanliness, and authenticity. Unlike at corporately owned franchise medspas, at Sistine you receive sessions that are 100% focused on you and your needs. There is no “one treatment fits all” when it comes to quality skincare. Dr. Leong, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, personally oversees every treatment, fine-tuning it to suit your individual skin type, texture, and tone. The result is glowing, radiant skin that will absolutely uplift you and transform your quality of life.

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