If your lips need a refresh in time for Valentine’s Day, we at Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics have everything you need to achieve luscious, supple lips with little downtime. Whether you’re planning on spending time with your sweetheart or hosting a Galentine’s gathering, plump lips make a gorgeous addition to your aesthetic treatment regimen.
Let’s take a look at some lip tips for Valentine’s Day and beyond:
This dermal filler is designed specifically for the lips. Not only can Kysse help plump your lips, it also smooths upper lip lines and enhances the color and texture of your lips for up to a year following treatment. As the first lip filler that uses XpresHAn Technology™, it allows the hyaluronic acid (HA) to blend and mold with the tissue due to its enhanced flexibility. With very little restriction of movement, the results feel much more comfortable and much less constraining. Rest assured, your ability to speak, smile and even kiss will not be compromised by this lip filler. Compared to other Restylane products, Restylane Kysse requires a smaller amount of filler to achieve intense results and even causes less swelling, meaning you can take advantage of your results sooner, and with few side effects. Creating pillowy, softer lips has never been easier!
Achieve a natural-looking fullness in the lips with Juvéderm Volbella! With this filler, we can add definition to the lips without surgery, implants or downtime. Since it’s made of naturally occurring HA, your lips will be left smoother and softer after your treatment. Volbella can add volume to both the upper and lower lips, smooth vertical creases and improve the lips’ contours. During treatment, the HA-based filler is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle to augment and reshape the lips while smoothing lines around the mouth. The formula is thin and silky, which creates a natural-looking fullness to the lips. The best part? This treatment only requires one session to produce results that can last up to a year!
The most important part of lip enhancements is post-care. By protecting your newly treated lips, you can ensure a quick and easy recovery process. Following your treatment session, you may notice swelling and bruising on the lips — this is completely normal! Applying ice can help ease these side effects until they start to dissipate on their own, usually within two or three days. Remember not to apply makeup to your lips for 24 hours following your treatment. Avoid extended time in the sun and intense heat, ideally for two weeks after your treatment session.
After the initial 24 hours, it’s a good idea to use a gentle ointment or lip balm containing SPF. Sun exposure can reduce the intended effects of fillers, and may even worsen skin, slowing down the healing process. At Atagi, we offer medical-grade skin care products from skinbetter science®, Obagi®, Jane Iredale® Mineral Makeup and EltaMD®, many of which carry their own lip care products. For continued lip health after recovery, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup offers products like vitamin-rich lipsticks and lip tints formulated to keep lips soft, smooth and hydrated.