Lip Injections: Frequently Asked Questions
Lip injections may sound like a complicated cosmetic procedure. Rest assured, getting a lip injection is entirely safe and the results are outstanding! Read Emerge Tulsa’s FAQs about this service to find out more.
Are lip injections safe?
Yes, lip injections are completely safe. The FDA has approved more than 30 types of dermal fillers (the substances injected into your lips) considered safe for this type of enhancement.
Is there any pain associated with lip injections?
Yes, there is pain associated with lip injections, but it’s usually minor. Our staff numbs the area first, either with a topical anesthetic or a dental nerve block like novocaine.
After we inject the filler, you may feel a dull throbbing. We may ice down your lips for a few minutes to reduce any swelling at the injection site. Pain should stay minor and manageable with over-the-counter painkillers or antihistamines after the procedure is complete.
What’s in those syringes?
The main ingredient of dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. It helps increase volume while improving the shape and structure of your lips. We also use collagen injections, but hyaluronic acid achieves better results.
Are there side effects to lip injections?
Yes, there are side effects to this procedure. The main side effect of lip injections is beautiful lips!
Minor side effects include:
- Pain and swelling, which usually lasts for 24 hours
- Bleeding from the lip injection sites
These minor side effects normally go away after a few days.
More serious side effects of lip injections may include:
- Severe bruising that lasts up to 10 days
- Scarring or stiffening of the lips
- Allergic reaction
- Lip asymmetry
- Lumps and irregularities on the lips
Please note that these serious side effects are rare compared to the minor ones.
How many lip injections will I need?
The number of lip injections you need depends on the effects you’re trying to achieve. The results you see from a single injection are instantaneous, but we don’t want to overwhelm your lips by trying to achieve the full effects in one session. We may need a few weeks of lip injections to achieve your desired results.
What kinds of lip injections do you do at Emerge Medical & Well Spa?
We utilize a dozen different types of lip injections at Emerge Tulsa. Choose from Botox, Juvederm, Kybella, ArqueDerma, and more. Contact Emerge Medical & Well Spa or call (918) 392-8606 for more details.
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