Ahmet R. Karaca, MD

Ahmet R. Karaca, MD

Lip Injections

Full, voluptuous lips are coveted by many and seen as an incredibly desirable aesthetic to have. Some people even become self-conscious about having thinner lips. If you feel this way, adding volume to your lips is easily achievable with lip augmentation. 

What Is Lip Augmentation?

Dermal fillers can add fullness, balance and volume to your lips. This creates a softer, sexier look to your appearance. No preparation is needed for injections, and no anesthesia is required. To maximize comfort, numbing creams and nerve blockers can be administered. Please be advised that those options should be requested when booking your appointment to allow for the additional time required to administer the pre-treatment. Ultra-fine needles are used to inject fillers that beautifully enhance your lips and create long-lasting results.

How Are Lip Injections Done?

Lip injections are very simple treatments. A small amount of filler (i.e. Juvederm®Belotero® or fat) is injected using a very fine needle, directly into your lip. Choice of filler depends on your existing lips and the results you are trying to achieve. Dr. Karaca can counsel you about your selection in your consultation appointment and help you to develop a precise plan to achieve the best results. The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes, making it a quick “lunchtime” appointment! Minimal recovery is needed, which means you can be on your way and resume normal activity as soon as you walk out the door.

Your Lip Filler Options

The biggest differences between the numerous lip filling options are: how long the effects last and how the filler feels. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers can help to smooth and improve hydration of the lips. Other fillers are more effective at adding volume, correcting asymmetry and contouring the lips. Dr. Karaca only uses the latest brands of these fillers and will recommend the best option (Juvederm®, Belotero® or fat) that will help you to achieve your specific look. Each of these options has a unique consistency, durability and cost, but they are all safe and contain hyaluronic acid (not derived from animals). It’s quick and easy to achieve the sumptuous lips you’ve always wanted. Schedule your appointment today.

Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid-based Fillers

There are many benefits to hyaluronic acid-based fillers:

  • Improves the shape and appearance of your lips
  • Procedure takes less than 20 minutes with no recovery time needed
  • Instant results that are soft and natural
  • Proven safe and effective
  • Effects are temporary (reversible/biodegradable) and, therefore, can be easily reversed


Benefits of Lip Injections

Lip fillers safely and naturally enhance the overall shape of your lips. From volume to contour and definition, create the lip look you’ve always wanted and gain the confidence of a great smile. You can also fight the signs of aging that are common to the lips, including smoothing texture, creases, lines, and wrinkles. There are many benefits to lip injections:

  1. Enhance contouring of the lips
  2. Lift edges to restore youthful appearance
  3. Strengthen the appearance of the philtrum column (Cupid’s Bow)
  4. Reduce marionette lines and improve the area under the mouth to better support the lip and improve the profile of the lower face.

How Long Does The Enhancement Last From Lip Injections?

Hyaluronic acid fillers in the lip typically last six to nine months but the exact time varies from patient to patient based on their unique body chemistry and the exact placement and type of treatment received. Maintenance injections are needed every six months for best results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my lip injections last?

Most lip injections last 6 – 9 months, but the exact time varies from patient to patient.

How long does the procedure take?

A lip injection procedures takes less than 20 minutes to perform.

Is there any downtime following a lip injection treatment?

No. You may return to regular activities immediately.

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