Everything You Need to Know About Lip Fillers in San Diego

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Lip injections with dermal fillers are the hottest trend in cosmetic enhancement procedures in San Diego. Let’s face it, what woman does not want full lips without plastic surgery or lip implants?

Who Are Lip Fillers For?

Are you tired of having a thin upper lip and want to explore lip enhancement for a plump appearance? Want to improve the appearance and smooth out vertical lines around the edges of your mouth. Non-surgical lip augmentation treatment may be the answer for your skin tightening needs as well.
You probably already know that these injections enhance your lips to have more volume. But, you may have the wrong impression of what it is like to have the procedure. Although that is a great look for some women, it is not a “one-size-fits-all” scenario.
As shocking as it may be, the “Kylie” look is not even a runner-up for the most requested results. There are plenty of women with over-done bold lips. However, there also thousands of patients with undetectable enhancement of the lips. While women love the look of Kylie and Angelina Jolie, theirs is a look that doesn’t suit everyone’s face. Rather than replicating the looks of famous women, everyone has unique goals. Most patients who come to us at SD Botox are seeking a mild enhancement for fuller lips. Our team will work with you to achieve the results you seek.

Why Women (and Some Men) Love Fuller Lips

One of the more common reasons women and some men get lip augmentation is to improve their upper lip. Many people have a full bottom lip but thin up top as they age. Our goal is to add enough fullness to balance both lips, creating a natural appearance. Many of our patients report back and tell us they have received many compliments. They receive these compliments even though no one suspected they had a procedure.
Did you know lip injectables can remove the lines and wrinkles around your mouth? If you were a smoker at one time, you might have smoker’s lines. Treating yourself is a great way to help decrease these lines. Many people use “lip plumpers” or augmentation to correct unevenness and add volume back to aging thin lips. The result will provide the desired plump appearance.

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How Will It Feel to Get Lip Injections?

Getting lip injections is a quick procedure and is over before you realize it has even happened.

Numbing Process

You will first receive a local anesthetic and numbing cream. The most significant fear of clients is that the procedure takes place without any numbing or prep. Don’t worry–we offer you numbing cream. After about 10 minutes of applying the cream, your lips will be numb. You can relax and not worry about feeling any pain.


The procedure consists of a mixture of cannula and needle injection procedures. While other methods are available, this process is the safest technique. It minimizes the possibility of bruising. It also offers the highest level of control and accuracy. The entire process of non-invasive lip augmentation takes around 30 minutes. Once we have finished, you may return to your routine, including work.
Talk to anyone who has had a lip filler, and they will likely say it feels a little, well, weird. You may not feel the needle piercing your lip, but you will feel the filler itself going in. You will feel the sensation of the molding and the shaping.
It may feel a little strange when we mold your lips because of the movement as well as the numb feeling. The step is necessary because it is how your lips get their greatest natural shape and finish. Those who’ve had non-surgical lip enhancers will likely tell you the pain involved with the injections is very mild.

Side Effects

With non-surgical options, there is no downtime or adverse side-effects. You will more than likely experience a little swelling for the following few days.
However, this should not interfere with drinking or eating. You may notice your lips appear a bit over-corrected, but, the swelling is only brief. By the end of the first week, you should see the results.

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What Should I Expect After My Lip Enhancement in San Diego?

Well, first you should see visibly fuller lip shortly after your injections. There may be some tiny bumps on or under your lips. However, there is no reason to worry. These usually smooth themselves out entirely in the first couple of weeks. If for some reason they do not, we will remove them.

Lip Filler Aftercare

We understand how difficult it can be to resist touching your new look. However, it is imperative that you not touch them more than necessary for a couple of days after injections, since they need to heal.

Are Lip Injections Permanent?

You will see immediate fullness right after your injection treatment. While there is initial swelling at first, you will see your ideal results in about one week. Many women find the results last from between 6-12 months.

Best Lip Filler in San Diego

Are you looking to improve an asymmetrical look or improve your defined cupid’s bow without surgery? No matter what your desire is,  we can make it happen in our San Diego offices with our variety of augmentation options.
Take the step today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your lip augmentation options.
Our team of minimally invasive skin care experts can help you decide on which is the best option for you to achieve the results you are seeking At SD Botox, our staff will answer any concerns or questions you may have. It is our privilege to help you achieve the look you desire.