Everything You Need to Know About Lip Fillers in Dallas
Everything You Need to Know About Lip Fillers in Dallas
When lip plumpers and overlining just aren’t enough to give you the look you’re after, then lip fillers can help you achieve the perfect pout! With lip injections, you get a safe, beautiful treatment that can last months. So for those days you forgo makeup (which have become more and more right?), you won’t have to say goodbye to fuller lips.
Our skilled injectors at Spa in the City are all about offering excellent client care and exceptional results. No matter what, we’re always here to provide the answers you’re looking for about aesthetic injections. When you book your appointment, we want to make sure you understand everything you need know with our lip filler guide!
What exactly are lip fillers?
People are always talking about lip injections, but many people don’t exactly know what the product is. We promise it’s no secret! Lip fillers, like many other dermal fillers, are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). Sound familiar? If you haven’t heard of HA, go ahead and scavenge your skincare products; you may be surprised to find you have a serum, cream, or even a mask infused with HA.
What’s so special about hyaluronic acid?
We have one word: hydration.
HA doesn’t just come from products and fillers; it’s actually a naturally occurring sugar your body produces. Yep…you have it in you! With its unique ability to retain tons of water, HA helps your skin cells remain plump, full, and firm—key qualities for youthful skin and full lips.
💄Fun fact: Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000x its weight in water!
While some people may be born with thinner lips (nothing wrong with that!) others may have experienced thinning as the years pass. Similarly to collagen and elastin, HA production decreases over time, which can deflate lips, dry out skin, and even make fine lines more prominent. That’s exactly why so many women and YES even men, turn to dermal fillers to fill in wrinkles, restore facial contours, and regain their youthfulness.
Discover anti-aging injections to help rejuvenate your look. →
But let’s get back to lips. Unlike skincare products formulated with HA, lip fillers use a gel form of hyaluronic acid to make the biggest impact. Gel ensures HA molecules stay put, so you don’t have to worry about them spreading to other areas of your face. Once injected, HA gel draws water into the lip tissue, expanding lip cells for a soft, symmetrical, and fuller look.
Hyaluronic acid → collagen production → luscious lips
Still not quite sure about hyaluronic acid? Well, your skin is! HA doesn’t just retain water, it can also help your body boost its collagen production capabilities. And we all know the importance of collagen for anti-aging.
But does collagen really affect my lips?
Yes, collagen production 100% affects your lips! Without enough collagen, your lips lose their natural framework and could become less supple. If you want the best pout possible, then you can’t ignore why collagen really matters.
Let’s go into a little more detail.
Collagen fibers (and elastin, which allows your skin to “bounce back”), lie inside your skin’s dermis, a.k.a. the deeper layers of your tissue. In your lips, collagen fibers protect and maintain their framework so they stay shaped and structured. All of that is great until natural aging gets involved, and there’s one factor that speeds up the process—the sun.
Soaking up warm rays gives the body much needed vitamin D, but you always want to limit sun exposure and wear protection. UVA and UVB rays penetrate the skin with ionizing radiation that damages your lip tissue at the molecular level. You may not notice effects of sun damage in your earlier years, but once you hit your late twenties and thirties, you may find your lips don’t quite look the same. Plus, as more birthdays pass, the lack of collagen leads to volume loss, causing lip lines and thinness to appear more prominent. To slow down these changes, find lip balm that comes with SPF; you protect your skin, why not protect your lips?
Here are just a few things that happen as your lips age:
- Upper lip loses its volume and inverts
- Lower lip becomes thinner and goes inward
- Cupid’s bow become less defined
- Lips lose moisture and become more dry
However, even if you’re in your 20s and 30s, you can still benefit from an extra boost of collagen in your lips to help you look younger for longer.
Key questions to ask before getting lip fillers in Dallas
We can’t emphasize this enough: always do you research. There are a lot of filler injectors in Dallas, but not everyone offers the same results. Getting high-quality lip fillers provided by someone with experience ensures you get the look you’ve always wanted. Plus, whenever you inject something into your face, you should want to know what you’re getting into.
At Spa in the City, we pride ourselves on providing expert advice and information to help our clients feel at ease before they book a lip filler appointment. Based on our experience, here are a few questions you should consider before making your final decision.
Which lip fillers does your medspa offer?
Not all hyaluronic dermal fillers are designed for lips. Fillers such as Bellafill, Radiesse, Sculptra work great for other areas of the face, but they aren’t an option for your lips.
For the best results, we suggest Juvéderm and Restylane products as well as Versa, a newcomer to the market. All come with their own unique HA gel formula and technologies to boost the appearance of your lips. The result? Pillowy-soft and hydrated lips that could last up to a year.
Juvéderm Volbella’s gel formula reduces the appearance of lines around the mouth while offering long-lasting lip augmentation. For a truly plump look, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC temporarily boosts fullness to enhance thin lips.
Restylane Kysse improves and enhances your natural lip contour by boosting volume, smoothing vertical creates, and rebalancing asymmetry.
Learn more about the difference between Juvéderm and Restylane fillers →
How much lip injection experience do you have?
You should never compromise experience to save money. Instead, try to find a medspa that has both experience and keeps your budget in mind. A great provider won’t just overstuff your lips for the sake of fast results. Instead, someone with years of experience understands that you can always start small and build on. So maybe you begin with half a syringe, then come back 2 to 3 weeks later for more! Remember, enhancing your lips isn’t about quick fixes; it’s about ensuring you achieve the look you’ve always wanted. And remember Josanne’s motto, “You can always come back for more, but you don’t want to pay me to remove too much!”
If you’re unsure whether or not the facility you’re looking at has the experience you need, we recommend reading reviews, asking your friends who they recommend, and even calling the practice to get a feel of who they are and what they stand for. Speaking to your injectionist one-on-one also gives you a chance to ask questions and see just how much they know. For more insight, check out before and after photos and follow them on social media. The more you know about a medspa, the better you can gauge how well they can reach your goals.
Do you offer free consultations for lip fillers?
Just like you try on clothes to guarantee they’re the right fit, you want to book a consultation to ensure the medspa is the right fit. If a facility forces you to book an appointment without taking time to discuss your concerns and goals, then you may want to look elsewhere. At Spa in the City a consultation is ALWAYS part of EVERY appointment.
First, there’s no way to create a proper injection plan without examining your lips beforehand. Keep in mind, you don’t want to go somewhere that does the exact same thing with each person. Your lips are unique, so they should be treated as such.
Second, a consultation allows you to get details about the process, including what to expect, when you will see results, and how many sessions you need to receive an optimal outcome.
Do lip fillers hurt?
Many people find lip fillers don’t hurt; however, they are injections, so you may experience some discomfort from the needle. All lip fillers are formulated lidocaine, which can help make the process more comfortable.
How long do lip fillers last?
Depending on the type of lip filler you receive, they could last anywhere between 6 to 12 months. As a bonus, when they dissolve, hyaluronic acid continues promoting collagen production to maintain shape and softness.
What kind of results can I expect from lip fillers?
You can expect whatever results you’d like! Whether you want to sharpen up your lip border, even out asymmetrical lips, or pump up the volume, lip fillers can get you there. It’s important to note that you won’t go from thin lips to Angelina Jolie in one session; in fact, it’s better that you don’t. Instead, take your time. Work with your injector to gradually build to the results you’re after. That way, you don’t get that overly puffy or ducky looking lip look that appears far from natural.
Learn more about lip injection results and what to expect. →
Is there a way to test out lip fillers without actually getting them?
If you want an all-natural way to trial how lip fillers could improve your look, then platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) could work for you. PFRM pulls platelets and growth factors from your own blood to promote tissue enhancement. Since it comes from your body, you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction.
Schedule your consultation for lip fillers at Spa in the City
At Spa in the City, we’re dedicated to providing the best, most natural looking results possible. Our goal is for you to feel better in your skin, not erase your natural beauty. From the moment you step into our Dallas medical spa to the moment you leave, we will provide excellent client care while producing exceptional results. And as always we strive to find options that fit into your budget.
Driven by our values—honesty, passion, and client commitment—we combine the highest quality aesthetic treatments with an unforgettable experience. Our unique V.I.P. membership program allows our clients to save money and enjoy exclusive perks on our procedures and products all year long.
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