Lip Fillers | How Much Are Lip Fillers in Edmonton
Many people want to know the cost of lip fillers before they even understand much about them. Their biggest concern is if they will be able to afford them or how much they can expect to pay to have lip fillers injected. This should not be the first thing you research when looking into this topic. Find out what fillers are what kinds there are first.
Then decide what level of safety you are comfortable with when it comes to injecting a foreign substance into your body. Much thought should be put into who will inject them into your skin. Not just anybody who says they can inject should be trusted to do it. You will want to enlist the help of an expert like a doctor or nurse.
An expert has studied the anatomy of the face and knows exactly where to place the filler for the best effect as well as the least risk. At Edmonton Dermatology we only use expert doctors and nurse injectors for this procedure.
What are lip fillers actually?
Lip fillers are gel-like substances also known as injections or dermal fillers that make your lips fuller or plumper. In some places you may see this procedure referred to as lip augmentations.
There are a few types of fillers used today. There are a few brand names out on the market, but every dermatology clinic will have their favorites that they use exclusively based on what they are made of, the results they promise and the relationship the clinic has with the brand.
Some of the top brands to name a few are Juvederm, Revanesse and Restylane. These fillers are made up of Hyaluronic Acid which is what adds the volume to the skin. The body has this substance in it naturally but as we age it diminishes. This type of filler gives volume by attracting water which plumps up the skin and smooths the surface. All this works to diminish hollowness and fine lines and wrinkles.
What is inside these lip fillers
Some of the other types of fillers are made of other ingredients. Some natural and some not. These include synthetic fillers, collagen fillers and autologous fillers. As you can imagine it is not an equal playing field when it comes to these other types.
Synthetic fillers are made up lab-made ingredients not found in the body naturally. Polylactic acid is the name of the ingredient, and it acts as an irritant which in turns stimulates collagen production. This natural ingredient, collagen, fills in the lips and makes them plumper as it attracts water. Polylactic acid is not toxic and has been used in other applications for decades in the medical industry.
Collagen fillers are quite different in their application and history. They have not been proven to be safe over the long term. They are often used to fill deep wrinkles and lines and even scars as opposed to HA fillers which plump up the lips, cheeks and around the eyes area.
Autologous fillers are fillers that are made up of fat from the body that is removed, treated and then injected where you desire. Essentially you have liposuction done and that fat is collected, treated and reinjected into where you want your filler treatment.
At Edmonton Dermatology we only use Restylane as it is a filler from a family of products with an excellent reputation of efficacy and safety. This clear gel formulation of Hyaluronic Acid is renown for how much it mimics natural Hyaluronic Acid in the body.
Restylane is also the first lip filler approved by the FDA. This particular brand leaves your lips natural looking with smoother and silkier surfaces. It takes a few days for the results to fully kick in but once it does it looks very natural.
Main benefits of having lip fillers
There are many amazing benefits to having lip fillers. You will see a plumping effect where you used to have loss of volume or fullness. There is no downtime as this is not a surgical treatment. The results last for at least six months. This depends on how fast your body’s metabolism is.
This non permanent treatment is eventually broken down by your body over time. The biggest benefit of course is that fillers reduce the signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance with little to no downtime. The typical treatments are for fine lines, wrinkles, texture changes, skin laxity and drooping and loss of fullness and volume.
Not as expensive as people think it is
After going into more detail, you are probably wondering how much lip fillers are in Edmonton. There are a few factors that should be considered to get an accurate picture of the cost to the consumer. The average varying cost is anywhere from $300 to $2000. The cost changes depending on how much filler is used, what kind of treatment is desired and what type and brand name is used.
So now that you understand the price of lip fillers a bit better you may be asking how long do they actually last. Lip fillers can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months in most cases. Factors that determine this is your age, how fast your body breaks down calories into energy aka metabolism. As a general rule younger people burn calories faster, so lip fillers metabolize faster too.
Will it hurt?
Undoubtedly one of the most frequent questions we get asked before we administer fillers or Botox is how much the procedure will hurt and what is the downtime after. There is a difference between Botox and fillers when it comes to pain and in particular where the syringes poke the skin. Many people share that Botox is quick to administer so it is relatively painless.
The forehead as an example isn’t as painful an area to be poked compared to the lips. For this reason, filler on the lips is quite painful due to the sensitivity levels. This is why we give you topical numbing cream to take the edge off. It varies from patient to patient how tolerable it is, but everyone chooses to use the cream and still say they find it uncomfortable at the very least.