Lip augmentation, also known as lip plumping, can be achieved using injectable filler.
Some patients may notice a loss of fullness with age or the appearance of fine lines as time goes on. Various lifestyle patterns, such as alcohol use and smoking, can also contribute to decreased lip fullness and wrinkling. Many patients also choose lip plumping because it will correct some visual asymmetries in the lips. For most patients, lip augmentation gives very rewarding and natural results and provides a more pleasing, noticeable smile.
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Our doctors as Top Injectors
Our doctors are known as some of the top injectors in Toronto. They takes great pride in their work and are considered expert injectors. At our Toronto Clinic, patients will have a one-on-one free consultation with one of our doctors, and if they choose to proceed with the injectable filler, only our doctors will inject the product for them. The Lip Augmentation can be performed at the same time as the initial consultation and takes less than 20 minutes. Our doctors have a keen aesthetic eye for beauty and view dermal filler not just as a non-surgical medical treatment, but also as art. Our clinic’s boutique style means that patients have a very skilled and knowledgeable doctor injecting them and do not need to worry about complications that often arise from seeing an inexperienced injector.
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Choosing The Right Lip Filler
When choosing the right dermal filler for patients, our doctors carry only the top, gold-standard injectable fillers available on the market today. In our Toronto Facial Cosmetic Clinic, patients can choose from the following injectable filler, specifically formulated for lip augmentation: Restylane, Teosyal Global, Teosyal Kiss, Juvederm, and Volbella. Each lip filler has its own unique qualities that could make it the best choice for you. All of them are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a safe and naturally-occurring substance already found in your body. A Hyaluronic Acid injectable Filler carries minimal risk and has a fantastic safety record. As long as patients are choosing an expert injector from a top facial plastic surgery clinic, the results should be very pleasing and natural-looking. Lip filler can last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months. Typically, dermal filler in the lips will be metabolized faster than in other areas of the face. This is because our lips are constantly in motion, eating, drinking, and speaking, which means the product will metabolize the fastest.
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Choosing which dermal filler is best for you
The Procedure Takes From One To Three Hours
Depending on each patient’s individual aesthetic and needs, our doctors will help you choose which dermal filler is best for your lip plumping. All the of the lip filler available today for Lip Augmentation contains Lidocaine. Lidocaine is a freezing agent that makes the experience quick and comfortable for the patient. After the injection, the results are instantly visible. Some patients will have some minor swelling, but patients can expect the majority of this swelling to occur in the first 24 hours. After this peak, the swelling will subside and the results will settle in the days following. Many patients resume their normal activities on the same day and find the recovery simple and easy. For more information on these dermal filler product lines, see the specific pages under Non-Surgical Injectable Filler Treatments. If you are thinking about lip augmentation, the information we can provide you will give you a good understanding of the procedure, based on your individual circumstances. Your visit with one of our doctors will determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
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If you are thinking about lip augmentation, the information we can provide you will give you a good understanding of the procedure, based on your individual circumstances. Your visit at our clinic will determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Filler
Who performs the Lip Filler injections at your Toronto Facial Cosmetic Clinic?
Remaining true to our boutique and upscale nature, our doctors are the only ones who inject dermal filler at our Cosmetic Surgery clinic. Clients love knowing that the personal skill and expertise of a cosmetic doctor is being utilized to ensure the best results possible. Our doctors are not only qualified and skilled experts when it comes to lip injections, but are also passionate about the artistry involved in dermal filler placement and have a keen aesthetic eye. For example, dermal filler companies routinely ask Dr. Torgerson to provide training for other surgeons, physicians, and nurse injectors on the latest advancements in the industry.
Are Lip injections painful?
In the past, lip injections required people to endure the pain or for the doctor to make use of an injected freezing agent to make the procedure tolerable. However, nowadays the great news is that Lip filler now contains lidocaine, which results in a quick, comfortable and bearable procedure for the client. A topical numbing agent can also be used for additional comfort, but is usually not needed because of the lidocaine advancements within the dermal filler product itself.
How long does Lip Augmentation take?
*Lip augmentation can be performed quickly and easily. Typically, lip filler treatments can take as little as 15 minutes. The results are instantly gratifying.*
What is the recovery time following a Lip injection?
*Following Lip Augmentation, clients usually find they are able to return to their normal, daily activities and may experience the most swelling for up to 1 to 2 days following. Slight swelling may remain, but is typically gone within 7 to 10 days.* Small bruises may also occur around the injection site, but these are easily covered with makeup or are barely noticeable. One way to reduce the possibility of bruising is to avoid any blood thinning products, such as aspirin, ginseng, and Vitamin E for 1 to 2 weeks before your Lip filler treatment.
How long will the Lip filler results last?
*Lip augmentation results typically last between 6 months to one year depending on the area in which it was injected.* Please see our Dermal Filler page to learn about which dermal fillers are longer lasting, as well as which areas typically metabolize the fastest. In general, most patients return for maintenance before the product completely disappears to optimize the overall contour, shape and look.
How much does Lip filler cost?
Lip filler is sold by the syringe (which can also be called a vial or a cc). To learn the most up-to-date cost of a syringe, please contact our office via phone at 647-343-0207 or fill in the Contact Us form, and we will get back to you promptly within 1 business day. Each dermal filler treatment is charged based on the number of syringes used, and Lips usually only require 1-2 syringes. Our doctors are known as high volume top injectors. Therefore, we are able to procure competitive pricing from approved dermal filler manufacturers. We make every effort to pass the benefits along to our clients by providing excellent pricing throughout the year. We also offer exceptional sale pricing at special events throughout the year.
How do I schedule a Lip filler consultation?
At The Clinic at Yorkville, our doctors offer free consultations for patients, so we invite you to schedule one by simply calling 647-343-0207 or by filling out our Contact Us Form. We will promptly respond to you within 1 business day. When you arrive for your free consultation, one of our doctors will personally discuss all the possibilities, benefits, and risks involved. If you choose to proceed with the treatment after consulting with one of our doctors, the procedure can be performed at the same time as your consultation. As mentioned, only cosmetic doctors perform the dermal filler injections because of our commitment to high-quality results and standards. Our doctors are expert injectors and routinely travel around the country to train other surgeons, physicians, and nurse injectors in the latest techniques and advancements.
Are lip augmentation results permanent?
No, lip filler is created from a hyaluronic acid base, which means the product will metabolize and disappear over the coming months. Hyaluronic acid is a safe and naturally-occurring sugar already found in our body (in places like our joints), so its safety record and use in injectable fillers is excellent. For patients who have had an unfortunate injection experience elsewhere and need it to be addressed, our doctors can use hyaluronidase to break down the dermal filler within an hour. This can quickly and easily correct poorly-injected hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
The Science Behind Lip Filler
The majority of injectable fillers for the lips are made of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body, and helps increase volume in the lips. Our doctors only use Hyaluronic acid fillers for all lip injections at our Toronto clinic. Collagen, which was once the most commonly used injectable filler, isn’t used as often nowadays. The reason for this is that the newer options are safer, and actually last longer. Fat injections and implants are two more lip enhancement options, however, these also aren’t used as often today because the results vary and there is a greater chance of adverse side effects. Hyaluronic acid fillers can enhance the look of your lips by adding shape, structure and volume- therefore they are the lip filler product of choice for doctors and patients alike. Our doctors prefer to use a hyaluronic based filler called Teosyal Kiss for the lip injections as it lasts longer than Restylane and Juvederm, comes at a reasonable cost to the patient and produces beautiful lip augmentation results.
Juvederm is a popular product that gives great definition and shape to the lips. It also lasts for around 6 months. The company Allergan, which owns Juvederm and Botox, has recently released Volbella, the next generation in lip filler. Volbella is stronger and therefore the longest-lasting filler on the market today. For some patients, Volbella will last anywhere between 12 months to 18 months.
Restylane is a great injectable filler with a long standing history and track record. It typically lasts about 6 months and is perfect for someone who is coming in to have lip augmentation for the first time.
Teosyal Injectable Filler
The Teosyal Injectable Filler line also carries 2 products that are excellent for lip augmentation. Both Teosyal Kiss and Teosyal Global have high patient satisfaction records and are long-lasting. The make-up of the Teosyal Lip Filler means that patients can enjoy their new lips for anywhere from 9 to 12 months. Teosyal Kiss gives great definition and lip plumping power, whereas Teosyal Global yields a softer, natural result.
Hyaluronic Acid is the most popular type of lip filler here at the Toronto clinic and around the world for a few reasons. There is less bruising and swelling after lip injections, and any potential lumps or bumps are easily dissolved. The amount of substance injected is better controlled with hyaluronic acid, leaving the Doctor with the ability to create the optimal lip volume and an ideal lip shape depending on the patient’s preference. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers are reasonably long lasting, but temporary, which could be seen as a good feature for those patients who are nervous about going ahead with a lip filler. Finally, because hyaluronic acid is made from substances similar to that already found in the body, it is highly unlikely for patients to have an allergic reaction after lip injections.
*Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient.*
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Lip Filler Pricing
Lip filler pricing varies depending on which dermal filler clinic you visit in Toronto and the expertise of the one injecting the lips. The cost of Lip injections also depends on the number of syringes of injectable filler you would like to use and the brand. Most patients find one syringe is enough for their needs, others prefer 2 syringes for a very full, kissable look. Brands such as Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal are generally priced the same, whereas Volbella, which is known to last longer, can come at a higher cost. In general, the cost of lip injections in Toronto range anywhere from $700 to $850 per syringe (or vial) of lip filler. At our clinic, we prefer to use Teosyal, Restylane and Juvederm. Teosyal Kiss is the most frequently used lip filler here at the Toronto clinic as it is an excellent mixture of structure and softness for lip augmentation and also lasts slightly longer than its’ popular counterparts, Juvederm and Restylane, yet costs the same amount. A single vial provides a subtle increase in lip size, while two vials provides a more dramatic result. It is entirely up to the patient what type of lip augmentation they would prefer and would like to pay for. When you visit our Toronto clinic, our doctors will discuss your lip injection options and your desired result, so that you can make a decision about the lip filler pricing and move forward with an injection cost that you are comfortable with. At The Clinic at Yorkville, we also offer frequent special promotions for lip filler- simply follow any of our social media pages such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to find out when these special promotions will be happening.
Lip Filler Recovery
Lip filler is a very popular procedure here at our Toronto clinic, so we think it’s important that our patients know what to expect following their lip injections, and how best to recover. The following are some guidelines and tips that will help your recovery from lip filler go smoothly: You can expect some swelling and redness following your lip augmentation. This can take anywhere from one day to two weeks to subside and is completely normal. We recommend that you refrain from strenuous exercise for 48 following the procedure, since intense exercise may cause trauma to your lips. It’s best not to lie down for a few hours following lip injections, and keep your head elevated when going to bed to increase blood flow and minimize swelling. Use ice for no longer than ten minute intervals on your lips for about 3 to 4 hrs following your lip filler procedure, although icing is optional and can be done at your discretion. Taking a non-steroidal, anti inflammatory medication is recommended if you find you need a pain reliever post lip-injection. Ibuprofen is a good suggestion. Finally, in the first 24-48 hours, avoid eating foods that require excessive chewing, as this may contribute to increased pain and swelling. Generally speaking, most patients find they can return immediately to their usual daily activities following lip injections and find any side effects of the lip augmentation completely manageable and a non-issue. If you are interested in learning more about lip filler and its’ cost at our Toronto location, please contact us for further details!
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