“Quack Quack!” That is the sound you might think of when you think of lip injection. A quick stroll around town might call your attention to strange looking, over inflated lips. Unfortunately, that is not the way it is supposed to be. Most people that visit our office looking for lip augmentation fear that the procedure will result in duck lips. If you are interested in natural looking, fuller lips, look no further.

The reason for unnatural looking lip injections is because of improper technique. There are many inexperienced individuals providing this treatment, which is why it’s extremely important to visit a medical professional. Lips are naturally fuller in the central portion and taper at the corners; a duck like lip can be obtained when too much filler is injected at the sides of the lip. The goal of lip augmentation is to enhance what you have to give a natural, yet fuller, appearance.

New and improved fillers have become available to create a natural look. Most fillers used for lip injections are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the body. During your appointment, we will numb your lips so there is no pain during the procedure. It is normal to see swelling for a couple of days, and you may experience some bruising. You can expect your new, natural lips to last for several months.

For more information on safe, FDA approved, and physician facilitated lip injections or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (925) 838-4900!