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Lip Injections in Melbourne, FL

Lip injections offer a quick and easy solution to enhance a smile that has become lackluster due to loss of volume, fullness, and definition in the lips. At Essentials Medispa & Salon, led by medical director Michael Lesser, MD, we provide the latest and most advanced lip injections for our patients in Melbourne, Orlando, and surrounding Central Florida areas.

What Are Lip Injections?

Lip injections are special gel formulations injected directly into the lips to restore or augment the lips’ volume and fullness. The injections also help reduce vertical lines around the lip line, and enhance the shape and definition of the lips, with particular attention to the cupid’s bow at the center of the upper lips.

How do Lip Injections work?

Most lip injections are formulated with natural hyaluronic acid, a substance that attracts and binds with moisture and enhances lip volume by triggering the process of continuous, gradually increased hydration. Other formulas stimulate increased production of collagen, a structural element that restores elasticity, firmness, and volume in skin cells, which enhances lip volume over several months. Lip injections are administered directly into the lips using an ultra-fine needle. We provide a topical anesthetic for those who request it to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

What Types of Lip Injections Can I Choose From?

At Essentials Medispa & Salon, we recommend and administer Juvederm® Ultra Smile  and Juvederm® Ultra XC injections to enhance and augment volume and fullness in the lips. We choose Juvederm® products because of their excellent reputation and established clinical track record, as well as a history of patient satisfaction with these top-quality products.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Lip Injections?

While Juvederm® Lip injections are FDA-approved and deemed to be safe for use in healthy adults over age 21, lip injections may be contraindicated in individuals with a history of recurrent oral herpes and other chronic conditions affecting the lips. Contact our office today to learn more about whether you may be a good candidate for Juvederm® lip injections.

What Benefits Do Lip Injections Provide?

Lip injections are designed to treat and improve one of the most visible signs of aging: thin, flat lips surrounded by vertical lines, giving an aged appearance to the lower facial region. By diminishing the appearance of those pesky “smoker’s lines” and restoring the lips’ shape, volume and symmetry, lip injections provide a quick and inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your smile, rejuvenating your entire facial appearance.

What Can I Expect After Lip Injections?

Lip injections require no downtime, and you may resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Some patients experience a bit of swelling and soreness, or possible bruising in the lips, but these symptoms naturally subside within a day or two. You must avoid touching your lips or kissing for the first 24 hours following treatment, and avoid consuming beverages and food that will expose your lips to extreme heat or cold. Results will be visible immediately after treatment, but enhancements will continue over several weeks, as swelling gradually subsides and increased production of hyaluronic acid and collagen slowly and consistently enhance the lips’ volume.

Residents in Melbourne, Orlando, and nearby communities in Central Florida who want to rejuvenate their lips and smile, creating a more youthful facial appearance, should contact Essentials Medispa & Salon. We offer lip injections given by licensed specialists working under medical director Michael Lesser, MD.