Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, “I wish my lips were plumper” or said to yourself, “My lips are so thin?”
If you are reading this page, then you are wishing you could do something to make your lips look different than how they currently look.
One word that may come to your mind when thinking about lip injections is: Expensive.
We understand it can be hard to decide if it’s worth the investment.
You probably are also asking yourself, “How long will a lip injection last” or “How much are lip fillers?”
In this guide, you will find information on the following:
- Types of lip fillers
- How much lip fillers are in Oregon
- What to expect when receiving lip fillers
What Is The Difference Between Lip Fillers, Lip Injections, and Lip Plumping?
Lip plumping products, such as lip plumping glosses, temporarily make your lips fuller by causing blood to rush to your skin.
Various ingredients are used in lip plumping products to achieve this fuller look, such as:
- Bee venom
- Capsisum resin from peppers
- And cinnamon oil
The terms lip filler and lip injections are used interchangeably when discussing the process of creating a more defined and fuller lip. Lip fillers are the products used in lip injections. Both terms are typically used in the same context.
There are various products and fillers in lip injections that are injected under the folds and creases, usually in the bottom half of the face. This helps to make your skin look youthful, rejuvenated, and wrinkle-free.
Some commonly seen components used in lip injections and lip fillers include, but are not limited to the following:
- Botox is a chemical that is injected into your face, causing your facial muscles to relax.
- Hyaluronic acid is a natural filler made by your body and is injected as a non-surgical procedure. It has become a popular soft tissue filler according to a study made by Clinical Interventions in Aging. Juvederm is a commonly used filler with hyaluronic acid that Bridgetown Aesthetics offers.
- Agents that promote collagen production or have collagen in it, such as Bellafill. Collagen is an injectable protein that keeps the skin firm and supple, according to Scientific American, and isn’t as commonly used as hyaluronic acid in lip injections.
- Fat injections involve grafting fat from another part of your body to use as a lip filler and are a surgical procedure.
5 Most-Asked Questions About Lip Fillers
You may be wondering:
“How much do lip injections cost?”
“How much are lip fillers near me in Oregon?”
In this section, you will find answers to the most common questions relating to lip injections and their costs.
How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
There are two types of lip fillers: permanent and temporary.
Permanent Lip Fillers
Some permanent lip fillers use fat from one part of your body that is transferred to the part of your face that is being enhanced.
This process is also known as autologous fat transfer and is a surgical procedure that can last for years.
Temporary Lip Fillers
Temporary lip fillers are a non-surgical procedure that can be completed on the same day.
How much are temporary lip fillers?
Temporary lip fillers can vary in price depending on the specific product used and the amount needed to meet your goals.
Generally speaking, temporary lip fillers last between six months and three years depending on:
- The type of filler used
- The amount used
- The desired result you would like to have
Botox lasts about the same amount of time when used on other parts of the face.
What Is The Most Natural Lip Filler?
The most common natural lip filler uses hyaluronic acid, according to WebMD.
It is a natural substance found in the body that helps increase the volume in your lips when injected and can reduce wrinkles for up to a year.
Does Lip Filler Dissolve Naturally?
Over time, hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body naturally because it is a substance our bodies produce.
However, hyaluronic acid fillers can be removed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase according to American Board Cosmetic Surgery.
This enzyme is injected into the areas with the hyaluronic acid filler when someone is looking for a different result.
Other non-hyaluronic lip fillers can be removed with a steroid injection or in some cases, through surgery.
How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?
Are you wondering, “How much are lip injections?”
Lip injections vary on cost depending on the following:
- Type of injection used
- The number of injections needed
- The result you would like to achieve
- The physician you use
- The region you receive your procedure
On average, lip injections can cost between $500 – $2000 based on the factors stated above.
Do Lip Fillers Hurt?
Although it may be intimidating to have a needle or syringe pinch your face or lips, it is not as painful as you may anticipate.
There is a “pinch” feeling as the needle penetrates your skin.
Most people only report minor discomfort that could be comparable to plucking your eyebrows or getting a shot at a doctor’s office.
The overall experience is very similar to getting Botox injections.
Receiving lip fillers requires very little preparation.
Two main things to remember are to:
- Avoid smoking
- Pass on taking Advil, Aspirin, and Motrin a couple of weeks before the procedure
And don’t worry! Our office staff will make the procedure as easy and seamless as possible.
The injection site of the lip filler may be sensitive or red after treatment.
It is common to have some swelling which can be treated with an ice pack.
Remember to not scratch or apply pressure. You should see results in just a few days after treatment.
What Is The Best Lip Filler?
Juvederm is the most recommended lip filler provided through Bridgetown Aesthetic.
This FDA-approved lip filler doesn’t require an allergy test and provides a natural feel and texture to your lips.
Juvederm is used to increase the space between your top lip and nose or to balance out the size of your lip.
It has a hyaluronic acid formula, which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body.
According to a study in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Juvederm is a commonly used lip filler.
The results from Juvederm are seen immediately after treatment, which is convenient for people looking to have a quick visit during a lunch break.
How Much Are Lip Fillers On Average?
Lip filler is a very popular treatment in health and beauty today.
The average cost of lip fillers ranges between $400 – $2000 depending on the particular filler and treatment used to meet your needs.
How Much Are Lip Fillers In Oregon? And Specifically Portland?
Popular lip fillers used in Oregon include the following:
- Juvederm – Between $400 – $700 per syringe
- Restylane – Between $400 – $700 per syringe
- Bellafill – Up to $1000 per syringe
How Much Are Lip Fillers At Bridgetown Aesthetics?
The cost of your particular treatment will be dependent on:
- How much filler is needed to achieve your desired look
- The particular filler used
- If multiple appointments are needed.
Please schedule a consultation to discuss your goals or any questions you may have about choosing the right lip filler for you.