Dr. Gregory S. Keller, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and his team of specialists at Keller Plastic Surgery provide lip injections for men and women who live in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas in Southern California.

What are Lip Injections?

Lip injections are used to create fuller, plumper, more voluptuous lips, while also diminishing the appearance of fine vertical lines around the lips and mouth. Keller Plastic Surgery offers several types of dermal fillers that you may choose from to enhance your lips. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss which type of lip injection may be ideal for you.

Why should I consider Lip Injections?

Thin lips surrounded by vertical lines can detract from an otherwise youthful facial appearance.  Lip injections provide lasting improvements that may last for months. Lip injections can restore youthful definition, volume, fullness, and smoothness to thin, flat, brittle lips that have lost their shape.  If your lipstick won’t stay inside the lines, why not eliminate those annoying vertical lines? Lip injections are a quick fix that can instantly refresh your look and provide you with a radiant and more youthful smile.

Who is a good candidate for Lip Injections?

Lip injections are suitable for most adults in good overall health, although individuals with certain health conditions that affect the mouth and lips, such as oral herpes, are advised to avoid these injections. Bear in mind also that lip injections are designed to create a subtle improvement; this treatment is not sufficiently dramatic for people looking to significantly improve their facial appearance, but you may elect to combine lip injections with other facial procedures for a more comprehensive makeover.

How Do Lip Injections Work?

Lip injections contain dermal filler formulas such as Juvederm®, Belotero, Restylane Silk®, or Volbella®. Once injected into the lips, these specialized solutions add volume to the skin cells in the treatment area, making the lips plump, which naturally erases thin, vertical lines surrounding the lip line. Some formulations use hyaluronic acid, which attracts moisture to the skin, further increasing lip volume, while others trigger the body’s natural production of collagen, a structural element that enhances skin cells at the cellular level.

Is there any downtime after Lip Injections?

Following lip injections, patients typically return to normal activity immediately. There is no required downtime or recovery period. You may experience minor swelling or bruising for one to two days, but applying ice packs may alleviate this. During this time, we recommend you avoid touching or biting your lips, as well as kissing. You will see immediate results following lip injections, and with some formulas, additional improvements will continue over the coming weeks.

You can now obtain the voluptuous lips you have always dreamed of with lip injections provided at Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, and serving residents in Southern California who live in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Contact one of our convenient offices today to schedule a complimentary consultation!