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Everything You Need to Know About Lip Filler

Nowadays, women who want a fuller lip and a more rejuvenated look, resort to undergoing a reconstructive procedure known as the lip filler. Younger patients desire this more than their more aged counterparts, who are usually just looking to revive a youthful lip.

The procedure of performing the lip filler is entirely uncomplicated. Skin Secrets have specialized in this approach for 20 years now. This makes the renowned clinic the expert in the art of completing lip fillers. According to Dr. Gretchen, the ultimate goal here is enhancing your physical appearance by looking natural without anybody saying you had your lip done.

It’s about looking at the face of the patient, considering the shape, and trying to proportion them rightly. She added that the method is ideal since it defines the lip borders, however not everyone might need this.

Lip Ratio for White and Black Women

White women commonly have an upper lip about a third to two-thirds ratio. However, most black women have a lip proportion of 50-50. When achieving the definitive lip filler, the Skin Secrets’ technique is looking at the face and trying not to give patients different lips. Their professionals only accentuate the lips the patient already has. 

What Filler to Use and Why:

RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are dermal fillers that are used for glossing mild to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). It is also used for restoring volume loss in the back of the hands.

radiesse before and after After
radiesse before and after Before

Xeomin is a purified form of botulinum toxin A and belongs to a family of injectables called neuromodulators. This can disrupt the way nerves communicate with muscles. And, it is most commonly used in the cosmetic world by helping to reduce or eradicate the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

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slider-anna-before.jpg Before

This filler can lift as they add volume, especially to the cheek area. It also plumps up the skin to improve skin texture and skin tone. Lip volume shrinks over time and a “thin lip” is an “aging lip”. Lip fillers can produce a very natural and attractive look. 

Restylane Filler to Smile Lines After After
Restylane Filler to Smile Lines Before Before

This injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in adults over 21.


Juvederm Ultra After After
Juvederm Ultra Before Before

Lip Filler FAQ

At Skin Secrets, you will be requested to have a consultation ahead to make sure you are medically capable to have lip fillers while also discussing your expectations from the treatment. In the meantime, it is recommended to stop taking ibuprofen and paracetamol and drinking alcohol as these can raise your likelihood of bruising. Also, make sure to stay hydrated before and after the lip filler procedure.

The doctor will have to use a topical anesthetic that will numb your lips so you won’t feel any pain and the process can be as comfortable as possible. However, there may be instances that it will hurt a bit but the unwanted sensation will be bearable and it will only last a few seconds. 

One of the best things about lip fillers is that the outcomes are instantaneous, and you can notice how your lips look presently. There may be swelling but after three days but you will have a finer glimpse of your lips. Lastly, the duration of the treatment will eventually rely on the patient’s age and lifestyle.

Following the doctors’ application of the numbing cream, a quick abrupt scratch and pressure can be felt. After the filler has been injected, your lips may sense a light throbbing feeling but this won’t be overly hurting since a numbing cream is applied.

The status of the treatment will depend on the amount of filler you require to perpetuate the desired look. The lip filler session normally takes about an hour to make sure there is enough time to get you prepared and secure that everything is performed with accuracy. At Skin Secrets, our arrangements are with Dr. Gretchen, a cosmetic dermatology specialist who customizes a beauty treatment plan just for you. 

Cape Coral, FL's Premier Medical Spa, and Anti-Aging Clinic

It is essential that you understand what you are looking to achieve, and that you are confident in your choice. Whether you are plumping lips that have lost their volume with age or want to plump up naturally thinner lips, we will help you.

Dr. Greta McLaren is a knowledgeable and passionate beauty specialist who can execute your preferred enhanced natural looks. With Skin Secrets’ expertise and proper remedies, you get to experience pleasing and practical results.

We are always prepared to welcome you with the most pleasant patient care team who’s more than willing to assist you throughout the consultation and operation.

Contact us today at 239-800-SKIN(7546) to schedule your complimentary consultation.